1203 GMT November 19, 2019
A group of Iranian Police commanders and officials met with Ayatollah Khamenei in Tehran on Sunday, Tasnim News Agency reported.
The Leader, commander-in-chief of the Iranian Armed Forces, lauded the police forces as “guardians of order and security” in the society whose performance is closely judged by the public opinion.
“You must act in such a way that people would consider the Law Enforcement Force (Police) as a mighty, fair and vigilant force,” Ayatollah Khamenei told the commanders.
The Leader then explained that various units of the police serving in the stations, outposts and police patrols are under observation of people, saying a judgment on police performance is generalized to all Armed Forces and to the Islamic establishment.
Hailing police’s advances and stressing the need for continued progress, Ayatollah Khamenei said police performance must be wise, prudent and also reassuring and trust-building for people.
Iran’s police force is in charge of ensuring security in the cities, on the roads and along the borders.
It has a broad range of responsibilities and includes several divisions, including cyber police, border guard police, traffic police, criminal investigation department, and a bureau for compulsory military service affairs.