Serbia wishes to strengthen, as part of reforms in the EU accession process and with the help of Slovenia, patrol management capabilities, in order to better respond to people’s needs, coordinate work of police officers on the ground more effectively and provide them with greater security when performing police tasks.
For this purpose, from 16 to 19 October 2019, a study visit of high-level representatives of the Ministry of the Interior of Serbia in Slovenia was successfully carried out. Through simulations of practical cases, they were able to learn how patrolling and patrol management work in Slovenia as an EU member state and what ICT equipment is in use in Slovenia. They were acquainted with the operation of patrols of all police powers, both border, general and traffic police, and work was carried out in Novo Mesto, Ljubljana and Koper. On their arrival in Slovenia, Deputy Director General of the Police of the Republic of Slovenia Jože Senica greeted the Serbian delegation and wished them successful work. The Directors of the police administrations, Stanislav Vrečar and Janez Ogulin presented the experience of the Police Administrations Ljubljana and Novo Mesto. Intensive programme was implemented under the leadership of the Programme Director Andreja Dolničar Jeraj and with involvement of 28 representatives of the Slovenian police, including: Anton Štubljar, Head of the State Border and Aliens Department, Police Station Novo mesto, Miha Ristič, Operations Manager, OKC PU Ljubljana, Primož Kadunc, Head of the Traffic Police Department at the Police Directorate Ljubljana, Robert Bajuk, Head of the Operations and Communication Centre at the Police Directorate of Ljubljana, Bojan Bogovič, Police Commander of the Obrežje Border Police Station; Zoran Obrez, Police Commander of the Ljubljana Traffic Police Station, Srečko Medic, Police Commander of the Brežice Police Station, Ciril Mlakar, CVS Mobile and Dr Tatjana Dragovič, workshop leader.
This is a two-year Republic of Slovenia development aid project for the Republic of Serbia (2019-2019). The project continues with activities and a meeting on November 18-19, 2019 in Belgrade, focused on the development and production of ICT equipment that will assist in the management of patrols in Serbia.
The project is part of program activities carried out in cooperation with the Ministry of the Interior / Police of the Republic of Slovenia and CVS Mobile, and is financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia from funds for international development cooperation.
Andreja Dolničar Jeraj
Centre for European Perspective