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Botswana Police Service

Areas of Responsibility


The Mandate of Botswana Police Service (BPS) is to ensure the safety and security of the people of Botswana. The Organisation is established by an Act of Parliament under Section 6 of the Police Act, Cap. 21:01. The Act outlines the mandate of the BPS as follows;


‘’The Service shall be employed throughout Botswana 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.’’



‘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


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

Crime Investigations

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

Support Services

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

Postal Address

Public Relations Officer
P/Bag 0012, Gaborone

Physical Address

CBD, Gaborone
Zambezi Towers Floor 3

Tel : +267 399 3815 / 19 / 20/ 21 /  74 / 78
Fax : +267 397 2404
Email : police [at]