Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Police training

Police training

The organization of Bosnia and Herzegovina national law enforcement services reflects the country’s unique multi-level government structure.

Bosnia and Herzegovina is made up of

  • The Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (referred to as “The Federation”);
  • Republic of Srpska;
  • Brčko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Federation, Republika Srpska and Brčko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina each govern themselves, and have their own police departments. In addition, the Federation is subdivided into 10 cantons, each with its own cantonal government which operates under the laws of Bosnia and Herzegovina as a whole. Each canton has its own Ministry of Interior.

Law enforcement

Under the umbrella of the Ministry of Security, Bosnia and Herzegovina provides national law enforcement and security services through a number of different national institutions, including:

  • State Investigation and Protection Agency;
  • Border Police of Bosnia and Herzegovina;
  • Directorate for Coordination of Police Bodies of Bosnia and Herzegovina;
  • Service for foreigners' affairs/Immigration service;
  • Customs Service (called the Indirect Taxation Authority).


The INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Bosnia and Herzegovina is an international division of the Direction for Coordination of Police Bodies. It has a staff of 21 employees, including case officers specialized in the following priority fields:

  • Wanted persons, fugitives and extraditions;
  • Financial crime;
  • Corruption;
  • Illegal immigration;
  • Trafficking in human beings;
  • Terrorism and arms trafficking;
  • Stolen vehicles;
  • Drugs;
  • War crime;
  • General crime;
  • Public safety and terrorism.

NCB objectives:

  • Provide, implement and improve cooperation between local police and judicial authorities, promoting international police cooperation through INTERPOL;
  • Ensure swift and efficient information exchange with the INTERPOL community;
  • Act as the unique point of contact for all Bosnia and Herzegovina investigations with an international link;
  • Represent Bosnia and Herzegovina in INTERPOL activities, projects and meetings.
INTERPOL Sarajevo in action
09 June 2016

Online sale of fake medicines and products targeted in INTERPOL operation

LYON, France - Fake cancer medication, substandard HIV and diabetes testing kits, counterfeit dental equipment and illicit surgical equipment – just a snapshot of the potentially life-threatening drugs and goods seized during INTERPOL’s Operation Pangea IX.Targeting the illicit online sale of medicines and medical devices and involving some 193 police, cu...
21 April 2016

Weapons and explosives seized in INTERPOL-led operation

LYON, France – An INTERPOL-led operation targeting illicit firearms in the Western Balkans has resulted in the arrest of 14 people and the seizure of explosives, weapons and ammunition.Nearly 40 firearms, six kg of explosives, 11 hand grenades and 1,300 pieces of ammunition were recovered during the 48-hour Operation Balkan Trigger during which some 5,000...
30 December 2013

Fake goods worth nearly USD 1 million seized in INTERPOL-coordinated operation

LYON, France – Counterfeit goods worth nearly USD 1 million have been seized in a series of interventions across Eastern Europe as part of INTERPOL’s Operation White Mercury.Involving seven countries – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia – the operation also resulted in the ident...
16 August 2013

INTERPOL collaboration leads to extradition of Srebrenica massacre suspect

LYON, France – A suspect in mass killings at the time of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre has been extradited from Israel to Bosnia and Herzegovina following international collaboration via INTERPOL.The extradition of Aleksandar Cvetković followed a request by the Prosecutor's Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina investigating his alleged role as a member of a fi...
15 November 2012

Bosnia and Herzegovina marks 20-year milestone as INTERPOL member country

SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina ‒ At a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s membership of INTERPOL, Secretary General Ronald K. Noble said that the country’s dedication to international law enforcement collaboration had placed it on the frontlines of global policing.Senior officials assembled at the Directorate for Coordinati...
08 June 2010

Bosnia and Herzegovina Security Minister visit focuses on key role of INTERPOL network in enhancing national security

LYON, France – Collaboration and the sharing of police information with INTERPOL to combat transnational organized crime was the focus of a visit today to INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters by the country’s Minister of Security, Sadik Ahmetovic. Main topics during discussions between Mr Ahmetovic and INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble in...
22 October 2007

Enhancing border security a main issue for delegation from Bosnia and Herzegovina

LYON, France - Bosnia and Herzegovina will expand access to INTERPOL’s database of stolen and lost travel documents to border crossings and the international airport in an effort to enhance the country’s internal security, the country’s Minister of Security, Tarik Sadovic, said today during his visit to the General Secretariat. 'This is a very important...
01 June 2007

International wanted persons notice issued for escaped war criminal

INTERPOL has issued an international wanted persons notice for a war criminal who escaped from a Bosnian prison on 25 May.Radovan Stankovic was serving a 20-year sentence for crimes against humanity. He was the subject of a previous INTERPOL Red Notice issued in 1996 at the request of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) an...

Red Notices 121

Age today: 53 years old
Nationality: Croatia


Age today: 36 years old
Nationality: Bosnia and herzegovina , Slovenia


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Yellow Notices 13

Age today: 62 years old
Nationality: Bosnia and herzegovina


Age today: 39 years old
Nationality: Bosnia and herzegovina


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