The Republic of Srpska Ministry of the Interior


Head of the Administration

Mr Darko Kovrlija was born on October 23, 1976 in the town of BihaŠ. He finished the High Scool of the Interior in Banja Luka, Higher School of the Interior in Zemun, Belgrade and the Faculty of Security and Protection in Banja Luka.
He has been employed with the Republic of Srpska Ministry of the Interior since 2000. He performed the following duties and assignments in Bijeljina Police Administration: in the area of crime prevention and detection up to the position of police inspector, head of department for prevention of general crime, head of department for prevention of organized crime and corruption, and the chief of crime police sector.
He assumed the duties of the Head of Crime Police Administration on January 25, 2019.


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Bulevar Desanke MaksimoviŠ Street 4, 78000 Banja Luka


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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