The SS-Polizei Regiment 23 was formed in July 1942 in Cracow from Polizei Regiment Krakau and some smaller independent units. It was used for anti-partisan duties in Poland before being destroyed when used as front-line troops.


Oberstleutnant Gassler
Oberstleutnant Werner Bardua
Oberst Bauer

Holders of high awards

Holders of the German Cross in Gold (1)
- Binz, Siegfried, 26.05.1943, Major [der Schupo], I./SS-Pol.Rgt. 23

Order of battle

I/SS-Polizei Regiment 23
II/SS-Polizei Regiment 23
III/SS-Polizei Regiment 23

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 -