XII. Protection and Security
The Office of the Ministry of the Interior of the Slovak Republic for the Protection of Constitutional Officials and Diplomatic Missions (OPCD) provides protection to diplomatic missions resident in the Slovak Republic. It also provides protection to the constitutional representatives of foreign states during their stay in the Slovak Republic.
The role of the OPCD is to fulfil the criteria of the Vienna Convention in respect of adherence to diplomatic privileges and immunities. It offers assistance to and protection of the diplomatic missions, consular posts and the residences of the heads of missions as requested by the diplomatic missions accredited to the Slovak Republic. In case of need (a particular social event or a higher level of security risk), diplomatic missions may request enhanced security measures by sending a Verbal Note to the Diplomatic Protocol Department. Assistance is also provided in cases of vehicle removals from designated parking facilities and in traffic accidents.
The OPCD is also responsible for the protection of persons and delegations arriving in the Slovak Republic or taking part in social events organised by the diplomatic missions in the Slovak Republic.
The Office of the Ministry of the Interior of the Slovak Republic for the Protection of Constitutional Officials and Diplomatic Missions
Director:Lt. Col. Mgr. Peter Stadničar
851 02 Bratislava
Tel: ++421 (0) 961 059 501
Fax: ++421 (0) 961 059 509
24/7 assistance: ++421(0) 961 059 583, ++421(0) 961 059 584
More information at: www.minv.sk