The Polizeipräsidium München (Munich Police Department) is part of the Bavarian State Police. It consists of 7,100 officers and is located in Munich. The headquarters was established on October 1, 1975, being reorganized from the city police (Stadtpolizei München).
Dr. Wilhelm Schmidbauer has been the Police Commissioner since 2003.
The Police headquarters has 7 subordinate operational bureaus. Three Regional Bureaus (Central, East, West) with a total of 25 police stations, that perform uniformed patrol duty and respond emergency calls. The Traffic Police Bureau is responsible for special traffic functions as speed checks and fatal accidents. Special Services such as the Spezialeinsatzkommando (SWAT team) is covered by the Special Forces Bureau. Rapid Reaction Companies (Einsatzhundertschaften), Bomb Squad (also responsible for confiscated firearms), the Dog Squad (Hundestaffel) and Mounted police (Reiterstaffel) by the Central Services Bureau. The Investigation Bureau has 10 units (Kriminalfachdezernate), which are organised in offence oriented sections and squads. They prevent, pursue and clear up serious criminal offences.
The standard patrol car of Munich Police is the BMW 3 Series. Also in use are the BMW 5 Series, Audi A4 and Volkswagen Touran. Rapid Reaction Companies and the Dog Squad use Volkswagen Transporter T4/T5. Special Services and Investigation Units use several unmarked vehicles.
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