Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Provision Of Services To The Community As A Whole
84.24 - Public order and safety activities

2,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
2 December 2006
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2007
Foreseen end date
31 December 2007


Hungarian Ministry of Justice and Law Enforcement (Igazságügyi ls Rendészeti Minisztérium) is planning to lay off 2,000 employees of the Hungarian Police Forces in the course of 2007. The dismissals form part of a restructuring of the Hungarian police forces aimed to create an efficient, simple and more transparent organisation. It would also coincide with merging the Border Guard Service and the National Police Forces (Országos Rendőr Főkapitányság, ORFK) expected for next year as well. In the framework of the restructuring seven regional police offices would be established instead of existing 19 county ones, thus making the employment of even 1,000 people in management, finance, HR or other support posts unnecessary. With the merging, the establishment of Border Guard offices is expected under the National Police Office, while regional Border guard stations would perform police duties as well, which would further decrease the number of staff.


  • 2 December 2006: Népszabadság


Eurofound (2006), Rendőrség, Internal restructuring in Hungary, factsheet number 64555, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64555.