Minister for the Interior


Rihards Kozlovskis

Date of birth: May 26, 1969

1995 – 2003 Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia, lawyer’s qualification
1987 – 1993 Latvian Academy of Sport Education, Teacher of Physical Education
1986 – 1987 Murjani Sports Gymnasium, Secondary education
1976 – 1986 Riga Secondary School No 69

Additional education:
2004 French language course organized by the French Embassy – basic knowledge, certificate
2002 A course by the USA Customs Service (Anti – Corruption and Integrity Awareness Seminar), certificate
1998 – 2001 Courses by the School of Public Administration of the Republic of Latvia on drafting of legal acts, project leadership, personnel management, anti-manipulation technique and others, certificates
1993 Service Protective Security Operations Course at Marana, Arizona, USA, certificate

Work experience:
Since October 25, 2011 - Minister for the Interior
2007 – 2011 BBF Consulting Ltd., lawyer
2005 – 2007 Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia – Adviser to the Ministry of Defence. Security and Coordination Division of the NATO Summit Latvia Task Force, Head of Division
1996 – 2005 Deputy Chief of the Security Police of the Republic of Latvia, Lieutenant Colonel
1994 – 1996 Department for the Protection of Economic Sovereignty (VESAD), senior inspector
1991 – 1993 Government Security Agency, inspector
Feb.1991 – May 1991 1st Police Battalion of the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Latvia, junior inspector

Other experience:
Since 2011 Member of the Board of the Zatler’s Reform Party
2004 – 2005 Representative of the International Association of Personal Protection in Latvia
2002 – 2005 Representative of the focal point of the European Network for the Protection of Public Figures in Latvia

Latvian – native, English – good, Russian – good, French – basic knowledge