Byelorussian Auxiliary Police

The Byelorussian Auxiliary Police (Belarusian: Беларуская дапаможная паліцыя, romanized: Biełaruskaja dapamožnaja palicyja; German: Weißruthenische Schutzmannschaften, or Hilfspolizei) was a collaborationist paramilitary force established in July 1941. Staffed by local inhabitants from German-occupied Byelorussia, it had similar functions to those of the German Ordnungspolizei in other occupied territories.

Byelorussian Auxiliary Police
Inspection of Byelorussian Auxiliary Police by Radasłaŭ Astroŭski
Activefrom July 1941
Allegiance Germany
TypeAuxiliary police
RoleNazi security warfare
The Holocaust in Belarus
Size2,263 (1944)

The activities of the formation were supervised by defense police departments, local commandants' offices, and garrison commandants. The units consisted of one police officer for every 100 rural inhabitants and one police officer for every 300 urban inhabitants. Ordnungspolizei was in charge of guard duty, and included both stationary and mobile posts plus groups of orderlies. It was subordinate to the defense police leadership.[1]