North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) is the largest federal state in the Federal Republic of Germany. The state was founded after the Second World War in 1946. Like every other federal state, NRW has its own state police force. In 2020, it had a total population of 17,900,000 and covers an area of over 34,000,000 square kilometres. The police have 56,000 employees, 40,000 of whom are police enforcement officers.