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Law enforcement in the Maldives

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Law enforcement in the Maldives

There are a handful of law enforcement establishments in the Maldives.


  • Armed Forces 1
  • Police 2
  • Customs 3
  • Immigration 4
  • Prison 5
  • External links 6

Armed Forces

Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF)

The organization is headed by Chief of Defence Force Major General Ahmed Shiyam. Service branches include;

  • Coast Guard
  • Marine Corps
  • Special Forces
  • Service Corps
  • Corps of Engineers
  • Special Protection Group
  • Military police
  • Air Wing
  • Defence Institute for Training and Education
  • Medical Service
  • Fire and Rescue Service


Maldives Police Service

The organization is headed by Commissioner of Police Hussain Waheed. Service branches include;

  • Commissioner’s Bureau
  • Professional Standards Command
  • Specialist Crime Command
  • Central Operations Command
  • Divisional Operations Command
  • Directorate of Intelligence
  • Forensic Service Directorate
  • Service Development Directorate
  • Service Support Directorate
  • Information & Communication Directorate
  • Institute for Security & Law Enforcement Studies


Maldives Customs Service

The organization is headed by Commissioner General of Customs Ahmed Mohamed. Service branches include;

  • North Regional Customs
  • South Regional Customs
  • Airport Customs
  • Seaport Customs


Department of Immigration & Emigration

The organization is headed by Controller of Immigration and Emigration Hassan Ali. Service branches include;

  • Permit Section
  • Travel Document Section
  • Airport Control Section
  • Harbour Control Section
  • Expatriate Monitoring and Repatriation Division


Maldives Correctional Service

The organization is headed by Commissioner of Prisons Moosa Azim. Service branches include;

  • Maafusi Jail
  • Himmafushi Jail
  • Correctional Diagnostic Center

External links

  • Official website of Maldives National Defence Force
  • Official website of Maldives Police Service
  • Official website of Department of Immigration & Emigration
  • Official website of Maldives Customs Service
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