Lex et Honor|
Law and Honour
|Employees||45391  (Romanian)|
|Headquarters||6 Mihai Vod? street, Bucharest|
|Parent agency||Ministry of Internal Affairs|
The Romanian Police (Romanian: Poli?ia Român?, pronounced [po'lit?si.a ro'm?n?]) is the national police force and main civil law enforcement agency in Romania. It is subordinated to the Ministry of Administration and Interior and it is led by a General Inspector with the rank of Secretary of State.
The Romanian Police are responsible for:
General Inspectorate of Romanian Police is the central unit of police in Romania, which manages, guides, supports and controls the activity of the Romanian police units, investigates and analyses very serious crimes related to organized crime, economic, financial or banking criminality, or to other crimes which make the object of the criminal cases investigated by the Prosecutor's Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice, and which has any other attributions assigned by law.
The organizational chart of General Inspectorate of Romanian Police includes general directorates, directorates, services and, offices established by the order of the Minister of Administration and Interior.
The General Inspectorate is under the command of a General Inspector appointed by the Minister of Administration and Interior. Since March 2015, the General Inspector of the Police is appointed by the Prime Minister and also holds the rank of Secretary of State.
Under the command of the General Inspectorate of the Romanian Police operates a specialized intervention squad, The Independent Service of Special Interventions and Operations.
Each County Police Inspectorate has a rapid reaction unit (Deta?amentul de Poli?ie pentru Interven?ie Rapid?, Police Rapid Intervention Squad). The similar unit attached to the Bucharest Police is called Serviciul de Poli?ie pentru Interven?ie Rapid? (Police Rapid Intervention Service).
The Romanian Police has, altogether, roughly 9,500 intervention vehicles. The fleet is mostly comprised by Dacia Logans and various Volkswagen vehicles. Mercedes Vito is yet another model in use, used by the special forces, border police and others. The Road/Traffic Police also has BMWs, Seat and Lotus vehicles, used for road chasing.
A policeman on duty carries a sidearm (usually a Pistol Carpa?i Md. 1974, Makarov PM or Glock semi-automated weapon), a pair of handcuffs, an expandable baton, a radio communication device and identification.
Before 2002, the National Police had military status and a military ranking system (see Romanian Armed Forces ranks and insignia). In June 2002 it became a civilian police force (the first police service in Eastern Europe to do so) and its personnel was structured into two corps:
|Rank||Shoulder insignia||Translated as||Military rank equivalent||French police rank equivalent||British Metropolitan Police rank equivalent|
|Chestor-general de poli?ie||Police Quaestor-General||General||Directeur des services actifs||Commissioner|
|Chestor-?ef de poli?ie||Police Chief-Quaestor||Lieutenant General||Inspecteur général||Assistant Commissioner|
|Chestor principal de poli?ie||Police Principal Quaestor||Major General||Contrôleur général||Deputy Assistant Commissioner|
|Chestor de poli?ie||Police Quaestor||Brigadier General||Contrôleur général||Commander|
|Comisar-?ef de poli?ie||Police Chief-Commissioner||Colonel||Commissaire divisionnaire||Chief Superintendent|
|Comisar de poli?ie||Police Commissioner||Lieutenant Colonel||Commissaire de police||Superintendent Grade I|
|Subcomisar de poli?ie||Police Sub-Commissioner||Major||Commandant||Superintendent|
|Inspector principal de poli?ie||Police Principal Inspector||Captain||Capitaine||Chief Inspector|
|Inspector de poli?ie||Police Inspector||Lieutenant||Lieutenant||Inspector|
|Subinspector de poli?ie||Police Sub-Inspector||Second Lieutenant||Lieutenant intern||Temporary/Probationary Inspector|
|Rank||Shoulder insignia||Translated as||Military rank equivalent||French police rank equivalent||British police rank equivalent|
|Agent-?ef principal de poli?ie||Police Principal Chief Agent||Sergeant Major||Brigadier-major||Station Sergeant|
|Agent-?ef de poli?ie||Police Chief Agent||Master Sergeant||Brigadier-chef||Station Sergeant|
|Agent-?ef adjunct de poli?ie||Police Deputy Chief Agent||Sergeant First Class||Brigadier||Sergeant|
|Agent principal de poli?ie||Police Principal Agent||Staff Sergeant||Gardien de la paix||Acting Sergeant|
|Agent de poli?ie||Police Agent||Sergeant||Gardien de la paix stagiaire||Constable|