Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Germany. 2010 ‘Stockpile Management and Security - Disposal.’ National Report of Germany on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Section 2.4.2. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations. 22 February
Stockpile Management and Security - Disposal
Federal and State Police Forces:
Not unlike the build-up of military surplus stocks, surplus of police weaponry is mainly resulting from decisions to modernize and replace weaponry in active use or to redefine the service- or shelf-life of existing weapons.
Special surplus markings on police weapons indicate that they have been removed from active service and integrated in a disposal process which is documented in the federal back-up register of SALW maintained by the Federal Police.
[SALW = small arms and light weapons]