Polizei Hamburg

Vehicles used by the Hamburg police (in German Polizei Hamburg) – from squad cars to riot gear.

Schutzpolizei

Bread and butter vehicle – a Volkswagen Golf of the Hamburg police, in the typical German police livery of the 1980s and 1990s. White and medium green. A single warning beacon mounted on an electronic siren was deemed sufficient.

Polizei Hamburg - HH-7301 - © Bernd Biege
Polizei Hamburg – HH-7301 – © Bernd Biege

Opel Kadett E in typical livery, as a patrol vehicle:

Polizei Hamburg - HH-3242 - © Bernd Biege
Polizei Hamburg – HH-3242 – © Bernd Biege

Fort Transit patrol vehicles, note that these have rear bicycle carriers attached:

Polizei Hamburg - HH-7737 - © Bernd Biege
Polizei Hamburg – HH-7737 – © Bernd Biege
Polizei Hamburg - HH-7737 - © Bernd Biege
Polizei Hamburg – HH-7737 – © Bernd Biege
Polizei Hamburg - HH-7708 - © Bernd Biege
Polizei Hamburg – HH-7708 – © Bernd Biege

Bereitschaftspolizei

Opel Rekord E2 patrol car of the Polizei Hamburg, though this vehicle would be mainly in use by the “Bereitschaftspolizei” (operational support units, mainly in cases where sheer manpower is needed). Stationed near the main railway station at the time, in an area where prostitution and drug use (as well as dealing) was rampant.

Note the almost identical vehicle in the background, which must have come from another batch ordered – the different, less aerodynamic signal unit on the roof is a giveaway here. It is also the earlier Rekord E1 model, with a slightly different front grille and hood.

Polizei Hamburg - HH-3813 - © Bernd Biege
Polizei Hamburg – HH-3813 – © Bernd Biege

Truck with interchangeable cargo beds, here the one for transporting crowd control barriers is in use:

Polizei Hamburg - HH-7417 - © Bernd Biege
Polizei Hamburg – HH-7417 – © Bernd Biege
Polizei Hamburg - HH-7417 - © Bernd Biege
Polizei Hamburg – HH-7417 – © Bernd Biege

Please note that this a scan from an old 35mm slide from my archives, with resultant deterioration in colours and sharpness.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Proudly powered by WordPress | Theme: Baskerville 2 by Anders Noren.

Up ↑