• INTERPOL Lusaka
  • Member since :
    31 August 1966
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Law enforcement services in Zambia are provided by the Zambia Police Service (ZPS), which is part of the Ministry of Home Affairs.  Under the command of an Inspector General of Police, ZPS has divisions in each of Zambia’s ten provinces, each with responsibility for their respective police districts, police stations and police posts. ZPS has a total of 24 police districts, 148 police stations and 294 police posts nationwide.

ZPS Mandate:

  • Apprehend offenders;
  • Cooperate with the civilian and security organs;
  • Preserve law and order;
  • Protect life and property;
  • Prevent, detect and prevent crime;
  • Preserve peace.

Headquarters structure:

  • Office of the Inspector General ;
  • Office of the Deputy Inspector General for Administration;
  • Office of the Deputy Inspector General for Special Support;

Five Directorates:

  • Administration;
  • Crime Prevention and Support Services;
  • Criminal Investigation Department;
  • Technical Services;
  • Medical.

17 Zambia Police Divisions:

  • 10 with geographical remit: Central, Copperbelt, Eastern, Luapula, Lusaka, Muchinga, Northern, North Western, Southern and Western;
  • Seven with specific security remit: State House, School of Public Order and Maintenance, Protective Unit, Paramilitary, Lilayi Police Training School, Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority, Airports.


The INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Zambia sits structurally within the ZPS Criminal Investigation Department.

The detective police officers at INTERPOL Lusaka work at the following NCB crime desks:

  • Economic and Financial Crime;
  • Cybercrime;
  • Illicit Drugs;
  • Intellectual Property Crime;
  • Works of Art Crime;
  • Fugitives and Missing Persons;
  • Motor Vehicle Theft;
  • Precious Stones, Minerals and Metals;
  • Environmental and Wildlife Crime;
  • Human Trafficking;
  • Anti-Terrorism;
  • Small Arms and Light Weapons;
  • Stock Theft.


  • To provide assistance to domestic law enforcement institutions by working with INTERPOL member countries worldwide in investigating, locating, arresting and extraditing wanted criminals;
  • To extend INTERPOL’s criminal databases and intelligence to domestic law enforcement institutions specialized in the NCB’s 13 specialized areas;
  • To invite domestic law enforcement institutions to participate in any regional or international events organised by INTERPOL;
  • To advise, educate and raise awareness on international crime trends. 
INTERPOL Lusaka 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...
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...
04 May 2016

Organized crime networks behind ivory and rhino horn trafficking targeted in East Africa

One man has been arrested and warrants issued for three more individuals in connection with ongoing investigations into two organized crime networks believed to have trafficked at least 8,635 kg of ivory and 53 kg of rhino horn from East and Southern Africa to Asia.   A 44-year-old Chinese national was arrested in Tanzania on suspicion of traffickin...
20 April 2016

Bringing key INTERPOL players to the forefront of international policing

Nothing illustrates the quality of a service more powerfully than the testimony of its users. With INTERPOL’s 12th annual Heads of National Central Bure...
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...
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  • 17th African Regional Conference - 2003 - Lusaka
  • 13th African Regional Conference - 1995 - Lusaka

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