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Law enforcement services in Qatar are the responsibility of the Ministry of Interior (MOI).  Created in 1970, the MOI has responsibility for public security and law and order throughout the country. 


  • Prevent, detect and investigate crime;
  • Ensure security of the people and country;
  • Enforce law and order;
  • Administrate and control migration;
  • Protect people and property;
  • Organize and supervise the national police force.

Qatar’s Ministry of Interior is staffed by highly trained officials dedicated to enforcing the law and keeping Qatar safe. 


  • Crime Investigation;
  • Traffic Control;
  • Emergency and Rescue Police;
  • Immigration and Passports;
  • Prison and Correctional Administration;
  • Civil Defense;
  • Road Safety.


Located in the capital Doha, the INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Qatar is part of the Ministry of Interior. It is equipped with modern technology enabling its 60 staff members to provide state-of-the-art policing support both to domestic law enforcement partners and the INTERPOL community at large.


  • Support international police cooperation in fighting all forms of crime;
  • Coordinate Qatar’s participation in and contribution to INTERPOL’s General Assembly, Regional Conference and specialized crime symposiums;
  • Cooperate with INTERPOL NCBs worldwide in exchanging police information and supporting international investigations. 
INTERPOL Doha in action
27 April 2018

Project Stadia brings together experts on sports event security

DOHA, Qatar – With the safety and security of major events relying on effectively integrating people, technology and processes, Project Stadia has brought together experts from law enforcement, FIFA, venue operators, sporting clubs and the private security sector to shape solutions for this security  challenge.A core component of INTERPOL Project Sta...
28 March 2018

Global police cooperation secures Qatar arrest of Nepal murder fugitive

KATHMANDU, Nepal – A fugitive wanted for murder and rape has been arrested further to police cooperation between Nepal and Qatar via INTERPOL.Sakil Husen, aged 42, was the subject of an INTERPOL Red Notice, or internationally wanted person alert, issued at the request of Nepal in June 2015 for rape and multiple murder.The fugitive allegedly killed his 18-...
28 March 2018

Major event security experts meet on cyber threats

DOHA, Qatar - With the cyber environment posing security challenges to major sporting and other public events, global cyber experts have met with Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy to develop and implement best practices to mitigate future cyber risks.Meeting under the auspices of INTERPOL's Project Stadia, the security experts reviewed t...
06 December 2017

Safeguarding victims of human trafficking and smuggling priority for international experts

DOHA, Qatar – International experts in human trafficking and migrant smuggling are calling for expanded cross-sector involvement in order to protect the world’s most vulnerable from the exploitation of organized crime groups.   With such groups constantly innovating in their pursuit for low-risk, high profit margins, discussions during the 5th editi...
07 November 2017

INTERPOL and Qatar shape major event security via global network

DOHA, Qatar – International experts are meeting in Doha to enhance policing and security best practices for countries hosting major sporting and other public events.Taking place in large, complex and dispersed locations, such events can attract criminal activities ranging from disorder and violence to cyberattacks and terrorism.To address these challenges...
14 September 2017

International experts meet on enhancing sporting events security

LYON, France – Major international sporting events such as the FIFA World Cup tournaments and Olympic Games present policing and security challenges for host countries.As well as taking place in large, complex and dispersed locations, such events can attract a range of criminal activities from disorder and violence to cyberattacks and even terrorism.Host...
15 June 2017

Tackling regional crime through global cooperation focus of INTERPOL meeting

SANTIAGO, Chile – Intelligence sharing and international collaboration against regional organized crime was the emphasis of a Fortaleza-CRIMJUST meeting hosted by Chile’s National Police – PDI and INTERPOL.Participants discussed ways to tackle transnational crime via INTERPOL’s Project Fortaleza and Project CRIMJUST, a European Union-funded initiative imp...
30 May 2017

New drug trafficking routes and smuggling methods identified in INTERPOL-led operation

SINGAPORE – An INTERPOL-coordinated operation targeting drug trafficking across Asia and the Pacific has identified emerging smuggling routes and concealment methods.Operation Lionfish – ASEAN, which involved more than 2,000 police and customs officials across 14 countries, revealed a network of West African and Asian organized crime groups behind traffic...

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