Saint Petersburg Police

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Main Department of Internal Affairs of Saint Petersburg
ГУВД СПб и ЛО - полиция Санкт-Петербурга
Common name Saint Petersburg Police
Abbreviation GU MVD SPb
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Official logo
Motto служа закону, Служим народу
by serving the law, We serve the people
Agency overview
Formed June 7, 1718
Preceding agency Municipal Police
Employees 9,000
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* City of Saint Petersburg in the oblast of Leningrad, Russia
Size 85,939 km2
Population 4,848,700
Legal jurisdiction As per operations jurisdiction.
Governing body MVD
General nature
Specialist jurisdiction
Operational structure
Headquarters 191015, Saint Petersburg, Suvorov Prospect, 50/52
Police Officers 3,000 (2010)
Head of Internal Affairs of Saint Petersburg responsible Sergey Umnov, Head of Saint Petersburg Police
Agency executive Georgy Poltavshenko, Saint-Patersburg Governor
Parent agency MVD
Units
District Police Departmentss
Facilities
Commands 19
Website
Official Site
Footnotes
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.
Emblem of Department for Road Safety of Saint Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast

The Saint Petersburg Police (полиция Санкт-Петербурга) is known officially as the Main Administration for Internal Affairs of the City of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Oblast (in Russian: Главное управление внутренних дел Санкт-Петербурга и Ленинградской области). It is one of the oldest police services in Russia and is considered one of the best police departments in the country outside Moscow. Sergey Umnov is the police chief since February 10, 2012.

The Main Department of Internal Affairs is the Saint Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast is the executive agency, part of the system of Internal Affairs of Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, the police public safety is also subordinate to the Saint Petersburg Government and Leningrad Oblast Government.

The main responsibilities are the internal security, human rights and freedoms, suppression and detection of crime, and protection of public order. The Saint Petersburg City Police Commissioner is the head of the Saint Petersburg City Police Department, appointed by the Governor of Saint Petersburg. The Commissioner is a policeman administrator appointed by the Governor of Saint Petersburg, after the approvement of the Saint Petersurg Legislative Assembly, by recommendation of the President of Russia. The Control over the activities of the police are carried out by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, the Governor, the Government of Saint Petersburg and the Saint Petersburg Legislative Assembly.

The Police force was established in 1718, And it is considered as the oldest municipal police force in Russia. Currently police chief is Valery Krasilnikov (Since 2010).

History[edit]

The Saint Petersburg Police was established by Peter the Great in June 7, 1718 as the main police force in Saint Petersburg. Anton de Vieira was appointed as the first General "Polizmeister" - the city police commander. The Saint Petersburg Police was considered the best police department in Imperial Russia until 1918.

In 1918 was replaced by soviet police force which was called Militsiya until the police reform in March 2011, when the police has been called again as Politsiya

Structure[edit]

  • Tourist Police - The St. Petersburg Tourist Police (туристическая полиция) was established in 2011 as a single law enforcement agency for crimes committed against tourists and is responsible for providing assistance to visitors to the city. The Tourist Police was given responsibility for undertaking these roles by the regional branch of the Russian Tourism Ministry.
  • The River Police of St. Petersburg - The River Police of St. Petersburg (Речная полиция Санкт-Петербурга) was a unique law enforcement body that was responsible for supervision over the waters of the rivers in Saint Petersburg and the body was subordinate to the city police commissioner. The River Police force was established in 1866.
  • The Detective Police of St. Petersburg - The Detective Police of St. Petersburg (Сыскная полиция Санкт-Петербурга) was established in 1714 and was the first of its kind in Russia. In 1880 the detective police was replaced with the Capital Department of the Okhrana. Since 1918, the function of investigating crime in the City has been performed by the Main Criminal Investigations Directorate.

Police Commissioners[edit]

The Saint Petersburg City Police Commissioner is the head of the Saint Petersburg City Police Department, appointed by the Governor of Saint Petersburg. The Commissioner is a policeman administrator appointed by the Governor of Saint Petersburg, after the approvement of the Saint Petersurg Legislative Assembly, by recommendation of the President of Russia.

Oberpolitzmeister of St. Petersburg[edit]

  • Anton de Vieira (1718-1745), while being a mayor
  • Christoph von Münnich (1731-1732)
  • Vasily Saltykov (1732-1740)
  • Fyodor Naumov (1740-1744)
  • Alexei Tatischev (1745-1760)
  • Nikolai Corff (1760-1766)
  • Nikolai Chicherin (1764-1778)
  • Dmitry Volkov (1778-1782)
  • Nikita Riliev (1784-1794)
  • Fyodor Trepov (1866-1873)
  • Alexander Kozlov (1881-1882)
  • Peter Gresser (1882-1883)

The Leningrad Militsiya commander[edit]

Head of Main Interior affairs Dept. of Saint Petersburg and Leningrad region[edit]

External links[edit]