Law enforcement in Serbia

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Police of the Republic of Serbia
Амблем Полиције Србије.png
The emblem of the Serbian Police
Agency overview
Formed 1991; 27 years ago (1991)
Employees 28,266 (August 2016, uniformed)
Jurisdictional structure
National agency Serbia
Operations jurisdiction Serbia
Governing body Ministry of Internal Affairs (Serbia)
General nature
Headquarters Belgrade

Minister responsible
Agency executive
  • Vladimir Rebić, Police Director (2016–present)
Helicopters Aérospatiale Gazelle
Bell 206
Bell 212
Sikorsky S-76

The Police of Serbia (Serbian Cyrillic: Полиција Србије), formally the Police of the Republic of Serbia (Serbian Cyrillic: Полиција Републике Србије), commonly abbreviated to Serbian Police (Serbian Cyrillic: Српска полиција), 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 August 2016, the Serbian Police has a total of 28,266 of uniformed officers, while a total of 42,817 are employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.[2] Of those, 70.2% have secondary education, while 27.8% have higher or high education.[2]

Special units

Education and training

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

Badge of the Serbian Police
Police uniforms (2018)

This is a list of vehicles used by Serbian Police:

Armored Vehicles



See also


  1. ^ a b c "Policing Profiles of Participating and Partner States". OSCE. 11 July 2007. Archived from the original on 23 June 2007. Retrieved 29 May 2007.
  2. ^ a b "U MUP-u 42.817 zaposlenih, najviše sa srednjim obrazovanjem". (in Serbian). FoNet. 14 September 2016. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  3. ^

External links

  • Police Directorate
  • Ministry of Internal Affairs
  • Organigram of the Ministry of Interior
  • OSCE Study on policing in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia - by Richard Monk (2001)
  • OSCE Report Police Reform in Serbia: Towards the Creation of a Modern and Accountable Police Service - by Mark Downes (2004)
  • OSCE Report Policing the Economic Transition in Serbia: An assessment of the Serbian Police Service's capacities to fight economic crime - by Reto Brunhart and Novak Gajić (2005)
  • Police Reform in Serbia: Five Years Later - by Branka Bakic and Novak Gajic (2006)
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