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.


With their expertise and quality services, the police effectively face the security challenges and ensure a high level of security.


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.

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