Defense Ministry to Boost Iranian Police Capabilities

Defense Ministry to Boost Iranian Police Capabilities

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Under a cooperation agreement signed on Monday, Iran’s Defense Ministry will improve the operational capabilities of the Police forces.

Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami and Police Commander Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari signed the cooperation agreement to extend the capabilities of the law enforcement forces in carrying out various operations.

Hailing the Police for ensuring security and order in the country, General Hatami said his ministry will spare no effort to support the Police by employing all industrial, scientific and technological capacities.

Iran owes its current exemplary security to the sincere efforts made by the Police personnel, the defense minister added.  

For his part, General Ashtari thanked the Defense Ministry for its backing for the Police, saying the top priority at present is to promote advanced technologies for smart Police operations and enhance the capabilities in the fight against drug trafficking and smuggling of commodities and currency.

In October 2019, Brigadier General Hatami had expressed the Defense Ministry’s readiness to supply the Police forces with advanced defense products.

“The Defense Ministry, as the organization that supports our country’s Armed Forces, will spare no effort to support the dignified Police forces in carrying out critical national missions,” he said at the time.

In 2016, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei called on the Police to constantly boost capabilities and match them to rapid advances in science and technology.

The Leader also hailed Police forces as a pillar of security in the country, stressing that security is the origin of personal peace of mind as well as public and social calmness.

Iran’s Police Force is in charge of ensuring security in the cities, on the roads and along the borders.

It has a broad range of responsibilities and includes several divisions, including cyber police, border guard police, traffic police, criminal investigation department, and a bureau for compulsory military service affairs.

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