Security Architectures in the EU

Tag: Rhineland-Palatinate

  • Taser at the German Federal Police: Shooting from the back

    Taser at the German Federal Police: Shooting from the back

    In a year’s time, the German Ministry of the Interior could decide on the nationwide equipment of the Federal Police with electroshock weapons. Until then, the officers may in a pilot project shoot at children as well. At the beginning of September, the Federal Police Inspectorates Berlin-Ostbahnhof, Kaiserslautern and Frankfurt/Main-Hauptbahnhof started a pilot project on […]

  • France and Germany launch new joint police force

    France and Germany launch new joint police force

    Together with the Gendarmerie Nationale, the German Federal Police will be sent to former French colonies. The joint unit is already deployed during summit protest, football matches and in “border areas” At present, the German Federal Police sends around 200 officers on missions outside the European Union. In “Police Reconstruction Aid”, they are working as […]

  • Germany: Many “silent SMS” at federal and state level

    Germany: Many “silent SMS” at federal and state level

    Inquiries in parliaments and under the Freedom of Information Act show the amount of secret text messages to find out the whereabouts of telephones and their owners. Police use the method in real time for arrests, while secret services create longer-term movement profiles with it. “Silent SMS” are text messages whose reception is not indicated […]

  • Significantly more “Silent SMS” with German police authorities

    Significantly more “Silent SMS” with German police authorities

    Police in Germany are a matter for the federal states, this also applies to the surveillance of telecommunications. In Schleswig-Holstein alone, local police departments send as many “Silent SMS” as the Federal Police. A decision of the Federal Court of Justice should contain this practice, but a change is hardly recognizable. German authorities are increasingly […]