Ministry of Internal Affairs (Azerbaijan)

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Ministry of Internal Affairs of Azerbaijan Republic
Azərbaycan Respublikasının Daxili İşlər Nazirliyi
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Insignia of Ministry of Internal Affairs
Agency overview
Formed May 28, 1918
Headquarters 7 Husu Hajiyev Street, Baku, Azerbaijan Republic AZ1001[1]
Agency executive Ramil Usubov,
Minister of Internal Affairs
Child agency Police Academy
Website www.mia.gov.az
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The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Respublikasının Daxili İşlər Nazirliyi) is an Azerbaijani government ministry for internal affairs, which is responsible for keeping the order, security and safety of population, officials, buildings and structures in the country. The Minister of Internal Affairs of Azerbaijan is appointed and removed from the post by the Commander-in-chief of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, the President of Azerbaijan.

The current Minister of Internal Affairs is Ramil Usubov.

History[edit]

The Ministry of Internal Affairs was first established under the government of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic upon its proclamation of independence on May 28, 1918. Being a government authority in charge of the police force, it played a vital role in state building of Azerbaijan. However, on April 28, 1920 when Azerbaijan fell under the Soviet rule, the ministry was transferred under the authority of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the USSR. The employees of the ministry distinguished themselves during the Great Patriotic War with about 800 of them receiving various awards and medals for courage and struggle against Nazi Germany.

After restoration of independence of Azerbaijan on October 18, 1991 when the ministry was re-established as the Ministry of Azerbaijan Republic, Azerbaijani law enforcement employees fought during the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with 932 of them killed during the war. Sixty six of the police employees received the National Hero of Azerbaijan award, 86 of them were given the Azerbaijani Flag Order and 247 with other medals and orders of Azerbaijan Republic. In 1992, Azerbaijan joined the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) and the National Central Bureau (NCB) of Interpol was established within the Ministry of Internal Affairs on November 24, 1992.

Police Academy was established at the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Azerbaijan on the basis of the N. Rzayev Special Police College pursuant to the Presidential Decree of May 23, 1992 approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Azerbaijan on June 9, 1992. On June 30, 2004 the Department of Internal Security was created within the ministry to conduct corporate control over the MIA services, prevention of activities incompatible with the service of Azerbaijani police, exposure of corrupt officers, etc.[2]

Ministers of Internal Affairs[edit]

Ministers of Internal Affairs of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic[edit]

# Name Photo Term in office Party affiliation
1
Fatali Khan Khoyski
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May 28, 1918 — June 17, 1918
No Party Affiliation
2
Behbud Khan Javanshir
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June 17, 1918 - December 26, 1918
3
Khalil Bey Khasmammadov
December 26, 1918 - June 16, 1919
Musavat
4
Nasib Yusifbeyli
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June 16, 1919 - December 22, 1919
Musavat
5
Mammad Hasan Hajinski
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December 22, 1919 - February 15, 1920
Musavat
6
Mustafa Vakilov
February 15, 1920 - April 28, 1920

Heads of Department of Internal Affairs of Azerbaijan SSR[edit]

# Name Photo Term in office Party affiliation
People's Commissar of Internal Affairs of Azerbaijan SSR
1
Hamid Sultanov
April 28, 1920 - June 1, 1921
Russian Social Democratic Labour Party
2
Mir Jafar Baghirov
October 5, 1921 - May 22, 1927
Communist Party
3
Novruz Rizayev
May 22, 1927 - Jule 10, 1929
Communist Party
Stepan Yemelianov
August 1, 1929 - ?
Communist Party
Yuvelyan Sumbatov-Topuridze
January 1, 1937 - January 10, 1938[3]
Communist Party
Mikhail Rayev
January 10, 1938 - November 12, 1938[4]
Communist Party
Stepan Yemelianov
February 11, 1939 - February 26, 1941[3]
Communist Party
Mir Teymur Yagubov
March 6, 1941 - June 1, 1943
Communist Party
Aghaselim Atakishiyev
July 10, 1943 - June 6, 1953
Communist Party
Ministers of Internal Affairs of Azerbaijan SSR
1
Stepan Yemelianov
March 16, 1953 - July 29, 1953
Communist Party
2
Anatoliy Guskov
August 8, 1953 - March 25, 1954
Communist Party
3
Ivan Buliga
April 30, 1954 - July 10, 1956
Communist Party
4
Ali Kerimov
August 11, 1956 - February 5, 1960
Communist Party
5
Khalil Mammadov
November 3, 1960 - January 5, 1965
Communist Party
6
Mammad Alizade
January 5, 1965 - March 19, 1970
Communist Party
7
Arif Heydarov
March 19, 1970 - July 20, 1978
Communist Party
8
Jafar Veliyev
November 4, 1978 - April 6, 1987
Communist Party
9
Aydin Mammadov
April 7, 1987 - May 9, 1990
Communist Party
10
Mahammad Asadov
May 23, 1990 - November 20, 1991
No party affiliation

Ministers of Internal Affairs of Azerbaijan Republic[edit]

# Name Photo Term in office Party affiliation
1
Mahammad Asadov
May 23, 1990 — November 20, 1991
No party affiliation
2
Tofig Kerimov
November 20, 1991 - March 17, 1992
No party affiliation
3
Tahir Aliyev
March 17, 1992[5] - April 25, 1992[6]
No party affiliation
4
Isgandar Hamidov
May 26, 1992 - April 16, 1993
Popular Front of Azerbaijan
5
Abdulla Allahverdiyev
April 21, 1993 - June 25, 1993
No party affiliation
6
Vagif Novruzov
July 7, 1993 - April 29, 1994
No party affiliation
7
Ramil Usubov
from April 29, 1994
New Azerbaijan Party

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