Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Bosnia and Herzegovina

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 and
  • 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:

  • Directorate for Coordination of Police Bodies of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • State Investigation and Protection Agency
  • Border Police of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Service for foreigners' affairs / Immigration service

At regional level law enforcement services are provided by:

  • Federation Ministry of Interior / Directorate of Federal Police
  • Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Srpska and
  • Brčko District Police


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
  • Cybercrime

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
21 April 2017

Thousands of police officers across Europe join INTERPOL operation against illicit firearms

LYON, France – An operation led by INTERPOL against illicit firearms trafficking in Europe has seen 149 arrests and the seizure of firearms, ammunition and explosives.Operation Trigger II involved more than 7,840 police officers collaborating across 23 countries during a 48-hour period (6 – 8 April) to intercept illicit firearms, and identify potential li...
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...

Red Notices 116

Age today: 31 years old
Nationality: Bosnia and herzegovina


Age today: 32 years old
Nationality: Bosnia and herzegovina


All wanted persons

Yellow Notices 14

Age today: 25 years old
Nationality: Bosnia and herzegovina


Age today: 64 years old
Nationality: Bosnia and herzegovina


All Missing persons

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