Military Police of Paraná State

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Military Police of Paraná State
Polícia Militar do Paraná
Abbreviation PMPR
Badge of the Military Police of Paraná State
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Flag of the Military Police of Paraná State
Motto Your protection is our commitment.
Sua proteção é nosso compromisso.
Agency overview
Formed 10 August 1854.[1]
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* State of Paraná, Brazil
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Map of police jurisdiction.
Size 199,314.9 km² (76,955.9 sp mi)
Population 10,387,378 (2006)
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Curitiba
Official website
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Military Police are reserve and ancillary forces of the Brazilian Army, and part of the System of Public Security and Brazilian Social Protection.[3] Its members are called Military's States.[4]
The primary mission of PMPR is the ostensible and preventive policing for the maintenance of public order in the State of Paraná.


The Military Police of Paraná was created as a unit of Skirmishers on August 10, 1854, under the name of the Police Force, like a military company. This origin is due to military necessity of the Empire of Brazil in reinforcing the troops of the Army in emergency situations. With the Proclamation of the Republic of Brazil has adopted a Constitution based on the United States where the states have a large autonomy. With that the police have become small regional armies.

The history of PMPR shows an honorable participation in the events that marked Brazilian national life at that time.

This dangerous situation for the national unity remained until the end of the World War II, with the deposition of the dictatorial government of Getúlio Vargas. It was only from 1946 that the military police who have purchased the configuration now, a kind of gendarmerie which is subject to the States.

Historic Designations[edit]

  • 1854 - Police Force.
  • 1874 - Police Corps.
  • 1891 - Military Police Corps.
  • 1892 - Security Regiment.
  • 1917 - Military Force.
  • 1932 - Public Force.
  • 1939 - Police Force.
  • 1946 - Military Police.


The PMPR is operationally organized into battalions, companies, and platoons; and administratively, in departments. The battalions are based in major urban centers, and their companies and platoons are distributed according to population density in cities.
The Military Police of Paraná is present in all cities of the State.

Battalions of Military Police[edit]

Vehicle for transport of prisoners - 1909.
Firefighters Officers - 1923.
School Patrol - 2008.
Air Groupment of Police and Rescue - 2011.
  • 1st Battalion of Military Police - Ponta Grossa;
  • 2nd Battalion of Military Police - Jacarezinho;
  • 3rd Battalion of Military Police - Pato Branco;
  • 4th Battalion of Military Police - Maringá;
  • 5th Battalion of Military Police - Londrina;
  • 6th Battalion of Military Police - Cascavel;
  • 7th Battalion of Military Police - Cruzeiro do Oeste;
  • 8th Battalion of Military Police - Paranavaí;
  • 9th Battalion of Military Police - Paranaguá;
  • 10th Battalion of Military Police - Apucarana;
  • 11th Battalion of Military Police - Campo Mourão;
  • 12th Battalion of Military Police - Curitiba;
  • 13th Battalion of Military Police - Curitiba;
  • 14th Battalion of Military Police - Foz do Iguaçu;
  • 15th Battalion of Military Police - Rolândia;
  • 16th Battalion of Military Police - Guarapuava;
  • 17th Battalion of Military Police - São José dos Pinhais;
  • 18th Battalion of Military Police - Cornélio Procópio;
  • 19th Battalion of Military Police - Toledo;
  • 20th Battalion of Military Police - Curitiba;
  • 21st Battalion of Military Police - Francisco Beltrão;
  • 22nd Battalion of Military Police - Colombo;
  • 23rd Battalion of Military Police - Curitiba;
  • 25th Battalion of Military Police - Umuarama;
    • 1st Independent Company of Military Police - Lapa;
    • 2nd Independent Company of Military Police - União da Vitória;
    • 3rd Independent Company of Military Police - Telêmaco Borba;
    • 4th Independent Company of Military Police - Londrina;
    • 5th Independent Company of Military Police - Umuarama;
    • 6th Independent Company of Military Police - Ivaiporã;
    • 7th Independent Company of Military Police - Arapongas;
    • 8th Independent Company of Military Police - Irati.

Special Units[edit]

Administrative Commands[edit]

  • Medical Department;
    • Hospital of Military Police;
    • Veterinary Center;
  • Department of Teaching;
    • Academy of Military Police;
    • School of Military Police;
  • Department of Logistic Support;
  • Department of Personnel;
  • Department of Finance.

Firefighters Corps[edit]

The Corps of Firefighters of Paraná was created in 1912.[5] The Corporation is militarized like the Paris Fire Brigade (France), and is subject to the structure of PMPR. One groupment is equivalent to a battalion, and a subgroupment is equivalent to a company. The groupments and subgroupments are based in major urban centers. In the smaller towns, fire fighting is carried out by small detachment of volunteer firefighters.


Fire apparatus[edit]


From 1854 until the early years of the Republic, the PMPR used the dark blue in their uniforms. In 1912[6] was adopted the khaki color, which by tradition is still in use today. The firefighters wear the same uniforms of the Military Police, just adding their badges and insignias.

Full dress uniforms
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Battledress uniforms
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The PMPR has the same hierarchical classification[7] of the Brazilian Army, with another type of insignias.[8]

Colonel Lieutenant
Major Captain First
Aspirant Sub-Lieutenant
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Corporal Private of
First Class
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See also[edit]

Mounted police of PMPR - 2010.


  1. ^ Law 07, August 10, 1854.
  2. ^ Constitution of Brazil
  3. ^ Article 144 of Constitution of Brazil.
  4. ^ Article 42 of Constitution of Brazil.
  5. ^ Law 1.133, March 23, 1912.
  6. ^ Decree 774, August 31, 1912.
  7. ^ Ordinance of the Ministry of the Army 340, October 4, 1971.
  8. ^ Decree 3,568, March 02, 2001.


  • Campanha do Contestado - Volume 1, 2 e 3; de Demerval Peixoto; Edição Farol do Saber - Prefeitura Municipal de Curitiba; 1995.
  • De Catanduvas ao Oiapoque; de Milton Ivan Heller; Instituto Histórico e Geográfico do Paraná; 2007; ISBN 85-7662-027-8.
  • Episódios da História da PMPR - Volume I ao VII; do Capitão João Alves da Rosa Filho; Edição da Associação da Vila Militar; 2000.
  • O Paraná na Guerra do Paraguai; de David Carneiro; Edição Farol do Saber - Prefeitura Municipal de Curitiba; 1995.
  • O Paraná na História Militar do Brasil; de David Carneiro; Edição Farol do Saber - Prefeitura Municipal de Curitiba; 1995.
  • Os Voluntários da Pátria na Guerra do Paraguai - Volume 2, Tomo I e IV; do General Paulo de Queiroz Duarte; Edição da Bibliex; 1983.

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