Law enforcement in Slovenia

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Slovenian Police
SLO Police logo.png
logo of the Slovenian Police
Active 1991 - present
Country Slovenia
Type Police Force
Role Law Enforcement
Part of Ministry of Interior
Garrison/HQ Ljubljana

Law enforcement in Slovenia is governed by the Slovenian Ministry of Internal Affairs and is the responsibility of the Slovenian National Police force, which is composed of the 8 police directorates in Celje, Koper, Kranj, Ljubljana, Maribor, Murska Sobota, Nova Gorica and Novo mesto.[1] The police force maintains a number of international partnerships with foreign police forces, including training with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, and involvement in Albania and Kosovo with the Multinational Advisory Police Element.[1] The Slovenian police force was admitted to Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe on 24 March 1992.[2]

Organization[edit]

The Slovenian National Police force operates under the Slovenian Ministry of the Interior at three levels, local, general and regional, and is headquartered in Ljubljana.[2] Slovenia is divided into 8 police directorates which control 111 police stations, all of which come under the jurisdiction of the Director General of the Police.[2] In addition to this regular police force, Slovenia also employs the Specialna Enota Policije, utilised for Counter-Terrorism and other high-risk tasks that are too dangerous or too difficult for regular police units.

Complement and equipment[edit]

As of December 31, 2009, the Slovenian police force employed 7,842 officers, at a ratio of 38.21 officers per 10,000 of the population.[1] It also employed 766 criminologists and 91 members of the Slovenian Police Special Unit. Of the force's 2,523 vehicles, there were 1726 police cars (including civilian), 168 response vehicles, 240 all-terrain vehicles and 185 motorbikes.[1] To complement these land vehicles, the Slovenian police utilize 4 boats, as well as 6 helicopters. The police officers in Slovenia were armed with the 7.65 mm Crvena Zastava M-70 handgun, which have been replaced by the Beretta M92 and Beretta 8000. Some units also use SIG Sauer and Glock pistols. Supporting weapons include Heckler & Koch MP5 submachine guns, Heckler & Koch G36 and Zastava M-70 assault rifles.[1]

Guns[edit]

Beretta 92
Beretta 8000
SIG Sauer P226
Glock 19
Heckler & Koch MP5
Heckler & Koch G36
Zastava M70

Cars[edit]

Citroën Jumper
Ford Focus
Opel Astra estate
Renault Megane
Renault Master
Škoda Octavia Combi
Škoda Octavia RS
Škoda Superb
Volkswagen Transporter
Volkswagen Touareg

Helicopters[edit]

Aircraft Origin Role Versions Registration Number Notes
Agusta Bell 206  Italy Policing 206B-3 JetRanger III S5-HPD
S5-HPE
2
Agusta Bell 212  Italy Policing Agusta-Bell AB 212 S5-HPB 1
Agusta Bell 412  Italy Policing S5-HPA 1
AgustaWestland AW109  Italy Policing A109E Power
A109A Hirundo
S5-HPG
S5-HPC
1
1
S5-HPG: Border Control & Medico,

S5-HPC: (Medico version) out of service - sold

Eurocopter EC 135  European Union Policing S5-HPH 1 Schengen Area Border Control

Motorcycles[edit]

Honda Deauville
Yamaha FJR1300AP
BMW R1150RT

Patrol boats[edit]

P-66
P-88
P-89
P-111

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Slovenian Police Retrieved 24 April 2008
  2. ^ a b c OSCE profile page retrieved May 29, 2007