Sûreté Nationale (Morocco)

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Sûreté Nationale
Agency overview
Formed16 May 1956[1]
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionMorocco
Governing bodyGeneral Directorate for National Security
General nature

Police officers46,000 (2004)[2]
Moroccan police officer.

The National Security or Moroccan Police (French: Sûreté nationale, Arabic: الأمن الوطنيAl-'Amn al-Waṭaniy) is the authoritative and main State police body of Morocco. The Sûreté Nationale is tasked with upholding the law and public order. It was founded on 16 May 1956[1] by King Mohammed V.

As of 2004, the Sûreté Nationale included:[3]

  • Border Police: border oversight and surveillance;
  • Mobile Intervention Corps;
  • National Brigade: primary investigative responsibility for serious violation of the penal code, including terrorism, organized and white-collar crime.

By 2007 the police had 46,000 personnel.


  1. ^ a b "National Police: 52 years of service to the nation and citizens". maroc.ma. 15 May 2008.
  2. ^ "La police de proximité est née". La Gazette du Maroc. 24 February 2004. Archived from the original on 16 January 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ Derdzinski, Joseph (13 October 2004). "Commander of the Faithful: Morocco, the King and the internal security forces" (PDF). Archive.org. U.S. Department of Defense. Retrieved 25 December 2018.

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