The Royal Lao Police is divided into several branches
of service which comprise of the following:
Plainclothes criminal investigation department
A Regional gendarmerie
An counter-insurgency armed support unit.
All these formations were answerable to the Laotian
Ministry of the Interior of the Royal Lao Government
in Vientiane, Laos.
It shares responsibility for internal security with the
Ministry of Defense’s security forces and with
movements organized and controlled by the Laotian
People’s Republic Party.
The mission of the Royal Lao Police is to ensure
nationwide security social order and prevention,
detection and investigation of crimes.
There are no formal educational requirements to
entry of the police service but it is open graduates.