The Police of Serbia (Serbian: Полиција Србије, romanized: Policija Srbije), formally the Police of the Republic of Serbia (Serbian: Полиција Републике Србије, romanized: Policija Republike Srbije), commonly abbreviated to Serbian Police (Serbian: Српска полиција, romanized: Srpska 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.
|Police of the Republic of Serbia|
Полиција Републике Србије
|Formed||30 December 1807|
(current form since 1997)
|Annual budget||94.8 billion RSD|
(€0.8 billion) (2021)
|Governing body||Ministry of Internal Affairs|
|Overviewed by||Police Directorate|
|Regional Police Directorates||27|
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. 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. Of those, 70.2% have secondary education, while 27.8% have higher or high education.
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.
This is a list of vehicles used by Serbian Police:
- BMW F10
- Dacia Duster
- Fiat Ducato
- Fiat 500L
- Fiat Grande Punto
- Fiat Tipo (2015)
- Hyundai i20
- Iveco Stralis
- Jeep Renegade
- Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
- Mitsubishi Outlander
- Mitsubishi ASX
- Peugeot 208
- Peugeot 308
- Peugeot Boxer
- Toyota Land Cruiser
- Volkswagen Golf Mk7
- Škoda Fabia
- Škoda Karoq
- Škoda Rapid
- Škoda Octavia Mk3 Facelift
- Škoda Scala
- Škoda Superb
- Škoda Yeti
- Zastava Skala
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- "U MUP-u 42.817 zaposlenih, najviše sa srednjim obrazovanjem". n1info.com (in Serbian). FoNet. 14 September 2016. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
- Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: "Dan MUP". YouTube.
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- 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)