Myanmar Police Force
, formally known as The People's Police Force (), was established in 1964 as independent department under Ministry of Home Affairs. It was reorganised on 1 October 1995 and informally become part of Tatmadaw. Current Director General
of Myanmar Police Force is Brigadier General Khin Yi
with its headquarters at Yangon
. Its command structure is based on established civil jurisdictions. Each of Myanmar's seven states and seven divisions has their own Police Forces with headquarters in the respective capital cities.
Police in Burma have a long history, and include the national police
force of Burma
, as well as smaller functions and jurisdictions.
British rule in Burma
The Indian Imperial Police
was the primary law enforcement in Burma until 1937, when it was split from British India
In 1872 the third mayor of Mergui District
, Sir Ashly Din
(1870-1875) assigned the first police officer to be stationed at Maliwan
, a village 24 miles north of current Victoria Point
Perhaps the most famous policeman in Burma from this period is the author George Orwell
, who in 1922 joined the Indian Imperial Police
On March 16, 1988 following the killing of two students during the pro-democracy demonstrations
marching on Prome
Road were confronted near Inya Lake
by the Lon Htein
security force riot police and many beaten to death or drowned.
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