The Polizei-Regiment 2 was formed in 1939 from Landespolizei Danzig. It fought in the invasion of Poland as part of Brigade Eberhardt and was transferred into the Heer in 18 October 1939 as Infanterie-Regiment 244 of 60. Infanterie-Division.

The SS-Polizei Regiment 2 was formed in July 1942 in Tilsit. It was attached to Heeresgruppe Mitte and was used for anti-partisan activities on the Eastern front. It suffered heavy losses in the fighting and was withdrawn from the front in the autumn of 1944.
It was sent to the Western front in December 1944.

Commanders

Oberstleutnant der Polizei Hans Griep (? July 1942 - ? Aug 1943)
SS-Standartenführer Günter Anhalt (? Sep 1943 - ? June 1944)
Oberstleutnant der Polizei Rudolf Garing (? July 1944 - ? Sep 1944)
SS-Oberstrumbannführer und Oberstleutnant der Polizei Richard Paust  
Oberstleutnant der Polizei Heinacker  

Holders of high awards

Holders of the German Cross in Gold (6)
- Adam, Gustav, 21.07.1944, Hauptwachtmeister der Schupo, 5./SS-Pol.Rgt. 2 / Kgr. von Gottberg
- Anhalt, Günther, 16.06.1944, SS-Obersturmbannführer, SS-Pol.Rgt. 2 / Kgr. von Gottberg
- Engel, Adolf, 27.04.1945, Zugwachtmeister der Schupo, 4./SS-Pol.Rgt. 2
- Schweitzer, Karl, 19.10.1944, Zugwachtmeister der Schupo, 6./SS-Pol.Rgt. 2
- Stümpfl, Franz, 27.10.1944, Major der Schupo, SS-Pol.Rgt. 2
- Walden, Bruno, 08.11.1944, Hauptmann der Schupo, II./SS-Pol.Rgt. 2
Holders of the Knight's Cross (2)
- Anhalt, Günther 12.08.1944 SS-Standartenführer und Oberst der Schupo Kdr SS-Pol.Rgt 2 / Korpsgruppe von Gottberg / HGr Mitte
- Walden, Bruno 18.01.1945 Major der Schupo Kdr III./SS-Pol.Rgt 2

Holders of other notable badges & decorations

Holders of the Anti-Partisan Badge of unknown grade (1)
- Anhalt, Günther, ??, SS-Standartenführer, Kdr. SS-Pol.Rgt. 2

Order of battle (1939)

Stab
I / Polizei-Regiment 2
II. / Polizei-Regiment 2
III. / Polizei-Regiment 2
13. / Polizei-Regiment 2
14. / Polizei-Regiment 2
Radfahrzug
Nachrichtenzug

Order of battle

I/SS-Polizei Regiment 2
II/SS-Polizei Regiment 2
III/SS-Polizei Regiment 2
Polizei Geschütz Abteilung 1

SS-Vielfachwerfer-Batterie 521 was attached to the regiment in August 1943.

A Polizei Panzer Zug was planned but not formed.

Attached:
1. Polizei-Panzer-Kompanie

Sources used

Phil Nix & George Jerome - The Uniformed Police Forces of the Third Reich 1933-1945
Werner Regenberg - Armored Vehicles and Units of the German Order Police
Georg Tessin, Hans-Adolf Neufeldt & Jürgen Huck - Zur Geschichte der Ordnungspolizei 1936-1945

Reference material on this unit

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