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General Directorate of Border Guard
Frontier Force / Coast Guard

Eastern Region Command

After King Abdulaziz had recaptured Al-Ahsa in 1331 H, he formed centers and patrols for maritime surveillance, which were small sailing ships moving along the beach backed by patrols of camel riders to watch the coast. And then the naval and land patrols were unified in 1355 H under one leadership, the so-called “Coast Guard”. These centers remained linked to the governor of the region until the new formation, which divided the region into six sectors as follows:

  1. Salwa sector, which is responsible for about 1347 km on land, 61 km on the coasts and 50 nautical miles. This sector includes 17 centers.
  2. Al-Khubar sector, which is responsible for about 275 km on the coasts and 86 nautical miles. This sector includes 8 centers.
  3. Ras Tanura sector, which is responsible for about 126 km on the coasts and 57 nautical miles. This sector includes 12 centers.
  4. Al-Jubail sector, which is responsible for about 202 km on the coasts and 22 nautical miles. This sector includes 8 centers.
  5. Al-Khafji sector, which is responsible for about 97 km on land, 174 km on the coasts and 33 nautical miles. This sector includes 10 centers.
  6. Al-Raqa'i sector, which is responsible for about 200 km on land and includes 10 centers.

Border Guard Command, Aseer Region

Formed in 1382 H, and was based in the city of Dhahran Al-Janoub.

  1. In 1391 H, the command of the Frontier Corps Force of Aseer was included in the command of Najran region; and remained linked to it.
  2. In 1394 H, the patrols were modernised and became better organised than they were in the past.
  3. In 1403 H, several buildings were added to the command of the sector and several roads were opened.
  4. In 1407, the command of the sector was separated from the leadership of the Frontier Corps in Najran.
  5. In 1413 H, the name of the Frontier Corps Force was changed to the Border Guard; and the sector re-named the Border Guard of Aseer region.

Border Guard Command, Al-Jouf Region

In 1384 H, a decision by the minister of interior established a Command for the Frontier Corps Force in Al-Gurayat including four sectors: Hagel Sector, Halat Ammar Sector, Al-Issawiya Sector and Al-Hudaithah; then afterward, the sectors of Hagel and Halat Ammar were annexed to the Al-Wajh province. Then the name of the Frontier Corps Force was changed to the Border Guard. The Command is responsible for about (371) km and includes two sectors: Al-Hudaithah and Al-Issawiya besides 15 affiliated centers.

Border Guard Command, Al-Madinah Region

It is related directly to the region emirate and is based in the city of Yanbu. It is responsible for guarding about 359 km; and it includes five units:

  1. Ports Security Units
  2. Marine Units
  3. Coastal Search, Rescue Unit
  4. Security Unit
  5. Centers’ Force, which includes: the southern centers’ force, six centers; and the northern centers’ force, six centers.

Border Guard Command, Northern Border Region

This command was founded in 1384 H and was named the command of Ar’ar, which included two sectors: the Rafha and Tarif sectors. Then the name was changed to the command of the Frontier Corps Force in the northern border region, with a responsibility limits covering about 898 km. After a new formation, this command now includes five sectors: Tarif, Al-Jadidah, Al-Owaiqiliyah, Rafha and Al-Shuba. About thirty-four centers are affiliated with these sectors besides six back-points to support the front centers.

Border Guard Command, Makkah Region

The Makkah region command includes four sectors are as follows:

  1. Rabigh sector which has a responsibility to guard about 175 km on coastal borders, and 284 nautical miles. It includes 8 centers.
  2. Al-Ruwais sector which is located in Jeddah and has a responsibility to guard about 266 km on coastal borders, and 30 nautical miles. It includes 12 centers.
  3. Al-Laith sector which has a responsibility to guard about 183 km on coastal borders, and 28 nautical miles. It includes 9 centers.
  4. Al-Qunfudah sector which has a responsibility to guard about 197 km on coastal orders, and 172 nautical miles. It includes 8 centers.

Border Guard Command, Tabouk Region

This command includes 6 sectors are as follows:

  1. Halat Ammar that is responsible to guard about 182 km on land. It includes 8 centers.
  2. Hagel sector, which is responsible to guard about 93.5 km on land, and 78 km on coastal borders. It includes 13 centers.
  3. Magna sector, which is responsible to guard about 250 km on coastal borders and 124 nautical miles. It includes 13 centers.
  4. Deba sector, which is responsible to guard about 256 km on coastal borders and 101 nautical miles. It includes 10 centers.
  5. Amlug sector, which is responsible to guard about 196 km on coastal borders and 160 nautical miles. It includes 8 centers.
  6. Al-Wajh sector, which is responsible to guard about 182 km on coastal borders and 21 nautical miles. It includes 8 centers.

Border Guard Command, Jazan region

It includes 6 sectors are as follows:

  1. The coastal sector, which is in Jazan region, and responsible to guard about 180 km on coastal borders and 72 nautical miles. It includes 9 centers.
  2. Farasan sector, which is responsible to guard about 144 km on coastal borders and 225 nautical miles. It includes 7 centers.
  3. Al-Tewal sector, which has a responsibility to guard about 46 km on land, 15 km on coastal borders and 12 nautical miles. It includes 6 centers.
  4. Al-Khuba sector, which has a responsibility guard about 93 km on land; and it includes 6 centers.
  5. Al-Ardah sector, which has a responsibility to guard about 67 km on land; and it includes 5 centers.
  6. Al-Daer sector, which has a responsibility to guard about 90 km on land; and it includes 5 centers.

Border Guard Command, Najran region

It includes three sectors as follows:

  1. Sagam sector, which has a responsibility to guard about 230 km on land, and it includes 9 centers.
  2. Khabash sector, which is responsible to guard about 205 km on land, and it includes 11 centers.
  3. Sharorah sector, which is responsible to guard about 1013 km on land, and it includes 17 centers.



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