Infobox Law enforcement agency
agencyname = Police
nativename = Policja
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logocaption = Emblem of Policja
badge = Badge of Polish Police.png badgecaption = Badge of Polish Police

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preceding1 = Milicja Obywatelska (Citizens' Militia)
employees = 100,000
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country = Poland
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national = Yes

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constitution1 = [http://www.policja.pl/ftp/pliki/police_act.pdf Act on the Police, 1990, April 6]
constitution2 = [http://www.policja.pl/ftp/pliki/general_hq_regulations.pdf Order no. 2 of the Police Police Commander in Chief of 17 January 2006 on the regulations of the General Headquarters of Police] [Journal of Laws of the General Headquarters of Police, 2006, January 23]
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electeetype = Minister
minister1name = Grzegorz Schetyna
minister1pfo = Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration (Ministerstwo Spraw Wewnętrznych i Administracji)
chief1name = Grzegorz Schetyna
chief1position = Commander in Chief of Police
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unittype = Department
unitname = collapsible list |title=8 |Municipal police services | Highway Patrol service |Administration activity services |Safety service |Corruption and serious commercial crimes |Rapid response team |Railway police service |Air service
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website = [http://www.policja.pl/portal/pol/90/English_version.html Policja] (English)
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Policja is the generic name for the police in Poland. The Polish police force was known as "policja" throughout the Second Polish Republic (1918–1939), and in modern post-communist Republic of Poland since 1990. Its current size is approximately 100,000 staff. Among the departments in the force are , Municipal police services, Highway Patrol service, the administration activity services, the Safety service, the service for investigating corruption and serious commercial crimes, the rapid response team, the railway police service and the air service


Today, most common types include various models from Škoda, Volkswagen, Opel, steadily phased out FSO Polonez (manufactured in Poland) and other.

Traditionally, they are painted in dark blue (side doors optionally painted in white for traffic police) with white stripes and the word "POLICJA" on both sides, composed into the stripe. Earlier version (used at the beginning of 1990's) had a thinner stripe with word "POLICJA" written under it (it was adopted from communistic Milicja paint scheme, some examples even had visible traces of the world "POLICJA" being corrected from "MILICJA", with two first letters in different shade of white, on a patch of different shade of blue). However, currently (2007), in an attempt to conform to EU standards, the scheme is being modified to silver/blue (similar to modern German police cars).


* x4.800 Glock-19 (The contract was awarded in 2007 and first deliveries were scheduled for October that same year.)

Other weapons of polish police:

* Walther P99 (manufactured in Poland in Łucznik Arms Factory under licence
* P-83 Wanad
* P-64 (phased out and stored)"Sub-machine guns"
* PM-84 Glauberyt (version designed specially for Polish Police named "PM-84P Glauberyt),
* H&K MP5
* Uzi machine gun ( replaced by "PM-84P Glauberyt" and stored)"Assault rifles"
* H&K G-36
* AK-74"Sniper rifles"
* SAKO TRG-22 newest sniper rifle bought in Finland.

Historical secret police organizations

*Służba Bezpieczeństwa (SB)

ee also

* Milicja Obywatelska (MO)
* Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration of the Republic of Poland ("Ministerstwo Spraw Wewnętrznych i Administracji")
* Polish Police Headquarters


External links

* http://www.policja.pl

Further reading

*Andrzej Kremplewski, " [http://books.google.com/books?id=jjUfV-Lw088C&pg=PA203&vq=kremplewski&dq=Law+enforcement+in+Poland&lr=&as_brr=3&source=gbs_search_s&sig=ZkUoxKOriAa-6vsaWd3Z6HJtvtY The Police and Non-Governmental Organizations in Poland] ", in András Kádár (ed.), "Police in Transition: Essays on the Police Forces in Transition Countries", Central European University Press, 2001, ISBN 9639241156

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