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Minister of the Interior
Tatjana Bobnar

Author: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Tatjana Bobnar was born on 13 June 1969. She holds a master's degree in legal studies and has worked at several levels and services of the Slovenian Police for 29 years. For the last 13 years, she has performed the most demanding tasks in police management.

From October 2018 to 13 March 2020, she served first as Acting Director General and then Director General of the Police. During this time, she became well acquainted with the operation of the national security system and was also a member of the National Security Council Secretariat. In the last 13 years, she actively and intensively collaborated with the Ministry of the Interior – while serving as Director General of the Police, in particular with the top management of the Ministry of the Interior – in adopting the most important strategic decisions concerning legal, legislative and organisational issues.

She was the head of the working group participating in the establishment of the National Bureau of Investigation, and a co-drafter of the basic police legislation on police organisation and powers. She participated in drafting the basic development programme for the police until 2025 and many specialist manuals on exercising police powers. As a Deputy Director General of the Police, she led the projects for setting up a system for strengthening ethics and integrity, the centre for social skills and research and a 24-hour psychological help in the police.

She collaborated with the Ministry of Justice in amending the criminal and minor offence legislation. She is one of the authors of the Comprehensive Expert Commentary on the Special Part of the Criminal Code, co-author of the Commentary on the Police Tasks and Powers Act, cofounder of the advisory body on the equal opportunities of women and men at the Ministry of the Interior and the Police, cofounder of the Council on Police Law and Powers at the Ministry of the Interior and the Police, and lecturer in criminal law at the Police College. She was also Vice-Chair of the Programme Council of the Faculty of Criminal Law and Security and Vice-Chair of the Management Board of the Institute of Criminology at the Ljubljana Faculty of Law.