• INTERPOL Port Louis
  • Member since :
    13 October 1969
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“With you, making Mauritius safer”

Guiding Philosophy :

Salus Populi Suprema Lex Esto

The well being of the people is the supreme law

Que le Salut du Peuple soit la loi suprême


In 2010, the Mauritius Police Force (MPF) undertook a reform programme aimed at transforming the “Force” to a “Service” culture, thus paving the way for a fundamentally new policing concept.  The objective is to modernize the police service by taking on a new management style and policing philosophy more mindful of public concerns, needs  and expectations.

The reform is based on six pillars:

  • Community policing;
  • Compliancy with human rights;
  • Human resource management;
  • Permanent strategic planning;
  • Intelligence led policing;  
  • Enhancing reactive capability.

Under the direct command of the Commissioner of Police who is accountable to the Prime Minister, the MPF is made up of 11 specialized Police Branches with a total strength of over 12,000 men and women.  The Commissioner of Police is assisted by other Deputy Commissioners and Assistant Commissioners who are responsible for each department.


The National Central Bureau (NCB) of INTERPOL for Mauritius is a unit of the Central Criminal Investigation Division (CCID) which is headed by an Assistant Commissioner of Police who is also the Head of NCB.

The CCID's main duties are to investigate serious crime cases, high-profile cases and financial crime.

INTERPOL Port Louis 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...
09 June 2016

Online sale of fake medicines and products targeted in INTERPOL operation

LYON, France - Fake cancer medication, substandard HIV and diabetes testing kits, counterfeit dental equipment and illicit surgical equipment – just a snapshot of the potentially life-threatening drugs and goods seized during INTERPOL’s Operation Pangea IX.Targeting the illicit online sale of medicines and medical devices and involving some 193 police, cu...
08 August 2013

Human, drugs and arms traffickers targeted in operations across Eastern and Southern Africa

KENYA/ZIMBABWE - An operation across Eastern and Southern Africa targeting a range of cross-border crimes has resulted in the rescue of human trafficking victims, the seizure of drugs, guns and stolen vehicles and the recovery of smuggled goods including ivory and diamonds.Codenamed Usalama – which means ‘safety’ – the operation was led by the Eastern Afr...

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