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The Gendarmerie is a special police unit at the headquarters of the Police Directorate.
The gendarmerie is hired on the proposal of the head of the organizational unit, with the approval of the director of the police. Exceptionally, the Gendarmerie, when engaging in the use of one or more detachments in the maximum capacity, is engaged on the proposal of the head of the appropriate organizational unit with the previously obtained approval of the director of police and the consent of the Minister of Interior. The engagement proposal contains a security assessment and action plan.
Tasks of the Gendarmerie:
The internal organization and formation of the Gendarmerie has changed several times since its formation. Currently the Gendarmerie consists of:
The Gendarmerie Detachment, in general, consists of:
Assessment of the security situation and security threats, as well as analysis of the use and engagement of police forces in the previous period, indicated the need for education of highly professional service composed of highly trained individuals within the police system that would be trained, trained and equipped for different ranges. police tasks to engagement that include the performance of actions, measures and actions of a military nature.
Respecting traditional values, gained experiences of different countries and their police systems, but also respecting the changed circumstances and tendencies in the development of the police in Serbia, on June 25, 2001, the Gendarmerie was formed within the Public Security Department as a new, professional, mobile maneuver unit. will be engaged in cases of emergencies in the field of public safety.
The then Government of the FRY legitimized the Gendarmerie as an organizational unit of the Ministry of the Interior, whose scope of work includes activities related to the organization and execution of the most complex tasks in the field of defense against terrorism.
In 2005, the Law on Police was passed, which abolished the former Department of Public Safety, and instead the Police Directorate was formed, in whose headquarters, among other organizational units, was the Gendarmerie.