In 1995 the National police of Moldova were under the direction of the
Ministry of Interior. Internal troops were reported to have 2,500 men,
and the numbers of riot police were put at 900. The scope and quality of
Moldova's state security apparatus were difficult to determine. Like the
armed forces, local assets of the former Moldavian KGB were transferred
to the new government along with those personnel who wished to enter the
service of the new government. These elements now function under the
republic's control as the Ministry of National Security.