Latvian State Police is a state institution to protect the State and society from criminal and other illegal threats to life, health, rights and freedoms, property and interests.
Officer of the State Police is a servant of a specialized civil service.
The central authority of the State Police organises and co-ordinates activities of the structural units of the State Police. The central authority includes Administrative Department, Complaints and Discipline Branch, Personnel and Recruitment Board, Secret Regime Guarantee Unit, Special Correspondence Unit, Planning and Finance Board.
Main Criminal Police Department, Main Public Order Police Department, Railroad Police Board, Pre-trial Investigation Board, Forensic Centre of the State Police, Police School of the State police, territorial police boards of the cities and regions are subordinated structural units.