Ministry of the Interior (Peru)

Ministry of the Interior (Peru)

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The Ministry of the Interior of Peru is charged with administrating the interior government of Peru as well managing National Police of Peru. The present minister is Oscar Valdés Dancuart.


Old Palace of the Ministry of Government and Police (at present Ministry of the Interior) in the Italia Square in the historical centre of Lima City. Picture from 1924
  • To plan, formulate, direct, control, and evaluate the policy of the sector
  • To direct, conduct, coordinate, and supervise the actions of the interior government and immigration and naturalization as well as to control security services, weapons, munitions, and civil-use explosives
  • To maintain and establish internal order and public order
  • To prevent and combat delinquency, and to investigate crimes
  • To ensure the vigilance and integrity of the nation's borders as well as to protect and maintain custody over public and private heritage
  • To realize intelligence activities within the scope that the law entails
  • Other functions that the law entails


To be a competent sector and to maintain levels of high productivity, to guarantee the populace freedom to exercise their fundamental rights and liberties, to protect democratic internal order, public order and the safety of the citizen, promoting the values of democracy, of culture, peace, and human rights.

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