There are three major law enforcement/security entities in Suriname.
The largest force and the most published in the media is the Korps Politie Suriname (KPS). This is a traditional police department model and is responsible for all the policing efforts. Under the main umbrella of the KPS, there are three branches.
The second largest military police polices all members of the Surinamese Military and handles border control/immigration functions.
The third largest law enforcement/security entity are the Surinamese Directorate of National Security. The Directorate is responsible for the Central Intelligence and Security Service (CIVD) and the presidential personal security unit.
The Bijstands- en Beveiligingsdienst Suriname (BBS) is the assistance and security service of Suriname.
In general, the Security Service is responsible for:
LGBT individuals have made claims of police mistreatment in Paramaribo. A 2012 UN report stated that Suriname's police scored the lowest in the region in communicating respectably with citizens.