More than 12,600 new Federal Police officers. *by 2023
In the line of duty, the Federal Police are facing challenges unparalleled in their history. To meet these challenges, about 12,600 permanent and other positions are being added. That will increase the total number of Federal Police employees to more than 50,000 – currently working at 11 regional offices, 82 district offices and 143 police stations throughout Germany, as well as at the Federal Police Academy with its seven basic and advanced training centres and two sports academies. This will make it Germany’s largest security agency by 2023.
Area of operation: All of Germany.
Within the Federal Republic of Germany, the Federal Police are responsible for protecting
The Federal Police are an integral part of Germany’s security architecture and its liberal democracy based on the rule of law. Along with the classic task of border protection, the Federal Police also help to safeguard the security of the country’s citizens and visitors at railway installations, in German coastal waters and at airports. Protecting federal institutions and major events, serving on international missions, and conducting law enforcement tasks and investigations are all part of the job.
Laura, 30, Federal Police officer
Interview with Laura about her life as a police officer.
Why do I get up every morning? So that you can sleep better at night.
I didn’t want an office job, I wanted challenges and variety. And to be on the move.
Laura has been working for the Federal Police for three years and gains valuable experience with every assignment. Above all, that’s because the assignments are so varied. In her work, she patrols the external border in Bavaria and helps with searches. Before the pandemic, she also accompanied football fans on trains and worked at major public events. Some assignments take her away from home for lengthy periods. That means she needs good improvisation and organizational skills.
A job with good prospects.
When your hobby becomes your profession.
Some officers are retiring and the Federal Police have also been assigned new tasks. That means we need young people.
Laura is always looking for variety in her profession. Soon she’ll be joining the Federal Police mounted unit, combining her hobby and her profession. Her happiest moment was when she received her secondment order to the mounted police. Laura hopes to be taken on there permanently. She always advises anyone interested to try a work experience placement with the Federal Police. That’s simply the best way to get an overview of the many job opportunities the Federal Police have to offer.