Bundeskriminalamt (BKA)

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The History of the Bundeskriminalamt

23.04.1970

BKA takes charge of the protection of German embassies

Following an administrative agreement between the Federal Ministry of the Interior and the Foreign Office, the BKA takes charge of the protection of German embassies in certain crisis areas.

22.07.1971

Reformation of the career structure

Reformation of the career structure in police service at federal level: Following the introduction of the so-called "bipartite career structure", only higher and senior career levels are maintained

01.09.1971

Dr. Horst Herold is appointed president of the BKA.

BKA-Präsident Horst Herold (refer to: Dr. Horst Herold is appointed president of the BKA.)
BKA-Präsident Horst Herold (refer to: Dr. Horst Herold is appointed president of the BKA.)
18.11.1971

Opening of the telephoto transmission system between Wiesbaden and Zurich

1971 Opening of the telephoto transmission system between Wiesbaden and Zurich by the Federal Minister of the Interior, Hans-Dietrich Genscher.  (refer to: Opening of the telephoto transmission system between Wiesbaden and Zurich)

Opening of the telephoto transmission system between Wiesbaden and Zurich by the Federal Minister of the Interior, Hans-Dietrich Genscher.

1971 Opening of the telephoto transmission system between Wiesbaden and Zurich by the Federal Minister of the Interior, Hans-Dietrich Genscher.  (refer to: Opening of the telephoto transmission system between Wiesbaden and Zurich)
01.01.1972

Establishment of the "Data Processing" Division

BKA computer centre 1976  (refer to: Establishment of the "Data Processing" Division)

Establishment of the "Data Processing" Division (since 1 March 1999 "Information Technology" Division)

BKA computer centre 1976  (refer to: Establishment of the "Data Processing" Division)
13.11.1972

The INPOL search system goes into operation.

28.06.1973

Amendment to the BKA Law

Amendment to the BKA Law expanding jurisdiction significantly: With the amended BKA Law, the Bundeskriminalamt becomes the central information and communications office for the German police. It is given original investigative jurisdiction for offences involving drugs, weapons and counterfeit currency, for politically motivated attacks on constitutional organs of the Federal Government, their members and foreign diplomatic representations, as well as preventive police powers for personal protection tasks. In addition, the tasks of the "Protection Group" Division are laid down in the law and the BKA is given the mandate to carry out forensic science research as well as criminalistic-criminological research.

01.06.1974

Organisational change of the "Protection Group"

The "Protection Group" Division is split into two independent divisions
"Protection Group" (protection and escort services) and
"State Security" (investigations and analysis of crimes against state security)

22.05.1975

Establishment of an "Antiterrorist" Division in Bonn-Bad Godesberg.

03.07.1978

Transfer of the "Antiterrorist" Division to Wiesbaden

03.10.1979

Establishment of the "Federal University of Applied Administrative Sciences"

Building of the Federal University of Applied Administrative Sciences in Brühl.  (refer to: Establishment of the "Federal University of Applied Administrative Sciences")

Establishment of the "Federal University of Applied Administrative Sciences". The training of the candidates for the higher career level of the police service at the BKA is designed as a university of applied sciences course.

Building of the Federal University of Applied Administrative Sciences in Brühl.  (refer to: Establishment of the "Federal University of Applied Administrative Sciences")
16.11.1979

Setting up the "Technical Services" Division

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