District Police Departments
Bachelor in Police Command
The Bachelor in Police Command education consists of training in leadership skills and supervisory duties. The study applicants must have successfully completed the Diploma in Police Studies and worked for at least seven years as a police officer, or have completed the Finnish Police Sergeant's Examination and worked for at least three years as a police officer.
The Bachelor in Police Command Examination provides a polytechnic degree for police training and is worth of 180 credit points.
For the degree, the students first complete Part A, which is continuous and lasts for a year and a half and the extent of which is 126 credit points. Those who have successfully completed Part A of the programme are eligible for the posts of Inspector, Detective Inspector and Chief Inspector (of the Finnish Security Police).
A student in a supervisory work position is entitled to continue training and undertake studies to earn 54 credit points alongside work. The studies last for approximately three years after which the student will be entitled to the Bachelor in Police Command Degree. Those who have successfully completed the studies are eligible for the posts of Chief Inspector, Detective Chief Inspector and Deputy Police Chief, and other senior police posts.
Structure of the Bachelor in Police Command programme
Part A (126 credit points) includes basic and advanced vocational studies, practical learning and the writing of a study paper. Students are expected to carry out part B (54 credit points) while working so that the work and studies support each other. Each student must prepare a personal study plan.
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