The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) authorities are a category of law enforcers in Qatar. They ensure the safety and security of all the citizens and residents who are working, living, or visiting the country.
Contrary to popular belief, the CID is not solely in charge of investigations of crimes, in fact, it is also the main issuing body of various legal permits. Read on to know more about the CID – its functions and services for the community.
What is the CID of Qatar?
The General Department of Criminal Investigation was established by Minister of Interior Decree No. (79) for the year 2014 AD, and it includes three departments:
1. The Criminal Investigation Department
2. The Criminal Laboratory Department
3. The Criminal Evidence and Information Department.
The Criminal Investigations Department of Qatar is a subdivision under the Ministry of Interior (MoI) in Qatar.
According to the Ministry’s official website, the above department specializes in combating all types of criminal crimes that occur in the country, and for criminal investigation.
To this end, it conducts the:
Functions and Services of the CID
With the administration of the General Directorate of Criminal Investigation, the CID specializes in the following:
Issuing permits for the following:
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