The Republic of Srpska Ministry of the Interior

ADMINISTRATION FOR COUNTERING TERRORISM AND EXTREMISM


Head of the Administration

Mr. Goran Balaban, was born 28 August 1969 in Bosanski Petrovac, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He finished high-school in 1988 in Bosanski Petrovac and became mechanical technician. In 2004, he finished College of the Interior in Banja Luka. In 1993, he was decorated with the Medal of national hero Milan Tepić. At the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Srpska, he performed tasks on the following positions: from 1 January 1993 until 1 November 2011 he performed various tasks within Special Police Unit; until 28 May 2012, he worked as an inspector for traffic safety at Uniformed Police Administration; until 1 January 2013, he worked as an inspector for prevention at Uniformed Police Administration; until 15 April 2015, he performed tasks as the head of the Unit for countering terrorism, extremism and investigation of war crimes and criminal offenses according to International humanitarian law, Crime police administration. Mr. Balaban started performing tasks as the head of the Administration for countering terrorism and extremism on 15 April 2015.

Contact

+387 51 331-289
+387 51 331-287
ubpte@mup.vladars.net
Jug Bogdana Street 108, 78000 Banja Luka, BIH


DUTIES


Administration for countering terrorism and extremism performs the following activities:
- to process criminal offenses in the field of terrorism and extremism, as well as war crimes and criminal offenses according to International humanitarian law,
- to control, monitor and instructively direct the activities of all organizational units of the Republic of Srpska Ministry of the Interior that are competent for processing the aforementioned criminal offenses, with the support of crime and information analyses, forensic methods and resources and special operation activities,
- to verify that activities of those organizational units are in accordance with the law,
- to suggest measures, defines deadlines, and determines the obligations of Public Security Centers in the field of controlling the ordered measures with the aim of prevention, detecting and solving criminal offenses from the field of terrorism and extremism, as well as detecting and solving war crimes and criminal offenses according to International humanitarian law,
- to use all the available database of the Ministry for the purpose of performing analytical investigations, as well as information from all open sources, provided that activities are performed in accordance with the law,
- to abstract and use incidental findings collected during investigation and special research activities for the purpose of initiating a new investigation or completing the existing ones,
- to monitor realization, suggest improvement measures, to monitor, study and analyze the situation, movement and forms of crime in their competence, as well as the application of forensic methods, crime and information analysis and special operation activities,
- to direct the activities performed by other organizational units related to preventing and countering terrorism and extremism,
- to undertake measures related to improving organization, performing activities as well as activities related to improving the efficiency in countering terrorism and extremism,
- to prepare bylaws that regulate activities and operations in the field of countering terrorism and extremism, prepare programmes for professional training and development,
- to prepare analytical and information materials from their field of work,
- to realize the necessary cooperation with other national bodies,
- to perform activities in accordance with relevant information from intelligence and security service when these are in competence of the Administration,
- to perform other activities in the competence of the Administration.


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