Today saw the replacement of police commissioner Jaroslav Spisiak by General Tibor Gaspar, who was appointed by interior minister Robert Kalinak.
This was the second time that Spisiak was dislodged from the job by a Smer-SD government, despite his good results and track record. He came out of semi-retirement under the former government, but this time Spisiak says he will stay out of service and enjoy his private life.
The new police commissioner Gaspar praised Spisiak for the good piece of work he had done, something that Gaspar says would be hard to maintain or better.
With a tear in his eye, Spisiak said he had given everything to society, the police force and citizens, but would now be protecting his privacy.