• INTERPOL Luanda
  • Member since :
    5 October 1982
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The Republic of Angola Police Force


The National Police of the Republic of Angola is a paramilitary force under the Ministry of the Interior.

Its mission is to:

  • Ensure law and order;
  • Perform police duties while duly respecting human rights and freedom;
  • Protect private and public property; 
  • Prevent, detect and investigate crime;
  • Defend the country and keep it secure.


The National Police structure includes:

  • National Police Headquarters;
  • Provincial Division Headquarters;
  • National Directorates.

The Force itself is made up of operational, technical, consultative and support bodies.  Some of the operational units include:

  • Border Control Police;
  • Fiscal Police; 
  • National Criminal Investigation Directorate;
  • National Public Order Directorate;
  • National Road Traffic Directorate;
  • National Economic Investigation Directorate;
  • Protection Unit;  
  • Swat Police (Special Weapons And Tactics);
  • Weapons and Explosives.


As part of the National Criminal Investigation Directorate, the INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Angola is a technical and political support body. INTERPOL Luanda serves as the essential platform for investigations involving Angolan national law enforcement bodies and the INTERPOL community at large.  With a staff of 20, the NCB’s main function is to promote the exchange of criminal information with INTERPOL member countries in an effort to boost the worldwide fight against crime.

Priority crime areas:

  • Terrorism and public safety;
  • Drug trafficking and organized crime;
  • Trafficking in human beings;
  • Financial and high-tech crime;
  • Fugitives;
  • Theft of motor vehicles;
  • Stock theft.

NCB tasks:

  • Cooperate with INTERPOL member countries and assist investigations involving foreign nationals in Angola or Angolan citizens abroad;
  • Facilitate police cooperation between Angolan law enforcement authorities and INTERPOL counterparts worldwide;
  • Coordinate the extradition of individuals wanted by the INTERPOL community and located in Angola, or wanted by Angola and located in an INTERPOL member country;
  • Inform INTERPOL countries about Angolan court sentences issued to foreign citizens;
  • Work with the General Secretariat of INTERPOL and its regional offices;
  • Make sure that INTERPOL General Assembly recommendations and resolutions are applied in Angola;
  • Work with the Community of Police Chiefs of Portuguese-speaking Nations (CPLP) and the Southern African Regional Police Chiefs Cooperation Organisation (SARPCCO);
  • Carry out police and international coordination activities as instructed by the Angolan Police Force.         
INTERPOL Luanda in action
15 October 2018

Wildlife crime: experts recommend an integrated global response

LONDON, United Kingdom - An INTERPOL working meeting to define global strategy and coordinated action in tackling wildlife crime has closed in London with a call to boost multi-sector cooperation via INTERPOL.INTERPOL’s 29th Wildlife Crime Working Group meeting brought together 170 experts from wildlife and park authorities in 45 countries to pave the way...
17 July 2018

Angola’s Interior Minister meets INTERPOL Secretary General for talks

LYON, France – Combating transnational crime across Southern Africa and beyond was the focus of a meeting between INTERPOL’s Secretary General and Angola’s Minister of the Interior.INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock met with Angolan Interior Minister Ângelo da Veiga Tavares on how INTERPOL can reaffirm its long-standing commitment to Africa and help...
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...

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