Sûreté Nationale (Morocco)
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|Formed||16 May 1956|
|Governing body||General Directorate for National Security|
|Police officers||46,000 (2004)|
The National Security or Moroccan Police (French: Sûreté nationale, Arabic: الأمن الوطني Al-'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 by King Mohammed V.
As of 2004, the Sûreté Nationale included:
- Border Police: border oversight and surveillance;
- Mobile Intervention Corps;
- National Brigade: primary investigative responsibility for serious violation of the penal code, including terrorism, organized and white-collar crime.
By 2007 the police had 46,000 personnel.
- "National Police: 52 years of service to the nation and citizens". maroc.ma. 15 May 2008.
- "La police de proximité est née". La Gazette du Maroc. 24 February 2004. Archived from the original on 16 January 2014.
- Derdzinski, Joseph (13 October 2004). "Commander of the Faithful: Morocco, the King and the internal security forces" (PDF). Archive.org. U.S. Department of Defense. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
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