Police of Serbia

The Police of Serbia (Serbian: Полиција Србије, romanizedPolicija Srbije), formally the Police of the Republic of Serbia (Serbian: Полиција Републике Србије, romanizedPolicija Republike Srbije), commonly abbreviated to Serbian Police (Serbian: Српска полиција, romanizedSrpska policija), is the national civilian police force of the Republic 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]

Police of the Republic of Serbia
Полиција Републике Србије
Emblem of the Serbian Police
Emblem of the Serbian Police
Agency overview
Formed30 December 1807
(current form since 1997)
Preceding agency
  • Milicija (1956-1997)
Employees28,266 (uniformed)
Annual budget94.8 billion RSD
(0.8 billion) (2021)
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionSerbia
Size77,474 km²
Population6.7 million
Governing bodyMinistry of Internal Affairs
General nature
Operational structure
Overviewed byPolice Directorate
Agency executive
  • Vladimir Rebić, Police Director
Regional Police Directorates27


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 unitsEdit

Education and trainingEdit

The law enforcement education in Serbia is the provider for 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]


Motor vehiclesEdit

Police uniforms
Badge of the Serbian Police

This is a list of vehicles used by Serbian Police:

Armored VehiclesEdit



See alsoEdit


  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". n1info.com (in Serbian). FoNet. 14 September 2016. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  3. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: "Dan MUP". YouTube.
  4. ^ "[POSLEDNJA VEST] Vučić: Helikopterska jedinica MUP-a Srbije dobija tri Erbasova helikoptera H215 Super Puma". 15 February 2019.
  5. ^ "[FOTO REPORTAŽA] Nove fotografije srpskog H145M, šta do sada znamo o novim Erbasovim helikopterima?". 17 June 2019.

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