The biggest seizure of heroin in Slovenia result of the cooperation of the Slovene and Hungarian police units and financial administration - press release

On today's press conference that took place in Hungary the representatives of Police in Slovenia and Hungary, together with the representatives of Financial Administraton of the Republic of Slovenia, presented the results of the largest seizure of heroin on the territory of Slovenia since the gained independence.



Does international reporting on self-organized guards and the Styrian Guard trace its origins back to Slovenia? – The response of the Police

In his article published on 23 September 2019 and entitled A different kind of promotion for Slovenia: American news agency AP baffled at the fact that the Slovenian Police is even thankful to them, a journalist of the daily newspaper Večer [Evening] is posing a question, albeit a rhetorical one, whether we really want Slovenia’s promotion to be tinged with actions of self-organized guards? This question is on point because, at the beginning of August this year, when we thoroughly explained to the public the circumstances of events and the activities which the Police is carrying out in this regard, and in the light of persistent and often one-sided references to this story, the Police called attention to a similar question: Why and who is putting power in the hands of eccentrics and extremists? The Police understand the role of the media, their function of a watchdog, and their right to freedom of expression in speech and writing. We are also aware that the media wields special power which can legitimize the actions of individuals and raise their visibility. This is precisely the responsibility the media bears on its shoulders.



Back-to-school rail safety campaign marks the beginning of September

Road users should be well aware of the special rules applying to railway crossings, also known as level crossings. Accidents on rail tracks happen all too often and are largely attributable to disobeying rail safety rules and careless crossing of tracks where this is clearly prohibited.



Slovenian Police attended a conference in Sarajevo on the prevention of money laundering and financing of terrorism in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Since April 2017, Slovenian police have in cooperation with Austria been implementing a twinning project in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the area of support in the fight against money laundering. The project has been yielding positive results since Bosnia and Herzegovina was during the implementation of the project removed from the grey list of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), which maintains a list of risky countries in the field of money laundering.



European Transport Commissioner Discusses Slovenian Road Safety with Director-General of the Police

Today, the Slovenian police and the Ministry of the Interior received a visit from the European Transport Commissioner, Ms Violeta Bulc. In a working meeting Commissioner Bulc and the Director-General of the Slovenian Police, Ms Tatjana Bobnar, discussed ensuring road safety and challenges in this field in the future. The purpose of the meeting was to exchange information on the efforts to date and to learn about future measures at the European level.



Community policing focus of Salzburg Forum police chiefs meeting

Tatjana Bobnar, the Director-General of the Slovenian police, hosted and chaired, as part of the Slovenian Salzburg Forum Presidency, a meeting of police chiefs, which took place at the Hotel Brdo in Kranj, Slovenia from 26 to 27 March. The two-day meeting was attended by police delegations from the Salzburg Forum member states (Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia).



High-level DEA officers visit Slovenia's police leaders

Director General of the Police, Ms Tatjana Bobnar, received a delegation of high-level DEA representatives headed by the regional director for Europe, Mr Kevin M. Scully. The meeting was also attended by Mr Boštjan Lindav, Director of the Criminal Police Directorate of the General Police Directorate.



New website www.policija.si

We are pleased to inform you that the central website of the Slovenian Police has a new, more modern look. After almost a decade since the last update the existing, rather outdated, website editing software has been technically upgraded as it was no longer able to keep up with technological developments and changed user habits.



Tatjana Bobnar takes office as Director General of the Police

The Government of the Republic of Slovenia appointed Tatjana Bobnar, LLM, as Director General of the Police at today's correspondence session. Ms Bobnar shall take office on 12 December 2018. The Director General of the Police has been appointed for a five-year, renewable mandate. Tatjana Bobnar shall also take on a title of the first grade Chief Police Superintendent on the day of assuming her duties.



Over 1500 money mules identified in worldwide money laundering sting

Working together with Europol, Eurojust and the European Banking Federation (EBF), police forces from over 20 States arrested 168 people (so far) as part of a coordinated money laundering crackdown, the European Money Mule Action (EMMA). This international swoop, the fourth of its kind, was intended to tackle the issue of ‘money mules’, who help criminals launder millions of euros worth of dirty money.



We fully reject the allegations concerning procedures with foreigners illegally crossing the state border

We are publishing a response of the Police Directorate Novo mesto to the editors of the website: www.borderviolence.eu regarding procedures with foreigners illegally crossing the state border in their area.



A Working Meeting of European Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc and Representatives of the Ministry of the Interior and the Police of the Republic of Slovenia

European Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc met with representatives of the Ministry of the Interior and Slovenian police on 20 July 2018. The Commissioner praised the Slovenian police for managing to sustain a high level of traffic safety activities despite increased focus on protecting the Schengen border and preventing illegal migration. The efforts have paid off as in 2017 Slovenia recorded higher level of traffic safety than ever before – the number of road fatalities was 104 or 51 per one million inhabitants.



One of the main organisers of transports of cocaine from Panama to Europe successfully apprehended in Ljubljana

The criminal investigators of the Criminal police of the Police directorate Ljubljana, together with the Criminal Police Directorate of the General Police Directorate (UKP GPU), based on the request of the Republic of Croatia for the international legal assistance in November of 2017, cooperated with the Croatian and other foreign LEAs in the investigation against the international criminal group, which was dealing with organisation of transports of illicit drug cocaine from Panama to Europe.



Eleven Arrests in Successful Hit against Sports Corruption in Multiple European Member States

On 18 December 2017, National Bureau of Investigations of the Slovenian Police, supported by the Croatian Police and Europol, have dismantled an international crime syndicate involved in sports corruption and illegal betting. The network had created an illegal web-platform in order to convey large bets on major Asian bookmakers. In total, 13 house searches and 15 vehicles searches in different locations in Slovenia and Croatia have been carried out.