Law enforcement in Serbia
|Serbian Police badge|
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Governing body||Ministry of Internal Affairs (Serbia)|
|Minister responsible||Dr Nebojša Stefanović, Ministry of Internal Affairs|
|Agency executive||Milorad Veljović, Police Director|
The Serbian Police (Serbian: Полиција / Policija) is the civilian police force of Serbia. The Serbian Police is responsible for all local and national law enforcement. It is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The General Police Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs has 15 organizational units and 27 Regional Police Directorates.
The Ministry's General Police Directorate operates five separate departments, the:
- Department for Organization, Prevention and Community Policing,
- Department for Public Peace and Order and Other Police Affairs,
- Department for Special Actions, Intervention Police Formation, Defense Preparations and Reserve Preparation,
- Department for Control of Legitimacy of Work, and
- Department for Staffing, Improvement and Police Equipping.
There are 161 local police stations across the country, 62 border patrol stations and 49 traffic police stations. As of September 30, 2006, the Ministry of Internal Affairs has a total of 42,740 employees, 26,527 of these are uniformed officers of which 6.9% are female officers.
The Counter-Organized Crime Service (SBPOK), was a stable structure out of the police service (Public Security Sector) that reported directly to him, as the only operational police unit reporting directly at the political level.[clarification needed] The intention was to recruit some of the best and most experienced Serbian investigators to SBPOK. They are regarded as the best anti-organized crime unit in eastern and southern Europe.
Education and training
The law enforcement education in Serbia, is provided through the Basic Police Training Centre and the Criminal and Police Academy's. Within the Training Centre there are local educational centres in: Makiš, Belgrade, Kula, Klisa, Petrovo Selo, Jasenovo, Mitrovo Polje and Kuršumlijska Banja.
Type of vehicles
This is a list of vehicles used by law enforcement agencies in Serbia:
- BMW F10
- Fiat Ducato
- Fiat Grande Punto
- Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
- Mitsubishi Outlander
- Mitsubishi RVR
- Peugeot 307
- Peugeot 308
- Peugeot Boxer
- Volkswagen Golf Mk6
- Volkswagen Polo (withdrawn)
- Volkswagen Polo Mk5
- Zastava Florida (withdrawn)
- Zastava Koral (withdrawn)
- Zastava Rival
- Zastava Skala (withdrawn)
- "Policing Profiles of Participating and Partner States". OSCE. 11 July 2007. Retrieved 29 May 2007.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Law enforcement in Serbia.|
- Police Directorate
- Ministry of Internal Affairs
- Organigram of the Ministry of Interior
- OSCE Study on policing in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia - by Richard Monk (2001)
- OSCE Report Police Reform in Serbia: Towards the Creation of a Modern and Accountable Police Service - by Mark Downes (2004)
- OSCE Report Policing the Economic Transition in Serbia: An assessment of the Serbian Police Service's capacities to fight economic crime - by Reto Brunhart and Novak Gajić (2005)
- Police Reform in Serbia: Five Years Later - by Branka Bakic and Novak Gajic (2006)