Vetting Process Starts at State Police
Albanian Daily News
Published November 10, 2017
Vetting process in State Police is expected to start in January, while the first to pass through the filters of the structures that will verify the figure of police officers will be the senior executives, starting from the General Director of State Police, Haki Cako. The assessment commissions are expected to be similar to those for the vetting process in the judiciary.
"That is the model we will follow, but this time we are dealing with a security force, not power like the judiciary. The idea is that the vetting structures be independent from the Interior Ministry or government," said Vice Interior Minister Julian Hodaj.
Just like in "The Power of Law" operation, foreign experts will be present even in this process. "They will have a monitoring and advisory role to guarantee a regular and transparent process," Hodaj explained.
But the vetting seems to have started before January. According to Top Channel sources, the renewal of security certificate for the recognition of classified information has been refused to 20 senior officers for unclear reasons. Moreover, the fingerprints of all the Police, Guard of the Republic and employees of the Service of Internal Issues and Complaints have been sent to Interpol and Europol to discover individuals with criminal records abroad. The use of the polygraph is not excluded for specific cases during the process of the vetting.