Ministry of Interior
Official seal of the Ministry of Interior
Agency overview
Formed8 January 1926; 95 years ago (1926-01-08)
HeadquartersKing Fahad Rd, Al Olaya, Riyadh 11543, Saudi Arabia
MottoA homeland we don't protect, we don't deserve to live in
Employees5000 [1]
Agency executive
Websitewww.moi.gov

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.[2][3] The current minister of interior is Abdulaziz bin Saud Al Saud, who has been in office since 21 June 2017.[4]

History

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.

Official flag used by the Ministry of Interior
Official flag used by the Ministry of Interior

Objectives and Responsibilities

The minister of interior has several objectives and summarizes its mission as follows:

Divisions of Internal Security

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:

Ministry of Interior, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 2007
Ministry of Interior, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 2007

List of ministers

Faisal bin Abdulaziz, the first Minister of Interior.
Faisal bin Abdulaziz, the first Minister of Interior.

Aircraft inventory

Aircraft Type Versions In service Notes
Sikorsky S-70 Utility/transport helicopter S-70i 3[8]
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[9]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Ministry of Interior Company Profile". Ministry of Interior Company Profile.
  2. ^ James Wynbrandt (1 January 2004). A Brief History of Saudi Arabia. Infobase Publishing. p. 206. ISBN 978-1-4381-0830-8. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  3. ^ Hertog, Steffen (2007). "Shaping the Saudi state: Human agency's shifting role in the rentier state formation" (PDF). International Journal of Middle East Studies. 39: 539–563. doi:10.1017/S0020743807071073. Retrieved 17 April 2012.
  4. ^ "PROFILE: New Saudi Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef". Al Arabiya.
  5. ^ "MOI Objectives and Responsibilities (Lay your cursor on "About MOI" then click "MOI Objectives and Responsibilities" in order to access.)".
  6. ^ "Background of the Ministry of Interior of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Lay your cursor on "About MOI" then click "Background" in order to access.)".
  7. ^ "Background of the Ministry of Interior of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Lay your cursor on "About MOI" then click "Background" in order to access.)". MOI of Saudi Arabia.
  8. ^ "S-70i Black Hawk in Ministry of Interior".
  9. ^ "Saudi Arabia orders four Airbus C295W aircraft". airbusdefenceandspace. 16 June 2015. Archived from the original on 24 September 2016.