• INTERPOL Podgorica
  • Member since :
    22 September 2006
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Law enforcement in Montenegro is the responsibility of the Police Directorate, an agency under the authority of the Ministry of Interior and Public Administration.

Headquartered in the Montenegrin capital Podgorica, the Police Directorate has a strength of 5,250 officers who provide security and enforce the law across the country. The National Police Academy is located in Danilovgrad, 18km northwest of Podgorica.

INTERPOL Podgorica

The INTERPOL National Central Bureau for Montenegro focuses its daily activities around:  

  • Publication of INTERPOL international notices for persons wanted by the Montenegrin courts;
  • Publication of INTERPOL international notices for missing persons;
  • Coordination with national law enforcement agencies in locating fugitives thought to be hiding in Montenegro;
  • Coordination with national law enforcement agencies and INTERPOL member countries in locating missing persons thought to be in Montenegro;
  • Coordination with national law enforcement agencies and INTERPOL member countries with regard to persons likely to pose a security threat or commit crime;
  • Publication of INTERPOL international notices for unidentified bodies;
  • Establishing the identity of suspects;
  • Coordination of full extradition procedures regarding fugitives wanted by INTERPOL and either located in or wanted by Montenegro;
  • Cooperation with national law enforcement agencies and INTERPOL member countries in conducting international criminal investigations, primarily in the fields of:
    • Organized crime (financial organized crime, general organized crime, trafficking in human beings, smuggling of human beings, terrorism, etc.);
    • General crime;
    • Smuggling of motor vehicles (checks, locating, seizing and returning the vehicles to their rightful owners);
    • Commercial crime;
    • Drug trafficking.

Extending access to INTERPOL's tools and services

Access to INTERPOL's criminal databases enables INTERPOL Podgorica to carry out these tasks effectively and provide a tailored police service to its national law enforcement partners. 

As part of a strategy to boost national security and prevent criminal activity in Montenegro, INTERPOL Podgorica provided Montenegrin police across the country – and particularly at border points – with “Mobile INTERPOL Network Database” (MIND) systems.  This means that police across Montenegro now have hands-on access to critical data on wanted persons, vehicles and stolen and lost travel documents in just seconds.

In the near future, INTERPOL Podgorica plans to make INTERPOL databases accessible to police in the field via mobile telephones, smart phones and in police cars, thus ensuring that police in the field can quickly determine if a person is a potential threat to national security. 

INTERPOL Podgorica in action
21 July 2017

Montenegro Interior Minister discusses security issues with INTERPOL Chief

LYON, France – Enhanced cooperation in combating organized crime and terrorism was the focus of the visit by Montenegro’s Minister of Interior to the INTERPOL General Secretariat headquarters.Discussions during Minister Mevludin Nuhodžić’s meeting with INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock also covered cybercrime and border security, with all crossing p...
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...
10 June 2015

INTERPOL ‘Pink Panthers’ meeting brings together investigators to share information

BUDVA, Montenegro – Investigators from 22 countries are meeting in Montenegro to exchange information about the ‘Pink Panthers’ international network of jewellery thieves.The two-day (10 and 11 June) INTERPOL operational working group meeting brings together nearly 60 specialists to discuss the latest developments regarding the Pink Panthers criminal netw...
06 May 2014

Montenegro commended as a top user of INTERPOL’s databases

LYON, France – Montenegro’s Minister of the Interior, Raško Konjević, met with INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble at the world police body’s General Secretariat headquarters to discuss a variety of transnational security matters.International law enforcement initiatives to locate wanted fugitives and combat organized criminal groups involved in a...
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...
05 September 2013

Montenegro Police Chief visit to INTERPOL underlines commitment to international police cooperation

LYON, France – Identifying areas where Montenegro can further benefit from INTERPOL’s global tools and law enforcement network was the focus of today’s visit to INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters by Montenegro’s Police Director, Slavko Stojanović.Cross-border law enforcement initiatives to tackle crimes ranging from human trafficking to financial...
20 April 2012

Montenegro police chief’s visit to INTERPOL highlights country’s leadership in regional police cooperation

LYON, France ‒ Enhancing collaboration with INTERPOL against transnational organized crime in Montenegro and across Europe was the focus of a meeting today between Montenegro’s Director of Police, Božidar Vuksanović, and INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble at the world police body’s General Secretariat headquarters.With Montenegro currently holding...
14 May 2010

Key Pink Panthers arrest in Italy demonstrates strength of international police co-operation

LYON, France – A key member of the Pink Panthers, wanted internationally for his suspected role in a series of high value jewellery robberies around the world, has been arrested by Italian police.Thirty-nine-year-old Radovan Jelusic, a Montenegrin national, who is the subject of an INTERPOL Red Notice from Cyprus and is also wanted by several other INTERP...
04 May 2010

Montenegro police make latest Pink Panther arrest

LYON, France – The arrest in Montenegro of a suspected member of the Pink Panthers, an international gang of jewel thieves, highlights the vital role of police closely co-operating and sharing intelligence and critical police data against transnational organized crime, a senior INTERPOL official has said.Bojan Vuckovic, a Serbian national aged 24, who is...
05 June 2007

INTERPOL issues Red Notice for suspect linked to violent crimes across Europe

LYON, France – INTERPOL has issued an international wanted persons notice for the suspect in an armed robbery of a jewellery store in Monaco whom fingerprint examiners at the INTERPOL General Secretariat identified as a serial criminal wanted throughout Europe for attempted murder and other violent crimes.The Red Notice was issued 5 July at the request of...
26 February 2007

INTERPOL fingerprint match assists US law enforcement in arrest of suspected serial killer in Europe

A tip from a New York Police Department detective and an INTERPOL matching of fingerprints has led to the arrest of a man living in Montenegro in relation to the unsolved 1990 beating and dismemberment killing of a widow in Brooklyn, N.Y.The NYPD detective noted apparent similarities with several European cases while attending a training session at FBI he...

Red Notices 8

Age today: 49 years old


Age today: 50 years old
Nationality: Serbia


All wanted persons

Yellow Notices 1

Age today: 4 years old
Nationality: Montenegro , Russia


All Missing persons