Vision and Mission


The Ministry of National Security will be the Model of National Security Excellence in the Caribbean Region, characterized by a highly trained and motivated staff, sophisticated and flexible policy development capacity, effective and efficient deployment of resources, the employment of modern technology and best practices in crime fighting, crime prevention and protecting the nation from external threats.


To contribute towards creating a safe and secure Jamaica by the effective enforcement of law, order and maintenance of secure borders.

The Ministry of National Security (MNS) was established as a single Ministry in 2001 following the separation of the Ministry of National Security and Justice to form two separate Ministries.  The current MNS mandate is to:

  • Facilitate the maintenance of law and order;
  • Protect Jamaica against internal and external threats;
  • Ensure the safety of Jamaica’s borders and;
  • Punish and rehabilitate offenders