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Royal Oman Police


ropLocation: Muscat

Type: Police


The policing sysem is relatively new to Oman. Only 40 years ago, ‘policing’ in Oman was conducted through local walis’. Now, internal security is governed by the Royal Oman Police (ROP).

They are responsible for carrying out terrorism investigations, customs and border security. The Special Task Force of the ROP is accountable for dealing with explosives, including their deactivation, and monitors the use of commercial explosives. The Special Task Force are on call to respond to emergencies.

This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.