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.

Top stories

Bratislava Mayor Matúš Vallo speaks to foreigners at [fjúžn] festival's "Ask the Mayor" event.

Foreigner’s community has a big voice, but it needs to be more organised

Bratislava Mayor Matúš Vallo addressed the questions and concerns of foreigners in Bratislava during a special Q&A.

21 h
Reconstruction work on the Monument of Liberation and Victory, unveiled in 1955 in the Dargov mountain pass, which commemorates the liberation of eastern Slovakia from Nazism.

Unusual mousetrap and Dubček's glasses: Slovakia treasures on display in America

Look through event tips, set out on an easy hike and read short culture stories.

4 h
No single list of foreigners who are entitled to vote in Slovakia exists.

It is a simple question. How many foreigners vote in Slovakia?

The million-dollar question the state and towns can hardly answer.

2 h
Bratislava, Main Square

Inhabitants of Bratislava should not see curfew or ban on travelling. Capital reaches vaccination milestone

In the current regional Covid automat system, Bratislava should not be worse than the red tier.

21 h
Skryť Close ad