Tibor Gašpar

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Tibor Gašpar
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President of the Police of Slovakia
Assumed office
15 May 2012
President Andrej Kiska
Preceded by Jaroslav Spišiak
Personal details
Born (1962-04-23) 23 April 1962 (age 55)
Kežmarok, Czechoslovakia
Spouse(s) Iveta Gašparová
Children 1
Alma mater Comenius University, graduated 1987 [1]

Tibor Gašpar (born 23 April 1962) was the President of police of Slovakia. He assumed office in 2012. [2]

Slovakia republic in Central Europe

Slovakia, officially the Slovak Republic, is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It is bordered by Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east, Hungary to the south, Austria to the west, and the Czech Republic to the northwest. Slovakia's territory spans about 49,000 square kilometres (19,000 sq mi) and is mostly mountainous. The population is over 5.4 million and consists mostly of Slovaks. The capital and largest city is Bratislava, and the second largest city is Košice. The official language is Slovak.


Early life

Gašpar was born in Kežmarok, then Czechoslovakia. He attended Comenius University (Slovak: Univerzita Komenského) from 1982 until he graduated in 1987.

Kežmarok Town in Slovakia

Kežmarok is a town in the Spiš region of eastern Slovakia, on the Poprad River.

Czechoslovakia 1918–1992 country in Central Europe, predecessor of the Czech Republic and Slovakia

Czechoslovakia, or Czecho-Slovakia, was a sovereign state in Central Europe that existed from October 1918, when it declared its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, until its peaceful dissolution into the Czech Republic and Slovakia on 1 January 1993.

Comenius University university in Slovakia

Comenius University in Bratislava is the largest university in Slovakia, with most of its faculties located in Bratislava. It was founded in 1919, shortly after the creation of Czechoslovakia. It is named after Jan Amos Comenius, a 17th-century Czech teacher and philosopher.

President of Police

Gašpar assumed office on 15 May 2012. Over his tenure he has led many high-level investigations, including investigations into corruption and theft within the Government of Slovakia. In February 2018, Gašpar and the Slovak Police came under international media attention after the murder of journalist Ján Kuciak. Gašpar announced that his killing was likely to "have something to do with [Kuciak’s] investigative activities". At the time of his murder, Kuciak was working on a report about the Slovak connections of the 'Ndrangheta. [3] The National Police and Government offered €1 million for information leading to the arrest of the murderers. [4] [5] [6] Gaspar resigned in April 2018

The Government of the Slovak Republic is the head of the executive branch of state in Slovakia.

Murder of Ján Kuciak

Ján Kuciak was a Slovak investigative journalist. Kuciak worked as a reporter for the news website Aktuality.sk, focused mainly on investigating tax fraud of several businessmen with connections to top-level Slovak politicians. He and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová, were shot dead in February 2018 in their home in Veľká Mača, Galanta District, Slovakia.

Ndrangheta criminal organization in Italy

The 'Ndrangheta is a Mafia-type organized crime group based in Calabria, Italy. Despite not being as famous abroad as the Sicilian Mafia, and having been considered more rural than the Neapolitan Camorra and the Apulian Sacra Corona Unita, the 'Ndrangheta became the most powerful crime syndicate in Italy in the late 1990s and early 2000s. While commonly tied together with the Sicilian Mafia, the 'Ndrangheta operates independently from them, though there is contact between the two, due to the geographical proximity and shared culture and language between Calabria and Sicily.

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Slovak Police Force

The Slovak Police Force (SPF) officially Police Force of the Slovak Republic is the national police force of Slovakia.

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