The Police College of Finland - Polisyrkeshögskolan
English language section of The Police College of Finland
Type of Higher Education Institution: University
The Police College of Finland is based in Espoo, Finland and was founded in 1998. The college is focused on providing higher education study programs and training for police officers and personnel. The college offers training for the Commanding Police Officer's Degree as well as a number of management and leadership courses. A range of specialized programs for the police line of work are also available.
The Police College of Finland is also involved with a number of specialized research projects, which are affiliated with criminology and the police field of work. The current main branches of research are policing, police operational environments, and organization within the police force. The majority of these projects are funded by the government, though some projects are requested and as a result, funded privately.
The research conducted at the Police College of Finland is also focused on the shortcomings of police work and the exploration of different solutions for specific issues. Methods of crime prevention are also researched in view of new trends in crime and new technological advancements, such as forensics. New ways of analysis are also under study, in order to view the statistics of crimes in such a way, as to understand them better. In terms of the police environments, studies are also being done to find more conducive environments for optimum policing. Currently, there are projects being done on narcotics crime, economic crime, crime and security, police administration and policing.