• INTERPOL Gaborone
  • Member since :
    13 de noviembre de 1980
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To provide professional policing services to the Botswana people. 


To be a law enforcement agency of repute.

Core values

  • “Botho” (delivering a service characterized by humility, dignity, courtesy, empathy, kindness, consideration and respect for all people);
  • Excellence;
  • Integrity;
  • Team work.


The Botswana Police Service (BPS) is led by a Commissioner, assisted by two deputy Commissioners who oversee operational activities and support services. The Force is made up of more than 8,500 officers (2000 women and 6,500 men for a population of nearly two million; in other words, one officer for every 215 people).  

Some of the departments which make up the force include:

  • Criminal Investigation Department;
  • Forensic Science Services;
  • Criminal Intelligence Bureau;
  • Training;
  • Traffic Control;
  • Transport and Telecommunications;
  • North, South, Central and Gaborone Divisions;
  • Special Support;
  • Diamond and Narcotics Squad;
  • Serious Crime Squad;
  • Criminal Record Bureau;
  • Crime Prevention Coordination Unit.


The INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Botswana plays a pivotal role in helping coordinate BPS efforts in fighting cross-border crime.  Answering directly to the Director of the Criminal Investigation Department, it is the exclusive platform for BPS investigations requiring international outreach and cooperation.  With a total staff of 15 officers – two seconded to the INTERPOL Regional Bureau in Zimbabwe – INTERPOL Gaborone provides Botswana law enforcement with a range of support services structured around its priority crime areas. These are:

  • High-tech and cyber crimes;
  • Stolen motor vehicles;
  • Offences against persons;
  • Drug trafficking;
  • Environmental crime;
  • Theft and smuggling of minerals and precious stones;
  • Terrorism;
  • Stock theft.

The NCB’s principal duties include:

International criminal assistance:

  • Performing research and obtaining law enforcement-related documentation for Botswana law enforcement agencies;
  • Serving subpoenas on international witnesses;
  • Helping locate and identify fugitives with a view to extradition;
  • Executing requests for searches and seizures;
  • Assisting in the identification of foreign corpses;
  • Facilitating official missions to other countries by BPS officials or other Botswana law enforcement agencies.

Intelligence sharing:

  • Sharing targeted criminal intelligence with Botswana law enforcement agencies and also with the international law enforcement community through INTERPOL channels;
  • Sharing operational information and analysis on new crime trends, new methods of drug concealment and terrorism related issues;
  • Providing Botswana law enforcement agencies with access to INTERPOL’s analytical services and criminal databases;
  • Populating INTERPOL databases with information on stolen vehicles, stolen or lost travel documents, stolen administrative documents and wanted persons.

INTERPOL's secure global police communication system (I-24/7):

INTERPOL Gaborone’s has opened up INTERPOL’s I-24/7 network to Botswana’s national law enforcement, giving Botswana police agencies direct access to INTERPOL’s criminal databases.  It is planned that shortly, all Botswana borders will also be given access, thus enabling them to quickly determine if a person is a potential threat to national security.  

INTERPOL Gaborone in action
06 agosto 2015

Corruption and financial crime focus of INTERPOL training in Botswana

GABORONE, Botswana – Heads of anti-corruption agencies, senior investigators and prosecutors came together in Botswana to examining the latest legal tools and investigation techniques for the recovery of proceeds of corruption.Coordinated by INTERPOL’s Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes Unit in partnership with the African Development Bank and the Commo...
11 julio 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 septiembre 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 agosto 2013

Los traficantes de personas, drogas y armas, objetivo de varias operaciones llevadas a cabo en África Oriental y Austral

KENIA/ZIMBABUE – Una operación llevada a cabo en África Oriental y Austral contra una serie de delitos transfronterizos ha permitido el rescate de víctimas de la trata de personas, el decomiso de drogas, armas y vehículos robados, y la confiscación de productos de contrabando, entre ellos marfil y diamantes.Esta operación, denominada USALAMA (“seguridad”)...
19 junio 2012

INTERPOL efectúa la mayor operación de su historia contra el tráfico de marfil a manos de organizaciones delictivas

LYON (Francia) – La mayor operación realizada hasta la fecha por INTERPOL contra las organizaciones delictivas dedicadas al tráfico de marfil ha llevado a la detención de más de 200 personas y al decomiso de cerca de dos toneladas de marfil de elefante prometidas al contrabando.14 países de África Oriental, Austral y Occidental han participado en la opera...
29 agosto 2011

INTERPOL colabora en un curso para frenar el tráfico de especies de flora y fauna silvestres en África Austral

GABORONE (Botsuana) – Funcionarios de las fuerzas del orden de once países de África Austral han finalizado un curso intensivo, de seis días de duración, sobre aplicación de la ley contra el tráfico de flora y fauna silvestres, organizado por INTERPOL, concebido por Environment Canada (Ministerio de medio ambiente canadiense) y financiado principalmente...
18 febrero 2011

La reunión panafricana de INTERPOL marca el rumbo de una actuación conjunta contra la delincuencia transnacional

GABARONE (Botswana) – Altos mandos de las fuerzas del orden de toda África han clausurado la 21a Conferencia Regional Africana de INTERPOL con el respaldo a una serie de medidas encaminadas a impulsar la seguridad en toda la región, y más allá de ella, mediante una mayor cooperación y la mejora de las capacidades.En esta reunión internacional de represent...
16 febrero 2011

La conferencia africana de INTERPOL se propone impulsar las actuaciones regionales contra la delincuencia transnacional

GABORONE (Botsuana) – En la 21a Conferencia Regional Africana de INTERPOL, que ha dado comienzo hoy, se examinarán las prioridades de África en materia de seguridad y se tratará de impulsar las actuaciones regionales contra la delincuencia transnacional, mediante una mayor cooperación entre los organismos encargados de la aplicación de la ley de los paíse...
18 mayo 2010

El comercio ilegal de marfil y cuernos de rinoceronte objeto de una operación coordinada por INTERPOL en África austral

Una operación transnacional contra los delitos relacionados con la fauna y flora silvestre en África austral ha dado como resultado la localización y el cierre de una fábrica ilegal de objetos de marfil, el decomiso de casi 400 kg de marfil y de cuernos de rinoceronte cuyo valor comercial se eleva a más de un millón de dólares, y a la detención de 41 pers...
17 marzo 2010

Botswana and Poland win INTERPOL award for combating environmental crime

DOHA, Qatar – The INTERPOL Environmental Crime Programme has presented wildlife crime law enforcement representatives from Botswana and Poland with the INTERPOL Ecomessage Award for their outstanding efforts in combating international wildlife crime.The EUR 20,000 award is funded by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and is presented to the...

Red Notices 68

Age today: 41 years old
Nationality: Botswana


Age today: 75 years old
Nationality: China


All wanted persons

Yellow Notices 14

Age today: 28 years old
Nationality: Botswana


Age today: 36 years old
Nationality: Botswana


All Missing persons

African Regional Conference 2011
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