The Office for Combating Illegal Immigration was set up in 2004 in order to combat the increasing problem of illegal immigration to Cyprus and support other existing services. The responsibilities of this Office are to:
• collect, classify, evaluate and analyse all the information received relating to illegal immigration
• provide information related to illegal immigration to all Police Services / Departments / Directorates / Units / Divisions upon request
• take part in the operations carried out by the Aliens and Immigration Unit in relation to illegal immigrants
• keep statistical records on illegal immigration and inform the Chief of Police.