Brunei Darussalam’s internal security is covered by the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) who maintains law and order in the country. Some of their roles include collection of criminal intelligence, traffic control, escort duties (VIPs, cash, prisoners), prevention, detection and investigation of crime, sea and border patrol, maintenance of public order, as well as riot and public event control.
The Internal Security Department (ISD) was established on August 1, 1993 to monitor any potential security issues that may arise and report them to the government. The ISD works closely with the RBPF to ensure the nation’s security.
The Royal Brunei Land Force, Royal Brunei Navy and the Royal Brunei Air Force are under the umbrella institution of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF). The RBAF primarily protects Brunei from any foreign threat that may challenge the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, with His Majesty as the Supreme Commander. RBAF also deals with counterterrorism operations and aids the maintenance of internal security, repressing potential or actual insurgencies within the state.
Other institutions involved in the country’s national security include the Narcotics Control Bureau and Anti-Corruption Bureau under the Prime Minister’s Office, Royal Customs and Excise Department under the Ministry of Finance and Economy, and Immigration and National Registration Department under the Ministry of Home Affairs.
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