Angola: National Police Celebrate 38 Years

The National Police, a body of the Ministry of Interior, celebrate on Friday 28 February, the 38th anniversary of its creation.

The 28th February , according to the history, is a date celebrated as a Day of National Police, because it was on this date in 1976 that the first President of Angola, António Agostinho Neto, visited the police school Mártires do Kapolo, em Luanda.

The National Police has an origin from the former Police of Public Security (PSP), of Portuguese colonial Administration and with the independence of Angola in 1975, was reformulated and became People's Police Corp of Angola (CPPA).

Since then, the CPPA started having many transformations and were incorporated many bodies of police corp. in that time were autonomous such as Judiciary Police the current National Department of Criminal Investigation (DNIC).

As a result of integration of many police and non-police bodies, the CPPA shifted to Police Corp of Angola (CPA) and in 1993 became the National Police, aimed to keep the maintenance of order and public tranquility.

The National Police is commanded by a General Commander who reports to the Minister of Interior, and the central bodies of General Command are divided into Operational area (Public Order and Intervention) corresponding to various Command of National Directions.

The commands are Police of Rapid Intervention, Special Traffic Police Brigade, Fiscal Police, Unit of Protection of Entities and Protocol, Border Police, Diplomatic and Strategic Objectives Protection Units.

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