AbstractThe paper discusses the role and place of private companies offering services related to people and property protection in the Slovak internal security system. The paper outlines the Slovak system of internal security, its institutions, entities and formations and presents organizational and legal basis for functioning of private security entities in the Slovak Republic. Additionally, the paper presents procedures of applying for a license which entitles the holder to start a business in the security sector and to perform tasks written down in the catalogue of services for private security industry. The text is completed with statistics related to the activities of private security companies with respect to security and public order in Slovakia. The paper was prepared as a part of a research and innovation project within operational project Horizon (2020-FCT-2015, No: 700688) Understand the Dimensions of Organized Crime and Terrorist Networks for Developing Effective and Efficient Security Solutions for First-line-practitioners and Professionals.
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