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Should the Poland's municipal guard (straż miejska) be scrubbed?


Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446
25 Aug 2013 #1
What is your opinion of Warsaw's (and other Polish cities') low-level policing force called the straż miejska? Lawbreakers don't treat them as seriously as they do the police and frequently insult and slight them.

What is the situation like in your countries? In the States there are meter maids who issue tickets for parking violations.
Personally, I would just re-badge Poland's municipal guards and call them police, maybe expand their competence a bit, without necessarily giving them firearms. What do you think?
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
25 Aug 2013 #2
In the UK:

* civil enforcement officers who can issue tickets for litter (in some towns only), sometimes known as street wardens (they are unarmed)

* traffic wardens/parking attendants are another form of civil enforcement officer as parking offences were decriminalised (they are unarmed)

* accredited persons are appointed by the local chief constable (police chief) in some towns and have some powers by designation, eg issue tickets for anti-social behaviour (unarmed usually)

* community first responders - status varies, usually medics but may have law enforcement duties (probably unarmed but I am not sure)

* community support officers or police community support officers (same thing) are civil enforcement officers attached to the police and the closest we have to the SM. They are sometimes nicknamed "plastic police" or "Blunkett's bouncers" (named after the politician who introduced them to the UK). They carry handcuffs but have limited powers to detain a person, and they need constable (actual police) assistance for all suspect processing. (Transport services' PCSOs can carry a baton in addition to handcuffs.)

The main advantage of the above categories is they are either free or cheaper to employ than a fully qualified police constable.

(a ticket is a fine or mandat in Polish)

My opinion for the UK is that PCSOs have a role but we need more full police. For Poland, SM seem to have batons and cuffs, and perhaps they make a worthwhile contribution, but I don't really know. I see them patrol with police in Poland, which is exactly what happens on the beat in the UK.
SSB123 - | 3
18 Nov 2020 #3
Merged:

letter Straż Miejska - warsaw



Hello .
I have recevied letter from Straz Miejska . it is in polish
they did include anything about how to pay the fines should I go to straz Miejska ?
if anyone want to help send you Instagram account or anything else , I will contact you

thank you in advance
Looker - | 1,060
18 Nov 2020 #4
No scan, no help
pawian 175 | 13,542
18 Nov 2020 #5
You are supposed to send the OP your Instagram address.
SSB123 - | 3
19 Nov 2020 #6
@ Looker

fair enough , I am so stressed about , never crossed my mind to scan it :)
tell me what you think .

I needed to change its size to be able to upload it
I hope you can still read it





Cargo pants 2 | 562
19 Nov 2020 #7
, I am so stressed about

Damn,stressed from a letter from Straz?? Seriously how old are you?
dolnoslask 6 | 3,043
19 Nov 2020 #8
Straz??

We only have two in the village and they have covid !!!!!, dunno what they do??? always seem to be outside the petrol station eating crappy hot dogs or doughnuts.
Looker - | 1,060
19 Nov 2020 #9
did include anything about how to pay the fines should I go to straz Miejska ?

What they need first from you is to fill those statements out - part B and C, (what about part A?) and sent them to the provided address.

Part B - the driver's data and signature, part C - in the case you don't want to reveal personal data of the driver, and you agree to pay the fine - your data and signature needed.

After receiving those statements they will sent to the address given the details how to pay the fine.
SSB123 - | 3
20 Nov 2020 #10
@Looker

thank you so much for your help :) your the best
No A , only B and C
I have 2 more questions
do I write down the same address in point 7 +8 in C and 2 +3 in B
so I can only fill in B and leave C blank ?
Looker - | 1,060
20 Nov 2020 #11
The "B" part is required only when you, as the car owner, lent someone your car to drive. The address field here is the address of this person (B.2 - home address, B.3 - address for correspondence in Poland)

If you drove the car yourself then you should fill the "C" part and write in C.7 - your home address, C.8 - your mailing address in Poland.


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