The Polizei-Regiment Krakau was formed in November 1939 and was used to form SS-Polizei-Regiment 23 in July 1942.

Commanders

Generalleutnant der Polizei Emil Höring (? Nov 1939 - ? Jan 1939)
Oberst der Schutzpolizei Hermann Keuper (? Jan 1940 - ? Dec 1941)
Oberstleutnant der Schutzpolizei Gassler (? Dec 1941 - ? July 1942)

Order of battle (1941)

Polizei-Bataillon Krakau I
Polizei-Bataillon Krakau II
Polizei-Bataillon Jaslo
Polizei-Bataillon Reichshof

A company with armored cars was probably attached to the regiment.

A raid in Kraków by German and Polish police in 1941
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A police guard at the Wawel castle in 1939
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Changing of the guard at the Wawel castle in 1939
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Changing of the guard at the Wawel castle in 1939
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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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