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    June 1956
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Law enforcement services in Jordan are provided by the Public Security Directorate (PSD).  Answering directly to the Ministry of Interior, the General Director of the PSD is supported by a Deputy Director and six Assistant Directors who are in charge of the following areas of activity:

  • Criminal investigations;
  • Operations and training;
  • Judicial police;
  • Road safety and traffic;
  • Administration and planning;
  • Human resources.

Under the authority of the Director, five regional security commanders oversea the police activities of the Metropolitan, Northern, Southern, Central and Al-Aqaba regions in addition to the Royal Bedouin forces.


In 2008 the national Gendarmerie forces were transferred to the Ministry of Interior to support PSD law enforcement activities.  Gendarmerie responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining law and order;
  • Riot control;
  • Arrest of dangerous suspects;
  • VIP and diplomatic protection;
  • Supporting other security services.

Royal Department for Environment Protection (Rangers)

PSD’s Rangers unit works to improve the quality of Jordan’s environment.  It enforces environmental legislation and promotes cooperation between relevant authorities in an effort to increase national support and advocacy for environmental issues. 



  • International police and information division;
  • Arab police and pursuit division;
  • International cooperation section.

The INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Jordan is a key part of the Public Security Directorate’s Arab and International Police Department (AIPD): the exclusive platform which links Jordanian law enforcement agencies to their counterparts worldwide.

AIPD Vision:

To help protect lives, property and provide security by enhancing police cooperation through INTERPOL, Arab Interior Ministry council and other strategic channels. To enhance staff performance through the use of modern technology and techniques with a view to achieving strategic objectives and customer satisfaction.

NCB objectives:

  • Boosting security at international, Arab and regional levels;
  • Protecting and maintaining homeland security;
  • Maintaining the security and safety of all citizens, preserving their rights and property, and protecting people from danger;
  • Preventing, detecting and investigating crime in all its forms;
  • Protecting and maintaining a secure environment in an effort to encourage investments and sustainable development;
  • Developing and improving services provided to judicial and security authorities in fighting cross-border crime.
INTERPOL Amman in action
01 October 2015

INTERPOL holds first meeting on pharmaceutical crime in Middle East

AMMAN, Jordan – INTERPOL has held its first working meeting on pharmaceutical crime for the Middle East and North Africa to build a strong network for combating this type of crime across the region.Around 30 participants from police, customs and health regulatory authorities from nine countries – Algeria, Jordan, Kuwait, Mauritania, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, S...
27 September 2015

Global initiative launched to counter the destruction and trafficking of cultural property by terrorist and organized crime groups

UNITED NATIONS, New York – A new international initiative to enhance the protection of cultural heritage targeted by terrorists and illicit traffickers has been launched on the sidelines of the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly.The “Protecting Cultural Heritage—An Imperative for Humanity” initiative was presented by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs...
19 June 2015

Events in Jordan seek to boost environmental security in the region

AMMAN, Jordan – INTERPOL has supported two events held in Jordan to enhance environmental security throughout the region.The three-day National Environmental Security and Investigative Seminar (9-11 June) and a three-day Regional Environmental Security and Investigative Seminar for the Middle East and North Africa (14-16 June) were organized by the Jordan...
10 March 2015

Jordan hosts bioterrorism preparedness table top exercise

AMMAN, Jordan - Representatives from law enforcement, public health and the Ministry of Interior from across Jordan took part in an INTERPOL table top exercise aimed at prevention, preparedness and recovery against a biological attack.Organized by INTERPOL’s Bioterrorism prevention unit in partnership with the Middle East Scientific Institute for Security...
26 September 2014

INTERPOL and EU launch Project Estijab to help reinforce security across Jordan

AMMAN, Jordan – A joint INTERPOL and European Union project to help strengthen security across Jordan by providing frontline officers with access to INTERPOL’s global tools and services has been launched in Amman.Project Estijab, which means ‘response’ in Arabic, will see the expansion of access to INTERPOL’s secure global police communications system, kn...
23 September 2014

Heads of INTERPOL bureaus across Middle East and North Africa address regional policing issues

AMMAN, Jordan – Identifying areas for enhanced cooperation to better tackle regional crime is the focus of an INTERPOL meeting for the heads of National Central Bureaus (NCBs) in the Middle East and North Africa (MNA).National and regional initiatives to combat threats including terrorism, drug trafficking, medical product counterfeiting and pharmaceutica...
05 February 2014

Jordan Minister visit to INTERPOL highlights country’s role in regional security

LYON, France – During a visit to INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon, Jordan’s Minister of Interior, Hussein Majali, underlined his country’s dedication to enhancing international police cooperation.Meeting with INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble, Minister Majali was updated on the latest global tools and services available to supp...
17 January 2014

Enhancing fugitive investigations focus of INTERPOL workshop for North Africa and Middle East

LYON, France – Enhancing fugitive investigations and developing best practice was the focus of a workshop at the INTERPOL General Secretariat headquarters for officers from North Africa and the Middle East.The five-day (13 – 17 January) meeting brought together 24 officials dealing with international search requests and fugitives in order to better develo...

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