Police officers Nicole Kowalski and Jutta Rengelink from Dortmund police headquarters can be seen in the foreground. They are wearing uniforms and smiling at the camera. The official UEFA EURO 2024 soccer can be seen in large in the background. At the bottom left is the lettering "Streife", below it "Magazin für die Polizei in Nordrhein-Westfalen". The NRW police logo can be seen in the top left-hand corner.
Streife - The NRW police magazine
The magazine of the North Rhine-Westphalian police has been published by the Ministry of the Interior of North Rhine-Westphalia since 1962.
Ministry of the Interior of North Rhine-Westphalia

"Streife" is the state-wide employee magazine for police officers in North Rhine-Westphalia. It is printed in a print run of 17,500 copies and is delivered four times a year. The magazine has been published by the Ministry of the Interior of North Rhine-Westphalia since 1962. It is produced by the Public Relations Department in cooperation with an external service provider. Employees from the specialist departments of the police division in the ministry support the editorial team.

The issues are characterized by reports from everyday police work. High-quality photos and graphics are the hallmarks of "Streife". The magazine focuses on police employees. This is particularly evident in portraits. Interviews and explanatory formats also provide employees with orientation.

The magazine is distributed in all North Rhine-Westphalian police departments, including the Ministry of the Interior, the LAFP, LKA and LZPD NRW, in all 47 district police authorities as well as in the universities of applied sciences and the DHPol. Retirees receive their printed magazine free of charge by subscription or can pick up a copy at their former offices. In addition to the print edition, the digital version is also available as a pdf document in the download area on this page.


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