Asia & South Pacific


  • INTERPOL Bahrain
  • Member since :
    19 September 1972
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Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior is responsible for law enforcement and public safety throughout the Kingdom of Bahrain.


  • Crime prevention;
  • Maintaining law and order
  • Protecting people and property;
  • Law enforcement services;
  • Crisis management.

Public Security Forces

Law enforcement services in Bahrain are provided by the Public Security Forces (PSF) branch of the Ministry of Interior.  


  • Five regional police departments:
    - Manama
    - Muharraq
    - Shamaliyah
    - Janabiyah
    - Wusta
  • Special Forces Department;
  • Special Protections Department;
  • Counter Terrorism Centre;
  • General Directorate of Guards;
  • Traffic Police;
  • Operations Department;
  • Coast Guard.


The INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Bahrain forms the link between Bahrain’s Public Security Forces and the INTERPOL law enforcement community.  It serves as the exclusive contact point for all international investigations relating to Bahrain, helping countries with overseas investigations and the location and apprehension of fugitives.

Highly trained police officers at the NCB contribute to INTERPOL's criminal databases and cooperate with all INTERPOL member countries on cross-border investigations, operations and arrests.

INTERPOL Bahrain 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...
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...

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