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Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation
Следственный комитет Российской Федерации
Emblem of the Investigative Committee
Flag of Russian Investigative Committee
AbbreviationSK Rossii, SKR
Agency overview
FormedJanuary, 2011
Preceding agency
  • Investigative Committee under the Office of the Prosecutor General
Employees19,156
Jurisdictional structure
Federal agencyRUS
Operations jurisdictionRUS
General nature
Operational structure
Overviewed byPresidential Administration of Russia
HeadquartersBauman Street, Moscow
Elected officer responsible
Agency executive
Child agency
  • Military Investigative Committee
Website
http://www.sledcom.ru/
Investigative Committee Headquarters in Bauman Street, Moscow
Investigative Committee Headquarters in Bauman Street, Moscow

The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (Russian: Следственный комитет Российской Федерации) has since January 2011 been the main federal investigating authority in Russia. Its name (Sledstvennyi komitet) is usually abbreviated to SKR (Russian: СКР). The agency replaced the Russian Prosecutor General's Investigative Committee and operates as Russia's anti-corruption agency. It is answerable to the President of Russia and has statutory responsibility for inspecting the police forces, combating police corruption and police misconduct and is responsible for conducting investigations into local authorities and federal governmental bodies.

On January 21, 2011, President Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree appointing Alexander Bastrykin, then the acting chair of the Prosecutor General's investigative committee, as Sledkom's chairperson.

In 2012 President Medvedev began to discuss the possibility of creating a Federal Anti-Corruption Bureau under Sledkom, as part of the campaign against corruption and to combat corruption in the Russian police.

Number of employees

The number of agents in the Investigative Committee (except the military investigative agents) is 19,156 employees, and from January 1, 2012 need to be 21,156 employees. The number of the Military Investigators is now 2,034 employees.

According to the 2012 Law on Amendments to some Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation in connection with improving the structure of Preliminary Investigation, it will expand to 60,000 staff, largely by taking over most of the investigators of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Federal Drug Control Service.[1]

Management

Chairman of the Investigative Committee

Putin and Bastrykin
Putin and Bastrykin

On January 21, 2011, President Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree appointing Alexander Bastrykin, then the acting chair of the Prosecutor General's investigative committee, as chairperson of the federal investigation agency.

Vice-Chairmen

Structure

The structure of the Central Administration of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation includes:

The investigative departments of subjects of Russian Federation are subordinate to the Investigative Committee, and the investigative divisions of cities and raions are subordinate to the investigative departments of subjects of Russian Federation. There are specialized investigative departments (investigative departments on transport, investigative department of Baikonur Cosmodrome) which are subordinate to the Investigative Committee and have own subordinated investigative divisions. Finally, there is the Chief Military Investigative Department which is subordinate to the Investigative Committee and have own subordinated military investigative departments (military investigative department of Western Military District, military investigative department of Eastern Military District, military investigative department of Southern Military District, military investigative department of Central Military District, military investigative department of Northern Fleet, military investigative department of Baltic Fleet, military investigative department of Black Sea Fleet, military investigative department of Pacific Fleet, military investigative department of Strategic Missile Forces and Moscow city military investigative department) which in turn have own subordinated military investigative divisions (garrison military investigative divisions).

Officers

Investigators of the Investigative Committee in a broad sense are directly investigators, senior investigators, heads of investigative divisions and their deputies, heads of investigative departments and their deputies, Chairman and Vice-Chairmen of the Investigative Committee. All of them are federal government officials, have special ranks (Russian: специальные звания) and wear special uniform with shoulder marks. Military investigators (in a broad sense) are military personnel, have military ranks of commissioned officers and wear military uniform with shoulder marks but they are not subordinate to any military authority (excepting higher military investigator).

See also

References

  1. ^ Карачева, Екатерина (September 10, 2012). "Следственному комитету расширят полномочия по возбуждению дел против VIP-персон". Известия.

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