Ministry Of National Security

Ministry of National Security

Sir Orville A. Turnquest Building John F. Kennedy Drive

P. O. Box N 3217 | Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas


The Honourable Wayne Munroe K.C. is the Minister of National Security. The Permanent Secretary, Ms. Cheryl Darville, is the Chief Administrative Officer and advises the minister on the ministry’s policies and is responsible for the supervision of the ministry, human resources, accounting matters and the daily implementation of the government’s policies and programmes. The ministry is located at Sir Orville A. Turnquest Building, John F. Kennedy Drive.

The ministry has portfolio responsibility for the public safety of The Bahamas. The security agencies for which it has policy oversight are: the Royal Bahamas Police Force, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and the Bahamas Department of Corrections. The portfolio also includes responsibility of the Parliamentary Registration Department, Prerogative of Mercy and the specialized areas of the National Anti-Drug Secretariat and Security Guards and Inquiry Agents Licensing.

Mission Statement

 “To defend, protect and guard the national and territorial sovereignty and integrity of The Bahamas and its citizens. ” 

Areas of Responsibility

  • The Royal Bahamas Police Force
  • The Royal Bahamas Defence Force
  • Department of Correctional Services
  • Parliamentary Registration Department

Other Areas of Responsibilities

  • Public Safety
  • Flags and Coat of Arms
  • Police Force
  • Defence Force
  • Prison
  • Prisoners
  • Prerogative of Mercy
  • Relations with the Parliamentary Commissioner
  • Elections and Referenda 

Specialized Areas of Responsibility

  • National Anti-Drug Secretariat (NADS)
  • Security Guards and Inquiry Agents Licensing

Get in touch

Phone: (242) 502-3300, 356-6792/3 or 356-4400/3
Fax: (242) 356-6087

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