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Judicial police in Germany (BKA?)

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Dear community from Germany, just a quick question.  Is the Bundeskriminalant (BKA) the judicial police in Germany?  I know it has administrative tasks for searching cybercrime,  but I haven't found if it has judicial police competences.

Thank you very much if someone can help me, as I don't live in Germany. I need this info for an international forensics report, any info or link to the info would be very appreciated.




Posted : 07/04/2021 2:07 pm
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Greetings from Germany, what do you understand under the term "judicial"?

The BKA (Bundeskriminalamt) is the criminal police of the federal government. It gets active when crimes are committed across Germany and different states or if someone is involved in international crime activities. There is also the Bundespolizei, but they are more responsible for safety of airports, railayws and borders.

Germany has a strong differentiation between executive, legal and jurisdictive authorities. We do not have any "judicial" police- police is investigating (executive), the courts apply the law and the law is made by the parliament ("Bundestag"). 

Can I do more for you?

regards, Robin

Posted : 08/04/2021 10:37 am