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11.Dec.2018

Task and Goals

Through the Law on Police, which took effect on 18 July, 1998, the police service became a body within the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Slovenia.

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20.Jan.2010
1.Oct.2009

Police Day - 27 June

In remembrance of the persuasive determination to protect the State and its citizens, the service, support and mutual trust, which reigned during the days of the war in June among Slovene population and their police; in remembrance of the organized and professional resistance against the aggressor on the territory of the Republic of Slovenia, and last but not least, in remembrance of the events of the year 1991, when policemen fought against the Yugoslav army at the Holmec border crossing, the Slovene police decided to choose the 27th of June as its memorial day. It is undisputed that without the well-skilled what were formerly called militia units and the heroic individuals and units who in cooperation with territorial defence and various civil societies (fire fighters, rescue workers, etc.) effectively destroyed the destructive power of the federal army, we today would not live in a safe, free and internationally recognised country. Members of interior bodies have from the beginning participated in the protection processes for liberating the Republic of Slovenia. The beginnings span back to the year 1989 when the police prevented the so-called Meeting of Truth and expansion of the "Yoghurt Revolution" on 1 December in Ljubljana. The end of the process signified the departure of the last adherent of the federal army from our territory on 26 October 1991. Internal affairs authorities were thus among the first to counter the aggression of the Yugoslavian Peoples Army which through tanks desired to prevent the at that time utopian goal - an independent state. Six police officers fell in the line of duty, namely Stanislav StraÅ¡ek, Robert Hvalc, Bojan Å tumberger, Željko Ernoić, Franc Å oster and Marijan DobelÅ¡ek. Another 14 police officers were wounded in the protection and defence of the barricades, border crossings and clashes with the federal army. Police Day is a holiday when the police and Slovenian public remember independence not the war which is entered in the history of the Slovenian people in capital letters.    

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30.Sep.2009

Mission, vision and values of the Police

MISSION In cooperation with individuals and communities, the police provide security for people and property, prevent, detect and investigate crime, provide public order, protect the state border and contribute to road traffic safety. They assume their share of responsibility for national security, control of the EU external border, expanding the area of freedom, security and justice in the EU and meeting other international obligations. VISION With their expertise and quality services, the police effectively face the security challenges and ensure a high level of security. VALUES Lawful and professional conduct Police officers carry out procedures that are defined by laws and implementing regulations in line with professional standards. This is made possible by the development of the profession as well as by adequate organisation and qualifications of police officers. Professionalism of the work is tested on a regular basis by means of a supervision system in place. Protection of human rights and freedoms and respect for people and their personal dignity The police protect the rights enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia and international human rights instruments, which are the basis of a democratic society. In the course of their work, police officers consistently respect those rights. They are guided by ethical and respectful attitude towards every individual. Police conduct rules protect the integrity of individuals while at the same time ensuring that responsibility is established if the rules are violated. Fairness and impartiality Fair performance of duties is a value that maintains and strengthens public confidence in the police. Police officers perform their duties impartially, which means that they must not grant unjustified benefits and advantages to individuals or have a vested interest in decision making. Mutual relations and affiliation to the organisation Good relations between the employees, based on mutual respect, assistance and tolerance, as well as affiliation to the organisation, are of key significance for good performance of the work. The management strengthens the feeling of affiliation to the organisation and ensures an open two-way communication. Transparency and openness of operation Transparency of operation dictates that objective information must be provided to the public without disclosing classified data. Openness of operation consists of timely, complete and credible information while also constituting a form of supervision of police conduct. An informed public has a better understanding of police work and has more confidence in the police.   Police Ethics Code  {fa-file-pdf-o}  

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30.Sep.2009

About the Slovenian Police

The Police service is a body within the Ministry of the Interior Through the Law on Police, which took effect on 18 July, 1998, the police service became a body within the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Slovenia. The police has truly gained its independence, however, the Ministry will continue to define the developmental, organisational, personnel and other basic orientations for its work, take care of its financial management and investments as well as co-ordinate and harmonise the police information and telecommunication systems with the systems of other state bodies. The Ministry will also direct and monitor the performance of police tasks. The goal of this reorganisation is a modern police organisation in line with European standards, able to efficiently respond to the challenges of modern life and ensure a high safety level. Therefore, this rationalisation of the police organisation makes it even more flexible and citizen-friendly. Pursuant to the law, the police performs its tasks at three levels: the state, the regional and the local levels. Organisationally, it is composed of General Police Directorate, Police Directorates and police stations. The police headquarters are in Ljubljana. The Police service is headed by the Director General of the Police, who also conducts the work of the General Police Directorate. The Director General of the Police and his or her deputy are discharged by the government of the Republic of Slovenia on the proposal of the Minister.   GENERAL POLICE DIRECTORATE Å tefanova 21501 LJUBLJANA Location: Litostrojska c. 54, 1501 Ljubljana SLOVENIA Phone: +386 1 428 40 00Fax: +386 1 251 43 30 E-mail: gp.policija@policija.si Public Relations Section e-mail: mediji@policija.si and Write to us   Police Day Code of Police Ethics   Ranks     POLICE IN NUMBERS Number of employees in the police service (on 31 December 2017): 8,204 uniformed police officers: 5,458 non-uniformed police officers: 1,712 remaining police personnel: 1,034 Number of police officers: 7,170 Number of criminalists: 964 Number of Special Unit Members: 86 Number of inhabitants per police officer: 288.17 Number of police officers per 10,000 inhabitants: all police officers: 34.70 uniformed police officers: 26.42 Number of criminalists per 10,000 inhabitants: 4.67 Average age: 41.74 Number of employees with a doctor's or master's degree: 181 Number of employees with a university degree: 2,244 Number of employees with a college degree: 983 Number of employees with a secondary school education: 4,492 Number of employees with a primary school or vocational education: 303 Number of all police transport forms: 2,721 Number of civil vechicles: 1,256 Number of patrol vehicles: 695 Number of intervention vehicles: 115 Number of terrain vehicles: 152 Number of motorbikes: 148 Number of other transport vehicles (freight vehicles, etc.): 104

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