Ministry of Internal Affairs (Albania)

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Ministry of Internal Affairs
Ministria e Punëve të Brendshme
Ministria e Punëve të Brendshme.svg
Department overview
Formed4 December 1912
JurisdictionGovernment of Albania
HeadquartersDëshmorët e Kombit Boulevard
Tirana, Albania
Minister responsible
Department executive
Child Department
WebsiteOfficial Website

The Ministry of Internal Affairs (Albanian: Ministria e Punëve të Brendshme) is a department of the Albanian Government, in charge of regulation for the protection of rights and liberties of the Albanian citizens, investigates unlawful acts against the interest of society and state, fights crime, provides civil order, ensures civil security, traffic safety, and protects the security and protection of important individuals.[1]

It is a centralised agency headed by the Minister of Internal Affairs. The ministry closely operates with the Albanian police (Policia e Shtetit).

History[edit]

Ministry building

From the time of independence, the Ministry of Interior has been reorganized and has changed its name several times. This list reflects the changes made in years in its pluralist history since 1992 as an institution:

  1. Ministry of Public Order (Ministria e Rendit Publik) from 1992 to 1996
  2. Ministry of Interior (Ministria e Brendëshme) from 1996 to 1998
  3. Ministry of Public Order (Ministria e Rendit Publik) from 1998 to 2005
  4. Ministry of Interior (Ministria e Brendëshme) from 2005 to 2013
  5. Ministry of Internal Affairs (Ministria e Punëve të Brendëshme) from 2013 to 2017
  6. Ministry of Interior (Ministria e Brendëshme) from 2017 - current

Subordinate institutions[edit]

  • State Police
  • Republican Guard
  • Internal Affairs and Complaints Service (SHÇBA)
  • National Territorial Defence Inspectorate (IKMT)
  • Agency for Support of Local Self-Government
  • Vacation Center of the Ministry (Durrës)
  • Center for the Services and Management of Transportation Means
  • National Reception Center for Asylum Seekers
  • Agency for Inventory and Transfer of Public Properties
  • General Directorate of Civil Status
  • Directorate of Documentation and Procedures (DPGJC)
  • Information Systems Directory (DPGJC)
  • General Directorate of Public Order Policies, Safety and Domestic Affairs
  • Directorate of Programs and Implementation of Priorities
  • Directorate of Policies and Strategies for Order and Public Safety
  • Directorate of Conception and Feasibility of Projects
  • Directorate of Local Affairs and Delegated Functions
  • General Regulatory and Compliance Directorate for Public Order and Security
  • Directorate of Programming, Standardization and Harmonization of the Regulatory Framework
  • Directorate of Integration, Coordination, Agreements and Assistance
  • Directorate of Asylum and Citizenship
  • Directorate of Anti-Trafficking and Migration
  • General Directorate of Economic and Support Services
  • Directorate of Budget and Financial Management
  • Directorate of Well Management of Human Resources, Assets and Services
  • Directorate of System Archives
  • Directorate of Audit
  • Agency of Recollection Purchases
  • Directorate of Procurements Development
  • Technical Directorate
  • Directorate of Standards and Quality Monitoring
  • Directorate of Reviewing Complaints of Recollected Procurements

Officeholders (1912–present)[edit]

