Due to the increased terrorist threat the Bavarian Cabinet has today approved a concept put forward by the Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann to strengthen Bavarian police forces. 300 new policemen will be employed during 2016. 150 of them will work in dragnet operations, 50 in the special forces of Bavarian police, criminal investigation will also get 50 more people, while most of the rest will work in prevention. Additional 65 million euros will be invested in police equipment such as better bulletproof vests and vehicles.
“Thereby we will be even better equipped to handle the risen terror threat, after the devastating terrorist attacks in Paris,” the minister said. Besides the 300 new policemen that will be employed by the Free State of Bavaria, the Federal Police (Bundespolizei) will also count more officers in the future.