Vladimir Alexandrovich Kolokoltsev

The Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, General of the Police of the Russian Federation

General of the Police of the Russian Federation Vladimir Alexandrovich Kolokoltsev was born on May 11, 1961 in Nizhny Lomov in the Penza Region. In 1982 he started his service at the Ministry of Internal Affairs (the MIA) in the militia division for security of foreign diplomatic missions accredited in Moscow.

In 1984 he was assigned to the position of Detached Battalion Platoon Leader of the Internal Affairs Administration of the Gagarin District Executive Committee in Moscow. 

From 1985 to 1989 he studied in the USSR MIA Political Academy named after the 60th anniversary of the All-Union Leninist Young Communist League. He took а full-time course and got a diploma in Law.

After graduation from the Academy, he returned to the Internal Affairs Division as a Criminal Investigation Officer of the MIA Administration of the Kuntsevo District Executive Committee in Moscow.

After that he was assigned to the position of Deputy Chief of the 20th Militia Station in Moscow, and then Chief of the 8th Militia Station in Moscow.

In 1992 Vladimir Kolokoltsev was assigned to the position of Senior Criminal Investigation Officer of Division 2 of the Criminal Investigation Administration of the Internal Affairs General Administration in Moscow.

In early 1993 he became Chief of the Militia Station 108 in Moscow.

Two years later he was assigned to the position of Chief of Criminal Investigation Division 2 of the Internal Affairs District Administration in the Moscow Central Administrative District.

In 1997 he was transferred to the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs to the position of Chief of Regional Division 4 of the MIA Moscow Regional Administration.

Two years later he was assigned to the position of Chief of the Regional Operational and Investigative Bureau of the MIA Organized Crime Control General Administration in the Moscow South-Eastern Administrative District.

In 2001 he becomes Chief of Division 3 of the Operational and Investigative Bureau of the Russian MIA General Administration of the Central Federal District.

Then he was assigned to the position of Deputy Chief of the Operational and Investigative Bureau of the Russian MIA General Administration of the Central Federal District.

In 2007 he was assigned to the position of Chief of the Internal Affairs Administration in the Orel Region.

In April 2009 he was assigned to the position of First Deputy Chief of the MIA Criminal Investigation Department.

On September 7, 2009 Militia Major-General Vladimir Kolokoltsev was assigned to the position of Chief of the Internal Affairs General Administration in Moscow by a presidential decree.

On June 10, 2010 he was appointed to the special rank of Militia Lieutenant-General by a presidential decree.

On March 24, 2011 following his reattestation, he was assigned to the position of Chief of the Russian MIA General Administration in Moscow and was appointed to a special rank of Police Lieutenant-General by a presidential decree.

On May 21, 2012 Police Lieutenant-General Vladimir Kolokoltsev was assigned to the position of Minister of Internal Affairs by a decree of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

On June 12, 2013 Vladimir Alexandrovich Kolokoltsev was appointed to a special rank of Police Colonel-General by Presidential decree number 556.

On November 10, 2015 by the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Alexandrovich Kolokoltsev was awarded the special rank "General of the Police of the Russian Federation".

Vladimir Kolokoltsev is married and has a son and a daughter.

He is a doctor of Law and has a title of the Honoured Employee of the Internal Affairs Administration. He has been awarded many state and department awards.

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