Military Gendarmerie (Poland)

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Military Gendarmerie
Żandarmeria Wojskowa
Abbreviation ŻW
Żandarmeria wojskowa-symbol.svg
Logo of the Military Gendarmerie.
Agency overview
Formed 1990
Preceding agency Internal Military Service
Annual budget 228 062 000 PLN
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Warszawa
Sworn members 4500
Agency executive Mirosław Rozmus, Brigadier General
Parent agency Ministerstwo Obrony Narodowej
Facilities
Stations 45
Website
http://www.zw.wp.mil.pl/

The Żandarmeria Wojskowa abbreviated ŻW (English: Military Gendarmerie) is a military provost, law enforcement agency formation created in 1990 in Poland, independent part of the Siły Zbrojne Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej.

History[edit]

Polish military police traces its history to the communist era Military Internal Service (Polish: Wojskowa Służba Wewnętrzna), World War II-era Service for Protection of the Uprising (Polish: Wojskowa Służba Ochrony Powstania), interwar-era military police in the Second Polish Republic, formations of the January and November Uprising, Duchy of Warsaw and finally, some officials of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, first created in early 17th century.

In December 2011 the Żandarmeria Wojskowa has made application to the European Gendarmerie Force to become a full member state.[1]

Structure[edit]

The ŻW is organized into:

  • Headquarters
  • 3 special units
  • 10 units
  • 2 departments
  • 45 regional stations

Commanders[edit]

The current commander is brigadier general Mirosław Rozmus.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Polish Military Police website accessed 25 March 2012