RanksUniformed police officers have the right and obligation to wear uniform in accordance with regulations. Types of police uniforms, their complementary parts and rank insignia are determined by a special decree. The rank insignia mark the position of police officers in the hierarchy of the police organisation (police officer, police inspector, police superintendent, assistant director general of the police, deputy director general of the police and director general of the police). Police trainees and auxiliary police officers wear special rank insignia.

Police officers can wear on their uniform only the rank insignia that are specified for their job by the relevant act regulating police organisation and job classification. Rank insignia are worn on the upper parts of the uniform, i.e. on epaulettes, or on the left side at chest height. Police officers wear the police symbol on the left sleeve and the symbol of uniformed police on the right sleeve of the uniform (with certain exceptions) and the police badge on headgear. They wear a patch with the inscription ‚ÄúPOLICIJA‚ÄĚ on the left breast pocket or above or on the left side of the upper part of the uniform. Police officers must also wear an identification patch containing their personal name or number, which is positioned on the right side of the upper part of the uniform, at the height of the ‚ÄúPOLICIJA‚ÄĚ patch.

Police symbols and specialities logos

Commitment to the police profession shows through honour that comes with wearing a police uniform and police insignia. It also shows as respect for police hierarchy, mutual cooperation and protection, team spirit, and selfless assistance to co-workers. In terms of outward appearance, membership shows in particular through the use of official police symbols and symbols of police specialities.

The police symbols most recognisable to the public are certainly the symbol and banner of the police, the badge adorning the headgear of the uniform, and the symbols of uniformed and criminal police. The internal organisational units of the General Police Directorate also have symbols of their own (for example the National Forensic Laboratory, the Special Unit, the Security and Protection Centre, and the Police Academy), as do operations and communications centres, while affiliation to a certain field of work is shown by speciality symbols (for example for maritime police, traffic police, police dog handlers, mounted police, police honour guard and alpine police).Police logo

The symbol of the police is a hexagon with a dark blue circle at the centre. The stylised gold-yellow rays radiate from the circle to the edge of the hexagon, and the circle contains the coat of arms of Slovenia. The lower section of the coat of arms is lined with three stylised green linden leaves on both sides. The inscription ‚ÄúREPUBLIKA SLOVENIJA‚ÄĚ is above the coat of arms in a semi-circle, and the inscription ‚ÄúPOLICIJA‚ÄĚ is below the coat of arms. The inscriptions are gold-yellow.