• 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
12 March 2018

INTERPOL launches initiative to boost African security

I-ONE: INTERPOL’s operational network expansionLYON, France – Africa’s regional police leaders and Secretary General Jürgen Stock have launched an INTERPOL initiative to strengthen Africa’s global law enforcement role by improving its ability to share and receive police information.The I-ONE launch provided an opportunity for the four African regional pol...

Libya’s former Minister of Interior, Fawzi Altaher Abdulaali

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Nationality: Libya


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