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Brněnská městská policie, její založení a rozvoj až po zestátnění v letech 1866-1923

Title in English Brno Municipal Police, its Establishment and Development until its Nationalisation in 1866–1923


Year of publication 2017
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Forum Brunense 2017. Sborník prací Muzea města Brna
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field History
Keywords Municipal Police; Brno; Josef Wolf; uniforms; police officies
Description Brno municipal police officially started its activities on December 1st 1866. 96 policemen and 4 commanders had been assigned to four districts with fully equipped police stations. The vast majority of policemen had been selected among former army non-commissioned officers while the commanders had been relocated from the i. r. police headquarters according to an agreement as after the recent re-organization and a shift in competencies there was a need for reduction of personnel. The daily press also informed the public about what the guards´ primary responsibilities will be: Issues regarding care for the safety of people and security of property, issues regarding guidance, surveillance near pubs and inns, lodging houses and common rooms, supervision at celebrations on Sundays and feasts, forbidden games and morality concerns in general, oversight of public establishments and parlours, coaches and porters seeing especially to the stated price, reconciliation of disputes and applying criminal law to prevent punishable trespasses.
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