The Slovenian Police wish you a merry Christmas and a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year 2024!

Another year has gone by. A year full of challenges that we have overcome. A year that has brought us closer together and shown us that there is always a friend next door we can count on.



Conditions in the mountains are wintry, so walkers are reminded to prepare well in advance, have the right equipment and take extra care

Together with a representative of the Alpine Association of Slovenia, members of the Mountain Police Unit and the Air Police Unit warned about the many dangers of visiting the mountains at this time of year. It is important to be well prepared when hiking in winter conditions.



Officers of the Special Unit partake in the Europe-wide "Atlas Common Challenge 2023" counter-terrorism exercise

Officers of the Special Unit of the Slovenian police participated in the Europe-wide counter-terrorism exercise "Atlas Common Challenge 2023" in the framework of cooperation in the Atlas transnational network of law enforcement special intervention units.



"Beyond the borders" symposium dedicated to international approaches in addressing domestic violence

To mark the conclusion of the international days of fight against violence against women and domestic violence, the police held a symposium entitled Beyond the borders. The main topics of the symposium were international aspects in dealing with domestic violence, with the focus on the measures for protection of victims. International guest speakers were therefore invited to present the situation regarding this issue in their respective countries.



Money laundering and EMMA 9. Slovenian police participate in Europol operation to fight money mules

For the ninth consecutive year, the Slovenian Police successfully participated in Europol's international operation EMMA 9 (European Money Mule Action), which was aimed at combating money mules who illegally receive funds mainly related to computer crime and online fraud.



Slovenian police add another multi-role transport helicopter AW 169 to its fleet

The Slovenian police have acquired a third multi-role transport helicopter Agusta Westland AW 169. It is the same type of helicopter that the police used last year to put out a fire in Kras and to rescue people and property in this year's catastrophic floods in August.



Tim Toplak wins his third European Ju-Jitsu Championship title

The 2023 European Ju-Jitsu Championships was held in Zagreb, Croatia, from 23 to 26 November 2023, with competitors from 27 countries taking part. Tim Toplak, a police martial arts lecturer at the Police College, competed as a member of the Slovenian team. Gorazd Toplak, also a Slovenian Police employee, accompanied Tim at the championship as his coach.



Slovenian roads claimed no lives on the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

On the occasion of the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, police officers yesterday, 20 November 2023, stepped up traffic enforcement on the entire motorway network. The police paid particular attention to vehicles that were speeding and those that did not respect safety distances.



A major investigation into child sexual abuse. Slovenian criminal police take part in the international operation Mozaik 2023

At today's press conference, the successful implementation of Operation Mosaic 2023, a major international criminal investigation into online child sexual abuse, was presented. The operation was carried out from 6 to 17 November 2023 in cooperation with Europol, Hungary, Croatia and several Western Balkan countries, in the framework of the European Multidisciplinary Platform Against Criminal Threats (EMPACT).



Slovenian and Austrian "S.W.A.T." units catch armed robbers and save hostages in a joint exercise in Šentilj

The Special Unit of the Slovenian police held a joint exercise with the special EKO Cobra unit of the Austrian police in the area of Šentilj on 16 November 2023. The exercise involved a pursuit of armed and dangerous criminals from Austria to Slovenia.



Border controls extended until 9 December, on 22 December controls for six months

Temporary reintroduction of internal border controls is extended by 20 days, until 9 December 2023 (under Article 28 of the Schengen Borders Code). On 22 December, six-month internal border controls, as provided for in Article 25 of the Schengen Borders Code, will be introduced.



Who says superheroes only exist in comic books? Help us find the EU’s most wanted fugitives!

The European Network of Fugitive Active Search Teams (ENFAST) are on the lookout for the 50 fugitives currently on the #EUMostWanted website. These criminals have committed serious crimes, such as murder, trafficking in human beings, and armed robbery. Now they are hiding and authorities need your help. You don’t need superhuman abilities to become a hero. Help us protect the public by getting these dangerous fugitives off the street. Visit the site and submit an anonymous tip if you recognise anyone.



Heads of Slovenian, Croatian and Italian police discuss concrete forms of cooperation on border control

At the initiative of the Director General of the Police, Senad Jušić, a video conference was held yesterday, 14 November 2023, with the General Police Director of the Croatian Police, Nikola Milina, and the Director General of Public Security of Italy, Vittorio Pisani.



Controls at internal borders with Croatia and Hungary extended until 19 November

The temporarily reintroduced controls at Slovenia's internal borders with Croatia and Hungary have been extended until 19 November 2023.



Due to developments in the wider region and potential security risks, we are introducing temporary controls at the borders with Croatia and Hungary

On Saturday, 21 October 2023, at 00:00, in accordance with the government ordinance, we will reintroduce controls at Slovenia's internal Schengen borders with Croatia and Hungary. The details of this measure and the reasons for it were presented today in a press statement by Marko Gašperlin, Director of the Uniformed Police Directorate at the General Police Directorate. He also explained what this means for passengers.