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Fri, 26 Jul 2019 11:00 - Updated Fri, 26 Jul 2019 10:59

National Police creates intelligence bodies to fight crime

Luanda - The National Police (PN) plans to create investigative and intelligence agencies to reinforce the fight against crime and to conform to its performance, within the framework of the new Organic Statute of the corporation, announced on Wednesday the commander-general, Paulo de Almeida.

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Commander general of the National Police, Paulo de Almeida

Photo: Lino Guimaraes

The new Organic Statute of the National Police, recently approved by Presidential Decree, establishes two bodies that will ensure the investigation of criminal acts, namely the Police Intelligence Directorate and the Criminal Offenses Investigation.

The bylaws provide for the first to plan, research, collect, centralize, analyze and classify information of police interest, with a view to assisting the activity of the forces and the decision-making process of the superior command.

In the meantime, it will be incumbent upon the Criminal Offenses Investigation Directorate to define procedures, control and coordinate criminal investigation activity and to instruct criminal cases within the competence of the PN.

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