Lions (police unit)
|Unit for Fast Interventions "Lions"
Единица за брзи инервенции ,,Лавови"
Edinica za brzi intervencii "Lavovi"
Patch of the Unit for Fast Interventions "Lions"
|Motto||„Подобро еден ден лав, отколку цел живот овца!“
"Better one day a lion, than a whole life as a sheep!"
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|National agency||Republic of Macedonia|
|Governing body||Republic of Macedonia|
|Specialist jurisdiction||Counter terrorism, special weapons and tactics, protection of VIPs.|
|Overviewed by||Ministry of Internal Affairs|
|Agency executive||Goran Stojkov, Police general|
The Lions was a special police unit for fast interventions formed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Macedonia in 2001. It was dissolved in 2004. Its motto was based on the fascist leader Benito Mussolini's quote.
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Persons of note
- Goran Stojkov, police general
- Goran Georgievski Mujo, police commander
- Toni Mihajlovski, spokesman
- Oliver Petrushevski, KIA (†2001)
- Macedonian Police
- Albanian terrorism in Macedonia
- Special Operations Unit - Tigers
- Border Police
- Alpha (Police Unit)
- Special Support Unit
- Lake Patrol