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    4 November 1992
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Namibia

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INTERPOL Windhoek staff access INTERPOL databases during field operation

Namibian Police Force

"To protect and serve all people in Namibia".

Headed by an Inspector General who is appointed by the President of the Republic of Namibia, the Namibian Police Force (NAMPOL) is part of the Home Affairs Ministry.

Mission:

  • To preserve Namibian internal security;
  • To ensure law and order;
  • To prevent, detect and investigate crime;
  • To protect life and property.

The Inspector General is assisted by two Deputy Inspectors General – one in charge of operations and the other of administration.

 Operational Command:  

  •          Air Wing Division;
  •          Anti-Stock Theft Division;
  •          Commercial Crime Investigations Division;
  •          Criminal Investigations Directorate;
  •          Criminal Record Centre;
  •          Drug Law Enforcement Division;
  •          Explosives Division;
  •          Motor Vehicle Theft Investigation Division;
  •          National Forensic Science Institute;
  •          Operations Directorate;
  •          Police Communications Division;
  •          Protected Resources Division;
  •          Scene-of-Crime Division;
  •          Serious Crime Division;
  •          Special Branch Directorate;
  •          Special Field Force Directorate;
  •          Special Reserve Force Division;
  •          Traffic Law Enforcement Division;
  •          Very Important Persons Protection Directorate;
  •          Women and Child Protection Division.
  •          INTERPOL National Central Bureau for Namibia;

 

INTERPOL Windhoek

Under the command of the Deputy Inspector General for Operations, the INTERPOL National Central Bureau for Namibia is the exclusive point of contact for all international investigations involving Namibia.  It provides domestic law enforcement with access to secure communications with police authorities across the world, and access to INTERPOL’s databases.

INTERPOL Windhoek coordinates criminal, investigative and humanitarian assistance, working with domestic partners such as Immigration and Customs and its INTERPOL partners worldwide. 

Four crime desks:

  • Organized crime;
  • Trafficking;
  • Multilateral and international liaison;
  • Violent crime.

Duties:

  • Conduct cross-border operations;
  • Fight drug crime;
  • Fight environmental crime;
  • Fight stock theft;
  • Fight trafficking in human beings.
  • Fight financial and high-tech crime;  
  • Fight smuggling and possession of illegal firearms and weapons;
  • Fight motor vehicle theft;
  • Help strengthen public safety and fight terrorism;
  • Help identify and retrieve stolen works of art, cultural property and antiques;
  • Perform fingerprint and DNA checks;
  • Provide fugitive investigation support;
  • Prevent the use of stolen and lost travel documents and fight illegal migration;
  • Perform disaster victim identification;
  • Perform crime intelligence;
  • Perform criminal history and record checks;
  • Support border security.
INTERPOL Windhoek in action
12 July 2018

Fake goods: arrests and seizures in worldwide operations

LYON, France – Pharmaceuticals, food, vehicle parts, tobacco products, clothing, and agrochemicals are among tonnes of fake goods seized in INTERPOL-led operations across four continents.Coordinated by INTERPOL between March and May 2018 in 36 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America, operations sought to dismantle factories and su...
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...
12 July 2016

1,500 police in operation targeting crime networks across Eastern and Southern Africa

KENYA/ZIMBABWE - An operation across Eastern and Southern Africa targeting transnational crimes including human, drug and arms trafficking, people smuggling, terrorism, car theft and environmental crime has resulted in nearly 4,500 arrests.To address the wide-ranging yet often interlinked types of crime across the region, some 1,500 officers were deployed...
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...
22 December 2015

Elephant ivory and rhino horn trafficking targeted across Africa in Operation Worthy II

LYON, France – An INTERPOL-led operation targeting ivory trafficking in Africa has resulted in 376 arrests, the seizure of 4.5 tonnes of elephant ivory and rhino horn and the investigation of 25 criminal groups involved in the illicit trade.Operation Worthy II took place from January to October and involved law enforcement across 11 African countries: Eth...

Red Notices 2

NAMISEB
CHARLES
Age today: 36 years old
Nationality: Namibia

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DAVID
NICANOR
Age today: 49 years old
Nationality: Namibia

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All wanted persons

Yellow Notices 7

HAMHOLA
NAFTALI MTUMBO
Age today: 46 years old
Nationality: Namibia

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IITHELENGA
LUKAS
Age today: 51 years old
Nationality: Namibia , South africa

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All Missing persons

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