Law enforcement in Slovenia
logo of the Slovenian Police
|Active||1991 - present|
|Part of||Ministry of Interior|
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. 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. The Slovenian police force was admitted to Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe on 24 March 1992.
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. 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. 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
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. 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. 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 The police officers in Slovenia were armed with the 7.65 mm Crvena Zastava M-70 handgun, which have been replaced by the Beretta M92 and Beretta 8000.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.
|Agusta Bell 206||Italy||Policing||206B-3 JetRanger III||S5-HPD
|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
|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|