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    4 November 1992
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Law enforcement services in Croatia are provided by the General Police Directorate which is part of the Ministry of Interior.

Law enforcement services in Croatia are provided by the General Police Directorate (GPD) which is part of the Ministry of Interior. The Ministry is staffed by about 26,000 men and women, including the 20,000 officers who make up the national police force.  The GPD is headquartered in the Croatian capital Zagreb.

GPD mission:

  • Prevent, detect and investigate crime;
  • Protect people and property;
  • Locate and capture criminals and fugitives;
  • Maintain public order;
  • Provide forensic police services;
  • Ensure road safety and traffic control;
  • Control and protect borders;  
  • Provide riot control services;
  • Identity, vehicle and residence administration;
  • Weapons, ammunition and explosives administration (procurement, ownership and permits to carry);
  • Special police force services;
  • National security;
  • Responsibility for the national police academy.

In addition to the GPD, 20 police districts are directly responsible for security and crime fighting in their respective localities.


Staffed by seven men and women, Croatia’s INTERPOL National Central Bureau is part of the GPD’s International Police Cooperation Department.   INTERPOL Zagreb is the essential platform for all complex police investigations involving Croatian citizens abroad, or crimes of an international nature committed on Croatian soil.

INTERPOL Zagreb 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...
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...
07 March 2013

Croatian police chief visit to INTERPOL focuses on reinforcing border security

LYON, France – During a visit today to INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters, General Police Director of Croatia, Vlado Dominić, reinforced his country’s commitment to international police cooperation, in particular through the enhanced use of INTERPOL’s global tools and networks to protect Croatia’s and the European Union’s borders.With Croatia one...
27 June 2012

Public tip-off leads to arrest in Croatia of Dutch murder suspect targeted in INTERPOL operation

LYON, France – A Dutch national suspected of murder in Belgium and wanted as part of an INTERPOL operation targeting fugitives worldwide has been arrested by police in Croatia, following a tip-off from a member of the public in Ireland.Morgan Schreurs, who is accused of killing a woman he met in a bar in November 1999, is one of the targets highlighted as...
15 April 2011

INTERPOL hunt for international fugitives leads to numerous arrests across South America

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – An INTERPOL operation targeting 207 internationally-wanted fugitives wanted for serious crimes including murder, kidnapping, organized crime and child sexual abuse believed to be hiding in South America has led to arrests across the continent and new investigative leads established for almost a quarter.Investigative leads develop...
13 May 2010

Australian arrest of war crimes fugitive wanted by Croatia praised by INTERPOL

LYON, France – The arrest by the Australian Federal Police of a war crimes suspect wanted by Croatia and subject of an INTERPOL Red Notice, or international wanted persons notice, has been welcomed by the world’s police body.Dragan Vasiljkovic, aged 55, disappeared in March after the Australian High Court approved his extradition for trial to Croatia to f...
24 February 2009

INTERPOL to support Croatian-led operation to protect and help foreign tourists

ZAGREB, Croatia – INTERPOL today offered its full backing and support to a multi-country operation led by Croatia to protect and help foreign tourists from criminality and offer enhanced protection from transnational criminals and terrorists.The backing from INTERPOL follows a series of meetings in Zagreb today between Tomislav Karamarko, Croatia’s M...
12 October 2008

INTERPOL offers continued support after body of missing Australian backpacker found in Croatia

LYON, France – INTERPOL today underlined its commitment to assisting Croatian and Australian investigators following DNA confirmation that the body of a young woman found off the Dubrovnik coast was that of missing Australian backpacker, Britt Lapthorne.Staff at the 24-hour Command and Co-ordination Centre at the General Secretariat in Lyon remain in cons...
10 October 2008

INTERPOL praises actions taken by Australian Federal Police in missing backpacker investigation

LYON, France – INTERPOL today commended the Australian Federal Police (AFP) for its proactive and professional investigation into the disappearance of an Australian backpacker who went missing from Croatia in September.Through the National Central Bureau (NCB) in Canberra, the AFP has provided the National Central Bureau in Croatia with vital background a...
09 October 2008

Croatia and Australia assisted by INTERPOL to locate missing Australian backpacker

LYON, France – Officers in Croatia, Australia and at the INTERPOL General Secretariat in Lyon, France, are working closely together following the disappearance of an Australian backpacker.Britt Lapthorne, aged 21, went missing after she left a nightclub in Dubrovnik in the early hours of Thursday 18 September.INTERPOL has issued a Yellow Notice – a global...
05 February 2008

Mobile access to INTERPOL databases helps Croatian police snare car thief

A check against INTERPOL’s databases by a police officer patrolling a motorway in Croatia has led to the arrest of a man and the recovery of a car just four days after it was stolen in France.The officer conducted the search via a mobile unit in his police car after becoming suspicious about a Bentley convertible being driven along the Zagreb-Split motorw...
18 June 2007

Croatian police take access to INTERPOL’s databases to next level

ZAGREB – Police throughout Croatia will be the first in the world to have direct access to INTERPOL’s databases via mobile phones and laptops.Technical solutions developed by Croatian authorities and the INTERPOL General Secretariat mean that any law enforcement officer anywhere in the country will be able to instantly verify a person’s identity, their tr...

Red Notices 1

Age today: 36 years old
Nationality: Croatia


All wanted persons

Yellow Notices 19

Age today: 63 years old
Nationality: Croatia


Age today: 36 years old
Nationality: Croatia


All Missing persons