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What are the police called in Iran?

What are the police called in Iran?

Law Enforcement Force of Islamic Republic of Iran (Persian: نیروی انتظامی جمهوری اسلامی ایران) also known as the Disciplinary Force of the Islamic Republic of Iran is the uniformed police force in Iran.

Does Iran have a police force?

Created in 1877, Iran’s national police force is headed by the Commander in Chief of Armed Forces. Its responsibilities include law enforcement, criminal investigations, border control, international police cooperation, emergency services, law and order and traffic control.

What are Iranian special forces called?

Yegan Vijeh
In the Law Enforcement Force of Islamic Republic of Iran, special forces are known as Yegan Vijeh (Persian: يگان ويژه‎). The Anti-Terror Special Force (NOPO) is the most elite unit within the force.

How many police officers does Iran have?

There are no official statistics on police personnel, but there are some reports that the police have 300,000 personnel, approximately 50 percent of whom are conscripts. 14 Out of the total number of police cadres, about 6,000 are female. 15 Basij members were recruited mainly as police cadres.

Does Iran have special forces?

Iran does not have an independent special operations service. The structure of its forces is unique; it consists of two major independent branches – the Armed Forces (army) proper, and the Islamic Revolutionary Guards.

Is Iranian Army Strong?

Iranian Armed Forces are the largest in the Middle East in terms of active troops. Iran’s military forces are made up of approximately 610,000 active-duty personnel plus 350,000 reserve and trained personnel that can be mobilized when needed, bringing the country’s military manpower to about 960,000 total personnel.

How strong is Iran military power?

On paper, Iran’s military has a number of advantages over Israel, particularly in the size of its military. Iran’s population of 84 million is much larger than the roughly 9 million people in Israel, allowing Iran to field an active-duty force of 525,000 troops, compared to Israel’s 170,000.

What is Iran military ranking in the world?

14 of 140 out
For 2021, Iran is ranked 14 of 140 out of the countries considered for the annual GFP review. It holds a PwrIndx* score of 0.2511 (a score of 0.0000 is considered ‘perfect’). This entry last updated on 03/03/2021.

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Ruth Doyle