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Police reform in the pipeline

THE SLOVAK police force will undergo a major reform, announced Interior Minister Vladimír Palko.

The reform, which will start in January next year, will consist of two parts.

Palko said at a press conference on November 14 that the first part of the reform would aim to send more policemen into active service on the streets.

Slovakia has about 20,000 officers. The minister wants to eliminate excessive bureaucracy and administrative posts in the police. Trained policemen currently hold many of these posts.

In the second part of the reform, the minister plans to merge police investigators and criminal police, which currently work as independent units inside the police.

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