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The Ministry of the Interior is responsible for law enforcement and public safety in Bahrain. The headquarters of the ministry is the Diwan Fort (also known as Manama Fort) in Manama, colloquially referred to as "al-gal'aa".

Ministry of Interior
وزارة الداخلية
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Ministry Insignia
Flag of the Ministry of Interior of Bahrain.svg
Ministry Flag
Agency overview
Preceding agency
  • Bahrain Police Directorate
JurisdictionGovernment of Bahrain
HeadquartersDiwan Fort, Manama
26°13′22.47″N 50°34′33.8″E / 26.2229083°N 50.576056°E / 26.2229083; 50.576056
Minister responsible
Child agency

The current interior minister Lieutenant General Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa has been in office since 2004.[1] He is a member of the Al Khalifa royal family and a cousin of King Hamad.



  • Public Security Directorate
    • Capital Governorate Police Directorate
    • Muharraq Governorate Police Directorate
    • Northern Governorate Police Directorate
    • Central Governorate Police Directorate
    • Southern Governorate Police Directorate
    • Airport Police Directorate
    • King Fahad Causeway Police Directorate
    • Criminal Investigation Directorate
  • General Directorate of Civil Defence
  • General Directorate of Guards. (Inc. GTS - 'Guards Training School' [Security regulatory authority])
  • General Directorate of Nationality, Passport and Resident
  • Coast Guard Command
  • Cyber Crime Directorate
  • Geographic Security Systems Directorate
  • Royal Academy of Police
  • General Directorate of Traffic (which serves a similar function to the Spanish counterpart with the same name, run, like the Bahraini General Directorate of Traffic, by that country's Interior Ministry)
  • Customs Affairs Directorate
  • Financial Intelligence Directorate
  • Public Relations Directorate
    • Police Media Center

Interior Ministers of BahrainEdit

# Name Picture Took Office Left Office
1 Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa 1973 2004
2 Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa 2004 Still

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "History". About Us. Bahrain Ministry of the Interior website. Retrieved 3 August 2011.

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