Law enforcement in Luxembourg

Grand Ducal Police
Police Grand-Ducale
Logo of the Grand Ducal Police.
Agency overview
Formed January 1, 2000
Preceding agency Grand Ducal Gendarmerie
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
National agency Luxembourg
Policing for the Grand Ducal Police is organised under six primary intervention centres, under which further secondary intervention centres operate
General nature
  • Law enforcement
  • Local civilian police
Operational structure
Agency executive Romain Nettgen, Director-General
Official Site

The Grand Ducal Police (French: Police Grand-Ducale) is the primary law enforcement agency in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The police is under the control of the Minister for the Interior of Luxembourg, although they operate in the name, and under the ultimate control, of the Grand Duke. Day-to-day executive control is exercised by the Director-General. The Grand Ducal Police has existed in its current form since January 1, 2000, when the Grand Ducal Gendarmerie was merged with the police.[1]

The Grand Ducal Police is responsible for ensuring Luxembourg's internal security, maintaining law and order, border control and enforcing all laws and Grand Ducal decrees. It is also responsible for assisting the military in its internal operations, as prescribed by the Grand Duke.[1]


The Grand Ducal Police's operations are divided into six regions (circonscriptions régionales), which are under the command of a regional director. The director is responsible for primary intervention centres, secondary intervention centres, local police stations, and region-wide services. The region headquarters are in Capellen, Diekirch, Esch-sur-Alzette, Grevenmacher, Luxembourg City, and Mersch.

The primary intervention centres (Centre d'Intervention Primaire, abbreviated 'CIP') are the most capable and best equipped police stations to address emergencies. The CIPs also serve as the headquarters for the region, providing administrative support for the region's other operation centres. The CIPs' jurisdictions cover their respective regions (illustrated in different colours on the map, right).

Under the six CIPs are thirteen 'secondary intervention centre' (Centre d'Intervention Secondaire, abbreviated 'CIS'). As the CIPs perform the role of the CISs, as well as their own functions, there are seven dedicated CISs, located in Differdange, Dudelange, Echternach, Redange, Remich, Troisvierges, and Wiltz.

Local police stations (Commisariat de Proximité, abbreviated 'CP') operate separately from the CISs and CIPs, but are under the control of the regional director. In addition to the thirteen CIPs and CISs, which perform the role of CPs, there are thirty-eight dedictated local stations, distributed across the main towns and cities of Luxembourg. Eight of these dedicated CPs are in Luxembourg City, in addition to the CIP.

A special police division at Luxembourg – Findel Airport is directly responsible for border control.[2]

The regional police forces are also directly responsible for policing the roads, criminal investigation, and providing aid to victims of crime.

CIP CIS Communes Population
(As of 2005)
Capellen Bertrange, Clemency, Dippach, Garnich, Hobscheid, Kehlen, Koerich, Kopstal, Mamer, Septfontaines, Steinfort, Strassen 43,134 208.17
Diekirch Bettendorf, Bourscheid, Colmar-Berg, Consthum, Diekirch, Ermsdorf, Erpeldange, Ettelbruck, Feulen, Hoscheid, Medernach, Mertzig, Putscheid, Reisdorf, Schieren, Tandel, Vianden 33,090 320.71
Troisvierges Clervaux, Heinerscheid, Hosingen, Munshausen, Troisvierges, Weiswampach, Wincrange 12,625 316.80
Wiltz Boulaide, Esch-sur-Sûre, Eschweiler, Goesdorf, Heiderscheid, Kiischpelt, Lac de la Haute-Sûre, Neunhausen, Wiltz, Winseler 12,460 264.55
Differdange Bascharage, Differdange, Pétange, Sanem 54,459 77.67
Dudelange Bettembourg, Dudelange, Frisange, Roeser, Weiler-la-Tour 36,104 102.17
Esch-sur-Alzette Esch-sur-Alzette, Kayl, Leudelange, Mondercange, Reckange-sur-Mess, Rumelange, Schifflange 57,824 99.14
Echternach Beaufort, Bech, Berdorf, Consdorf, Echternach, Junglinster, Mompach, Rosport, Waldbillig 20,499 240.92
Grevenmacher Betzdorf, Biwer, Flaxweiler, Grevenmacher, Lenningen, Manternach, Mertert, Niederanven, Schuttrange, Stadtbredimus, Wormeldange 28,287 243.97
Remich Bous, Burmerange, Contern, Dalheim, Mondorf-les-Bains, Remerschen, Remich, Sandweiler, Waldbredimus, Wellenstein 20,605 125.63
Luxembourg City
Luxembourg City Hesperange, Luxembourg, Walferdange 94,552 85.74
Mersch Bissen, Boevange-sur-Attert, Fischbach, Heffingen, Larochette, Lintgen, Lorentzweiler, Mersch, Nommern, Steinsel, Tuntange 26,886 233.40
Redange Beckerich, Ell, Grosbous, Préizerdaul, Rambrouch, Redange, Saeul, Useldange, Vichten, Wahl 14,499 267.49
Total 455,024 2,586


The head of the Grand Ducal Police is the Director-General. There have been three Directors-General since the creation of the Grand Ducal Police in 2000.

Name Start End
Charles Bourg 2000 2001
Pierre Reuland 2001 2008
Romain Nettgen 2008 Present day


It is either the CISs or the CIPs that one contacts in the event of an emergency, as they are the only police stations that are open 24/7. The emergency telephone number for the police is 113, as opposed to 112 for all other emergency services.


External links

  • Grand Ducal Police official website
  • Musée International d'Effets de Gendarmerie et Police Luxemourg website
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