The SS-Polizei Regiment 5 was formed in July 1942 in Belgrade. A third battalion was formed from Serbian volksdeutsche.
It was stationed in Serbia 1942-1944 and later in Croatia 1944-1945.

This unit took part in anti-partisan operations in Croatia.

Commanders

Major der Schutzpolizei May (9 July 1942 - ? 1943)
Major der Schutzpolizei Detlef Ohrt (? 1944 - ? July 1944)
Oberstleutnant der Schutzpolizei Franz Lechthaler (? July 1944 - ?)
Major der Schutzpolizei Hoffmann (? 1945 - ? 1945)

Order of battle

I/SS-Polizei Regiment 5
II/SS-Polizei Regiment 5
III/SS-Polizei Regiment 5

Sources used

Phil Nix & George Jerome - The Uniformed Police Forces of the Third Reich 1933-1945
Georg Tessin, Hans-Adolf Neufeldt & Jürgen Huck - Zur Geschichte der Ordnungspolizei 1936-1945

Reference material on this unit

- None known at this time -

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