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    4 November 1992
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INTERPOL Windhoek staff access INTERPOL databases during field operation

Namibian Police Force

"To protect and serve all people in Namibia".

Headed by an Inspector General who is appointed by the President of the Republic of Namibia, the Namibian Police Force (NAMPOL) is part of the Home Affairs Ministry.

Mission:

  • To preserve Namibian internal security;
  • To ensure law and order;
  • To prevent, detect and investigate crime;
  • To protect life and property.

The Inspector General is assisted by two Deputy Inspectors General – one in charge of operations and the other of administration.

 Operational Command:  

  •          Air Wing Division;
  •          Anti-Stock Theft Division;
  •          Commercial Crime Investigations Division;
  •          Criminal Investigations Directorate;
  •          Criminal Record Centre;
  •          Drug Law Enforcement Division;
  •          Explosives Division;
  •          Motor Vehicle Theft Investigation Division;
  •          National Forensic Science Institute;
  •          Operations Directorate;
  •          Police Communications Division;
  •          Protected Resources Division;
  •          Scene-of-Crime Division;
  •          Serious Crime Division;
  •          Special Branch Directorate;
  •          Special Field Force Directorate;
  •          Special Reserve Force Division;
  •          Traffic Law Enforcement Division;
  •          Very Important Persons Protection Directorate;
  •          Women and Child Protection Division.
  •          INTERPOL National Central Bureau for Namibia;

 

INTERPOL Windhoek

Under the command of the Deputy Inspector General for Operations, the INTERPOL National Central Bureau for Namibia is the exclusive point of contact for all international investigations involving Namibia.  It provides domestic law enforcement with access to secure communications with police authorities across the world, and access to INTERPOL’s databases.

INTERPOL Windhoek coordinates criminal, investigative and humanitarian assistance, working with domestic partners such as Immigration and Customs and its INTERPOL partners worldwide. 

Four crime desks:

  • Organized crime;
  • Trafficking;
  • Multilateral and international liaison;
  • Violent crime.

Duties:

  • Conduct cross-border operations;
  • Fight drug crime;
  • Fight environmental crime;
  • Fight stock theft;
  • Fight trafficking in human beings.
  • Fight financial and high-tech crime;  
  • Fight smuggling and possession of illegal firearms and weapons;
  • Fight motor vehicle theft;
  • Help strengthen public safety and fight terrorism;
  • Help identify and retrieve stolen works of art, cultural property and antiques;
  • Perform fingerprint and DNA checks;
  • Provide fugitive investigation support;
  • Prevent the use of stolen and lost travel documents and fight illegal migration;
  • Perform disaster victim identification;
  • Perform crime intelligence;
  • Perform criminal history and record checks;
  • Support border security.
INTERPOL Windhoek in action
11 July 2014

Dangerous fake goods seized in INTERPOL operations across Eastern and Southern Africa

LYON, France – Baby food, cosmetics, televisions, mobile phones and toys were among goods worth USD 5.6 million seized during an INTERPOL-coordinated operation targeting organized crime groups trading fake and illicit products across Eastern and Southern Africa.Operation Wipeout was conducted across seven countries – Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanz...
27 September 2013

Fakes worth more than USD 1.2 million seized in INTERPOL-led operations across Southern Africa

LYON, France – A series of raids coordinated by INTERPOL across Southern Africa targeting counterfeit and illicitly traded goods has led to the seizure of thousands of fake products and the closure of an industrial-scale plant manufacturing fake sportswear.Thousands of counterfeit products ranging from toys, chargers, shavers and cigarettes to pirated CDs...
19 June 2012

INTERPOL’s largest operation combating illegal ivory trafficking targets criminal syndicates

LYON, France – INTERPOL’s largest ever transnational operation targeting criminal organizations behind the illegal trafficking of ivory has resulted in more than 200 arrests and the seizure of nearly two tonnes of contraband elephant ivory.The three-month long Operation Worthy, which involved 14 countries across Eastern, Southern and Western Africa also r...
29 August 2011

INTERPOL-supported training aims to curb wildlife trafficking across Southern Africa

GABORONE, Botswana – Law enforcement officers from eleven southern African countries have completed an intensive six-day training course on wildlife law enforcement organized by INTERPOL, designed by Environment Canada and primarily funded by IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare).The six-day workshop (22-27 August) was designed to improve gove...
18 May 2010

Illegal ivory and rhino horn trade target of INTERPOL co-ordinated operation across southern Africa

A transnational operation co-ordinated by INTERPOL targeting wildlife crime across southern Africa has resulted in the location and closure of an illegal ivory factory, the seizure of nearly 400 kilos of ivory and rhino horn with a market value of more than one million dollars, as well as the arrest of 41 people.The two-day operation (13-14 May), codename...

Red Notices 6

DAVID
NICANOR
Age today: 44 years old
Nationality: Namibia

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NAMUPOLO
GABRIEL
Age today: 40 years old
Nationality: Namibia

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All wanted persons

Yellow Notices 1

VAN WYK
WENDOLINE SHANTELL
Age today: 32 years old
Nationality: Namibia

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All Missing persons