The task of the National Protective Service (NPS) is to explore crimes delegated by law. Its detection activities do not go beyond the confirmation or exclusion of the occurrence of a suspected crime. When suspicion of committing a crime is detected, the Service immediately reports it to the competent investigation authority to start the investigation, or passes the collected data to the prosecutor’s office. The National Protective Service does not have power to carry out criminal investigation.
NPS detects in the following offences:
Crimes committed by the member of the protected staff:
- Crimes related to office
- Abuse of personal data
- Harbouring a criminal
- Forgery of official documents
- Crimes committed in place of service or related to the activity of the office (if the detection of crime is not falling with the competence of another authority)
- Military crimes (except for the escape, the rebellion and the threat to combat readiness)
The detection is carried out by the NPS in case of the above-listed offences, when the crime committed by a person who is not member of the protected staff, or committed jointly or with the assistance of a member of the protected staff.
Crimes committed against a member of the protected staff as a consequence of performing their official duties or their integrity, furthermore crimes committed to the detriment of a close relative or another person related to the member of the protected staff such as
- Infringement of personal freedom
- Detection of kidnapping or extortion, provided these crimes were committed to harm a member of the protected staff for doing their duty or for reasons pertaining their integrity.