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The police department is a public service within the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Croatia, carrying out certain tasks, the so called, police activities, laid down by law. The General Police Directorate is an administrative organization within the Ministry of the Interior, responsible for carrying out the police activities. Locally, these police activities are dealt with through Police Administrations.

The General Police Directorate is responsible for:

  • screening and analysis of the state of security and developments leading to the emergence and development of crime;
  • harmonization, guidance and supervision over the work of Police Directorates and Police Administrations;
  • immediate participation in particular more complex operations of Police Directorates and Police Administrations;
  • providing for the implementation of the international agreements on police cooperation and other international acts under the competence of the General Police Directorate;
  • organizing and conducting of criminal forensics operations;
  • setting the prerequisites for the efficient work of the Police Academy;
  • adopting of standards for the equipment and technical means;
  • setting the prerequisites for the police readiness to act in the state of emergency.

The General Police Directorate is managed by the General Police Director.