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Today, on 10 January 2008, at the Ministry of the Interior - Police, ┼átefanova 2, Ljubljana, the Director General of the Police, Jo┼że Rom┼íek, received the police officer Robert Bajuk, who is joining the OSCE international civilian mission in Belgrade, Serbia.

Bajuk was also received by Danijel ┼Żibret, Director of the Uniformed Police Directorate of the General Police Directorate, Ale┼í Grudnik, who is responsible for the mission in Belgrade and works at the Security Planning and Peacekeeping Missions Division of Uniformed Police Directorate, General Police Directorate, and Bojan Lune┼żnik, member of the interdepartmental working group for the implementation of the law on secondment to peacekeeping missions of international organizations and president of the police committee.

IMG 6529From left to right: (front row) Robert Bajuk and Jo┼że Rom┼íek; (back row) Bojan Lune┼żnik, Danijel ┼Żibret and Ale┼í Grudnik

The Slovenian police officers have been taking part in the OSCE mission in Serbia in the field of democratisation and the protection of human rights and minorities since 2001. By discharging demanding tasks concerning security in that area, Slovenian police officers also act as ambassadors of the Slovenian police strengthening the reputation of the Police and the Republic of Slovenia abroad.

"Slovenian Police in International Civilian Missions 1997-2007" - brochure 

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Robert Bajuk, Commander of the Police Station Ljubljana Moste, Ljubljana Police Directorate, will start one-year serving in the mission on 13 January 2008 and, thus, replace his Slovenian colleague Boris Kankaraš, who returned from the mission at the beginning of November 2007. Bajuk will join his Slovenian colleague already seconded to the mission, Robert Kerep. He will share his knowledge of a police expert with his colleagues in Belgrade, Serbia, serving as a police training adviser there. He will also work with police experts from other countries in developing modern Serbian police that would focus on community policing and would meet the expectations of both Serbian citizens and the EU.

Robert Bajuk has already taken part in international missions. He served in the OSCE mission in Kosovo from September 2001 to June 2003; he worked there first as a police instructor (designer of programmes concerning investigation of criminal offences) and later as the head of the Specialised and Advanced Training Section.