Law enforcement in Austria
Law enforcement in Austria underwent restructuring on 1 July 2005. The public security police, the criminal investigation service and the Bundesgendarmerie were consolidated and organized into nine federal state commands.
Over 20,000 police officers are on duty in the Federal Police at more than 1,000 police stations. On lakes and rivers the federal police has over 70 boats and other craft to act as the Water police.
The phone number 059133 connects you to the nearest police station anywhere in Austria. The emergency number is 133.
Law enforcement agencies
- Directorate General for Public Security
- Federal Investigation Bureau (German: Bundeskriminalamt)
- Federal Police (German: Bundespolizei) - divided into 83 district police commands and 27 city police commands
- Municipal Police (German: Gemeindesicherheitswache) - in 21 municipalities
- Air Police (German: Flugpolizei)
- Prison Guard (German: Justizwache) - responsible for prisons and prisoner transports
- Justizwache Einsatz Gruppe (JEG): special force for prisons in case of emergency
- EKO Cobra Special Unit – Austrian anti-terror forces
- Wiener Einsatzgruppe Alarmabteilung (WEGA) – exists only in Vienna, comparable to the American S.W.A.T.-Special Units
- Einsatzabteilung Kranich – Special Unit for the Vienna Airport
- AUSTRIA‘S NEW POLICE FORCE, http://www.bundespolizei.gv.at/all/broschueren/broschuere-english.pdf
- Interpol entry Retrieved 15 May 2007