Bureau of the Inspection Service
The Bureau of the Inspection Service was established 1st of February 2019 by adopting new provisions in Law on the Police corp. The Bureau of the Inspection Service is independent body in the structure of the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic and his director is responsible for performing of his mandate to the Slovak Government which appoints him into function.
The Bureau of the Inspection Service investigates all types of crimes mentioned in Criminal Code of Slovak Republic which have been committed either by police officers or by custody/prison officers. Only this one criteria determines our jurisdiction.
Eight regional prosecutor offices in Slovak Republic and Special prosecutor office do the supervision of all cases which are investigated by Bureau.
The Bureau of the Inspection Service consist of Inspection unit, Control unit and Management support department.
If you feel the police officers or custody/prison officers mishandled you, or the police officers custody/prison officers used an excessive physical violence against you, or should you have the information about an unlawful conduct of police officers or custody/prison officers - the right to lodge a complain or spur is on your side.
You have the option to do so in several ways:
- in a written form to the address: Úrad inšpekčnej služby, Pribinova 2, 812 72 Bratislava, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- by calling the phone numbers 158 (eventually 112);
- personally in the police department where the police officer is assigned to or at whichever unit of the Police Force;
- by means of an electronic form.
Read this information before filling out the form, please:
Information about your identity and your contact details might be very valuable for us in case we need to specify the information sent to us by the form. However, should you have doubts about laying threats upon yourselves by submitting serious information about criminal activity of a police officer or custody/prison officers, you are not obliged to mention the contact details.
In case of notification of a criminal act, the provision of § 62 article 1 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Act No. 301/2005 Coll.) is important: “Petition is always judged by the content, even if it is mislabeled. It can be done in writing, orally into the minutes, by means of a telegraph, facsimile, electronic means signed with a qualified electronic signature under a special Act or without an advanced electronic signature. Petition made by the telegraph, facsimile, electronic means without a qualified signature has to be confirmed in writing or orally into the minutes within three working days; otherwise the petition is not being acted upon”.
Anonymous submissions including information on criminal activity lodged by means of the form are important for us and the Bureau of Inspection Service will consequently investigate and utilize them in its service performance.