Police of the Czech Republic
|Policie České republiky|
|Patch of the Policie České republiky.|
|Motto||Pomáhat a chránit|
|To Help and to Protect|
|Preceding agency||Veřejná bezpečnost|
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Map of Policie České republiky's jurisdiction.|
|Governing body||Ministry of Interior|
|Agency executive||Martin Červíček, Policejní prezident / President of The Police|
The Police of the Czech Republic (Policie České Republiky) is a law enforcement agency of the Czech Republic, officially established as a police force on 15 July 1991 in the former Czech and Slovak Federal Republic. PČR's headquarters is located in Prague. Czech state police cooperates with municipal police departments, which are present in every larger town.
The Police of the Czech Republic took over land management after the communist SNB in the Czech Republic with the exception of military police (provosts) who are part of the army. Members were recruited from the former communist SNB (National Security Corps), after passing a vetting "democratic" commission established after the Velvet Revolution in 1989 to eliminate from the police force communist ideologues and agents of the secret police (the Czech Republic's KGB equivalent). A similar procedure was also undertaken in the then-Slovak Republic. Some police officers were employed by a small federal police force, whose mandate expired on 31 December 1992. The police are in public-service work; their status in the Czech Republic armed security forces is that of a gendarmerie.
The Police of the Czech Republic has general jurisdiction in the investigation of misdemeanors and crimes. Its proceedings are overseen by an independent prosecutor, who can bring charges in criminal matters. It does not have jurisdiction in fields falling within the competence of other specialized bodies, such as the Customs service, military police, judicial guard or the Secret service. PČR is the main investigative body of the Ministry of the Interior. It should not be confused with the municipal police, which may be established by a municipality and which supervises public order and road safety; municipal police also have jurisdiction only over misdemeanours, and in criminal investigations may serve only in a supportive role for the state police.
- Prague Institute of Criminology
- Air Service
- National Anti-Drug Central
- Pyrotechnical Service
- Alien and Border Police
- Traffic Police
- Agency for Documentation and Investigation of Communist Crimes
- Agency for Corruption and Financial Criminality
- Agency for Organized Crime
- Agency for Protection of the President of the Czech Republic
- Agency for Protection of State Officials
- Agency for Special Activities of Criminal Police
- Agency for Particular Activities of Criminal Police
- Rapid Response Unit
There are 14 regional headquarters, with jurisdictions covering the regions of the Czech Republic.
Cars and motorcycles
- Škoda Fabia Combi (phased out)
- Škoda Octavia 1.6 (75 kW) and 1.8 (118 kW)
- Škoda Octavia RS 2.0 (147 kW)
- Škoda Superb 3.6 (191 kW)
- Škoda Yeti
- Ford Mondeo ST220 3.0 (166 kW)
- Volkswagen Passat VR6 3.6 (221 kW)
- VW Transporter 3.2 (173 kW) fitted as mobile offices
- Yamaha motorcycles (600 and 1300 ccm)
|Bell 412||United States||VIP transport, transport of material, rescue operations, policing||Bell 412 HP||OK-BYN
|Bell 412||United States||Policing||Bell 412 EP||OK-BYP
|Eurocopter EC135||European Union||Policing, air rescue service||EC 135 T2||OK-BYA
The following firearms are used by the Police of the Czech Republic:
- CZ 700 (to be replaced by the CZ-750)
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