- Federal Police (Austria)
Infobox Law enforcement agency
agencyname = Federal Police
nativename = Bundespolizei
logocaption = The New Logo
July 1, 2005
employees = 20,000 approx
country = Austria
national = Yes
federal = Yes
legaljuris = opsjuris
police = Yes
local = Yes
minister1pfo = Federal Minisrty of the Interior
officetype = Province police command
officename = collapsible list |title=9 |
Burgenland| Carinthia| Lower Austria| Upper Austria| Salzburg| Styria| Vorarlberg| Vienna
stations = More than 1000.
website = http://www.bundespolizei.gv.at/ (Austrian)
footnotes = Reference for above datacite web |title=Austrias's New Police Force |publisher=Bundesministerium für Inneres |url=http://www.bundespolizei.gv.at/all/broschueren/broschuere-english.pdf |accessdate=2008-04-02 |date=2005-07-01]
The Federal Police ( _de. Bundespolizei) is the law enforcement agency of
Austria. The official name of the Federal Police is ' Bundespolizei', however it is only used in formal situations. The Austrian Federal Police were formed in July of 2005 as one formal unit of police. Before 2005 the police system operated the Gendarmerie for most of the country, and the Polizei in the heavy city and urban areas such as Vienna, Salzburgand Graz. In 2004 it was agreed by the Government of Austria that these two police forces, along with the criminal investigation service, the public security constabulary, and the security authorities, would all form together to become the 'Federal Police of Austria'.cite web|url=http://polis.osce.org/countries/details?item_id=9|title=OSCE Policing Profile for the Austrian BundesPolizei|publisher=OSCE POLIS]
The current command structure that the Bundespolizei operates is very simple. The Federal Police is commanded by Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior. The Ministry then delegates to the 9 Province Police commands. Depending on the Province command, the districts and cities are controlled by either a District Police Command or a City Police Command. These commands then operate through police stations throughout the Province.
The 9 Province Police Commands are the same as the general Provinces of Austria.
Law enforcement in
AustriaAlong with the new 'Federal Police' structure, a new vehicle livery was established. The vehicles used by the Polizei vary.
BMW R 1200 RT(Motor Bikes)
Aircraft.cite web|url=http://www.bmi.gv.at/flugpolizei/|title=Austrian Flugpolizei|publisher=Bundespolizei]
The Bundespolizei have a variety of aircraft including the following they are currently receiving 8 new
Eurocopter EC 135's in time for EURO 2008.
* 8 Bell 206
EcureuilAS 350 B1
* 2 Ecureuil AS 355 F2
* 2 Ecureuil AS 355 N
The Austrian Police experimented with the
Porsche 911in order to crack down on motorway speeding. After a 6 month test phase the Polizei decided not to order more 911's due to fact that their wasn't enough room to store the needed equipment.
* [http://www.bundespolizei.gv.at/lpk/ Official Austrian Police Website]
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