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  • Member since :
    1 January 1954
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Myanmar Police Force

Established in 1995, the Myanmar Police Force is part of the Ministry of Home Affairs. With a strength of 75,000 men and women, the force is headquartered in the capital Nay Pyi Taw.  

Myanmar is divided into seven states and seven regions, each with its own local police force.

Each state and divisional police force is made up of four components:

  • Office of the Commander of the State and Divisional Police Force;
  • Office of the Commander of the District Police Force ;
  • Office of the Commander of the Township Police Force;
  • Police Stations.

Specialised departments of the Myanmar Police Force include:

  • Anti- Trafficking in Persons Division;
  • Aviation Police ;
  • City Development Police Department;
  • Criminal Investigation Department;
  • Drug Enforcement Division;
  • Financial Intelligence Unit;
  • Forest Security Police;
  • Highway Police;
  • Maritime Police Force;
  • Oil Field Security Police;
  • Railways Police Department;
  • Special Intelligence Department (Special Branch) ;
  • Tourism Police;
  • Traffic Police.


Located at the Police Headquarters, the INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Myanmar focusses its activities mainly on fighting

  • drug trafficking;
  • trafficking in human beings;
  • money laundering;
  • terrorism.

The NCB’s main objectives are to:

  • serve as the principle communication platform for Myanmar and the INTERPOL law enforcement community;
  • assist in international investigations involving Myanmar;
  • assist international investigations with input from Myanmar police authorities;
  • work with partner NCBs in tracing, investigating and prosecuting transnational crime;
  • analyse crime and identify emerging trends which pose a threat to peace and security;
  • boost the Myanmar police force’s training capacity.

INTERPOL Nay Pyi Taw has a staff of 10 police officers.

INTERPOL Nay Pyi Taw in action
06 March 2017

Securing borders across ASEAN focus of INTERPOL training in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar ‒ Strengthening border security across Southeast Asia to address transnational crimes such as human trafficking and people smuggling was the focus of an INTERPOL training course held within the framework of the EU-ASEAN Migration and Border Management Programme.Hosted by the Myanmar Police Force, the six-day (27 February - 4 March) integra...
02 March 2017

Anti-wildlife trafficking operation results in global arrests and seizures

LYON, France – A global operation tackling the illegal trade in wildlife and timber has resulted in the identification of nearly 900 suspects and 1,300 seizures of illicit products worth an estimated USD 5.1 million.The results, announced ahead of World Wildlife Day (3 March), mark INTERPOL’s ongoing commitment to supporting its 190 member countries in co...
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...
21 December 2015

Falsified and illicit medicines worth USD 7 million seized across Asia in INTERPOL-led operation

LYON, France – Falsified and illicit medicines worth an estimated USD 7 million were seized across Asia in an INTERPOL-coordinated operation to combat pharmaceutical crime in the region.Involving 13 Asian countries, Operation Storm VI saw the arrest of 87 individuals and the investigation of nearly 500 pharmacies and markets, as well as some 100 illicit o...
17 December 2015

Strengthening border security in ASEAN countries through specialist skills

HANOI, Vietnam - Developing practical knowledge and skills to enhance border security was the focus of the first operational training course provided by INTERPOL under the EU-ASEAN Migration and Border Management Programme II.The six-day course saw 22 participants from nine ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries trained in a range of ski...
15 December 2015

Illicit online sale of medicines focus of INTERPOL training in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar – INTERPOL has held its first training session on pharmaceutical crime in Myanmar to enhance national capabilities in the fight against counterfeit and falsified medicines.The two-day (10 and 11 December) session, which brought together 31 participants from police, customs and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), was coordinated by INTE...
13 November 2015

Cross-border collaboration on biological incident investigations focus of INTERPOL workshop

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – The role of law enforcement and multi-agency cooperation in cross-border investigations tied to biological threats was the focus of an INTERPOL workshop in Cambodia.Under the framework of INTERPOL’s Project Petrichor, the four-day (10 -13 November) workshop brought together 40 law enforcement officials involved in chemical, biologic...
20 October 2015

Border security across Southeast Asia focus of new EU-ASEAN programme led by INTERPOL

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Enhancing border management and security across Southeast Asia is the focus of a new three-year European Union (EU) and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) programme led by INTERPOL.The EU-ASEAN Migration and Border Management Programme II, funded by the EU and implemented by INTERPOL, is aimed at improving connectivity thr...
23 December 2013

INTERPOL Red Notice subject arrested in security operation during Southeast Asia Games

LYON, France – A check against INTERPOL’s databases as part of security operations surrounding the Southeast (SEA) Games in Myanmar has led to the identification and arrest of a US fugitive in the Philippines.The 45-year-old man, the subject of an INTERPOL Red Notice for internationally wanted persons issued at the request of NCB Washington for financial...
03 January 2013

Enhancing police cooperation focus of first ever visit to Myanmar by INTERPOL Secretary General

NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar – In the first ever official mission to Myanmar by an INTERPOL Secretary General, head of the world police body Ronald K. Noble has met with senior police and government officials to identify areas for enhanced law enforcement cooperation.During his two-day mission (2 and 3 January), Mr Noble met with Minister of Home Affairs, Lieuten...
29 July 2012

INTERPOL wildlife operation results mark Global Tiger Day

LYON, France – INTERPOL is marking Global Tiger Day with the announcement of an operation aimed at protecting this iconic species and other big cats threatened with extinction and targeting the individual and organized crime groups behind the illicit activity.Operation Prey, conducted across Bhutan, China, India and Nepal led has so far led to nearly 40 a...
17 November 2008

Police across Southeast Asia target counterfeit medicines in multi-agency operation

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – Police across Southeast Asia have made a series of arrests and seized fake drugs worth millions of dollars in an operation supported by INTERPOL, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Customs Organization (WCO).Under the framework of the WHO’s International Medical Products Anti-counterfeiting Task Force (IMPACT) and co-...