Essential expectation that law enforcement officers have to meet stricter demands beyond the rules and regulation. The aim of the lifestyle monitoring is that only those could be members of the professional staff who comply with these high demands as applicant or member of professional personnel during all their service.
The fundamental element of the lifestyle monitoring is defined in the Section 7 of Act XXXIV of 1994 on the Police. Additional regulations are stipulated by Act XLII of 2015 on the service of the personnel of the law enforcement bodies and the Government Decree 293/2010. (XII. 22.) on designation of the police’s organ for internal crime prevention and crime detection, on discharge of its duties, and on detailed regulation for lifestyle monitoring and integrity testing.
Lifestyle monitoring is conducted of those applying to be sworn officers, as well as of sworn officers. Out of turn monitoring can be ordered in the event the lifestyle of the member of the staff is not compatible with the duty.
The lifestyle monitoring is conducted by the request of the responsible commander of the protected agency. In order to conduct the monitoring curriculum vitae and completed consent declarations have to be submitted by the concerned person and by those living in the same household. Lifestyle monitoring shall be completed within 30 days from its order. This deadline can be once extended for another 30 days. During the monitoring, vets are carried out in different databases – having personal and special data (e.g.: criminal register) – and study of living conditions is made as well. Our conclusions are summarized in a decision which shall be sent to the initiator commander. By the reason of the monitoring the responsible commander entitled to make employer’s decision.
Bearing in mind that the facts found during the monitoring may ground the dismissal of the member of the professional staff the monitoring requires proper circumspection, objectivity and detailed lawful examination.