Ministry Of Interior Riyadh
Ministry Of Interior located in Riyadh. The main objectives for the ministry are: Achieve security and stability Kingdom-wide and fight against all means of crime to ensure the safety of Saudi society and its development, Ensure safety of Pilgrims in order to perform their rituals safely and Reinforce security cooperation with Arab countries. In 1344 H a General Authority was formed to administer Al Hijaz Region. On 21/2/1345H the basic law of governance was issued and internal affairs were assigned to the Public Prosecution Department. The Department included Public Security, Telegraph and Posts, Public Health, Municipalities, Public Works, Commerce, Agriculture, Industry, Minerals and all private establishments. Another Decree was issued on 19/8/1350 H. Thereby the General Prosecution was divided into two: First Division: Ministry of Interior including Health, Education, Telegraph and Post, Legal Courts, General Police, Municipalities and Endowments, Second Division: Deputies Council consists of Chairman and Deputies from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Finance and Al-Shura. Responsibilities of those two divisions at that time were assigned to the Deputy General Prince Faisal bin Abdulaziz. The Royal Decree was issued on 9/3/1353 H to merge the Ministry with the Deputies Council Bureau. Hence, the Ministry's responsibilities were assigned to Council of Deputies. On 1370 H, the Ministry of Interior was reformed according to the Royal Decree number 5/11/8697 dated 26/8/1370 H. The Ministry became responsible for administration of the Regions, Emirates and Security Sectors in Al-Hijaz Region. In 1375 H, the Ministry was transferred from Al-Hijaz to Riyadh and it took responsibility of monitoring the Kingdom's regions gradually until it covered the whole Kingdom on 1380 H. The current Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.