The Slovenia Times

Border protection a priority for new police commissioner


Bobnar said that the police would work hard in fighting crime, keeping public peace and order and ensuring general and traffic safety.

While protecting borders will be one of the major challenges for the police force, she said that it should not be forgotten that Slovenia was still one of the safest countries in the world.

"We're not on the Wild West despite some trying to give this impression. And police officers surely greatly contribute to this," Bobnar said.

When addressing the staffing gap in the force, she said that she would start drafting a modern career system for police officers that will allow them to plan their careers suitably. She also endorsed the efforts of the two police trade unions to improve the valuation of police work.

Interior Minister Boštjan Poklukar and Prime Minister Marjan Šarec were also on hand for the ceremony, and both of them said that the first Slovenian woman police commissioner was picked because of her skills and competences.


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