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The Police of the Republic of Armenia (PRA) answers directly to the Armenian government. It is headed by a Chief of the Police who is appointed by the Armenian President.


  • To protect people, their rights, freedom and legal interests;
  • To protect public and state interests;
  • To detect, prevent and investigate crime;
  • To ensure law and order and public security;
  • To protect all forms of property;
  • To implement the national passports and visas regime;
  • To respond to emergency situations.

The structure of the PRA comprises one central body – called the Central Apparatus (CA) – and 11 territorial Police departments: one for the capital and ten in the provinces.  The PRA also has a training centre and a police academy.

The CA is made up of many police departments, some of which are listed below, and which each co-ordinate their actions and operations across the country:

  • Police headquarters;
  • Organized crime;
  • Criminal investigations;
  • Investigations;
  • Public order;
  • Information centre;
  • Road inspection;
  • Passports and visas;
  • State protection;
  • Forensics and Legal Affairs;
  • INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) of Armenia.


The NCB for Armenia is divided into three divisions:

  • International searches and general crime (in charge of operations);
  • Criminal analysis and intelligence (drug trafficking, fraud, organized crime, terrorism, corruption, counterfeiting, crimes against human beings, international relations support and general reference sources);
  • Telecommunications and technical support.
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