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Laos

  • INTERPOL Vientiane
  • Member since :
    17 June 1957
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Laos

Founded in 1961, the Laos Police Force is part of the Ministry of Public Security.  Its mission is to ensure nationwide security, social order and the prevention, detection and investigation of crime.

Structure:

  • Criminal Investigation Police;
  • Economic Crime Police;
  • Environmental Crime Police;
  • Human Trafficking Police;
  • Fire Brigade;
  • Forensic Police;
  • INTERPOL National Central Bureau for Laos;
  • National Police Cabinet;
  • Police Dog Service;
  • Police Personnel Office;
  • Prevention and Counter Narcotic Police;
  • Traffic Police.

Because Laos shares its borders with many countries, including China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar, the Laos Police Force enjoys a close working relationship with partner law enforcement forces in its neighboring countries, which collectively work together in boosting national and regional security.   INTERPOL’s secure global police network is an important tool in achieving this.

Laos’ National Police Academy is based in Ban Donnoun, just east of the Capital Vientiane.

INTERPOL Vientiane

The INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) is part of the Laos national police force.

Structure:

  • Cooperation and transnational Crime;
  • International police cooperation;
  • Administration and Information;
  • Information technology.

INTERPOL Vientiane serves as an advisory body for the Chief of the Laos Police, acting as a source of intelligence to strengthen national security and stability.  It works with fellow INTERPOL member countries in the prevention and investigation of transnational organized crime, serving as the essential platform for all domestic investigations requiring international outreach. The NCB is currently staffed by more than 20 officers.   

INTERPOL Vientiane in action
14 September 2016

INTERPOL team helps safeguard ASEAN summit under EU-ASEAN programme

VIENTIANE, Laos – INTERPOL deployed a team during the recent Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Vientiane to assist law enforcement authorities in Laos as part of the security infrastructure surrounding the event.Operating under the umbrella of INTERPOL’s EU-ASEAN Migration and Border Management Programme II, INTERPOL’s Major Events...
22 January 2016

INTERPOL training course targets chemical smuggling

VIENTIANE, Laos – Enhancing investigative skills against the illicit movement of chemical and explosive precursors was the focus of an INTERPOL training course in Laos for participants from law enforcement, national counter-terrorism units and the World Customs Organization’s Programme Global Shield.Under the framework of Project Chase (Chemical Anti-Smug...
21 December 2015

Falsified and illicit medicines worth USD 7 million seized across Asia in INTERPOL-led operation

LYON, France – Falsified and illicit medicines worth an estimated USD 7 million were seized across Asia in an INTERPOL-coordinated operation to combat pharmaceutical crime in the region.Involving 13 Asian countries, Operation Storm VI saw the arrest of 87 individuals and the investigation of nearly 500 pharmacies and markets, as well as some 100 illicit o...
17 December 2015

Strengthening border security in ASEAN countries through specialist skills

HANOI, Vietnam - Developing practical knowledge and skills to enhance border security was the focus of the first operational training course provided by INTERPOL under the EU-ASEAN Migration and Border Management Programme II.The six-day course saw 22 participants from nine ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries trained in a range of ski...
13 November 2015

Cross-border collaboration on biological incident investigations focus of INTERPOL workshop

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – The role of law enforcement and multi-agency cooperation in cross-border investigations tied to biological threats was the focus of an INTERPOL workshop in Cambodia.Under the framework of INTERPOL’s Project Petrichor, the four-day (10 -13 November) workshop brought together 40 law enforcement officials involved in chemical, biologic...
20 October 2015

Border security across Southeast Asia focus of new EU-ASEAN programme led by INTERPOL

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Enhancing border management and security across Southeast Asia is the focus of a new three-year European Union (EU) and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) programme led by INTERPOL.The EU-ASEAN Migration and Border Management Programme II, funded by the EU and implemented by INTERPOL, is aimed at improving connectivity thr...
29 July 2012

INTERPOL wildlife operation results mark Global Tiger Day

LYON, France – INTERPOL is marking Global Tiger Day with the announcement of an operation aimed at protecting this iconic species and other big cats threatened with extinction and targeting the individual and organized crime groups behind the illicit activity.Operation Prey, conducted across Bhutan, China, India and Nepal led has so far led to nearly 40 a...
17 November 2008

Police across Southeast Asia target counterfeit medicines in multi-agency operation

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – Police across Southeast Asia have made a series of arrests and seized fake drugs worth millions of dollars in an operation supported by INTERPOL, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Customs Organization (WCO).Under the framework of the WHO’s International Medical Products Anti-counterfeiting Task Force (IMPACT) and co-...

Safeguarding the ASEAN Summit 2016 : Kenechanh Phommachack, Head of INTERPOL Laos

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Age today: 64 years old
Nationality: Laos

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