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.
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
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.
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)
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.
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