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The Slovenian National Police (SNP) is part of the Ministry of the Interior, and is made up of eight police directorates which control 111 police stations throughout the country.

In Slovenia, the police operate at three different levels:

  • General Police Directorate (state);
  • Police Directorates (regional);
  • Police Stations (local).

Headed by a Director General who is appointed by the Slovenian government, the SNP has the mandate to;

  • Protect people and property;
  • Prevent and investigate crime, arrest criminals and their accomplices;
  • Maintain public order;
  • Control traffic;
  • Protect and control borders;
  • Ensure passport and immigration control.

The General Police Directorate – the police headquarters in Ljubljana – is made up of:

  • The Service of the Director General of the Police;
  • Police Specialities Directorate;
  • Uniformed Police Directorate;
  • Criminal Police Directorate;
  • National Forensic Laboratory;
  • Police Academy;
  • Information and Telecommunications Office.


International police cooperation activities are performed by the International Police Cooperation Division (IPCD) of Slovenia’s Criminal Police Directorate. It is the essential law enforcement platform for Slovenian police investigations which require co-operation with INTERPOL’s international police community. Slovenia’s INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) function is undertaken by the Criminal Police Directorate at the General Police Directorate (headquarters).

IPCD is made up of two units which provide a permanent 24-hour service:

  • International operations section which deals with  operational cases;
  • SIRENE section, responsible for queries about persons and objects.

In 2009, INTERPOL Ljubljana integrated INTERPOL's databases into the Slovenian police network, as part of a strategy to boost national security and prevent criminal activity in Slovenia. This means that police across the country have instant and automated access to INTERPOL’s global databases and can obtain critical data on wanted persons, vehicles and stolen and lost travel documents in just seconds. Now, all local police districts, and the police at each border crossing and international airport are connected to INTERPOL's databases 24 hours a day. With this new capacity, Slovenian police officers in the field can quickly determine if a person is a potential threat to national security.

INTERPOL Ljubljana in action
09 June 2016

Online sale of fake medicines and products targeted in INTERPOL operation

LYON, France - Fake cancer medication, substandard HIV and diabetes testing kits, counterfeit dental equipment and illicit surgical equipment – just a snapshot of the potentially life-threatening drugs and goods seized during INTERPOL’s Operation Pangea IX.Targeting the illicit online sale of medicines and medical devices and involving some 193 police, cu...
21 April 2016

Weapons and explosives seized in INTERPOL-led operation

LYON, France – An INTERPOL-led operation targeting illicit firearms in the Western Balkans has resulted in the arrest of 14 people and the seizure of explosives, weapons and ammunition.Nearly 40 firearms, six kg of explosives, 11 hand grenades and 1,300 pieces of ammunition were recovered during the 48-hour Operation Balkan Trigger during which some 5,000...
20 April 2016

Bringing key INTERPOL players to the forefront of international policing

Nothing illustrates the quality of a service more powerfully than the testimony of its users. With INTERPOL’s 12th annual Heads of National Central Bure...
17 December 2010

Slovenian police chief's visit to INTERPOL highlights country's leadership in global police co-operation

LYON, France – Slovenia’s integration of INTERPOL’s database system into its national police structure is a model for law enforcement worldwide, the head of INTERPOL told the Director General of the Police of Slovenia, Mr Janko Gorsek, during his visit to the world police body’s General Secretariat headquarters on Thursday.Since streamlinin...
07 July 2009

Major Ethnic Albanian Criminal Group broken up - 30 suspects arrested

A major Ethnic Albanian Criminal Group involved in extensive trafficking of heroin from the Balkans into Europe has been dismantled after a year-long investigation. Assisted by INTERPOL and Europol, the operation was co-ordinated by Italian and Slovenian law enforcement authorities.The operation led to the arrest of more than 30 suspects and the seizure o...
07 May 2009

Slovenia enhances policing capacity with nationwide automated access to essential INTERPOL databases

Slovenia has given frontline police instant and automated access to INTERPOL’s global databases, enabling law enforcement officers throughout the country to obtain data on wanted persons, vehicles and stolen and lost travel documents (SLTD) in just seconds.Frontline officersAs a key part of a strategy to boost national security and prevent criminal activi...
04 May 2008

Slovenian police capture escaped murderer subject of INTERPOL global alert

Police in Slovenia have captured a convicted murderer who escaped from prison on May 1 and who was the subject of an INTERPOL global alert.The INTERPOL National Central Bureau in Ljubljana confirmed that Janko Petrovic, who broke out from Dob prison where he was serving an 11 year sentence for murder, was arrested in the eastern town of Ajdovscina on the...
03 May 2008

INTERPOL global alert issued for escaped murderer from Slovenia

INTERPOL has issued a worldwide alert for a convicted murderer, considered as dangerous, who escaped from a Slovenian prison on May 1.Following the breakout of Janko Petrovic from Dob prison near Ljubljana, the INTERPOL National Central Bureau in Slovenia and the Command and Co-ordination Centre in Lyon, France sent out a warning to all 186 member countri...

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