Dr. Gerhard Pürstl

Dr. Gerhard Pürstl

Faculty Law
Location Vienna

Field of work



was born in 1962 and graduated in law in 1987. Since 1988, he has worked as a legal officer at the Federal Police Directorate, now the Vienna Provincial Police Directorate. He has been Vienna's police chief since 2008 and Vienna's provincial police chief since 2012. Furthermore, he is a long-standing author of the Great Law Edition on the Road Traffic Act (Große Gesetzausgabe zur StVO) published by Manz-Verlag as well as a co-author of the SPG, FSG and KFG. As a member of the editorial board of the "Zeitschrift für Verkehrsrecht" (Journal of Traffic Law), he has published several articles on interesting traffic law and constitutional law topics.