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Law enforcement services in Qatar are the responsibility of the Ministry of Interior (MOI).  Created in 1970, the MOI has responsibility for public security and law and order throughout the country. 


  • Prevent, detect and investigate crime;
  • Ensure security of the people and country;
  • Enforce law and order;
  • Administrate and control migration;
  • Protect people and property;
  • Organize and supervise the national police force.

Qatar’s Ministry of Interior is staffed by highly trained officials dedicated to enforcing the law and keeping Qatar safe. 


  • Crime Investigation;
  • Traffic Control;
  • Emergency and Rescue Police;
  • Immigration and Passports;
  • Prison and Correctional Administration;
  • Civil Defense;
  • Road Safety.


Located in the capital Doha, the INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Qatar is part of the Ministry of Interior. It is equipped with modern technology enabling its 60 staff members to provide state-of-the-art policing support both to domestic law enforcement partners and the INTERPOL community at large.


  • Support international police cooperation in fighting all forms of crime;
  • Coordinate Qatar’s participation in and contribution to INTERPOL’s General Assembly, Regional Conference and specialized crime symposiums;
  • Cooperate with INTERPOL NCBs worldwide in exchanging police information and supporting international investigations. 
INTERPOL Doha in action
31 October 2014

INTERPOL holds first meeting of global experts group on sports legislation

LYON, France – Global experts in sporting event security gathered at INTERPOL to share best practices based on their previous experience in providing physical and cybersecurity at major sporting and other events.The two-day (29 and 30 October) sports legislation expert group meeting brought together some 14 experts from 10 countries to discuss the challen...
20 March 2014

INTERPOL-supported operation in Qatar leads to major seizure of illicit goods

LYON, France – Tens of thousands of counterfeit products were seized across Qatar during the first INTERPOL-coordinated operation to combat trafficking in illicit goods and counterfeiting held in the Middle East.Carried out in partnership with the Qatar Ministry of Interior and the INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) in Doha, Operation Al Shaheen (mean...
17 February 2014

Qatar delegation meets with senior INTERPOL officials to identify areas for enhanced cooperation

LYON, France – A delegation from Qatar, headed by Major General Abdulla Yousif Al-Mal, special advisor to the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Qatar, has met with INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble and other senior officials to discuss areas for enhanced collaboration.Discussions included a proposed cooperation agreement between INTERPOL...
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...
14 January 2014

Qatar requests first INTERPOL notice for illicit trade offences

LYON, France – Qatar has become the first country to request an INTERPOL Purple Notice in connection with illicit trade after the seizure of a machine used to change expiry dates on food and drink.An investigation was launched following a routine store check by the Consumer Protection Department when an Inspector noticed the validity information printed o...
12 November 2013

Lack of international passenger screening ‘a gaping hole’ in global security – INTERPOL Chief

DOHA, Qatar – INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble has warned that shortcomings in international passenger screening threaten global security.   Speaking on the changing nature of security threats beyond 2020 at the Aviation Security and Border Control Summit in Doha, Mr Noble pointed to ‘a gaping hole in aviation security’ when some four out...
05 November 2012

INTERPOL and Qatar 2022 Committee launch major sporting event security initiative

ROME, Italy – A groundbreaking initiative by INTERPOL to support the safety and security of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and other major sporting events over the next 10 years has been launched following an agreement with the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee worth USD 10 million.The agreement which will see the creation of the INTERPOL Group of Major Even...
17 October 2011

Qatar Minister underlines commitment to INTERPOL and global policing community

LYON, France – Senior officials from Qatar reaffirmed their country’s partnership with INTERPOL during a visit by Minister of State for Interior Affairs, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al Thani to the world police body’s General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon.During his meeting with INTERPOL General Secretary Ronald K. Noble, the Minister, accom...
09 March 2011

Securing sporting events a global challenge, INTERPOL chief tells Qatar Security Conference

DOHA, Qatar – No sporting event is immune from being targeted by terrorists and requires international co-operation to combat security threats, INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble told the First International Sports Security Conference.The INTERPOL chief told the gathering of key decision makers in sports integrity and security from around the worl...
08 November 2010

INTERPOL General Assembly opens in Qatar with global ministerial support for policing activities

DOHA, Qatar – INTERPOL's 79th General Assembly opened with ministers from around the world endorsing the organization's pivotal role at the centre of global law enforcement, and calling for countries to maintain close links with INTERPOL and use its services to form a strong, global network to counter international crime and terrorism.The ministerial disc...
17 November 2009

Qatar’s role in arrest of gold bullion theft suspects praised by INTERPOL

LYON, France – Qatar’s key role in the location and eventual arrest of three men suspected of involvement in the theft of gold bullion worth USD 2 million in the United Arab Emirates has been praised by INTERPOL.The swift response of the National Central Bureau in Doha to a request for assistance following the reported theft at Dubai airport on 29 October...

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  • 79th INTERPOL General Assembly - 8-11 November 2010 - Doha