Interior Ministry identifies candidates running for police corps president

A total of eight people will run for the top posts in the Police Corps Presidium and police inspectorate.

Illustrative stock photoIllustrative stock photo(Source: František Iván, TASR)

Four of the six candidates who submitted their applications will actually run for the police corps president post.

Even though the Interior Ministry initially did not want to specify the names of those running, it identified the candidates on March 13. Four people will run for the post:

  • Incumbent Police Corps President Milan Lučanský;
  • Slavomír Vodnák from the police department in Žiar nad Hronom (Banská Bystrica Region);
  • Police attaché in Prague Ivan Ševčík;
  • Head for the regional police department in Banská Bystrica Ivan Piliar.
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At the same time, four candidates will run for the post of police inspectorate chief:

  • Incumbent Adrián Szabó;
  • Incumbent deputy Robert Zaplatílek;
  • Igor Tomáš from the Police Corps Presidium;
  • Current Police Corps Vice-President Martin Krčmárik.

“These eight of the total 11,000 applicants met conditions set by the law on state service valid since February 2019,” the Interior Ministry informed in a press release.

Selection will follow new rules

Those who meet the conditions will be invited to an interview that will take place in front of a seven-member commission. The successful candidates must gain at least four votes from the commission.

Interior Minister Denisa Saková (Smer) should then choose at least three candidates to face the parliamentary defence and security committee.

“If the committee does not recommend anyone for the appointment, the Interior Ministry will announce a new selection procedure,” the ministry claimed, as quoted by TASR.

This article was first published on March 12, 2019.

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