Polizei battalions/regiments

German auxiliary organizations 1919-1945.
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Polizei battalions/regiments

Post by jmreynolds » Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:52 am

Towards the end of the war were the Polizei battalions absorbed by regular Heer/SS units?
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Post by JEROME Georges » Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:55 pm

A number of Police Regiments were used for military operations during the retreat in 1944 and 1945 but they remain police unit.
Someone serve to form the 35. SS-Polizeidivision, someone with Waffen SS divisions or corps and some others grouped into police battle groups
i.e.
SS-Pol.Rgt.1 went to 35.SS
SS-Pol.Rgt.2 served with XXXX Pz.Korps in 1945
SS-Pol.Rgt.3 served into Polizeigruppe Hannibal along VI A.K. end 1944...

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Re: Polizei battalions/regiments

Post by AHK » Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:02 pm

Correct me if I am wrong but all Police Regiments came under the SS at some time and were given the prefix SS.
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Post by JEROME Georges » Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:33 am

From 24 feb 1943 all pol rgt were renamed SS-Polizeiregiment. this assimilation into the SS was only at unit level. Individual police members didn't automatically become members of the SS.
They have to apply to join SS.
by decree of 29 march 1943, Police regiments numbered 31 and above were renamed "SS-Polizei Schutzen Regiment " because of their mix staff (german and foreign volunteers)

(The Uniformed Police Forces of the Third Reich page 259 by Phil Nix & Georges Jerome)

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