Cambodian Police System
Cambodia’s Ministry of Interior
It is in charge of the Cambodian National Police and other law
enforcement administrations, including police training units, the
judicial police, drug units, border police and prisons.
Cambodia Minister of Interior Organization
1. Minister of Interior
2. Six Secretaries of State
3. Four Under Secretaries of State
Cambodia is a member of Interpol since April 1, 1956.
Cambodia joined Aseanapol in the year 2000.
Cambodia National Police Vision
Safer Cambodia Together
Cambodia National Police Mission
Working together to serve and protect the people.
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Cambodia National Police Values
3. Just and Fair within the law
4. Transparent and Responsible
5. Building relationship with communities
6. Respect the different needs of the people
7. Protecting rights, equality and human dignity
Cambodia’s National Police Force is organized into six (6) central
3. Public order
The Cambodian Police Chief is called Commissioner-General.
The head of the Cambodia National Police. He holds the rank of a
4 star General.
Cambodian Police History
Cambodia is under the French protectorate.
Before the establishment of the Cambodia National Police in 1945,
Khmer people with France did the policing to strengthen security and
Phnom Penh police force was fully equipped with arms.
Organization of police in Phnom Penh Port to improve the inspection
of ships coming through the port.
Promulgation of the law on Sanitary Police, the law which was used
in France since 1822.
Issuance of a regulation on Maritime Sanitary Police.
Cambodian Maritime Police were established.
River Police Brigade was established.
Establishment of commune Patrols or Rural Police.
1. Establishment of Provincial Patrols or Provincial Police.
2. Phnom Penh-Battambang Railway Police was established to suppress
crime and protect individual property as well as maintain the
order along the railway.
The birth of the Cambodian National Police on May 16, 1945.
A Decree made by Cambodia King Norodom Sihakmoni setting May 16,
1945 as the birth of the Cambodian National Police. He made the
decree on August 8, 2006.
France transferred police institution to the Royal Government of
Cambodia on August 29, 1953 before gaining full Independence on
November 9, 1953.
Cambodian Police Academy
The Royal Krom dated October 6, 1959 established the Royal Police
Academy under the Ministry of National Security. One of the
responsibilities of the Royal Police Academy was to train new
recruits of high-ranking level, and provide a proficiency course to
the existing staff on laws, procedure and police professionalism so
that they could hold and perform their duties effectively.
The Royal Police Academy was changed to the Royal Police School.
Trainees from the school included inspectors and officers.
Cambodian Police Corruption
According to the Global Corruption Barometer 2013, surveyed households
perceive the police as the second most corrupt institution in Cambodia.
Police officers demanding payments for routine services are not uncommon
According to a March 2010 news article by the Associated Press,
corruption and discrimination in the police force and the judiciary
pose a hindrance for rape victims to seek justice. However, an
article from the Cambodia Daily from February 2014 points out that
a task unit was created to monitor the activities of traffic police,
thus curbing individual corruption.
Cambodian Police Ranking System (From Highest to Lowest Rank)
Chief Warrant Officer
Cambodian Police Salary
Police Staff Sergeant typically receives about 118 US Dollar a month
in salary. Aside from the monthly salary, the staff sergeant also
receives a monthly ration of rice.
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