Information on the Gendarmerie University or College in Teheran [IRN21712.E]

According to the Cultural attaché at the Embassy of Iran in Ottawa, there is no university or college called "Gendarmerie" in Iran (4 Oct. 1995). The Gendarmerie is a police force use in rural areas (ibid.).

For information on the Gendarmerie as a police force, please find the attached documents.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Cultural Attaché, Embassy of Iran, Ottawa. 4 October 1995. Telephone conversation


Voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran [Tehran]. 21 July 1990. "Iran Vali-ye Faqih Representative and Gendarmerie Commander on Border Security." (NEXIS)

Tehran Home Service. [Tehran]. 11 June 1987. "Iran's Montezari Receives Gendarmerie Officials." (NEXIS)

BBC Summary of World Broadcasts [London]. 10 August 1981. Resignation of Gendarmerie Commander." (NEXIS)

Sources Consulted

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Reports. Daily.

Newspapers and periodicals pertaining to the appropriate region.

On-line searches of news articles.

The Middle East [London]. Monthly.