|Formed||8 January 1926|
|Headquarters||King Fahad Rd, Al Olaya, Riyadh 11543, Saudi Arabia|
|Motto||A homeland we don't protect, we don't deserve to live in|
The Ministry of Interior (Arabic: وزارة الداخلية) is one of the governmental bodies of Saudi Arabia responsible for national security, naturalization, immigration, and customs in Saudi Arabia. It was founded in 1926 by King Abdulaziz, but the organization was reformed in 1951 when the combined ministerial body covering financial and interior affairs were separated. The current minister of interior is Abdulaziz bin Saud Al Saud, who has been in office since 21 June 2017.
The Ministry of Interior was created in 1926 by King Abdulaziz as a solution to the end of political unrest, tribal conflicts, and statelessness caused by the absence of a powerful central government. The goal of the organization is to serve the citizens and residents of Saudi Arabia, achieving security, stability, and tranquility.
The minister of interior has several objectives and summarizes its mission as follows:
The history and formation of the MOI and its various sectors passed through phases of administrative development and organization. The ministry consists of the following child agencies:
|Sikorsky S-70||Utility/transport helicopter||S-70i||3|
|Sikorsky S-92||Utility/transport helicopter||S-92||17||Some are armed with machine guns|
|Sikorsky S-434||Training helicopter||S-434||9||Used for training|
|Kawasaki-Vertol 107||Utility||KV-107IIA-SM-1||7||Used for firefighting|
|Kawasaki-Vertol 107||Utility/transport||KV-107IIA-SM-2||4||Aeromedical and rescue helicopter|
|Kawasaki-Vertol 107||Transport||KV-107IIA-SM-3||2||VIP transport|
|Kawasaki-Vertol 107||Utility/transport||KV-107IIA-SM-4||3||Air ambulance|
|EADS CASA C-295||Transport||C-295W||4|