Law enforcement in Austria

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An Austrian Police car in the new Federal Police livery

Law enforcement in Austria is the responsibility of the Directorate General for Public Security, a subdivision of the Federal Ministry of the Interior located at Herrengasse 7 in Vienna.

Law enforcement in Austria underwent restructuring on 1 July 2005. The public security police, the criminal investigation service and the Bundesgendarmerie were consolidated and organized into nine federal state commands.[1]

Over 20,000 police officers are on duty in the Federal Police at more than 1,000 police stations. On lakes and rivers the federal police has over 70 boats and other craft to act as the Water police.

The phone number 059133 connects you to the nearest police station anywhere in Austria. The emergency number is 133.

Law enforcement agencies




See also


  1. ^ AUSTRIA‘S NEW POLICE FORCE, "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2008-04-02. 

External links

  • (in German) Bundeskriminalamt
  • (in German) Polizei

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