• INTERPOL Lusaka
  • Member since :
    31 August 1966
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Zambia Police Service


  • INTERPOL Lusaka police vehicle
    The preservation of peace;
  • The protection of life and property;
  • The prevention, detection and investigation of crime;
  • Arrest and prosecution of offenders;
  • Community education and liaison on issues of crime and safety.


The Zambia Police is committed to providing a high quality service to the people of Zambia by upholding and applying the law fairly and firmly. The force applies proactive methods to prevent crime, arrest those who break the law and take them to court and assist victims of crime through counselling.

The Zambia Police is committed to cultivating rapport and partnership with the community, and pledges to respect individual human rights while recognizing the community‘s expectations and obligations.

The service through this mission will strive to promote and supplement the overall efforts that are aimed at bringing crime levels to their minimal levels.

The Zambia Police Service is part of the Ministry of Home Affairs and is headed by an Inspector General of Police.   Its headquarters are in the capital city Lusaka.


The INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Zambia sits structurally within the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Zambia Police Service.

The detective police officers at INTERPOL Lusaka work at the following NCB crime desks:

  1. Economic and Financial Crime;
  2. Cybercrime;
  3. Illicit Drugs;
  4. Intellectual Property Crime;
  5. Works of Art Crime;
  6. Fugitives and Missing Persons;
  7. Motor Vehicle Theft;
  8. Precious Stones, Minerals and Metals;
  9. Environmental and Wildlife Crime;
  10. Human Trafficking;
  11. Anti-Terrorism;
  12. Small Arms and Light Weapons;
  13. Stock Theft.


  1. To provide assistance to domestic law enforcement institutions by working with partner INTERPOL NCBs in investigating, locating, arresting and extraditing wanted criminals;
  2. To extend INTERPOL’s criminal databases and intelligence to domestic law enforcement institutions specialized in NCB’s 13 specialized areas;
  3. To invite domestic law enforcement institutions to participate in any regional or international events organised by INTERPOL;
  4. To advise, educate and raise awareness on international crime trends.
INTERPOL Lusaka 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
17 November 2008

Africa sees largest-ever international operation against wildlife crime, co-ordinated with INTERPOL

An operation across Africa on Saturday targeting wildlife crime has led to the arrest of almost 60 people and the seizure of one ton of illegal elephant ivory. The one-day sweep targeted more than 50 locations, including local ivory markets, airports, border crossings and smuggling points.The arrests and seizures were part of a five-country law enforcemen...

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