Police association

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A police association (Police Association) is a unit of the police .


In Germany, the police forces at the federal level are the Federal Police , the police at the German Bundestag and the Federal Criminal Police Office . At the country level, national police , state criminal police offices and other authorities, for example for training, for administrative (police administration offices) and research institutes.

The largest associations are the state police and the riot police . In third place are the state criminal investigation offices .

National Police

In each German state there is a state police, since according to the Basic Law the police system is a state matter.

Riot police

In every German country there are also associations of the riot police (BePo). The exact strength is specified in an administrative agreement between the states and the federal government . The largest BePo in Germany is the Bavarian riot police .

The riot police itself is a large group with sometimes several thousand members. Each riot police is divided into sections (approx. 400–600 men), hundreds (approx. 80 to 120 men), trains, groups (approx. 10 men), half-groups (approx. 5 men) and groups divided.

A hundred is a closed unit of police with at least 80 law enforcement officers . A hundred has several moves. Each platoon usually has four groups, a group consisting of around 10 men.

A Hundred is led by a Hundred Leader who is a member of the higher service.

The helicopter squadron is affiliated with most of the riot police.

At the federal level , the inspector of the riot police in the federal states coordinates the activities of the 16 riot police.


The federal police guard is responsible for the executive service throughout Austria. In some municipalities and cities there are additional municipal or city police forces.

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