The following Wednesday is the last day when you can apply for the position of the Chief of the State Police. After Than personal No valid applications for this vacancy have been received at this time. The request of the Minister of the Interior Sanda Ģirģens (KPV LV) to use a lie detector in the selection of a candidate has been much criticized and may lead to a competition without a result. Recently, the selection of another ministry headed by KPV LV for the position of the Chairman of the Competition Council, which is important for the national economy, also failed.
The Competition Council monitors and protects competition in all sectors of the economy.
Its powers have increased since this year – the council will also have to eliminate distortions of competition caused by the state and local governments.
After the departure of the previous leader Skaidrīte Ābrama, the first attempt to find a reputable leader for this small but important institution for the economy failed. The selection rules were drawn up by the Ministry of Economics, headed by Ralph Nemiro at the time. Candidates were not required to have experience in competition law, but five years of continuous management experience were required.
Raivis Kronbergs, State Secretary of the Ministry of Justice, met such criteria. Nemiro makes no secret of the fact that he has addressed Kronberg to participate in the competition.
” He’s a good professional, I think, and if he had chosen to go, congratulations, he would be a good candidate. But the fact that he has not made a choice is every private choice. No one can be forced, ” Nemiro admits.
Another investigative institution, which has been without a full-fledged head for a long time and which is also under the supervision of the KPV LV Minister, is the State Police. Only those in the service and from among senior or senior officers may apply for this position, as well as must have served in the service of the Ministry of the Interior for at least 10 years.
One of the most realistic candidates in this competition could be Andrejs Grišins, who has been leading the VP since Inta Ķuža’s departure. Unlike other potential candidates, the polygraph would not influence Grishin’s choice to take part in the competition. However, this may be affected by suspicions of fraudulent procurement of police uniforms. The Office of Homeland Security (IDB) has recently launched an investigation into them. There are no direct suspicions against Grishin, but he has not suspended the two deputy chiefs involved in the case for the duration of the investigation.
“If a person has obvious risks that he or she cannot pass this polygraph’s examination, there is one option – not to apply and even better – to leave the service,” Girgens admits.
Grishkin, Acting Chief of State Police, admits: ” I understand the situation currently being investigated by the IDB, and I look forward to a swift decision by the investigators to put everything on the shelves. Therefore, my current course of action is that the current lowest status in criminal proceedings, it is only a presumption of a possible criminal offense, is not a statement. If I have other information, I will take immediate action. “