Admission to the OSCE: 25 April 1996
Policing overview: The Ministry of the Interior is responsible for defining the general objectives for the police. The National Police of Andorra (El Cos de Policia d’Andorra) is an integral service operating throughout the country to guarantee the exercise of citizens' rights and freedoms, as well as to protect persons and goods.
1. General information
The organizational structure of the national police consists of the Directorate of the Police, four divisions executing the various missions of the police, and two functional groups.
2. The Directorate of the Police
directs police activities throughout the country. Its members are nominated by the Government based on proposals from the Ministry of the Interior.
The Directorate - composed of a Director, a Deputy Director who has the grade of police commissioner, a secretary, a planning and human resources officer and an administrative assistant - responds to requests from judicial authorities, as well as from the Ministry of Finance.
3. The Divisions
There are four Divisions with the following responsibilities:
4. The Groups
Six groups - for the protection of VIPs, for disactivation of explosives, order maintenance, emergency situations, sniffer and dog training and mountain - are formed by specialized members of the previous divisions; are assembled in response to specific needs; and are assisted by colleagues from neighbouring countries, organizing joint training programmes.
Last Updated: 10 August 2009