List of historical secret police organizations

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This is a list of historical secret police organizations. In most cases they are no longer current because the regime that ran them was overthrown or changed, or they changed their names. Few still exist under the same name as legitimate police forces.

Agencies by country

Afghanistan

Albania

Angola

Argentina

Bolivia

Brazil

Cambodia

Cameroon

Central African Republic

Chad

Chile

China

Congo, People's Republic of

  • General Directorate for State Security (French: Direction Générale de la Sécurité de l'État)[1]

Cuba

Czechoslovakia

Dominican Republic

Egypt

Finland

Germany

Greece

Guatemala

Haiti

Honduras

Hungary

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Ireland

Italy

Japan

South Korea

Mexico

Mozambique

  • National Service of Popular Security (SNASP)[3]

Nicaragua

Nigeria

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Prussia

Republic of China (Taiwan)

Roman Empire

Romania

Russia

Rwanda

El Salvador

Singapore

Somalia

South Africa

Soviet Union

Uganda

United States of America

Uruguay

Venezuela

Yugoslavia

Zaire

  • Centre Nationale de Documentation (CND) (National Documentation Center) - 1969-early 1980s
  • Agence Nationale de Documentation (AND) (National Documentation Agency) - Early 1980s-August 1990
  • Service National d'Intelligence et de Protection (SNIP) (National Service for Intelligence and Protection) - August 1990 - May 1997[5]

See also

Notes

  1. John F. Clark and Samuel Decalo, Historical Dictionary of Republic of the Congo, Fourth Edition (2012), page 134.
  2. Abbott, Elizabeth (1988). Haiti: An insider's history of the rise and fall of the Duvaliers. Simon & Schuster. p. 116 ISBN 0-671-68620-8
  3. "Mozambique: Six Months After Independence" AliciaPatterson.org. Accessed on May 29, 2008.
  4. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?frd/cstdy:@field(DOCID+so0125)
  5. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?frd/cstdy:@field(DOCID+zr0206)