Railpol Strategic Council meeting hosted by the Slovenian Police brings together 27 representatives from 15 European countries

The Slovenian Police are hosting the Strategic Council meeting of Railpol, an international association of the organisations responsible for policing the railways in Europe. The two-day event, which started yesterday, 23 November 2022, is attended by 27 members from 15 European countries.



International conference on prevention of people smuggling held in Portorož

Police Chiefs met at the international conference in Portorož on 17 and 18 November 2022, and discussed the stepping-up of information exchange and police cooperation in the region for the purpose of prevention of organised crime and dismantling of the highly profitable illicit business model of the criminal networks.



Latest public opinion survey: trust in the police increases significantly

According to the latest Mirror of Slovenia survey published on 9 November 2022, the police won people’s trust back. Following a significant increase in the level of confidence, the police took fourth place among institutions, climbing from ninth place after last year’s first and only negative trend after 2012.



Man arrested for posing as a crime investigator and stealing money from older adults

Police officers of the Nova Gorica Police Directorate received information indicating that an as-yet-unidentified perpetrator had phoned an elderly woman and persuaded her that he was a criminal investigator in need of her help in investigating economic crime. The victim agreed to go with him to a bank in Ajdovščina, where she withdrew some cash and handed it over to the unknown scammer.



Members of special police units from across Europe training in Slovenia

Slovenia is currently hosting members of special police units from 21 European countries (Germany, Romania, Latvia, Denmark, France, Finland, Bulgaria, Iceland, Poland, Portugal, Belgium, Slovakia, Malta, Croatia, Hungary, Luxembourg, Italy, Lithuania, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Sweden) plus Slovenia for a workshop, which is held in two parts under the auspices of the ATLAS association of special intervention units.



International experts discuss new tools and modern approaches to searching for missing persons

An international conference on missing persons is taking place in Ljubljana today and tomorrow, 18 and 19 October 2022. The meeting, which focuses particularly on missing children and missing elderly persons, is organised under the auspices of the European Police Expert Network on Missing Persons (PEN-MP), which operates within the framework of the Working Group on Law Enforcement of the Council of the EU, and in cooperation with the international Amber Alert Europe Foundation.



International Conference for Police and Other Experts on Missing Persons - Invitation for the Media

The Slovenian Police and the Ministry of the Interior are organising an international conference for police and other experts on missing persons, in particular missing children and elderly persons. The conference will be held under the auspices of the European Police Expert Network on Missing Persons (PEN-MP), which is associated with the Council of the European Union's Law Enforcement Working Party (LEWP), and organised in cooperation with the AMBER –Amber Alert Europe foundation. The conference, which will address this highly complex area of policing is to take place in Ljubljana on 18 and 19 October 2022.



Slovenian police successful in addressing smuggling of illicit drugs thanks to efficient international cooperation

State Secretary dr. Branko Lobnikar inaugurated the eighth annual meeting of the Pompidou Group’s South-East Europe Airports Group with an opening address. The two-day meeting held in Ljubljana was organised by the Council of Europe and the Slovenian criminal police, current holder of the Group’s presidency.



The campaign was a success. Zero deaths on Slovenian roads again this year on 21 September

Last week, Slovenian police officers joined international activities aimed at one goal – zero road deaths, at least for one day – with increased police checks on Slovenian roads. We are proud to report that on Wednesday, 21 September 2022, we achieved this goal. No one died in a road accident in Slovenia on that day. We are also pleased to note that there was not a single road accident with serious injuries on Slovenian roads that day.



Rail Action Week. A week of activities to promote greater security in rail environment begins

Between 26 September and 3 October 2022, police officers and members of the Slovenian Railways will take part in an international prevention campaign by organised by Railpol, the European Association of Police Organisations responsible for rail safety.



The “Focus on the Road” operation begins a week of pan-European action to improve road safety

As part of the Focus on the road campaign, from 16 to 22 September 2022, the police will carry out a number of activities across Slovenia to improve road safety, focusing in particular on unsafe use of mobile phones and other electronic devices while driving. Driver distraction is a growing problem.



Slovenian police successful in detecting smugglers of illegal migrants. 171 smugglers arrested this year, with Koper Police Directorate among the busiest

Today's press conference presented the successful work of Slovenian criminal investigators and police officers in the detection and apprehension of smugglers of illegal migrants, together with some of the most prominent cases dealt with recently. The press conference took place at Koper Police Directorate, which is one of the busiest in the country due to illegal border crossings.



Counter-terrorism remains high on the agenda of the Slovenian Police

The EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator, Ilkka Salmi, who is visiting Slovenia as part of his working visits to EU member states after taking up his post on 1 October 2021, met yesterday with representatives of the police management. He was received by the Assistant Director General of the Police, Jože Senica. 



Renewed police cooperation agreement to be concluded after several years

Today, Minister of the Interior mag. Tatjana Bobnar met with her Croatian counterpart, Dr Davor Božinović, in Brežice. The ministers discussed an increasing trend of illegal crossings of the state border and expressed the commitment to renew the agreement on police cooperation which is important for further cooperation between the police forces of both countries when Croatia joins the Schengen area.



After 12 mountain accidents last weekend, Police urge hikers to be careful

It has been another busy and demanding weekend for the Police Air Support Unit and mountain rescue teams. There were as many as 12 mountain accidents in hard-to-reach terrain. The police urge all hikers and mountaineers to take care and not to overestimate their abilities.