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Federal Police Directorate Berlin


Office building of the Federal Police Directorate Berlin

As the "Capital Directorate", the Berlin Federal Police Directorate is responsible in the federal states of Berlin and Brandenburg. The management staff is based in the south-east of Berlin (Berlin-Niederschöneweide). It is divided into the three staff areas of deployment, police technology / material management and administration as well as four staff units (internal auditing, controlling / quality management, BER project group and public relations / complaint management). In addition, eleven inspections are subordinate to the staff.

  • The nearly 3,700 employees of the Federal Police Department in Berlin ensure security at the airports, on the train and suburban trains as well as on the border with neighboring Poland. They also protect various federal bodies and ministries.
  • Outstanding recurring occasions for the Federal Police Department in Berlin include events on Walpurgis Night and May 1st, the Tree Blossom Festival in Werder (Havel) and the DFB Cup final in the Olympic Stadium.
  • The Berlin Federal Police Directorate is also responsible for the Berlin Brandenburg Airport. There she takes over the police control of the cross-border traffic as well as the protection against attacks on the security of the air traffic. A particular challenge is the steadily increasing number of passengers and the adaptation of the constantly evolving aviation security control technology (e.g. security scanners, liquid detectors or the border control system EasyPASS - www.easypass.de).
  • One of the main tasks of the Federal Police is also to protect the entire rail network and the stations from attacks on security. The route network in the Berlin metropolitan area covers around 3,450 kilometers (long-distance and S-Bahn traffic) as well as a total of 620 train stations and stops. The Berlin railway inspections at the Hauptbahnhof and Ostbahnhof are largely responsible for this.
  • In addition to their border police duties at the border with the Republic of Poland (Schengen internal border) with a border length of 258 kilometers, the border inspections in Angermünde, Frankfurt (Oder) and Forst also carry out railway police duties. It is true that border controls have ceased to exist between the EU states that have agreed to the Schengen Agreement; however, under the agreement, identity checks will continue to be carried out over an area of ​​30 kilometers.
  • A special feature of the “Capital Directorate” are three inspections, which have the task of protecting selected federal constitutional organs and federal ministries. These include the Federal President's Office, the Federal Chancellery and the Foreign Office.
  • The Special Police Services Inspectorate has the disarming service as well as the equestrian squadron, which is unique to the Federal Police in Germany. This inspection also includes the mobile control and monitoring units, which include be used in football fan travel, demonstrations and to support other inspections.
  • The anti-crime inspection is where the threads for special investigative procedures and organized crime procedures come together. The main focus is on combating people smuggling and online fraud to the detriment of Deutsche Bahn AG.


Federal Police Directorate Berlin
Schnellerstrasse 139A / 140
12439 Berlin