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 zł 228,062,000
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 Military Gendarmerie (Polish: Żandarmeria Wojskowa, abbreviated ŻW) is a military provost and law enforcement agency created in 1990 in Poland as an independent part of the Polish Armed Forces.

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
Two military police officers and a four-wheel drive police car from the Żandarmeria Wojskowa.

Commanders[edit]

The current commander is brigadier general Mirosław Rozmus.

  • gen. bryg. (Brigadier General) Jerzy Jarosz (1 IX 1990 – 20 II 1992)
  • Płk dypl. (Certified Officer) Henryk Piątkowski (11 III 1992 – 1 IV 1993)
  • gen. bryg. (Brigadier General) Alfons Kupis (1 IV 1993 – 24 VII 2000)
  • gen. dyw. (Divisional General) Jerzy Słowiński (1 VIII 2000 – 30 VII 2003)
  • gen. dyw. (Divisional General) Bogusław Pacek (31 VII 2003 – 3 X 2006)
  • gen. dyw. (Divisional General) Jan Żukowski (3 X 2006 – 1 I 2008)
  • gen. bryg. (Brigadier General) Marek Witczak (2 I 2008 – 17 XII 2010)
  • gen. bryg. (Brigadier General) Mirosław Rozmus (od 17 XII 2010)

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