Main Menu

Roles and responsibilities of the Department of the Interior and for Municipal Affairs

  • Picture: Headerbild 5 Feuerwehr
  • Picture: Symbolbild Polizei Brandenburg
  • Picture: Headerbild Brandenburg

    © vegefox.com - stock.adobe.com

  • Picture: Headerbild 1 Feuerwehr
  • Picture: Headerbild Digitalfunk 1

    ZDPol ASBB

A safe and modern Brandenburg with attractive quality of life in all parts of the State: day in and day out, about 600 workers of the Ministry of the Interior and for Municipal Affairs (MIK) and about 10,000 workers in its secondary agencies work towards this objective.

The most important areas of responsibility for the MIK include public safety and order, defense of the constitution, fire and disaster response, municipal affairs, digitalization of government (e-government), constitutional, administrative, and voting laws, foreign nationals and citizenship affairs. Application-processing agencies such as the expropriation or foundation agency are also part of the business area of the MIK.

One of the central tasks of the department is to ensure ongoing internal safety while vigilantly monitoring the latest developments. In particular, this is a challenge for the presently roughly 8,000 police officers and constitutional protection agents.

Due to its proximity to the national border and the Berlin metropolitan area, along with the crucial east-west highway axis, Brandenburg has a special role to play in the fight against criminal activity. Brandenburg works closely together with the Berlin police and Polish police for investigations of criminal offenses and to identify suspects.

The constitutional protection agency informs the State Government, the State Legislature, and the public about anti-constitutional and security-compromising activity, as well as espionage. The constitutional protection agency supports anti-extremism initiatives throughout the State.

The fire and disaster response service is largely based on volunteer citizens in the volunteer fire departments and on the support organizations for disaster response. As the highest-ranking disaster response agency, the ministry supports and fosters this commitment in an objective-driven manner.

The State Government has made equal quality of life in all parts of the State and a strong municipal family one of its top priorities. As the highest-ranking municipal supervisory agency, the MIK ensures that the four unincorporated cities, the 14 districts and their municipalities properly perform the duties. It supervises the economic activities of the municipalities and supports their digitalization efforts.

As a diverse and opportunity-rich Federal State, Brandenburg needs a modern administration. The e-government area is one of the central issues for the MIK. No effort is spared to give Brandenburg's citizens and businesses access to a digital administration anytime, anywhere. The stated objective is that official procedures will be fully online by the end of 2022.

The department also includes the police headquarters, the central police services, the police academy, the central foreign nationals agency, the state school and technical facility for fire and disaster response, the state surveying and basic geo information, the Brandenburg IT service provider, the state academy for public administration, and the state examination agency for administrative careers.

A safe and modern Brandenburg with attractive quality of life in all parts of the State: day in and day out, about 600 workers of the Ministry of the Interior and for Municipal Affairs (MIK) and about 10,000 workers in its secondary agencies work towards this objective.

The most important areas of responsibility for the MIK include public safety and order, defense of the constitution, fire and disaster response, municipal affairs, digitalization of government (e-government), constitutional, administrative, and voting laws, foreign nationals and citizenship affairs. Application-processing agencies such as the expropriation or foundation agency are also part of the business area of the MIK.

One of the central tasks of the department is to ensure ongoing internal safety while vigilantly monitoring the latest developments. In particular, this is a challenge for the presently roughly 8,000 police officers and constitutional protection agents.

Due to its proximity to the national border and the Berlin metropolitan area, along with the crucial east-west highway axis, Brandenburg has a special role to play in the fight against criminal activity. Brandenburg works closely together with the Berlin police and Polish police for investigations of criminal offenses and to identify suspects.

The constitutional protection agency informs the State Government, the State Legislature, and the public about anti-constitutional and security-compromising activity, as well as espionage. The constitutional protection agency supports anti-extremism initiatives throughout the State.

The fire and disaster response service is largely based on volunteer citizens in the volunteer fire departments and on the support organizations for disaster response. As the highest-ranking disaster response agency, the ministry supports and fosters this commitment in an objective-driven manner.

The State Government has made equal quality of life in all parts of the State and a strong municipal family one of its top priorities. As the highest-ranking municipal supervisory agency, the MIK ensures that the four unincorporated cities, the 14 districts and their municipalities properly perform the duties. It supervises the economic activities of the municipalities and supports their digitalization efforts.

As a diverse and opportunity-rich Federal State, Brandenburg needs a modern administration. The e-government area is one of the central issues for the MIK. No effort is spared to give Brandenburg's citizens and businesses access to a digital administration anytime, anywhere. The stated objective is that official procedures will be fully online by the end of 2022.

The department also includes the police headquarters, the central police services, the police academy, the central foreign nationals agency, the state school and technical facility for fire and disaster response, the state surveying and basic geo information, the Brandenburg IT service provider, the state academy for public administration, and the state examination agency for administrative careers.