Integrity testing

One of the most important tasks of the National Protective Service is to fight against of corruption. Integrity testing is an effective method to combat and repress corruption. Our aim is to filter those persons who commit crime with abuse of authority or statutory requirements because this significantly impairs the public confidence and undermines the social esteem of law enforcement and public service.

The aim of the testing is to supervise that the persons concerned complies with the statutory requirements of their job in simulated situation. The intention of the National Protective Service is to detect crime. Disciplinary or misdemeanour procedure shall not be launched based on the result of testing.

As stipulated in the Section 7/A para (2) of the Act XXXIV of 1994 on the Police and the Section 10 of the Government Decree 293/2010 (XII.22.) integrity testing could be ordered not only against the member of the protected staff. Testing can be ordered against the member of the protected staff cannot be named at the time of the initiation of the test.

The duration of integrity test is 15 days that can be extended another 15 days once by the director general of the National Protective Service. The integrity test has to be approved by the public prosecutor. This supervision can be ordered for a member of protected personnel a maximum of three times a calendar year. In the event the simulated situation cannot be realized due to objective circumstances the National Protective Service shall decide to terminate the integrity test. This termination will not affect the above-mentioned limitation. The person concerned has to be informed within 15 working days after termination.

If there is suspicion of crime detected in the course of integrity testing, the National Protective Service upon completion of the integrity testing, immediately file a report with the competent agency; otherwise all the data have to be destroyed.

It is important that the created situation should require legal proceedings by the person under supervision. This situation shall not limit freedom of deliberation of the person concerned with the test in terms of choosing the method of measure or the order of procedure.

Integrity testing cannot prevent the person protected to fulfil his/her obligations or duties. The method of the test cannot intimidate or violate the honour and reputation of the person concerned. This cannot endanger the life of any person, furthermore the procedure of other authority.