Ministry of Public Security
ກະຊວງປ້ອງກັນຄວາມສະຫງົບ
Agency overview
Formed05 April 1961
JurisdictionNational
HeadquartersVientiane
Employees(unknown)
Annual budget(unknown)
Agency executives
  • Gen. Vilay Lakhamfong, Minister
  • Lt. Gen Kongthong Phongvichith, Deputy Minister
Websitehttp://www.laosecurity.gov.la
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The Ministry of Public Security (Lao language: ກະຊວງປ້ອງກັນຄວາມສະຫງົບ) is the ministry of the interior of Laos.

Structure and organization

The Ministry of Public Security comprizes several "branches of service", which include the local police, traffic police, immigration police, security police (including border police), and other armed police units. The current minister is Lieutenant General Vilay Lakhamfong.

List of Ministers of Public Security

International cooperation

In order to increase its capacity to address issues such as the illegal drugs trade and human trafficking, the Ministry of Public Security has established working relations with a number of foreign government agencies and international organisations, including UNODC and UNICEF.

Human rights issues

The security forces subjected to the ministry have occasionally been accused of human rights violations.[1] Their persecution of Christians in Laos is among the heaviest in the world.[2] Particularly, members of the Hmong ethnic group have been subject to violence by security forces.

Ranks

Officers
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Laos Laos Police
Laos People
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Unknown
General
ພົນເອກ
Lieutenant general
ພົນໂທ
Major general
ພົນຕີ
Brigadier general
ພົນຈັດຕະວາ
Colonel
ພັນເອກ
Lieutenant Colonel
ພັນໂທ
Major
ພັນຕີ
Captain
ຮ້ອຍເອກ
Lieutenant
ຮ້ອຍໂທ
Second lieutenant
ຮ້ອຍຕີ
Enlisted
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Laos Laos Police
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Sergeant major
ວາທີ
First sergeant
ສິບເອກ
Sergeant
ສິບໂທ
Corporal
ສິບຕີ
Private First Class
ສິບຕຣີ
Private
ພົນທະຫານ

See also

References