The police educational system has a very long tradition. Over the course of its development it has gradually improved, adapting itself to the needs imposed by the respective circumstances in society. A number of important landmarks may be discerned in the development of police education, among which the period following the year 1998 deserves special mention.

Based on the Police Act, 1 April 2000 saw the enforcement of the Rules on the internal organisation and job classification in the Ministry of the Interior and Police. This act affirmed the major importance of police education and training by establishing a new organisational unit, the Police Academy.

The Police Academy is an internal organisational unit of the General Police Directorate, taking care of planning and carrying out education and training for police requirements.

Its mission is to provide continuous professional training for police employees in order for them to be able to carry out their job competently and to the benefit of the public.

The Police Academy fulfils its mission through programmes implemented by its internal organisational units.

  • Police College
  • Centre For Research and Social Skills
  • Training Centre
    • Training Programmes Section
    • Planning and Administration Section
    • Gotenica Training Section
  • Security and Support Division
    • Security Section
    • Administrative and Technical Support Section
    • Maintenance and Administration Section
  • Service Dogs Training Section
  • Top Athletes Section

The Police Academy is also responsible for organising and implementing basic professional training for the Municipal Warden Service.

International cooperation in education and training

Since Slovenia's entry into the European Union, cooperation in various international forms of police education and training has acquired an entirely new significance. This basically entails obligatory and equal cooperation, characterised by active participation in different forms of work. To the best of our ability, we are expected to contribute to developing or so-to-say "Europeanising" the police profession, and to make different forms of training and education mutually comparable.