cambodia police system

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
1. Honesty
2. Integrity
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
1. Security
2. Transport
3. Public order
4. Border
5. Administrative
6. Judicial

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 social order.

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 regulation on Maritime Sanitary Police.

Cambodian Maritime Police was 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 institutions 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 in Cambodia.
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)
Lieutenant General
Major General
Brigadier General
lieutenant Colonel
1st Lieutenant
2nd Lieutenant
Chief Warrant Officer
Warrant Officer
Sergeant Major
First Sergeant
Staff Sergeant

Cambodian Police Salary
Police Staff Sergeant typically receives about 118 US dollars a month in salary. Aside from the monthly salary, the staff sergeant also receives a monthly ration of rice.

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