In cooperation we increase security and create conditions for a stable development throughout Estonia
The Ministry of the Interior and its governing area forms the largest ministry in Estonia that employs about 10 500 employees in total. In its everyday work the Ministry develops and guides two domains: internal security and regional fields.
In the field of internal security the Ministry of the Interior and the institutions in its governing area have a mission to assure the internal security of the state and to protect the public order, to guard and protect the state border and assure the border regime. The Ministry of the Interior and the institutions in its governing area also have a task to regulate the crisis management and rescue works as well as citizenship and migration. Officials of the internal security structures are taught in the Estonian Public Service Academy operating in the administrative area of the Ministry of the Interior.
In the regional field, the Ministry of the Interior has a mission of developing local government, planning and coordinating regional administration and regional development, national organisation and supervision of the spatial planning activities, issues concerning vital statistics, and organisation of matters connected with churches and congregations.
Governing area of the Ministry of the Interior