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Two Croatian Police Officers Again Helping Out at Slovenian Ski Resorts

For a number of years now, during the first week after the Christmas holidays, when school vacations take place in Croatia and many Croatians come to ski in Slovenia, two Croatian police officers helped ensure security at Slovenian ski resorts in cooperation with their Slovenian colleagues. This year, one is helping out at Rogla and the other in Kranjska Gora.

The Slovenian and Croatian police have been cooperating since 2011

The Slovenian and Croatian police have been cooperating since 2011 | Author Iztok Medja, STO

As Alojz Sladič from the Uniformed Police Directorate’s Public Order Section commented at Rogla, the Slovenian and Croatian police have been cooperating since 2011, when Slovenian police officers started helping out on the Croatian coast. Three Slovenian police officers have been sent to the area in recent years: one to Istria, one to the Kvarner Gulf and one to the Island of Pag.

Croatian colleagues have been coming to Slovenian ski resorts in winter since 2013. This year, two officers will be stationed in Slovenia from 2 to 15 January: one at Rogla and one in Kranjska Gora (the latter may also cover other ski resorts nearby, if needed).

According to the visiting Croatian police officer Damir Sladin, they will help maintain public order on the ski slopes. They will perform standard police procedures, such as warning individuals and providing instructions. Sladin added that despite the long-standing practice Croatian skiers still feel it’s strange whenever they find a Croatian police officer on a Slovenian ski slope, but they also think it’s nice.