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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 228 062 000 PLN
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
General nature
  • Law enforcement
  • Military provost
Operational structure
Sworn members 4500
Agency executive Mirosław Rozmus, Brigadier General
Facilities
Stations 45
Website
http://www.zw.wp.mil.pl/

The Military Gendarmerie (Polish language: Żandarmeria Wojskowa , abbreviated ŻW) is a military provost formation created in 1990 in Poland.

History

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 Polish Military Gendarmerie has made application to the European Gendarmerie Force to become a full member state.[1]

Structure

The Polish military police is organized into:

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

Commanders

The current commander is brigadier general Mirosław Rozmus.

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

See also

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References

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