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Military Gendarmerie
Żandarmeria Wojskowa
Abbreviation ŻW
Żandarmeria wojskowa-symbol
Logo of the Military Gendarmerie
Agency overview
Formed 1990
Preceding agency Internal Military Service
Annual budget 228 062 000 PLN
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 Żandarmeria Wojskowa abbreviated ŻW (English: Military Gendarmerie) is a military provost, law enforcement agency formation created in 1990 in Poland, independent part of the Siły Zbrojne Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej.

HistoryEdit

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]

StructureEdit

The ŻW is organized into:

  • Headquarters
  • 3 special units
  • 10 units
  • 2 departments
  • 45 regional stations

CommandersEdit

The current commander is brigadier general Mirosław Rozmus.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Polish Military Police website accessed 25 March 2012

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