- Published: 10 January 2012 10 January 2012
- Last Updated: 07 April 2012 07 April 2012
The SS-Polizei Regiment 1 was formed in July 1942 in Berlin.
I/SS-Polizei Regiment 1 was sent to the Eastern Front and was attached to Heeresgruppe Nord. II/SS-Polizei Regiment 1 was split up into independent companies and was used by the SD on the Eastern Front. III/SS-Polizei Regiment 1 was sent to Upper Krajina, Slovenia, to fight the partisans.
I and III/SS-Polizei Regiment 1 was sent to France in March 1943 to form SS-Polizei Regiment 14. II/SS-Polizei Regiment 1 was sent to Maerish-Ostrau (in southern Russia) and was used to form a part of Polizei Schützen Regiment 31.
A new SS-Polizei Regiment 1 was raised in Hungary in August 1944 from elements of several other Police Regiments, but this unit soon lost two of its battalions. It was disbanded on 12 March 1945.
Order of battle (1939)Stab
I / Polizei-Regiment 1
II. / Polizei-Regiment 1
III. / Polizei-Regiment 1
13. / Polizei-Regiment 1
14. / Polizei-Regiment 1
Order of battleI/SS-Polizei Regiment 1
II/SS-Polizei Regiment 1
III/SS-Polizei Regiment 1
A Polizei Panzer Zug was planned but not formed.
Sources usedPhil 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