Behind the scenes IV – BKA

8 March, 2021

In EXFILES the Bundeskriminalamt (Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office) teams up with several other Law Enforcement Agencies against criminals using mobile devices for illegal activities.

The Bundeskriminalamt (BKA) is an essential cornerstone in a comprehensive system of crime control and functions as a partner with the police forces of the Federation and of the individual German states. According to the German Constitution, for the most part police jurisdiction in Germany lies with the 16 German states. However, the diversity resulting from the principle of federalism should not lead to uncoordinated activity that creates obstacles for police work. To co-ordinate crime suppression at national and international level, the BKA was established as the central office for police information and communications as well as for the German CID.