National emergency/disaster management authority: The Rescue and Protection Directorate, the Ministry of Interior of Montenegro.
The main tasks of the Rescue and Protection Directorate are to:

  • coordinate the work of the protection and rescue system participants when it comes to organization, planning, preparation and implementation of measures and activities aimed at reducing the risk of disasters;
  • monitor and analyse the situation in the field of protection and rescue;
  • train and develop the civil protection units, special and voluntary units, as well as supervise the work and equipment of operational protection and rescue units;
  • inform and alert the citizens in case of accidents, natural disasters, technical-technological and other disasters;
  • constantly collect, process and transmit the data related to the situation in the affected areas through the Operational Communication Centre 112;
  • organize the removal, deactivation and destruction of unexploded ordnance;
  • seek assistance from other states and international bodies and organizations in case of accidents, natural and other disasters;
  • report to the neighbouring countries and international organizations on the dangers with a possible cross-border effect;
  • cooperate with the relevant authorities of other states and international organizations and institutions, etc.

The work of the Rescue and Protection Directorate is organised in six sections in its seat and seven territorial units:

  • Section for Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid
  • Section for Preventive Affairs
    • Department for Risk Management
    • Department for Dangerous Goods Management
  • Section for Operational Affairs
  • Department for Training and Operational Activities
  • Department for Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)
  • Section 112 – Operational-Communication Centre 112 (OCC 112)
  • Section for Inspection Supervision  
  • Section of Air and Helicopter Unit
  • Territorial Units (Podgorica, Bar, Herceg Novi, Bijelo Polje, Berane, Pljevlja and Niksic)



MINISTRY OF INTERIOR -  Rescue and Protection Directorate


Mr. Miodrag Besovic Director General of Rescue and Protection Directorate, 

Phone: +382 20 481 801
Mobile: +382 67 112 961

Contact person:

Ms.Zorica Marković, Head of Department for Coordination of International Assistance, Cooperation and Project implementation


Jovana Tomasevica Str., Podgorica 81000


Ms.Marković: +38220481815, +38220481801