New police president sets out priorities

Newly appointed Czech Police President Tomáš Tuhý said one of his main priorities will be to stabilize the police force after a period of change and uncertainty at the top in recent years. He said the police force would deal uncompromisingly with extremist groups on both right and left and violence at sports events. He added in a news conference Monday that his priorities will include the fight against drug abuse, tax fraud, and serious economic crime. Tuhý is expected to establish his top team within a month. Minister of the Interior Milan Chovanec said that one of the police president’s tasks will the creation of a special police unit, Kobra, to combat tax evasion.