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The Maldives Police Services (MPS) was created in 2004 under the Ministry of Home Affairs.   It is responsible for criminal and traffic law, public safety and maintaining law and order throughout the Maldives. 


  • To uphold and implement the law to maintain continued public order and national security;
  • To respect and uphold the fundamental rights of citizens;
  • To prevent, detect and investigate crime;
  • To seize stolen goods and arrest the perpetrators of crime;
  • To assist the general public.

Core values:

  • Courage;
  • Loyalty;
  • Integrity;
  • Fairness;
  • Accountability;
  • Professionalism.

The Republic of Maldives is made up of almost 1,200 islands covering an area of 90,000 km2 with a population of 320,000.  Each of the atolls and islands has unique crime issues, ranging from vehicle theft to drug trafficking.  The structure of the Maldives Police Service (MPS) is tailored to reflect this diverse geography and criminal activity.


Staffed by two police officers, The INTERPOL National Central Bureau for the Maldives, based in Male, is part of the MPS National Intelligence Department.  Its mission is to facilitate police cooperation and investigations which involve both the MPS and the international police community.

The NCB is working on a long-term project to connect national law enforcement directly to INTERPOL's criminal databases. This will permit police in the field to be able to identify potential criminals quickly, and prevent them from entering or harming the Maldives territory.

INTERPOL Male in action
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...
12 June 2013

Tackling crime from North Africa to South Pacific focus of INTERPOL meeting

MALE, Maldives - Addressing crime issues affecting countries from North Africa to the South Pacific was the focus of an INTERPOL meeting which brought together some 56 law enforcement officers from 25 countries to share experiences and make recommendations for ways to enhance international police cooperation.The combined 12th Asian and 8th Middle East and...
10 March 2011

Terror suspect arrested in Maldives after passport check triggers INTERPOL alarm

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – A Maldives national wanted in connection with a 2007 terror bombing attack has been arrested less than six hours after his passport triggered an INTERPOL alarm as he travelled from Pakistan to the Maldives via Sri Lanka.Iqbal Mohamed, the subject of an INTERPOL Red Notice for internationally wanted persons issued at the request of the...
17 January 2011

Maldives police arrest cybercrime suspects with support from INTERPOL High-Tech Crime Unit

MALE, the Maldives – The Police Service in the Maldives has arrested four individuals suspected of involvement with recent cyber attacks against the internet service provided by local telecom giant Dhiraagu.Police said the suspects arrested in the capital Male and Addu atoll included a 16-year-old, two 17-year-olds and a 28-year-old man. The three minors...

Red Notices 16

Age today: 38 years old
Nationality: Maldives


Age today: 25 years old
Nationality: Maldives


All wanted persons

Yellow Notices 1

Age today: 31 years old
Nationality: Maldives


All Missing persons