The translation of this document is outdated.
Translation validity: 22.01.2005.–05.07.2011.
Amendments not included: 28.06.2011.
By-law of the State Police
I. General Provisions
1. The State Police is a State direct administration institution under the supervision of the Minister for the Interior, which in accordance with the competence implements State policy in the field of crime combating and the protection of public order and safety, as well as in the field of protection of the rights and legitimate interests of persons.
2. The legal basis for State Police operations, tasks, and functions are laid out in the Law On Police and other regulatory enactments governing the operation of the State Police.
II. Structure and Officials of the State Police
3. The State Police shall be managed by the Chief of the State Police. The Chief of the State Police shall perform the functions of the manager of the direct administration institution prescribed by the State Administration Structure Law.
4. The Chief of the State Police upon the recommendation of the Minister for the Interior shall be appointed to and removed from office by the Cabinet. The Chief of the State Police shall be chosen from among the senior commanding personnel in the Police, with a higher legal education and not less than five years of police service in management positions.
5. The structure and work organisation of the State Police shall be determined by the regulations of the State Police.
III. Ensuring the Lawfulness of Actions and Provision of Reports by the State Police
6. The lawfulness of actions by the State Police shall be ensured by the Chief of the State Police. The Chief of the State Police is responsible for the establishment and operation of the inspection system for the decisions of the administration.
7. The Chief of the State Police has the right to revoke unlawful decisions, commands, orders and instructions of officials of the State Police.
8. The Chief of the State Police shall take a decision regarding the administrative provision issued by an official of the State Police or the actual action by an official of the State Police contested by a private individual.
9. A person may dispute the administrative provisions issued by the Chief of the State Police or the actual action to the Ministry of the Interior in accordance with the procedures specified in the regulatory enactments regulating the administrative process. A decision by the Ministry of the Interior may be appealed in court.
10. The Chief of the State Police shall submit a report to the Minister for the Interior not less than once a year regarding the fulfilment of State Police functions and the expenditure of budget resources, as well as prepare the annual public account in accordance with the procedures specified in the regulatory enactments.
Prime Minister A. Kalvītis
Minister for the Interior Ē. Jēkabsons
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