The Polizeiabteilung z.b.V. Wecke was formed on 23 February 1933 on the order of the Prussian Minister of the Interior, Hermann Göring, as a special police unit which was completely loyal to the new regime (this was less than a month since Adolf Hitler became chancellor).
It was originally stationed in the former barracks of Königin-Augusta-Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 4 (in Kreuzbvert Quarter) and later moved to the former barracks of Königin-Elizabeth-Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 3 (in Charlottenburg).
It was used to fight the Communist movement and took part in several raids on Communist stronghold in the Berlin area.

It was redesignated Landespolizeigruppe Wecke z.b.V. on 17 July 1933.

Commanders

Major der Schutzpolizei Wecke (23 Feb 1933 - 15 Sep 1933)

Manpower strength

Feb 1933 414

Sources used

Roger James Bender & George A. Petersen - Hermann Göring: From Regiment to Fallschirmpanzerkorps
Franz Kurowski - The history of the Fallschrim Panzerkorps Hermann Göring

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