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Humphrey Bogart said:As I said, the Bundespolizei have 84 helicopters, for a Country that is geographically half the size of Alberta.
While the BPOL may be much better equipped aviation-wise than the RCMP, their missions are sometimes also different. While it may be Germany's federal police agency, it does not do the front-line policing as that done by the RCMP on a contract basis. The BPOL, which evolved from the border police and transport police, continues to have those as primary functions - controlling the border as well as some coast guard functions (including operating ships), providing security for the railway system and airports, security of Federal government buildings, helicopter rescue service (an EMS function) and of course, a counter-terrorism role (GSG 9). It can be requested to provide support to "Landespolizei" - the state police services who do much of the uniformed policing in Germany.
Someone will correct me if I am wrong, but I believe German police are responsible for coastal SAR. Not the military.
The Bundeswehr does have a SAR (not just CSAR) response capability in conjunction with other government agencies as well as civilian charitable organizations - on land https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OCFGs8mEvM as well as on the sea https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xo808mb6Uq0 - the white and orange vessel in the maritime video is with the charitable rescue group Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Rettung Schiffbrüchiger (DGzRS) or German Maritime Search and Rescue Association