Law enforcement in Serbia

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Police of the Republic of Serbia
Полиција Републике Србије
Policija Republike Srbije
Амблем Полиције Србије.png
The emblem of the Serbian Police
Agency overview
Formed 1992
Employees 26,527 uniformed
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
National agency Serbia
Governing body Ministry of Internal Affairs (Serbia)
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Belgrade
Minister responsible Nebojša Stefanović, Ministry of Internal Affairs
Agency executive Milorad Veljović, Police Director
Facilities
Helicopters Aérospatiale Gazelle
Bell 206
Bell 212
Sikorsky S-76

The Police of Serbia (Serbian: Полиција Србије / Policija Srbije), formally the Police of the Republic of Serbia (Serbian: Полиција Републике Србије / Policija Republike Srbije), commonly abbreviated to Serbian Police (Serbian: Српска полиција / Srpska 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.[1]

Organization[edit]

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.[1] As of September 30, 2006, the Serbian Police has a total of 26,527 of uniformed officers of which 6.9% are female officers.[1]

Special units[edit]

SBPOK[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Education and training[edit]

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[disambiguation needed], Jasenovo[disambiguation needed], Mitrovo Polje and Kuršumlijska Banja.[1]

Type of vehicles[edit]

Former Badge of the Serbian Policev(1995-2001)

This is a list of vehicles used by Serbian Police:

Rotorcraft[edit]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Policing Profiles of Participating and Partner States". OSCE. 11 July 2007. Retrieved 29 May 2007. 

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