Security is One of Croatia’s Tourism Brands

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ZAGREB, June 18, 2019 – Security is one of Croatia’s tourism brands and we are doing all we can to improve the standard that we have achieved through good cooperation between the relevant institutions, Interior Minister Davor Božinović said on Tuesday in Zadar, where a headquarters for the implementation of security measures during the 2019 tourism season was opened.

“We are improving year in and year out. Our picture of everything that is happening on land and on the sea is increasingly clear and increasingly good. Last year we recorded 158 million people crossing the border and we are caring for all those people,” he said.

The security headquarters for the tourism season, which was established last year, has yielded good results and excellent cooperation between institutions and with international police, Božinović said.

“Last year 2,200 foreign citizens participated in more than 19,000 criminal offences and 788 foreigners were involved in more than 17,000 violations of the public order and peace, and 26 foreigners were killed in 33,000 traffic accidents. Border security is the Police Directorate’s priority. We are assisting police on the sea with additional officers and equipment,” he said.

This year 94 police officers from 19 countries will come to Croatia during the summer season as part of international cooperation.

The security headquarters will operate from June 17 to September 15 and will be open 24/7 for the purpose of coordinating, monitoring and implementing security measures during the tourism season.

Minister Božinović visited the National Maritime Centre which each year receives extra manpower during the season to help with incidents on the sea. This year 238 officers will be deployed, 129 regular police officers, 65 traffic officers and 12 border police.

Maritime borders are being monitored by 6 large, 19 smaller and 30 small vessels, 15 radars and 19 day/night and 7 long-range thermal cameras, helicopters and other aircraft.

More tourism news can be found in the Travel section.


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