Police County

Police County (Polish: powiat policki, [pɔˈlʲit͡sɛ]) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in West Pomeranian Voivodeship, north-western Poland, on the Polish-German border. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat and largest town is Police, which lies 13 kilometres (8 mi) north of the regional capital Szczecin. The only other town in the county is Nowe Warpno, lying 29 km (18 mi) north-west of Police.

Police County
Powiat policki
Flag of Police County
Coat of arms of Police County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Police): 53°32′N 14°34′E / 53.533°N 14.567°E / 53.533; 14.567Coordinates: 53°32′N 14°34′E / 53.533°N 14.567°E / 53.533; 14.567
Country Poland
VoivodeshipWest Pomeranian
 • Total664.16 km2 (256.43 sq mi)
 • Total64,147
 • Density97/km2 (250/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesZPL
Brick Gothic Chapel (15th century) in The Chrobry Square in the Police Old Town.

The county covers an area of 664.16 square kilometres (256.4 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 64,147, out of which the population of Police is 34,284, that of Nowe Warpno is 1,170 and the rural population is 28,693.

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Police County is bordered by the city of Świnoujście (across the Szczecin Lagoon) to the north, and by Goleniów County, the city of Szczecin and Gryfino County to the east. It also borders Germany to the west (districts Vorpommern-Greifswald and Uckermark).

There is a common bus transport system in Police and Szczecin.

Police County has road connections with:

Administrative divisionEdit

The county is subdivided into four gminas (two urban-rural and two rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Police urban-rural 251.4 41,417 Police
Gmina Dobra rural 110.3 12,361 Dobra
Gmina Kołbaskowo rural 105.4 8,835 Kołbaskowo
Gmina Nowe Warpno urban-rural 197.1 1,534 Nowe Warpno

Nature, sights, tourist attractions and accommodation baseEdit

Ruin of Augustinians' cloister in Police - Jasienica (14th century).

Historical buildings in the area include:

Accommodation facilities are consisted mainly of hotels in Police, Trzebież, Brzózki, Mierzyn, Lubieszyn, Przecław, Przęsocin and Ustowo (hostel and inn) and agritourism farms. e.g. in Rzędziny and Kołbaskowo. Accommodation base of Nowe Warpno is a resort, marina, camping, guest house and rooms in private homes.


Further readingEdit

  • Aischmann, Bernd: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, die Stadt Stettin ausgenommen, Thomas Helms Verlag, Schwerin 2008. ISBN 978-3-935749-89-3