Tackling organized crime in Southern Africa
INTERPOL’s National Central Bureau (NCB) in Windhoek focusses its global police cooperation activities around Namibia’s crime areas of concern which include wildlife crime (particularly stock theft), drug crime, money laundering, firearms trafficking and trafficking in human beings. Namibia is also a regional transit country for stolen motor vehicles.
INTERPOL in Namibia
Identifying, analyzing and investigating serious organized crime across Southern Africa and preventing it from affecting Namibia is one of the main missions of Namibia’s NCB.
Located at the national police (NAMPOL) headquarters, the NCB is under the direct command of Namibia’s Inspector General of Police.
By providing globally-sourced intelligence about regional crime trends, the NCB helps police officers across Namibia detect and investigate the flow of illicit goods along trafficking routes in and around the country.
The NCB is the exclusive point of contact for international investigations involving Namibia or Namibian citizens.
Namibia Police Service
Headed by an Inspector General who is appointed by the President of the Republic of Namibia, NAMPOL is part of the Ministry of Safety and Security.
The Inspector General is assisted by two Deputy Inspectors General – one in charge of operations and the other of administration.
NAMPOL uses its INTERPOL NCB to work with police forces across the world in investigating crime and bringing criminals to justice.