The Republic of Srpska Ministry of the Interior


Head of the Administration

Mr. Siniša Kostrešević

was born in 1980 in Banja Luka. He finished Police High School in 1999 in Banja Luka, two-year College of the Interior in 2002, and graduated from four-year College of the Interior in 2007. He started working at the Republic of Srpska Ministry of the Interior in 1999, as a police officer at Čelinac Police Station. In his previous work experience, he worked at the following positions: a police officer, shift leader, and assistant commander; from 2006 to 2011- commander of Laktaši Police Station, since 2011- head of Department for countering organized crime at the Crime Police Administration; from 2011 to 2013- head of the Unit for countering organized crime and corruption, and since 2013 –head of Office for countering organized crime and corruption. Since April 2015 he performed tasks of the Deputy Head of the Administration for Countering Terrorism and Extremism, and since December 2016 he has been performing tasks of the Head of Crime Police Administration.

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Duties of Crime Police Administration are as follows:

  • To process the most complex criminal offences.
  • To control, supervise and instructively direct the activities of all organizational and support units of crime police in performing tasks of countering and detecting criminal offenses in the field of economic crime, organized and serious crime, general crime, unauthorized production and trafficking of narcotic drugs;
  • With the support of criminal intelligence analyses, forensic methods and means, special operation activities and searches, to supervise the legality of work of the organizational and support units related to activities of countering and detecting criminal offences, finding and arresting perpetrators and providing the necessary evidence for successful conducting of criminal proceedings;
  • To suggest measures, define deadlines, determine the duties of a public security center in the field of controlling the measures defined; to monitor the realization, suggest sanctions and improvement measures;
  • To monitor, study and analyze the situation, movements and forms of crime and application of forensic methods, criminal intelligence and special operation activities; to direct the activities of other organizational units in the field of crime;
  • To undertake measures for improving organization, performing tasks and improving the efficiency in countering and detecting crime;
  • To prepare bylaws regulating the activities for countering crime;
  • To prepare programs for professional training and specialization and analytical and information materials in their competence
  • To realize the necessary cooperation with other authority bodies
  • To announce and publish arrest warrants and publications; to issue the Register and arrest warrant Gazette;
  • To perform activities in accordance with the relevant information acquired by intelligence and security service when it is in the competence of the Administration; to conduct other operations in the competence of the Administration.

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