1918 - 1940

14-12-1939 The Vilnius Police School was established
26-07-1937 The team of Lithuanian policemen won silver and gold medals in the world shooting championship in Finland
19-05-1935 Regulations for the police employees were approved
01-01-1935 The Police Department which included public, border, railway, private and water police was established
1993 The Criminal Police were separated from the Citizens Defence Department and acted in the composition of the State Security Department together with the security police
17-01-1932 The first census of the police employees in Lithuania
01-10-1932 The police-station for the traffic affairs was established
11-06-1923 The Sports Club of the Police was established
1927 The Sports Club of the Police was established
1926 A sign of legitimisation of the Criminal Police was established (it was in force until 1933). Its author was the painter A.Zmuidzinavicius
1926-1944 "Kriminalinės žinios" was an informational publication published in Kaunas. From 1926 (No. I) until 1930 (No. 19) it was published as a supplement to the magazine "Policija" under the title "Kriminalinės žinios policijai"
1923 The Transport Police were established
1924-1940 "Policija" was a fortnightly magazine of the Lithuanian police force. It was published by the Citizens Defence Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Police Club (from 1935) and the Police Department (1943-44)
01-01-1924 The Militia was officially renamed into police
1922-1923 "Milicijos žinios" was an informational newspaper published in Kaunas. It was published and revised by the Citizens Defence Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs
1923 The Museum of the Criminal Police was established in Kaunas (reorganised in 1930)
1923 The Lower Police School was established in Rokiskis
03-11-1922 The Higher Police School was established in Linksmadvaris
01-10-1921 The first police festival took place
14-05-1920 The Law on Militia was passed
1919 Bolsheviks killed Aleksas Vainauskas, Chief of the Siauliai County. He was the first militia officer to be killed in the mid-war Lithuania
1919 The first militia uniform of a unanimous sample was set in Lithuania. It was worn until 1923
16-02-1918 Lithuania announced its independence
03-10-1904 The first police school was established in Vilnius. It was the first school not only in Lithuania but also in Russia

 

Last updated: 12-09-2017