• INTERPOL Lilongwe
  • Member since :
    31 August 1966
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“Creating a safe and secure Malawi”



  • Independence and professionalism;
  • Impartiality;
  • Openness and accountability;
  • Responsiveness and dependability;
  • Quality in service provision;
  • Efficient and effective use of available resources.

Headed by the State President of the Republic of Malawi, the Malawi Police Service (MPS) is part of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Public Security.   This Ministry is also responsible for Prison Services and Immigration.   The MPS is commanded by an Inspector General who is assisted by a Deputy Inspector General.   The MPS Headquarters are run by two Commissioners, in charge of administration and operations respectively.

Operational responsibilities:

  • Prosecution;
  • Service Traffic and Transport;
  • Criminal Investigation;
  • Community Policing;
  • Airport Security;
  • Radio Communication;
  • Explosives;
  • Police Mobile Service;
  • Firearms and Ballistics;
  • Air Wing;
  • Marine Corp;
  • Police band.

The 31 districts of Malawi are divided into four policing regions, to enable MPS to effectively execute its objectives of ensuring peace and security for Malawi’s population of 14,000,000.


The INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Malawi sits structurally in the MPS Criminal Investigation Department (CID), thus giving it privileged access to key CID units, which include:

  • Fiscal Fraud Section;
  • Dangerous Drug Section;
  • Criminal Records Section;
  • Canine Section;
  • Motor Vehicle Theft Unit;
  • Forensic Science Services;
  • Firearm Registry;
  • Homicide Investigation Section.


  • Seven police officers;
  • In general, staff are recruited directly from the CID or from national police stations;
  • INTERPOL and in-service training is provided prior to NCB appointment.


  • To provide investigative support to local and foreign investigators in tackling national and transnational crimes;
  • To serve as a platform permitting local investigators and law enforcement agencies to :
     - pursue their investigations abroad;
     - access INTERPOL’s criminal databases;
     - access critical information on latest developments and trends in cross-border crime;
  • Coordination of local, regional and international police operations, training sessions and workshops aimed at fighting crime;
  • Population of INTERPOL databases;
  • Capacity building and boosting INTERPOL awareness at national level.

Crime priorities

  • Violent crime;
  • Illegal firearm trafficking and related cases;
  • Trafficking in human beings;
  • Illegal immigration;
  • Economic and commercial crime:
  • Motor vehicle theft;
  • Terrorism;
  • Drug trafficking;
  • Cybercrime.
INTERPOL Lilongwe in action
23 February 2015

Zambia hosts INTERPOL training session against wildlife crime

LUSAKA, Zambia – INTERPOL has held a wildlife crime training course to enhance the skills of police and wildlife officials from Malawi and Zambia in effectively enforcing environmental laws.With a keynote address at the opening ceremony by Zambia’s Inspector General of Police, Stella M. Libongani, trainees from Police, Environmental Authorities and Custom...
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...
08 August 2013

Human, drugs and arms traffickers targeted in operations across Eastern and Southern Africa

KENYA/ZIMBABWE - An operation across Eastern and Southern Africa targeting a range of cross-border crimes has resulted in the rescue of human trafficking victims, the seizure of drugs, guns and stolen vehicles and the recovery of smuggled goods including ivory and diamonds.Codenamed Usalama – which means ‘safety’ – the operation was led by the Eastern Afr...
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...
13 November 2009

Counterfeit medicine networks across Africa targeted in INTERPOL co-ordinated operations

LYON, France – Unregistered and illegally sold medical and cosmetic products worth thousands of euros have been seized in a series of operations across Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe, co-ordinated by INTERPOL.More than 300 officers from police, customs, drug regulatory authorities, immigration and other agencies took part in Operation Zambezi, whi...

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Nationality: Malawi


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Nationality: Malawi


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Nationality: Malawi


Age today: 17 years old
Nationality: Malawi


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