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Law enforcement in Latvia
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Latvia Police in training

Law enforcement services in Latvia are the responsibility of the Ministry of the Interior, which is in charge of the State Police, the Security Police and the State Border Guard branches. The Municipal police is part of local government.

The Latvian State Police protects Latvia and its citizens from criminal threats posed to life, health, rights, freedom, property and interests. The Latvian State Police has five regional police districts.

Currently, the State Police is staffed by almost 7,000 certified officers and more than 600 civilians.

State Police - International Cooperation Bureau 

Created in 2009 and staffed by almost 60 police officers, the International Cooperation Bureau is the platform through which Latvia’s State Police reaches out to the international police community for investigations and criminal matters.

It consists of five units:

  • INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB);
  • Legal Affairs;
  • Europol;
  • "SIRENE" Latvia National Unit;
  • Operational Coordination and Informative Provision Unit.


The INTERPOL National Central Bureau for Latvia is staffed by nine officers who are in charge of facilitating international police co-operation between Latvian law enforcement agencies and all INTERPOL member countries.

One of the NCBs main tasks is to work with domestic and international police in the swift location of fugitives wanted by INTERPOL, and to have them arrested if located in Latvia.

INTERPOL Riga in action
02 March 2017

Anti-wildlife trafficking operation results in global arrests and seizures

LYON, France – A global operation tackling the illegal trade in wildlife and timber has resulted in the identification of nearly 900 suspects and 1,300 seizures of illicit products worth an estimated USD 5.1 million.The results, announced ahead of World Wildlife Day (3 March), mark INTERPOL’s ongoing commitment to supporting its 190 member countries in co...
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...
30 January 2015

Secretary General visits INTERPOL National Central Bureau in Latvia

RIGA, Latvia – INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock met with staff at the National Central Bureau (NCB) in Riga during his first official mission to Latvia.Head of NCB Riga Indra Pulka and Edgars Strautmanis, Head of the International Cooperation Department met with the INTERPOL Chief who was updated on recent activities. The visit followed Mr Stock’s...
29 January 2015

Foreign fighter threat to Europe requires global response says INTERPOL Chief

RIGA, Latvia – Attending today’s meeting of EU Justice and Home Affairs Ministers in Latvia, INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock said a global effort is required to address the internal security needs of the European Union (EU) against the threat of foreign fighters.The Head of the world police body said INTERPOL stands ready to help EU member states...
08 August 2012

INTERPOL operation leads to arrest of mastermind of multimillion Euro car smuggling ring

LYON, France – The suspected mastermind behind a global car smuggling ring, estimated to have trafficked luxury and sports vehicles worth around EUR 6 million since 2009, has been arrested following an INTERPOL-coordinated operation.The Russian national was taken into custody in Venice, Italy following INTERPOL’s Operation Eastbound which coordinated the...

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Nationality: Latvia


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Nationality: Latvia


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Age today: 35 years old
Nationality: Latvia


Age today: 35 years old
Nationality: Latvia


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