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Qatar

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    19 September 1974
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Qatar

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Law enforcement services in Qatar are the responsibility of the Ministry of Interior (MOI).  Created in 1970, the MOI has responsibility for public security and law and order throughout the country. 

Mandate:

  • Prevent, detect and investigate crime;
  • Ensure security of the people and country;
  • Enforce law and order;
  • Administrate and control migration;
  • Protect people and property;
  • Organize and supervise the national police force.

Qatar’s Ministry of Interior is staffed by highly trained officials dedicated to enforcing the law and keeping Qatar safe. 

Structure:

  • Crime Investigation;
  • Traffic Control;
  • Emergency and Rescue Police;
  • Immigration and Passports;
  • Prison and Correctional Administration;
  • Civil Defense;
  • Road Safety.

INTERPOL Doha

Located in the capital Doha, the INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Qatar is part of the Ministry of Interior. It is equipped with modern technology enabling its 60 staff members to provide state-of-the-art policing support both to domestic law enforcement partners and the INTERPOL community at large.

Mandate:

  • Support international police cooperation in fighting all forms of crime;
  • Coordinate Qatar’s participation in and contribution to INTERPOL’s General Assembly, Regional Conference and specialized crime symposiums;
  • Cooperate with INTERPOL NCBs worldwide in exchanging police information and supporting international investigations. 
INTERPOL Doha in action
06 December 2017

Safeguarding victims of human trafficking and smuggling priority for international experts

DOHA, Qatar – International experts in human trafficking and migrant smuggling are calling for expanded cross-sector involvement in order to protect the world’s most vulnerable from the exploitation of organized crime groups.   With such groups constantly innovating in their pursuit for low-risk, high profit margins, discussions during the 5th editi...
08 November 2017

Building a security framework for major events focus of global experts

DOHA, Qatar – Shaping a whole-of-society approach to enhance safety and security at major events has been the focus of international experts at a meeting in Doha.With such events facing criminal activities ranging from disorder and violence to cyberattacks and terrorism, more than 350 participants representing law enforcement, academia, the private sector...
07 November 2017

INTERPOL and Qatar shape major event security via global network

DOHA, Qatar – International experts are meeting in Doha to enhance policing and security best practices for countries hosting major sporting and other public events.   Taking place in large, complex and dispersed locations, such events can attract criminal activities ranging from disorder and violence to cyberattacks and terrorism.   To address...
15 June 2017

Tackling regional crime through global cooperation focus of INTERPOL meeting

SANTIAGO, Chile – Intelligence sharing and international collaboration against regional organized crime was the emphasis of a Fortaleza-CRIMJUST meeting hosted by Chile’s National Police – PDI and INTERPOL.Participants discussed ways to tackle transnational crime via INTERPOL’s Project Fortaleza and Project CRIMJUST, a European Union-funded initiative imp...
30 May 2017

New drug trafficking routes and smuggling methods identified in INTERPOL-led operation

SINGAPORE – An INTERPOL-coordinated operation targeting drug trafficking across Asia and the Pacific has identified emerging smuggling routes and concealment methods.Operation Lionfish – ASEAN, which involved more than 2,000 police and customs officials across 14 countries, revealed a network of West African and Asian organized crime groups behind traffic...
04 April 2017

Cybersecurity experts meet on the future of major event security

DOHA, Qatar – With the cyber environment posing security challenges to major sporting and other public events, global experts are meeting to develop and implement best practices to mitigate future cyber risks.Meeting over three days (2 – 4 April) under the auspices of INTERPOL’s Project Stadia, some 20 cybersecurity experts f...
17 January 2017

INTERPOL and Qatar enhance collaboration on disaster victim identification

DOHA, Qatar – As part of efforts to advance collaboration between INTERPOL and Qatar, the world police body and the country’s International Search and Rescue Group of Internal Security Forces are to strengthen their cooperation in the areas of search and rescue and Disaster Victim Identification (DVI).Under an agreement signed in Doha by INTERPOL Executiv...
16 January 2017

Digital currencies and money laundering focus of INTERPOL meeting

DOHA, Qatar – The threats posed by transnational criminal networks exploiting digital currencies for money laundering and terrorism financing are high on the agenda of an INTERPOL meeting in Qatar.The first Global Conference on Money Laundering and Digital Currencies – organized by INTERPOL, Europol and the Basel Institute on Governance, with the collabor...
30 September 2016

INTERPOL partners with NCS4 on spectator sports safety and security

LYON, France - To strengthen law enforcement capacity in sport safety and security INTERPOL has signed a cooperation agreement with the University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4).The partnership will see the two organizations develop a variety of capacity building initiatives, in particular in supp...
30 August 2016

International cycling competition focus of Project Stadia security preparations

DOHA, Qatar – Security experts are meeting under the auspices of INTERPOL’s Project Stadia to review the safety and security preparations of the upcoming 2016 UCI Road World Championships which Doha will host (9 - 16 October).The two-day (30 to 31 August) meeting brings together security representatives from France, the Netherlands, Norway and Qatar.It wi...
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...
06 April 2016

Financial crime focus of Doha conference

DOHA, Qatar – Shaping a global response to crime risks associated with commerce undetected by government was the aim of a conference in Doha.   Co-hosted by Qatar and INTERPOL's Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes Sub-Directorate, the four-day conference (3 – 6 April) focused on the latest organized crime trends such as the use of virtual currency...
08 January 2016

French Secretary of State updated on INTERPOL initiatives to protect sports

LYON, France – During a visit to INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters, France’s Secretary of State for Sport, Thierry Braillard, was briefed on initiatives to help police combat doping in sport and protect major sporting events.Meetings during the visit covered  INTERPOL’s joint efforts with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) against sports d...