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Police Aviation

Current Title: Policija
Title in English: Police
Abbreviation: Not applicable


Narrative Summary:
The current Police service started out as the People's Militia, created by the communist government in the late 1940s. In was administered by the Ministry of Internal Affairs but kept under close polictical control. By the 1980s it was operating a number of helicopters, and reportedly some light aircraft. In 1990-91 the Militia was placed under civilian control and reformed to perform the roles of a conventional police force. In 1991? it assumed the western European name of Policija (Police) in place of the communist-era name. All aircraft carry civilian markings.

Key Dates:
19??    Establishment of People's Militia Aviation unit.
19??    People's Militia renamed Policija (Police).

Current Status:
Police Aviation helicopters are used for normal law enforcement duties.

Future Plans:
To be added


National Insignia:

        Fuselage sidesFin Flash
The national flag is carried as a fin flash on the rear fuselage of helicopters? The service titles POLICIJA may be carried on the upper fuselage sides.

Aircraft Serial Numbering System(s):
All Police Aviation aircraft currently carry air force-style serial numbers in the 5xx series.

Unit/Base Aircraft Code System(s):
Coding system not used


Aircraft Designation System(s):
None - Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory:
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Aircraft Type Total
Role Origin
Mil Mi-2 Hoplite 5? 4 Policing Poland
Mil Mi-8T Hip 1 1 Policing USSR

All-Time Aircraft Used List:
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Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Retirement Origin
Kamov Ka-26 Hoodlum 1 ? 1993 USSR
Mil Mi-2 Hoplite 5? ? current Poland
Mil Mi-8 Hip 1 ? current USSR


Main Headquarters:

Current Organisational Structure:
No information about operating bases or detachments.

Current Order of Battle:
Not applicable.

Historical Orders of Battle:
Not applicable.

All-Time Flying Units List:
Not applicable.

Air Bases

Current Air Bases:
No information.

All-Time Air Bases Used List:
No information.

More Information

No specific sources known.

Additional information is welcome.

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First Created: 7 August 2005 - Last Revised: 7 August 2005
Copyright 2005 John Hayles.    e-mail: john@aeroflight.co.uk