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People's Police (Sudan)

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 258
Country: Sudan
Date formed: Nov. 14, 1992
Details of Formation: - in 1992, the Sudanese Council of Ministers approved the establishment of the People's Police - this PGAG should act as supporting force to the official police similar to the support provided to the Sudanese army by the Popular Defence Forces
Date dissolved: Unknown
Details of Termination:
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? no
Government Relation: type2
Government Link(s): political party; state/military institution
Training and Equipment yes
Shared Information and Joint Operations yes
Shared personnel no
Types of Material Support: domestic government
State Sponsor(s): none
Other Connection(s):
Membership: religious; adolescents
Location: Khartoum, Eastern Sudan, Southern Sudan (e.g., Upper Nile, Eastern Equatoria, Central Equatoria), Darfur
Force Strength: [5000, 40000]
Target(s): unarmed political opposition, government critics; rebels, insurgents, or other armed group
Purpose(s): protect state, national or religious institutions; self-defense and security; intimidation of civilians
Other Information: - the People's Police is alternatively called Popular Police Force (PPF), United People's Police (UPP) and sometimes "mujahidin" - the aims of the People's Police are twofold: firstly, it is aimed at "entrenching Islamic values" and "establishing a Muslim society"; secondly, it should provide support to the regular police forces - the People's Police is not aimed at replacing the regular Police forces - the People's Police acts under the Police Force Act of 1992 and the Penal Procedures Act of 1991 - the members of this PGM enjoy immunity - Muhammad Hatim is the general coordinator of the People's Police