Corruption is a perennial phenomenon that occurs in all countries of the world, both in the private and public sectors. Police agencies, unfortunately, could not be an exception.
With regard to the definition of corruption it should be noted that there is no generally accepted international definition. Definitions vary from country to country depending on culture and legal system. Most define corruption as "Abuse of a power position for self-gain".
The fight against corruption must be collective. That is why the contribution of every citizen, by reporting corruption cases, contributes greatly, both for prevention and for the purpose of combating this phenomenon.
The Internal Affairs Service of the Police became operational in March 2018, following the adoption of the Law on the Establishment and Operation of the Internal Affairs Service of the Police (Act 3 (I) 2018).
The main task of the Internal Affairs Service of the Police is to tackle the phenomenon of police corruption by preventing, investigating and prosecuting corruption offenses committed by members of the Police.
The Internal Affairs Service of the Police under the Law is considered an autonomous Service. He reports directly to the Chief of Police while his powers and powers are directly supervised by the Attorney General of the Republic or by the Attorney General of the Republic designated by the Attorney General of the Republic.
The Director of the Service is appointed by the Chief of Police after consulting the Minister of Justice and Public Order. The members of the Office shall be selected by the Commission on the basis of strict requirements / criteria established by law. Among other things, they have signed on to the obligation of confidentiality, as well as agreeing to be subject to a wider control of their private and financial life, consenting to the removal of their banking and telecommunications data.
INFORMATION / COMPLAINTS
The Service accepts both anonymous and anonymous information, which may be submitted through:
PROVIDING FALSE / MISLEADING INFORMATION
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone No.: 22607577
- Address: PO Box 12896, PC 2253, Latsia, Nicosia.
- Fax: 22607578
A person who deliberately gives false or misleading information to the Internal Affairs Service, or provides information or information that he knows is inaccurate or for which he has reasonable grounds to believe that it is inaccurate, is guilty of an offense and, in the event of conviction, is subject to imprisonment not exceeding five (5) years or to a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand euros (€ 100,000) or both.