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Central Police HQVictoria, Mahe

Emergency Only 999

Frequently asked questions

How to apply for character certificate?

  1. Go to the inquiry office
  2. Bring along ID card
  3. You will be required to fill in a form and pay a fee of SR 200/-

Police Head Quarters Victoria

Opening days: Monday to Friday
Opening hours: 0800hrs-1200hrs 1300hrs – 1600hrs

What are my rights when arrested and detained?

According to Article 18 of the Constitution

(1) Every person has a right to liberty and security of the person.

(2) The restriction, in accordance with fair procedures established by law, of the right under clause (1) in the following cases shall not be treated as an infringement of clause (1)-

(a) the arrest or detention in execution of a sentence or other lawful order of a court;

(b) the arrest or detention on reasonable suspicion of having committed or of being about to commit an offence for the purposes of investigation or preventing the commission of the offence and of producing, if necessary, the offender before a competent court;

(c) the arrest or detention to prevent the spread of infectious or contagious diseases which constitute a serious threat to public health;

(d) the arrest or detention for the treatment and rehabilitation of a person who is, or reasonably suspected to be, of unsound mind or addicted to drugs to prevent harm to that person or to the community;

(e) the arrest or detention for the purpose of preventing the unauthorised entry into Seychelles of a person, not being a citizen of Seychelles, or for the purpose of deportation or extradition of that person;

(f) the detention for the rehabilitation and welfare of a minor with the consent of the parent or guardian or of the Attorney-General where such detention is ordered by a competent court.

(3) A person who is arrested or detained has a right to be informed at the time of the arrest or detention or as soon as is reasonably practicable thereafter in, as far as is practicable, a language that the person understands of the reason for the arrest or detention, a right to remain silent, a right to be defended by a legal practitioner of the person’s choice and, in the case of a minor, a right to communicate with the parent or guardian.

(4) A person who is arrested or detained shall be informed at the time of the arrest or detention or as soon as is reasonably practicable thereafter of the rights under clause (3).

(5) A person who is arrested or detained, if not released, shall be produced before a court within twenty-four hours of the arrest or detention or, having regard to the distance from the place of arrest or detention to the nearest court or the non-availability of a judge or magistrate, or force majeure, as soon as is reasonably practicable after the arrest or detention.

What procedure should I follow if I want to join the Police force?

  1. Go to the Police Human Resource office 
  2. Bring along a passport photo, Job Card and copies of your Certificates.
  3. You will be required to fill in a form.
  4. You will later be required to sit for an exam which is held on a weekly basis.
  5. If you are successful you will be called in for an interview.
  6. After a successful interview you will be required to undergo a medical examination organized by the police.

Police Head Quarters Victoria

Opening days: Monday to Friday Opening hours: 0800hrs-1200hrs / 1300hrs – 1600hrs Contact: 4288141