Cyprus Police exercises its authority throughout the territory of the Republic of Cyprus pursuant to the following laws and Regulations:
- The Constitution of the Republic of Cyprus
- Police Law 73(I)2004
- Police Regulations
- Police Standing Orders
- Criminal Code Cap.154
- Criminal Procedure Law Cap.155
- Evidence Law Cap-9
- The Processing of Personal Data (Protection of the Individual) Law 138(1)/2001.
The Legal Framework within which the Police act is determined by the Constitution, Police Law Cap.285, as well as by other legislation which provide the police with the authority to search, detain, arrest, interrogate and bring charges against offenders.