The General Directorate of Gendarmeries

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The General Directorate of Gendarmeries

General Information

The Gendarmerie - A new Royal vision

Since His Majesty, King Abdullah II assumed the throne, he was keen to confront the challenges associated with the necessary transition; taking strong and perseverant strides in a very short period of time, when many people had failed to do so. This was an era of ferocious waves of disadvantageous circumstances that could’ve washed away anyone who dares to remain resilient.

Nevertheless, His Majesty was rightfully betting on his perseverance and people. He was betting on the future and the youth; His Majesty's royal grants are connected with his unified Jordanian family, working day and night, not sparing any effort to take positive initiatives in all directions; to drive advancement and overall development. The noble king connected with his Jordanian family by working hard during day and night in all directions to initiative for the advancement and overall development.

Because security of the nation and citizens is the main focus of His Majesty, the General Directorate of Gendarmerie came to life, not as a luxury but based on the insightful vision of the supreme commander, His Majesty King Abdullah II, the need for security, and for effective contribution in the  Comprehensive security system, and stability nationwide, in addition to acting as an autonomous, highly prepared, professional and specialized arm of security; capable of carrying out several tasks, including containment of any security disruptions or public disorders.

Since its inception, the General Directorate of Gendarmerie has endeavored to make this vision a reality; by earning the people’s trust and realizing its mission of maintaining security.

In addition to protecting society’s assets and wealth, the General Directorate of Gendarmerie also contributes to promote prosperity, social welfare of citizens and to serve justice towards stability, to enable citizens and residents alike to enjoy the safety and security; which have become unique features of Jordan within a war-torn region, and distinctive trait of Jordan on a global scale.

This leads us to regard the General Directorate of Gendarmerie as the national authority in charge of protecting society and enforcing its foundations of security; in conjunction with other relevant security agencies, under applicable laws and regulations. Efforts of the Gendarmerie are enabling all members of society to work and produce freely and safely; reassured that their families and assets are in good hands while they are away. This postulates a great responsibility on part of both citizens and institutions to actively partner with security agency to achieve an integrated scheme of security. Since security is more of perception as opposed to being limited to tangible measures taken by security services, or the checks and balances offered under laws and regulations, the feeling of serenity and tranquility is the goal any society yearns for.

To complement the security strategy followed by the directorate in areas of development, modernization and training, which it is an actual translation of the royal vision, and in order to communicate with citizens of different positions and status, the General Directorate of Gendarmerie has taken the initiative to establish its own independent website, following its policy of transparency. The website serves as a mechanism of reach out to citizens, to raise awareness about the Gendarmerie and its functions carried out by its units spread around the kingdom. The website also serves as a platform for dialogue with and feedback from citizens; which is utilized to assess and rectify weaknesses and build upon strengths.

The ultimate goal is to promote security awareness among citizens; enabling them to be actual partners in the process towards sustainable development, and in the conservation of the nation’s earnings and wealth.

May Allah almighty keep our beloved homeland safe and secure; under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II bin al Hussein, The supreme commander of Jordan armed forces.

Contact Information

  • City
  • Amman
  • PO Box
  • 925818
  • Address
  • Shafa Badran / Hay marj alfaras / Abdullah Al-Hasan Al- Adwan Street
  • ZIP Code
  • 11190
  • Fax
  • 5100383


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