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Image by Jens Pattke, 09 March 2014
The Angola National Police falls under the Ministry of the Interior and is “responsible for the maintenance of public order and the defense of the interests, integrity and security of all persons in Angola, irrespective of their nationality, place of birth, race, religion, social origin or political party affiliation”. The Angola National Police has an elite force component called the Polícia de Intervenção Rápida (Rapid Intervention Police) or PIR. The PIR is a paramilitary-type force which was created in 1992 and is known by the people as the ‘ninjas’. It is responsible for maintaining internal security through, for instance, securing situations characterised by mass demonstrations.
The flag of the National Police (Policia Nacional) of Angola is divided horizontally azure blue,
dark blue, azure, dark blue and azure (1:1:9:1:1). The police emblem is in
the centre of the middle stripe in the centre of the flag.
Jens Pattke, 09 March 2014