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Criminal Evidences and Information Department

Web Content Viewer (JSR 286)
Web Content Viewer (JSR 286)


Criminal Evidences and Information Department (CEID) was established by the ministerial decree No. 3/1991 issued on May 5, 1991. Its terms of reference and organizational structure were set and then amended by the ministerial decree No. 44/2009 as follow:


  • To preserve and classify fingerprints, inspect locations of accidents, and lift trace evidence of fingerprints using traditional and chemical methods to utilize it in comparing and identifying the individuals through chemical manifesting of fingerprints in order to detect the crimes and arrest its perpetrators and to carry out other technical tasks.

  • To open criminal record files for those convicted judicially, add the new sentences to those who have previous records, issue criminal status report and other related certificates to citizens and residents and carry out security check and other assistive tasks.

  • To document criminal information electronically, provide the investigation, search and interrogation authorities the required information in order to detect the crimes and arrest its perpetrators, prepare criminal statistics in coordination with the concerned departments and report to the competent authorities upon request.

  • To receive exile records from the GCC countries through "Arab and International Police Communications Department" and receive Arab and International circulars for internationally wanted persons.

  • To use sniffer dogs in identifying criminals and finding out drugs and explosives and in other tasks.

  • To issue permits for transferring corpses outside the country, and permits for importing firearms and ammunition.

  • To move to accident locations (crime scene) for making still photos or video-shooting of criminal accidents as per the communication from the competent security departments, develop films and print photos for all the departments of the Ministry of Interior, to save, archive, record and classify films, examine suspected videos and CDs, transcript audio tapes and pictures, compare sounds and arrange closed-circuit microphones and other assistive tasks.

  • To draw crime scene sketches in coordination with other authorities.

  • To propose the annual budget of the Department.

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