Lithuanian Police Force

Law enforcement in Lithuania is the responsibility of a "unified national police force under the jurisdiction of the Interior Ministry."[2] From the Lithuanian Police Department by the Ministry of the Interior, which is led by the Police Commissar General, the police force branches out to the National and Municipal Police.

Lithuanian Police Force
Lietuvos Policijos pajegos
Insignia of the Lithuanian Police
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionLithuania
Constituting instrument
  • Law on Police[1]
General nature
Operational structure
Parent agencyMinistry of Internal Affairs
Child agencies
  • Criminal police
  • Traffic police,
  • Public security force
  • Public police

The National Police is composed of the:[1]

  • Criminal Police Bureau
  • Traffic Police
  • Public Security Force
  • Public Police


Criminal police

Lithuanian Police car in Vilnius

The Criminal Police Bureau is designed to create a secure environment and serving to the public while implementing the prevention of serious criminal acts, while disclosing and investigating them, while coordinating the investigations and while promoting international cooperation.

Lithuanian Criminal Police Bureau consists of the following divisions:

  • Organized Crime Investigation Units;
  • Crime Investigation Units;
  • Operational Activity Units;
  • Witness and Victims Protection Units;
  • Corruption Control Board;
  • International Liaison Office;
  • Information Analysis Board;
  • Activity Organization and Finance Units.

International cooperation

The Lithuanian police force is a member of:


  1. "Law on Police: Chapter 2". Retrieved 16 May 2007.
  2. "Report". US Department of State. Retrieved 14 May 2007.