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
Stations 45

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.


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]


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.


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)


Infantry weapons[edit]

Model Image Origin Type Variant Number Details
Glock 17 Glock 17 2nd Gen.jpg  Austria 9 mm Para Semi-Auto Pistol Glock 17 1,500 [2]
PM-84 Glauberyt PM06 Glauberyt PICT0014.jpg  Poland 9 mm Para Submachine Gun


MP5 MP5.jpg  Germany 9 mm Para Submachine Gun MP5A3 [2]
Mossberg 500 M590A1.png  United States 12 gauge M50440 [2]
Kbk wz. 1996 Mini-Beryl 02014 Kbs wz. 1996 Beryl - 5 Podhale Battalion..JPG  Poland 5.56mm NATO Carbine wz. 1996B
wz. 1996C
UKM-2000 NATO Trident Juncture 15 (22802564005).jpg  Poland 7.62mm NATO general purpose machine gun UKM-2000P
Sako TRG Sako TRG-42.jpg  Finland 7.62mm NATO Sniper Rifle TRG-22 [2]


Model Image Origin Type Variant Number Details
Land Rover Defender Land Rover Polish PICT0181.jpg  United Kingdom Four-wheel Multi-Purpose Drive Vehicle 100 [3]
AMZ Łoś SWP2014-0022.jpg  Italy
4x4 truck [2]
Skoda Octavia Military Police PL.jpg  Czech Republic Intervention vehicle [2]
Opel Vivaro ŻW OPEL VIVARO.jpg  Germany Van [2]
Ford Transit Ford Transit 85 of the Military Police of Poland during the VII Aircraft Picnic in Kraków.jpg  United States Van [2]
Yamaha FZ6  Japan Motorcycle [2]

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