- INTERPOL Lusaka
Member since :
31 August 1966
Law enforcement services in Zambia are provided by the Zambia Police Service (ZPS), which is part of the Ministry of Home Affairs. Under the command of an Inspector General of Police, ZPS has divisions in each of Zambia’s ten provinces, each with responsibility for their respective police districts, police stations and police posts. ZPS has a total of 24 police districts, 148 police stations and 294 police posts nationwide.
- Apprehend offenders;
- Cooperate with the civilian and security organs;
- Preserve law and order;
- Protect life and property;
- Prevent, detect and prevent crime;
- Preserve peace.
- Office of the Inspector General ;
- Office of the Deputy Inspector General for Administration;
- Office of the Deputy Inspector General for Special Support;
- Crime Prevention and Support Services;
- Criminal Investigation Department;
- Technical Services;
17 Zambia Police Divisions:
- 10 with geographical remit: Central, Copperbelt, Eastern, Luapula, Lusaka, Muchinga, Northern, North Western, Southern and Western;
- Seven with specific security remit: State House, School of Public Order and Maintenance, Protective Unit, Paramilitary, Lilayi Police Training School, Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority, Airports.
The INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Zambia sits structurally within the ZPS Criminal Investigation Department.
The detective police officers at INTERPOL Lusaka work at the following NCB crime desks:
- Economic and Financial Crime;
- Illicit Drugs;
- Intellectual Property Crime;
- Works of Art Crime;
- Fugitives and Missing Persons;
- Motor Vehicle Theft;
- Precious Stones, Minerals and Metals;
- Environmental and Wildlife Crime;
- Human Trafficking;
- Small Arms and Light Weapons;
- Stock Theft.
- To provide assistance to domestic law enforcement institutions by working with INTERPOL member countries worldwide in investigating, locating, arresting and extraditing wanted criminals;
- To extend INTERPOL’s criminal databases and intelligence to domestic law enforcement institutions specialized in the NCB’s 13 specialized areas;
- To invite domestic law enforcement institutions to participate in any regional or international events organised by INTERPOL;
- To advise, educate and raise awareness on international crime trends.