Admission to the OSCE: 1 January 1993
OSCE Chairmanship in 1992 (Please note that at that time Czechoslovakia was the political entity representing the interests of the current day Czech Republic and Slovak Republic)
Policing overview: The National Police is the main law enforcement agency responsible for policing in the Slovak Republic.
The organization of the Slovak National Police follows the administrative allocation of the country into eight regions (i.e. Bratislava, Trnava, Nitra, Trencín, Zilina, Banska Bystrica, Presov and Kosice) and 79 districts. For an organization chart of the Slovak Police, as well as documentation on the Code of Ethics of the Slovak Police, please visit the Attachments section.2. Education / Training
Organization Chart - Slovak National Police [English] (41.71 Kb)
Organization Chart - Slovak National Police [English] (Format: PDF) http://polis-cp.osce.org/countries/view?item_id=29&attach_id=94
Organization chart of the Slovak National Police, of the National Police Headquarters and of the NCB Interpol
President of the Police Force [English] (29.26 Kb)
President of the Police Force [English] (Format: ) http://polis-cp.osce.org/countries/view?item_id=29&attach_id=169
Chart showing the reporting line
Code of Ethics of the Slovak National Police [English] (29.50 Kb)
Code of Ethics of the Slovak National Police [English] (Format: MS Word) http://polis-cp.osce.org/countries/view?item_id=29&attach_id=144
Code issued by the Ministry of the Interior in 2002
The Slovak legal order does not explicitly specify who is responsible for criminal investigations. The court, prosecutor, investigator and police are all denominated as bodies acting in criminal proceedings. The prosecutor’s mission is to supervise the legality of the procedures carried out by the investigator or by the police, and subsequently to bring criminal actions before the court (preliminary criminal proceedings). The prosecutor is also responsible for the legality of the investigation while the investigator or police officer is responsible for the tactics, management, and organization of the investigation.
There is a military division within the General Prosecution Office, and one of the deputies of the General Prosecutor is the Chief Military Prosecutor. The prosecutors assigned to the military prosecution offices are professional soldiers and are subordinate to the General Prosecutor. Their powers apply to individuals and acts falling under the jurisdiction of the military courts.
To view a survey on selected types of crime covering the time span between 1988 and 2005, please see the Links section below.
Last Updated: 19 November 2006