Military of Dominica

There is no standing army in Dominica since 1981.[1] Defense is the responsibility of Regional Security System (RSS).

The civil Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force includes a Special Service Unit, Coast Guard. In the event of war or other emergency, if proclaimed by the authorities, the Police Force shall be a military force which may be employed for State defence (Police Act, Chapter 14:01).[2]


  1. Overview. 26 countries without armies, ARPED
  2. cited literally from The Caribbean: Defence and Security in the Anglophone Caribbean — The Roads to Cooperation. in A Comparative Atlas of Defence in Latin America and Caribbean, 2010 Edition, table Defence Force’s Mission, p. 113 (pp. 113-128, pdf p. 1)
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