Ministry of Interior (Bahrain)

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Ministry of Interior
وزارة الداخلية
Ministry Insignia
Ministry Flag
Agency overview
Preceding agency
  • Bahrain Police Directorate
JurisdictionGovernment of Bahrain
HeadquartersDiwan Fort, Manama or named as ("al-gal'aa")
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 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".

The current Interior Minister is Lieutenant General Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, who has been in office since 2004.[1] He is a member of the Al Khalifa royal family and a cousin of King Hamad. Apart from the Bahrain Defence Force, which reports to the Minister of Defence, the public security forces and the Coast Guard report to the Minister of Interior.


  • Public Security Directorate
  • General Directorate of Civil Defence
  • General Directorate of Guards (Incl. GTS - 'Guards Training School' [Security regulatory authority])
  • General Directorate of Nationality, Passports, and Residency
  • 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 Bahrain[edit]

# Name Picture Took office Left office
1 Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa 1973 2004
2 Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa 2004 Present

See also[edit]


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

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