Botswana Police Service

Areas of Responsibility


To protect life and property, prevent and detect crime, repress internal disturbances, maintain security and public tranquility, apprehend offenders, bring offenders to justice, duly enforce all written laws with which it is directly charged and generally maintain peace. Police Act, Cap 21:01 at Section 6 (1)



A law enforcement Agency of Repute


To provide a professional policing Service, in partnership with the Community


  • Botho
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
Departments/Sections of the Ministry
  • Operations
  • Crime Investigations
  • Support Services
Departments/Sections and Key Functions


  • South Central Division
  • Southern Division
  • North Central Division
  • Northern Division
  • North West Division
  • Operations Branch
  • Anti-Stock Theft Branch
  • Traffic Branch

Crime Investigations

  • Forensic Science Services (FSS)
  • Criminal Investigation Department (CID)
  • Internal Affairs Branch
  • Crime Intelligence Branch (CRIB)
  • Cyber Forensics Branch
  • International Relations Branch

Support Services

  • Strategy Development and Performance Monitoring (SD&PM)
  • Special Support Group (SSG)
  • Transport and Telecommunications Branch (TTB)
  • Departmental Management Services (DMS)
  • Air Support Branch
  • Development, Finance and Procurement (DFP)
  • Botswana Police College
  • International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA)