Dirk-Heinrich Bothe

stv. Referatsleiter, Referent Spezialkräfte (einschließlich UAS), Bundespolizeipräsidium

Senior Chief Superintendent Dirk-Heinrich Bothe M. A. works as the deputy head of section 21 - Command and Operation, Special Forces - at German Federal Police Headquarters in Potsdam. 

His operational experience extends from commanding ground police forces to leading and flying numerous different domestic and international missions compromising the full scope of the service from various police missions day and night, visual and on instruments, helicopter emergency medical service, mountain rescue, cargo transport, disaster relief and fire fighting. After 25 years of service as a commanding officer and helicopter pilot with the air support group, he is now providing expertise on operational aspects of GSG 9, air support, maritime assignments and close protection. 
In his capacity as consultant, he formulates the operational requirements for the application of UAS in the scope of tasks of the German Federal Police and coordinates UAS-related questions within Headquarters.