List of law enforcement agencies in Germany
Law enforcement in Germany
Law enforcement in Germany
Law enforcement in Germany is constitutionally vested solely with the states, which is one of the main features of the German political system. Therefore, unlike France, Italy, the United States, Canada or many other countries, Germany has no federal police force comparable to the Italian...

is conducted by federal, state and municipal law enforcement agencies.


  • Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution)
  • Bundespolizei (Federal Police)
    • Bahnpolizei
      Bahnpolizei is the term in Germany, Austria and the German-speaking parts of Switzerland for the Railway police.-Germany:Bahnpolizei was the name of the former Railway police of West Germany and fell under the jurisdiction of the Deutsche Bundesbahn federal railway company...

      (Railway Police)
    • GSG 9
      GSG 9
      The GSG 9 der Bundespolizei , is the elite counter-terrorism and special operations unit of the German Federal Police.-History and name:...

  • Küstenwache
    German Federal Coast Guard
    The German Federal Coast Guard is a civilian law enforcement organisation whose primary missions are border protection, maritime environmental protection, shipping safety, fishery protection and customs enforcement...

    (Coast Guard)
  • Bundeskriminalamt
    Federal Criminal Police Office (Germany)
    The Federal Criminal Police Office of Germany is a national investigative police agency in Germany and falls directly under the Federal Ministry of the Interior...

    (Federal Criminal Police Office)
  • Feldjäger
    For the German Military Police in WWII see: Feldjaegerkorps and FeldgendarmerieIn presence Feldjäger is the name of military police of the Bundeswehr, Germany's armed forces. The term Feldjäger, literally meaning field huntsmen or field Jäger, has a long tradition and dates back to the mid-17th...

    (Military Police)
  • Zollkriminalamt
    The German Customs Investigation Bureau in Cologne and its investigation offices are federal agencies that fall under the German Finance Ministry...

    (Customs Investigation Bureau)


The Landespolizei
thumb|[[Germany|German]] police officer in [[Hamburg]]The Landespolizei are the main police forces of Germany. They are under the sole jurisdiction, funded and operated by the states of Germany.-History:...

are the state police forces:
  • Baden-Württemberg Police
    Baden-Württemberg Police
    Baden-Württemberg Police numbers approx. 25,000 police officers and 7,000 civilian employees.The four regional police authorities are headquartered in Karlsruhe, Stuttgart, Freiburg and Tübingen. There is also a separate police authority for the city of Stuttgart...

  • Bavarian State Police
    Bavarian State Police
    The Bavarian State Police has approximately 32,000 officers and roughly 5,600 civilian employees and is therefore one of the biggest police forces in Germany.-Organisation:The 10 regional police authorities in Bavaria are:...

  • Berlin Police
  • Brandenburg Police
  • Bremen Police
  • Hamburg Police
    Hamburg Police
    The Hamburg Police is the German Landespolizei force for the city-state of Hamburg. Law enforcement in Germany is divided between federal and state agencies...

  • Hesse State Police
    Hesse State Police
    The Hesse State Police numbers approximately 15,500 police officers and 2,500 civilian employees.-Organisation:...

  • Lower Saxony Police
  • Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Police
  • North Rhine-Westphalia Police
    North Rhine-Westphalia Police
    The North Rhine-Westphalia Police Force is the biggest of the 16 German state police forces because almost a quarter of the German population lives in NRW. Roughly 50,000 officers police about 19 million people.-Constabularies:...

  • Rheinland-Pfalz State Police
    Rheinland-Pfalz State Police
    Rhineland-Palatinate Police numbers approx. 9,000 police officers. The five regional police authorities are headquartered in Koblenz, Trier, Mainz, Kaiserslautern and Ludwigshafen ....

  • Saarland Police
    Saarland Police
    The Saarland Police is one of the smallest German Landespolizei forces with approx. 2,700 police officers. As in Hesse and Rheinland-Pfalz, the Saarland Police is abolishing the “green star” ranks meaning their new police officers start to work the road as Kommissars...

  • Saxony Police
  • Saxony-Anhalt Police
  • Schleswig-Holstein Police
  • Thuringia Police
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