SOA is led by the Director who is appointed by joint consent of the President and the Prime Minister.


SOA’s work is led and directed from our headquarters in Zagreb. To ensure quality in fulfilling our legal obligations, we cover the territory of Croatia from 10 regional centers.


Work at the headquarters is divided between different organizational units responsible for:

  • Information collection (Operations)

  • Processing and analysis of information and documentation (Analysis),

  • Special technology, IT and communications (Technical Operations),

  • Counterintelligence protection and oversight (Internal Oversight) and

  • Human resources, legal and administrative affairs


SOA organization chart


International cooperation is essential in today's world where countries share common security challenges. Therefore, SOA has accredited liaison officers in other countries, whose function is managing relations with partner services.