Sûreté Nationale (Morocco)

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Sûreté Nationale
Agency overview
Formed 16 May 1956[1]
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction Morocco
Governing body General Directorate for National Security
Headquarters Rabat

Police officers 46,000 (2004)[2]
Moroccan police officer.

The National Security or Moroccan Police (French: Sûreté nationale, Arabic: الأمن الوطنيAl-'Amn al-Waṭaniy) is the authoritative and main State police body of Morocco. The Sûreté Nationale is tasked with upholding the law and public order. It was founded on 16 May 1956[1] by King Mohammed V. By 2007 the police had 46,000 personnel.


  1. ^ a b "National Police: 52 years of service to the nation and citizens". maroc.ma. 15 May 2008. 
  2. ^ "La police de proximité est née". La Gazette du Maroc. 24 February 2004. Archived from the original on 16 January 2014. 

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