Police corruption is reported to be a problem in Sudan, according to the Human Rights Report 2013. Police officers are poorly paid, and many extort bribes to supplement their income. According to the report, when citizens have attempted to complain about police abuse, they have often faced retaliation, and police officers are usually not held accountable for their misconduct. Additionally, Freedom in the World 2014 states that police forces routinely abuse their power, carrying out unlawful and arbitrary arrests.
According to the Global Corruption Barometer 2013, a significant number of surveyed Sudanese households perceive the police to be corrupt/extremely corrupt.
AllAfrica reports in August 2013 that a police officer was sentenced by a court in Khartoum after he had reported corruption within the Interior Ministry to the president and the Sudanese police director. He was sentenced to four years in jail for falsifying information and damaging the reputation of the Interior Ministry.