National Investigative Service (Bulgaria)

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National Investigative Service
Национална следствена служба
Agency overview
Formed 2002
Preceding Agency
  • Specialized Investigation Service
Jurisdiction  Bulgaria
Headquarters Sofia 1797, G. M. Dimitrov Street 42
Agency executives

The National Investigative Service (Bulgarian: Национална следствена служба) is the national investigation agency of Bulgaria for serious crimes and cooperation in international investigations. It was established in 2002, replacing the Specialized Investigation Service, which was founded in 1998. The National Investigative Service is currently headed by Evgeni Dikov, a former city prosecutor from Sofia.[1]

Director of the service

The director of the Service is appointed by the Supreme Judicial Council for a five year term with the possibility of being selected again. He is the deputy of the Prosecutor General of Bulgaria in investigations by law.[2]

The director is also deputy chief prosecutor.[1]


  1. ^ a b Bulgarian National Investigative Service Appoints New Chief. Novinite. Published 18 December 2013. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  2. ^ HEAD OF NIS. Transparent Judicial Appointments Initiative. Accessed 28 July 2016.

External links

  • Official Website (in Bulgarian)

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