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Ministry of Interior and Administration (Poland)

Ministry of the Interior and Administration (Polish: Ministerstwo Spraw Wewnętrznych i Administracji) is an administration structure controlling main administration and security branches of the Polish government. After Parliamentary Election on 9 October 2011 was transformed for two ministries: Ministry of Interior (Minister: Jacek Cichocki) and Ministry of Administration and Digitization (Minister: Michał Boni). It was recreated in late 2015.

Ministry of the Interior and Administration of The Republic of Poland
Ministerstwo Spraw Wewnętrznych i Administracji
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The seat of the ministry on Stefan Batory Street, Warsaw
Agency overview
Headquartersul. Stefana Batorego 5, Warsaw
52°12′40″N 21°01′00″E / 52.21111°N 21.01667°E / 52.21111; 21.01667Coordinates: 52°12′40″N 21°01′00″E / 52.21111°N 21.01667°E / 52.21111; 21.01667
Agency executive
Parent agencyCouncil of Ministers
Websitewww.mswia.gov.pl

History and functionEdit

The ministry was founded in 1918 as the Ministry of Internal Affairs (Ministerstwo Spraw Wewnętrznych). During a reform of the Polish government in 1996 the administration branch was merged into the Ministry and it was renamed to its current name (on 24 December).

That was one of the most important governmental cabinet positions in Poland,[1] The ministry was responsible for the following:

While the ministry of the Interior supervises police forces, it does not supervise criminal enquiries; criminal enquiries are conducted under the supervision of the judiciary.

The Ministry's headquarters was located on the Stefan Batory Street, south of Warsaw's city centre and the governmental district which surrounds the Belweder. The Ministry could be referred to by its initials 'MSWiA'.

The last Minister of the Interior and Administration before it was split in 2011 was Jerzy Miller.

List of ministersEdit

Ministers of Internal Affairs of the Second Republic of PolandEdit

Ministers of Public SecurityEdit

Ministers of Internal Affairs of People's Republic of PolandEdit

Ministers of Internal Affairs of Third Polish RepublicEdit

Replaced by the Minister of Internal Affairs and Administration (1997)

Office reestabished (2011)

Replaced by the Minister of Internal Affairs and Administration (2015)

Ministers of Internal Affairs and Administration of Third Polish RepublicEdit

Replaced by the Minister of Internal Affairs (2011)

Office reestabished (2015)

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