Public Security Organ
In Austria, the organs of the public security service are those organs of the security authorities that are authorized to exercise coercive force and, in particular, to use weapons . According to Abs. 2 SPG , the following officials are to be understood as such organs:
- Members of the federal police guard
- Members of the community guards
- Members of the legally qualified service at the security authorities , if this body is authorized to exercise direct command and coercive power ( police lawyers ).
- other members of the state police headquarters and the Federal Ministry of the Interior , if these bodies have completed basic training for the executive service (basic police training ) and are authorized to exercise direct command and coercive power. This includes, for example, police officers who switch from the executive service scheme to the general administration scheme.
The organs of the public security service provide the executive service for the security authorities. The executive service is to be understood as the patrol and surveillance service, the exercise of the first general duty to provide assistance, the defense against danger and the investigation and identification service. According toParagraph 6 of the SPG, “members of the executive service and security officers as well as all contractually employed executive officers, irrespective of their affiliation with a specific service”, are members of the federal police guard.
It follows from this that members of other guards and law enforcement bodies such as the judicial guard and the federal army are not organs of the public security service. This also applies to executive assistants .