Law enforcement in Slovenia

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Slovenian Police
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logo of the Slovenian Police
Active 1991 - present
Country Slovenia
Type Police Force
Role Law Enforcement
Part of Ministry of Interior
Garrison/HQ Ljubljana

Law enforcement in Slovenia is governed by the Slovenian Ministry of Internal Affairs and is the responsibility of the Slovenian National Police force, which is composed of the 8 police directorates in Celje, Koper, Kranj, Ljubljana, Maribor, Murska Sobota, Nova Gorica, and Novo Mesto.[1] The police force maintains a number of international partnerships with foreign police forces, including training with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, and involvement in Albania and Kosovo with the Multinational Advisory Police Element.[1] The Slovenian police force was admitted to Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe on 24 March 1992.[2]

Organization

The Slovenian National Police force operates under the Slovenian Ministry of the Interior at three levels, local, general and regional, and is headquartered in Ljubljana.[2] Slovenia is divided into 8 police directorates which control 111 police stations, all of which come under the jurisdiction of the Director General of the Police.[2] In addition to this regular police force, Slovenia also employs the Specialna Enota Policije, utilised for Counter-Terrorism and other high-risk tasks that are too dangerous or too difficult for regular police units.

Complement and equipment

As of December 31, 2009, the Slovenian police force employed 7,842 officers, at a ratio of 38.21 officers per 10,000 of the population.[1] It also employed 766 criminologists and 91 members of the Slovenian Police Special Unit. Of the force's 2,523 vehicles, there were 1726 police cars (including civilian), 168 response vehicles, 240 all-terrain vehicles and 185 motorbikes.[1] To complement these land vehicles, the Slovenian police utilize 4 boats, as well as 6 helicopters. The police officers in Slovenia were armed with the 7.65 mm Crvena Zastava M-70 handgun, which have been replaced by the Beretta M92 and Beretta 8000. Some units also use SIG Sauer and Glock pistols. Supporting weapons include Heckler & Koch MP5 submachine guns, Heckler & Koch G36 and Zastava M-70 assault rifles.[1]

Guns

Beretta 92
Beretta 8000
SIG Sauer P226
Glock 19
Heckler & Koch MP5
Heckler & Koch G36
Zastava M70

Cars

Citroën Jumper
Ford Focus
Opel Astra estate
Renault Megane
Renault Master
Škoda Octavia Combi
Škoda Octavia RS
Škoda Superb
Volkswagen Transporter
Volkswagen Touareg
Volkswagen Golf

Helicopters

Aircraft Origin Role Versions Registration Number Notes
Agusta Bell 206  Italy Policing 206B-3 JetRanger III S5-HPD
S5-HPE
2
Agusta Bell 212  Italy Policing Agusta-Bell AB 212 S5-HPB 1
Agusta Bell 412  Italy Policing S5-HPA 1
AgustaWestland AW109  Italy Policing A109E Power
A109A Hirundo
S5-HPG
S5-HPC
1
1
S5-HPG: Border Control & Medico,

S5-HPC: (Medico version) out of service - sold

Eurocopter EC 135  European Union Policing EC-135 P2+ S5-HPH 1 Schengen Area Border Control

Motorcycles

Honda Deauville
Yamaha FJR1300AP
BMW R1150RT

Patrol boats

P-66
P-88
P-89
P-111

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Slovenian Police Retrieved 24 April 2008
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 OSCE profile page retrieved May 29, 2007