National Defense & Security

Civil Defense

The State gives highest care for internal security as it is the pillar of the stability and spends maximum efforts to provide security, safety and peace of mind for citizens and residents.

The first "Extinguishing Police Section" was formed in 1955 with a small number of police staff and the equipments and tools as well. Along with the development of the country in all fields, spread of the construction boom and increase in the size of establishments, it was the need of time to increase the capability of the fire fighting force in personnel and equipments, convoying with the renaissance witnessed by the country.

Considering the importance of convoying with the comprehensive renaissance in the country, the name " Civil Defense Department" was changed into "The General Directorate of Civil Defense" according to the decree No. 38 for the year 2005 issued by the Minister of state for interior affairs and the organizational structure was approved in order to convoy with the fast and visible renaissance.

Qatar Armed Forces

The Qatar Armed Forces are the military forces of Qatar. Qatar's defense expenditures accounted for approximately 4.2% of gross national product in 1993. Qatar has recently signed defense pacts with the United States and United Kingdom, as well as with France earlier in 1994. Qatar plays an active role in the collective defense efforts of the Gulf Cooperation Council; the other five members are Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, the UAE, and Oman.

Traffic Department

Organizing traffic movements was started in Qatar from the date the people started using vehicles. The Law enforcement force of that time took the responsibility of controlling traffic movements in the Qatar where the numbers of vehicles were very less.

The traffic law No. (17) was issued in the year 1968 to organize the traffic rules and disciplines in a time when the signs and features of development was witnessed in the country along with increase in the numbers of vehicles and driving licenses issued for people in addition to increment in population density.

In the shades of developments and opulence seen commonly in all parts of the country which convoyed with growth of population, long roads, huge numbers of vehicles and rise in the numbers of foreign workers, lead to recruit a large number of police personnel to organize the traffic movement in the country and other experts to improve the traffic system in the state. When the traffic law No. (17) of 1968 didn't comprise whole parts of traffic requirements that convoy with the cultural awakening of that time, The traffic law No.(10) for the year 1979 was issued. In the year 1998.