Bosnia and Herzegovina

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    4 November 1992
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Bosnia and Herzegovina

The organization of national law enforcement services in Bosnia and Herzegovina 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 egis of the Ministry of Security, national law enforcement and security services are provided through a number of national institutions:

  • Directorate for the Coordination of Bosnia and Herzegovina Police Bodies;
  • Border Police of Bosnia and Herzegovina;
  • Customs;
  • Foreign Affairs and Immigration services;  
  • State Investigation and Protection Agency.

At local level, law enforcement services are provided by:

  • Brčko District Police;
  • Federal Police Directorate;
  • Srpska Republic Ministry of Interior.
  • The Federation Ministry of Interior;


The INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Bosnia and Herzegovina is the international division of the Directorate for the Coordination of Bosnia and Herzegovina Police Bodies.  

NCB objectives:

  • Act as the primary point of contact for regional and international police investigations involving law enforcement in Bosnia and Herzegovina;
  • Coordinate and nurture cooperation between domestic law enforcement authorities and INTERPOL’s international police community;
  • Deliver swift criminal data and information exchange services with the INTERPOL community;
  • Involve Bosnia and Herzegovina in INTERPOL activities, projects and meetings.

With a staff of more than 20 men and women, INTERPOL Sarajevo focusses on the following priority crime areas:

  • Arms trafficking;
  • Corruption;
  • Cybercrime;
  • Drugs;
  • Fugitives;
  • Financial crime;
  • Illegal immigration;
  • Stolen vehicles;
  • Terrorism;
  • Trafficking in human beings;
  • War crime.
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...
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 99

Age today: 67 years old
Nationality: Bosnia and herzegovina


Age today: 45 years old
Nationality: Bosnia and herzegovina


All wanted persons

Yellow Notices 13

Age today: 63 years old
Nationality: Bosnia and herzegovina


Age today: 40 years old
Nationality: Bosnia and herzegovina


All Missing persons