Tibor Gašpar

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Tibor Gašpar
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President of the Police of Slovakia
In office
15 May 2012 31 May 2018
President Andrej Kiska
Preceded byJaroslav Spišiak
Succeeded byMilan Lučanský
Personal details
Born (1962-04-23) 23 April 1962 (age 58)
Kežmarok, Czechoslovakia
Spouse(s)Iveta Gašparová
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]


Early life

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

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

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  1. "Prezident Policajného zboru. gen. PaedDr. TIBOR GAŠPAR. Narodený: 23. apríla 1962 v Kežmarku. Vzdelanie: 1993 - Akadémia PZ, špecializačné policajné vzdelanie 1982 - 1987 Univerzita Komenského (Written in Slovak)". minv.sk. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  2. "Policajný prezident Tibor Gašpar (55) potvrdil, že končí. Nie však pre študentský protest, ale z osobných dôvodov. Cíti sa unavený, a preto aj víta zmeny. (Written in Slovak)". cas.sk. 27 April 2017. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
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