Ministry of the Interior (Croatia)

Ministry of the Interior of the
Republic of Croatia
Ministarstvo unutarnjih poslova
Republike Hrvatske
Agency overview
Formed 1990
Jurisdiction Government of Croatia
Headquarters Ulica grada Vukovara 33, Zagreb
45°47′59″N 15°57′50″E / 45.7998525°N 15.9638857°E / 45.7998525; 15.9638857Coordinates: 45°47′59″N 15°57′50″E / 45.7998525°N 15.9638857°E / 45.7998525; 15.9638857
Employees 25,641 (2015)[1]
Annual budget Increase[2] HRK 4.818 billion (2015)[3]
Minister responsible
  • Vlaho Orepić

The Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Croatia (Croatian: Ministarstvo unutarnjih poslova Republike Hrvatske (MUP RH)) is the ministry in the Government of Croatia which is in charge of state security among other roles. Croatian Police is a public service of the Ministry of the Interior.

List of ministers

Minister Party Term start Term end Days
in office
Boljkovac, JosipJosip Boljkovac HDZ 30 May 1990 2 July 1991 398
Cvitan, OnesinOnesin Cvitan HDZ 2 July 1991 17 July 1991 15
Vekić, IvanIvan Vekić HDZ 17 July 1991 15 April 1992 273
Jarnjak, IvanIvan Jarnjak HDZ 15 April 1992 16 December 1996 1,706
Penić, IvanIvan Penić HDZ 16 December 1996 27 January 2000 1,137
Lučin, ŠimeŠime Lučin SDP 27 January 2000 23 December 2003 1,426
Mlinarić, MarijanMarijan Mlinarić HDZ 23 December 2003 17 February 2005 422
Kirin, IvicaIvica Kirin HDZ 17 February 2005 12 January 2008 1,059
Rončević, BerislavBerislav Rončević HDZ 12 January 2008 10 October 2008 272
Karamarko, TomislavTomislav Karamarko Ind. [nb 1] 10 October 2008 23 December 2011 1,169
Ostojić, RankoRanko Ostojić SDP 23 December 2011 22 January 2016 1,491
Orepić, VlahoVlaho Orepić MOST 22 January 2016 Incumbent 329


The Ministry of the Interior deals with administrative and other tasks related to the following:[4]

The Ministry is also responsible for the following: keeping the records and statistics concerning the internal affairs, the internal affairs information system and the education and training of the Ministry’s officers.


Ministry headquarters in Zagreb

General Police Directorate

The General Police Directorate is in charge of the national police. There are twenty geographical commands,[5] and the national body is organised as follows:[6]

Police Directorate
Criminal Police Directorate
Border Police Directorate

The following units exists at the same level:


nb 1. ^ Karamarko was appointed in the HDZ-dominated Sanader cabinet as a non-party minister. In 2009 he continued to serve in the Kosor cabinet and formally joined HDZ in September 2011.[7]


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