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NCJ Number: 50216 Find in a Library
Title: DEBATE SURROUNDING GERMAN POLICE
Journal: POLISTIDNINGEN  Volume:75  Issue:2  Dated:(FEBRUARY 1978)  Pages:46-48
Author(s): I KRUSELL
Corporate Author: Svenska Polisfoerbundet
Sweden
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: Svenska Polisfoerbundet
Stockholm 5, 102 46, Sweden
Format: Article
Language: Swedish
Country: Sweden
Annotation: DESPITE SOME INCREASE IN MILITARIZATION OF BORDER POLICE FORCES IN THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY IN RESPONSE TO TERRORIST INCIDENTS, THE MAIN FUNCTION OF THE COUNTRY'S POLICE FORCES IS TO PROTECT AND AID THE CITIZENRY.
Abstract: THERE HAS BEEN CRITICISM BOTH FROM WITHIN AND OUTSIDE THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY THAT THE COUNTRY IS BECOMING A POLICE STATE LIKE CHILE OR UGANDA. IT IS ARGUED THAT THESE ALLEGATIONS ARE UNTRUE AND UNFAIR TO THE POLICE WHO ARE OFTEN MADE SCAPEGOATS FOR A TROUBLED SOCIETY. THE COUNTRY'S LARGEST POLICE UNION STILL CONCERNS ITSELF MAINLY WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AND SERVICE FUNCTIONS. THE UNION IS A MAJOR PARTICIPANT IN THE PREPARATIONS FOR THE 1980 WORLD CONGRESS ON CRIME PREVENTION SPONSORED BY THE INTERNATIONAL UNION OF POLICE SYNDICATES. THE ORGANIZATION HAS BEEN DEVELOPING MEANS FOR INTEGRATING THE BORDER POLICE INTO THE REGULAR POLICE ORGANIZATION, REORGANIZING AND DEMOCRATIZING THE COUNTRY'S POLICE DEPARTMENTS, AND ADOPTING NEW UNIFORMS THAT HAVE THE APPEARANCE OF BUSINESS SUITS. PUBLIC RELATIONS PROJECTS CONDUCTED BY SEVERAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS HAVE STRESSED THE PUBLIC SERVICE FUNCTIONS OF THE POLICE. --IN SWEDISH. (DAG)
Index Term(s): Germany; Police community relations; Police internal affairs
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