Lions (police unit)

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Unit for Fast Interventions "Lions"
Единица за брзи инервенции ,,Лавови"
Edinica za brzi intervencii "Lavovi"
Лавови.png
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!"
Agency overview
Formed 2001
Dissolved 2004
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
National agency Republic of Macedonia
Governing body Republic of Macedonia
General nature
Specialist jurisdiction Counter terrorism, special weapons and tactics, protection of VIPs.
Operational structure
Overviewed by Ministry of Internal Affairs
Headquarters Skopje
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.[1] It was dissolved in 2004.[2] Its motto was based on the fascist leader Benito Mussolini's quote.

History[edit]

Company of the unit in July 2001 near Kumanovo

Persons of note[edit]

See also[edit]

Republic of Macedonia Macedonia
Macedonian Police insignia.png Macedonian Police
Albanian terrorism in Macedonia
Special Operations Unit - Tigers
Border Police
Alpha (Police Unit)
Special Support Unit
Lake Patrol

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