Police President Lutz Rodig (58) has taken over the management of the Dresden Police Department.

Lutz Rodig is the new Dresden police chief. He wants more patrol services and also has a claim on Dynamo Dresden.

Dresden – The Dresden police department has a new boss: Police President Lutz Rodig (58) has been in charge of the shooting alley since Tuesday. He returns to Dresden “as a Dresdener”, as the father of the family puts it, and one can sense that the new job is also a “matter of the heart” for him.

Police President Lutz Rodig (58) has taken over the management of the Dresden Police Department. © Thomas Türpe

He has big plans, but “approaches the tasks with optimism”.

In addition to closer cooperation with the Czech police, customs or the federal police, he plans to visit mayors and district administrators in the area of ​​his PD to get an idea.

For the former head of the Zwickau police department, the issue of security has a high priority.

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“The patrol service must be strengthened,” says Rodig, who has been in the higher service for 24 years. There are 400 operations a day in the area of ​​the PD Dresden with ten districts, on average only 30 to 45 patrol cars are on the road at the same time.

Of the 2,619 employees of the PD, only 1,087 are currently active as patrol officers. Rodig is hoping for the return of presence strips.

Another playing field for the new police chief, who likes football, is working with Dynamo. It’s not just about rebuilding trust after the riots of May 2021. He also demands that the club “consistently enforce stadium bans”.

Another goal that Lutz Rodig wants to push is the investment backlog in real estate Police. A big board: The investment requirements in the PD properties alone amount to around 100 million euros in the coming years.

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