Law enforcement in Serbia

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Serbian Police
Badge of Serbian police.jpg
Serbian Police badge
Agency overview
Formed 1992
Employees 42,740 (2006)
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
Helicopters Aérospatiale Gazelle
Bell 206
Bell 212
Sikorsky S-76

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.[1]


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 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.[1]

Special units[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, Jasenovo, Mitrovo Polje and Kuršumlijska Banja.[1]

Type of vehicles[edit]

Former Badge of the Serbian Police(1995-2001)
Previous Symbol of the Serbian Police

This is a list of vehicles used by law enforcement agencies in Serbia:



See also[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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