Brigade Pour La Protection Des Mineurs
The Brigade Pour La Protection Des Mineurs (BDM) was set up on 24th May, 2004 to deal more effectively and efficiently with the problems of child abuse and juvenile delinquency. It focuses on the protection of children always ensuring their best interest and act as a watchdog against child abuse. The BDM is under the aegis of Central Criminal Investigation Department (CCID) of the Mauritius Police Force (MPF).
In line with the vision and mission of the Mauritius Police Force, the BDM ensures a safe and protective environment for children.
To provide a safer environment to all the children of the Republic of Mauritius.
Working with all local and foreign stakeholders in the highest interest of the children of the Republic of Mauritius.
- A Child Friendly Police
- A Role Model
- To ensure that the existing laws governing children are respected thus safeguarding their rights;
- To implement policies and practices regarding child protection, thus averting abuse and exploitation of children;
- To assist local Police into cases where juveniles are uncontrollable, destitute, missing and neglected;
- To work closely with other agencies both Government and Non-Government in deviating the minors from criminal activity;
- Advice and counseling services provided in cases of dispute with parents and the society,
- To carry out regular checks at places of amusement and leisure and licence premises frequented by minors;
- To raise a sense of awareness among members of the public including children through sensitization campaigns.
The Headquarters of the BDM is situated on 10th Floor, Sterling House, Lislet Geoffroy Street, Port Louis.
BDM Head Quarters
10th Floor Sterling House, Lislet Geoffroy Street , Port Louis
There are eight sub-units which are operational at District Level as follows:-
BDM Metro South Div
Pope Henessy Police Station, Port Louis
BDM Metro North Div
IKS Building, Fanfaron Police Station.
BDM Northern Div
Compound of Northern Div HQ, Piton
BDM Eastern Div
Compound of Eastern Div HQ, Flacq
BDM Western Div
Compound of Western Div HQ, Rose Hill
466 72 00
BDM Central Div
Compound of Vacoas Police Station
BDM Southern Div
Compound of Southern Div HQ, Rose Belle
BDM Rodrigues Div
Integrated Family Centre, Malabar, Rodrigues