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Fifty-one students have today completed a two-week practical criminal investigation course. The ceremony was attended by the Director General of the Police, Janko Goršek.

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The practical course was attended by 51 participants, 48 of whom were from the Police, and the others from the Ministry of Defence, the Customs and Criminology Institute of the Ljubljana Faculty of Law. Between 13 and 16 June, three Slovenian Army representatives also participated in the course. Among the participants, there were 28 criminal and police officers who already have some knowledge of this field and the status of authorised officers.

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The practical training, which provided participants with the basic practical skills required for detecting and investigating crime, involved representatives from different police units such as experts from the Criminal Police Directorate and the Criminal Police Departments of Police Directorates, National Forensic Laboratory experts, the Air Support Unit of the Police, the Special Unit (police divers and EOD), Gotenica Training Centre instructors, service dog handlers and external experts from the judicial field and the Institute of Forensic Medicine of the Ljubljana Medical Faculty.

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The topics discussed ranged from plane crashes, police measures and procedures, white collar crime and corruption, property crime, armed robbery, suicide, accidents and other examples of suspicious deaths, explosion scene inspections, arson and ecological crime.

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The Director General of the Police, Janko Goršek, attended the closing ceremony. In his speech he praised the teamwork on display and wished the new criminal investigators and other participants every success in their work.

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