• INTERPOL Tripoli
  • Member since :
    13 June 1956
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Law enforcement services in Libya are provided by the Libyan National Police, which is part of the Ministry of Interior.   

Ministry structure:

  • Border Control;
  • Criminal Intelligence Department (CID) headquarters;
  • Immigration;
  • Information Security;
  • Police Inspection;
  • Legal Affairs;
  • Operations;  
  • Public Relations.

Headquartered in Tripoli, the Libyan National Police is made up of regional security directorates with regional responsibility for:

  • Law enforcement;
  • Crime prevention, detection and investigation;
  • Protection of people and property;
  • Emergency services.


Based in the Libyan capital, although it has satellite offices throughout the country, INTERPOL’s National Central Bureau (NCB) for Libya is part of the Ministry of Interior. 

INTERPOL Tripoli supports domestic law enforcement agencies and other INTERPOL member countries who seek assistance in criminal investigations which go beyond national borders. Operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, INTERPOL Tripoli maintains permanent communication with all INTERPOL member countries and domestic law enforcement agencies. It receives and processes criminal investigation requests from abroad and is able to take urgent operational action if required.

INTERPOL Tripoli’s principal national law enforcement partners include:

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
  • Criminal Investigations Department;
  • Customs;
  • Port Security Forces;
  • Office of the Attorney General (Ministry of Justice).

Project Relinc – Rebuilding Libya’s Investigative Capability

INTERPOL Tripoli plays a key role in helping Libya address post-revolution security challenges through the implementation of an EU funded INTERPOL-led 18 month project to strengthen Libya’s capacity to identify and fight regional security threats. 

View the Project Relinc fact sheet

INTERPOL Tripoli in action
05 May 2014

Libya Minister visit to INTERPOL focuses on increasing cooperation

LYON, France – Identifying ways to further enhance cooperation with INTERPOL was the focus of a visit by Libya’s Minister of Interior, Saleh Mazan Albarassi to the world police body’s General Secretariat headquarters.Minister Albarassi met with INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble to discuss a broad range of international security issues facing the...
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...
02 August 2013

INTERPOL’s strategy for assisting Libya in the recovery of billions looted by Gaddafi and his associates

LYON, France – INTERPOL regularly receives both solicited and unsolicited crime-related intelligence from law enforcement agencies, private entities and individuals on a wide range of topics.All such information is reviewed, investigated or forwarded to the relevant member countries’ INTERPOL National Central Bureaus. It was through information provided b...
05 June 2013

INTERPOL training in Libya aims to enhance national crime investigations

TRIPOLI, Libya – Police officers from Libya’s Crime Investigation Department (CID) have attended crime analysis training within the framework of INTERPOL’s Project RELINC (Rebuilding Libya's Investigative Capability) as part of efforts to create the country’s first Crime Analysis Unit.Comprising 15 officers, the Unit will help Libya's CID investigate orga...
18 March 2013

INTERPOL Chief Libya mission to advance recovery of stolen assets during Gaddafi regime

TRIPOLI, Libya – Identifying how INTERPOL can provide additional assistance in the recovery of assets stolen during the Gaddafi regime and help enhance national and regional security were key issues during a meeting between INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble and Prime Minister Ali Zeidan.With Secretary General Noble also meeting Interior Minister...
07 March 2013

INTERPOL and EU project to enhance border security in Libya takes off

TRIPOLI, Libya – Senior INTERPOL, EU and Libyan officials have inaugurated the connection of an INTERPOL real-time passport control capacity at Tripoli International Airport as part of international efforts to improve Libyan border security.Under INTERPOL’s EUR 2.2 million Project RELINC (Rebuilding Libya’s Investigative Capability) funded by the EU, Liby...

Libya’s former Minister of Interior, Fawzi Altaher Abdulaali

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