No. Name
Term in office
1 Myfid bej Libohova 4 December 1912 5 July 1913
2 Esat Toptani 5 July 1913 31 July 1913
3 Ismail Qemali 31 July 1913 5 September 1913
4 Hasan Prishtina 5 September 1913 20 November 1913
5 Fejzi Alizoti 20 November 1913 17 March 1914
6 Esat Toptani 18 March 1914 8 May 1914
7 Myfid bej Libohova 9 May 1914 28 May 1914
8 Aqif Biçaku 28 May 1914 5 October 1914
9 Shahin Dino 5 October 1914 27 January 1916
10 Foreign Delegate 27 January 1916 30 December 1918
11 Mehdi Frashëri 30 December 1918 1 July 1919
12 Myfit Libohova 1 July 1919 29 January 1920
13 Ahmet Zogu 29 January 1920 14 November 1920
14 Fuat bej Dibra 15 November 1920 25 November 1920
15 Xhafer Ypi 25 November 1920 15 December 1920
16 Refik Toptani 15 December 1920 12 January 1921
17 Mehdi Frashëri 12 January 1921 11 July 1921
18 Sulejman Delvina 11 July 1921 18 October 1921
19 Bajram Fevziu 18 October 1921 5 December 1921
20 Luigj Gurakuqi 6 December 1921 12 December 1921
21 Rauf Fico 12 December 1921 24 December 1921
22 Ahmet Zogu 24 December 1921 25 November 1923
23 Sejfi Vllamasi 25 November 1923 7 December 1923
24 Rauf Fico 7 December 1923 14 December 1923
25 Rexhep Mitrovica 14 December 1923 28 December 1923
26 Sejfi Vllamasi 28 December 1923 3 March 1924
27 Shefqet Vërlaci 3 March 1924 27 May 1924
28 Abdurrahman Dibra 28 May 1924 10 June 1924
29 Rexhep Shala 10 June 1924 24 December 1924
30 Abdurrahman Dibra 25 December 1924 6 January 1925
31 Ahmet Zogu 6 January 1925 31 January 1925
32 Kostaq Kotta 1 February 1925 1 April 1925
33 Ceno Kryeziu 1 April 1925 23 September 1925
34 Musa Juka 28 September 1925 12 February 1927
35 Abdurrahman Dibra 12 February 1927 10 May 1928
36 Kostaq Kotta 11 May 1928 4 March 1930
37 Rauf Fico 4 March 1930 11 November 1930
38 Musa Juka 11 November 1930 7 October 1935
39 Et'hem Toto 21 October 1935 7 November 1936
40 Musa Juka 9 November 1936 6 April 1939
41 Zef Kadarja 7 April 1939 12 April 1939
42 Maliq Bushati 12 April 1939 3 December 1941
43 Mustafa Kruja 3 December 1941 4 January 1943
44 Eqrem Libohova 18 January 1943 23 January 1943
45 Fiqri Dine 23 January 1943 12 February 1943
46 Mark Gjon Marku 12 February 1943 11 May 1943
47 Kolë Bibë Mirakaj 12 May 1943 13 September 1943
48 Executive Committee 13 September 1943 5 November 1943
49 Xhaferr Deva 5 November 1943 6 July 1944
50 Fiqri Dine 6 July 1944 28 August 1944
51 Ibrahim Biçaku 6 September 1944 23 October 1944
52 Haxhi Lleshi 23 October 1944 18 March 1946
53 Koçi Xoxe 22 March 1946 2 October 1948
54 Nesti Kerënxhi 2 October 1948 21 November 1948
55 Mehmet Shehu 23 November 1948 19 July 1954
56 Kadri Hazbiu 19 July 1954 27 December 1979
57 Feçor Shehu 27 December 1979 14 January 1982
58 Hekuran Isai 15 January 1982 1 February 1989
59 Simon Stefani 2 February 1989 6 July 1990
60 Hekuran Isai 8 July 1990 21 February 1991
61 Gramoz Ruçi 22 February 1991 10 May 1991
62 Haredin Shyti 11 May 1991 4 June 1991
63 Bajram Yzeiraj 11 June 1991 6 December 1991
64 Vladimir Hysi 18 December 1991 13 April 1992
65 Bashkim Kopliku 13 April 1992 5 April 1993
66 Agron Musaraj 5 April 1993 11 July 1996
67 Halit Shamata 11 July 1996 3 March 1997
68 Belul Çelo 12 March 1997 4 July 1997
69 Ali Kazazi 4 July 1997 25 July 1997
70 Neritan Ceka 25 July 1997 23 April 1998
71 Perikli Teta 24 April 1998 29 September 1998
72 Petro Koçi 2 October 1998 19 May 1999
73 Spartak Poçi 19 May 1999 9 November 2000
74 Ilir Gjoni 9 November 2000 29 January 2002
75 Stefan Çipa 22 February 2002 27 July 2002
76 Luan Rama 29 July 2002 17 October 2003
77 Igli Toska 17 October 2003 10 September 2005
78 Sokol Olldashi 10 September 2005 18 January 2007
79 Gjergj Lezhja 18 January 2007 19 March 2007
80 Bujar Nishani 19 March 2007 17 September 2009
81 Lulzim Basha 18 September 2009 21 April 2011
82 Bujar Nishani 21 April 2011 12 June 2012
83 Flamur Noka 24 June 2012 16 September 2013
84 Saimir Tahiri 17 September 2013 19 March 2017
85 Fatmir Xhafaj 19 March 2017 24 May 2017
86 Dritan Demiraj 24 May 2017 22 September 2017
87 Fatmir Xhafaj 22 September 2017 6 November 2018
88 Sandër Lleshaj 23 November 2018 incumbent

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