Police Director is appointed by Serbian Government for a five-year term, upon proposal of the Minister of the Interior, following a call for applications and in accordance with the rules on labour relations applicable for the Ministry.
Police Director can be person who fulfils general requirements for government employment provided by law, and special requirements for police employment (Article 110, paragraph 1, items 2-6, of the Law on Police); he/she must have university degree, at least 15 years of effective work experience in the police, and has to meet the requirements for the position of Police Director. When several candidates are eligible, preference is given to the candidate having the best professional results in the discharge of police duties.
General Police Director is Mr. Milorad Vejović.
GENERAL POLICE DIRECTOR
Police Director, Milorad Veljović was born in 1958, in Svilanovo, Municipality Novi Pazar. He graduated from the Faculty of Law in 1983. Milorad Veljovic began his law enforcement career in 1986, when he served in the Secretariat of Interior as Inspector for the suppression of economic crime.
In 2000. Mr. Veljovic was Head of the Department for legal control with the Criminal police Directorate in the MOI Headquarters and subsequently became assistant Head of the Inspector General Office.
During his professional, law enforcement career, he has held leading positions such as a Chief of the Section for suppression of economic crime in the Secretariat of Interior based in Kragujevac, Head of Criminal Police Department in the Secretariat of Interior based in Kragujevac, assistant Head of the Secretariat of Interior responsible for criminal affairs, also in Kragujevac.
In May 2005, Mr. Veljovic was appointed Head of the Criminal Police Directorate of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia and in March 2006, by decree of the Minister of Interior was promoted to the rank of major- general, in compliance with the function he performed.
During his professional police career, Mr. Veljovic has been promoted twice and several times awarded for his accomplishments by the Minister.
At the session held on 15 June 2006, the Governement of the Republic of Serbia appointed major- general Milorad Veljovic as Police Director of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia.
He is married and has two children.
Police Director Milorad Veljović is not a member of any political party.