Integrity test, as a new protective tool, checks the legality, the conduct of the performance of tasks, the fulfilment of obligation in public services and in professional personnel of armed forces.
With the integrity test, we seek to explore reprehensible behaviour with respect to the purity of public life. Our intention is to reduce drastically the corruption and abuse of the authority.
The integrity test is not against those who work honestly, rather this method is adopted for sake of their protection. The aim is to control those who destroy the social appreciation of bodies.
The aim of this supervision is to determine whether the staff members of protected organisations fulfil their statutory obligations in ‘created situations’. For the sake of this, the National Protective Service creates ‘realistic conditions or situations’ which could normally occur during the performance of the job.
A person, under supervision, has to perform his/her duty in compliance with the obligation for action. The test has to attest that the person supervised is not acting contrary to law. The integrity test is done under prosecutor’s supervision; the prosecutor will approve the method planned to be applied. The decision will be valid by the approval of the prosecutor.
The ‘created’ conditions or situations (facts, scene etc.) should require legal proceedings by the person under supervision. In this situation the protected person’s freedom can not be restricted regarding decision making in how to take measures while performing actions. The scene and the method chosen cannot prevent the person protected to fulfil his/her obligations or duties.
The activities of the participants can not put life, health or property of others at risk. Crime scene can not be used for this purpose. The method applied to the test can not violate the honour and the reputation of the person supervised, neither can he/she be humiliated.
The integrity test of a member of the protected organisation may be ordered for up to three times a year. The duration of the test is 15 days. The test cannot be carried out in humiliating ways; human rights must be respected as guaranteed in law. The person tested is not informed about the initiative of inquiry. Regardless of the result of the inquiry, the person supervised has to be informed about its completion within three working days. In the prosecution initiated by the findings of the integrity test, certainly, there is scope for legal remedy.