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.


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Number of employees in the police service (on 31 January 2021): 8,313
uniformed police officers: 5,655
non-uniformed police officers: 1,569
remaining police personnel: 1,089
Number of police officers: 7,224
Number of criminalists: 986
Number of Special Unit Members: 88
Number of inhabitants per police officer: 292.28
Number of police officers per 10,000 inhabitants:
all police officers: 34.21
uniformed police officers: 26.78
Number of criminalists per 10,000 inhabitants: 4.67
Average age: 43.3
Number of employees with a doctor's or master's degree: 177
Number of employees with a university degree: 2,328
Number of employees with a college degree: 1,389
Number of employees with a secondary school education: 4,146
Number of employees with a primary school or vocational education: 273
Number of all police transport forms: 2,480
Number of civil vechicles: 1,149
Number of patrol vehicles: 606
Number of intervention vehicles: 98
Number of terrain vehicles: 184
Number of motorbikes: 135
Number of other vehicles (freight vehicles, combined vehicles etc.): 308