Police University College (Finland)

Police University College
Former names
Police College, Police Academy (Finnish: Poliisiopisto, Swedish: Polisinstitutet)
Type Public
Established 1998
Rector Kimmo Himberg
Administrative staff
Location Tampere, Finland
Coordinates: 61°27′10″N 23°51′10″E / 61.452643°N 23.852781°E / 61.452643; 23.852781
Campus Urban
Website http://www.polamk.fi/ (www.policeuniversitycollege.fi)
Police University College of Finland

The Police University College (Finnish: Poliisiammattikorkeakoulu (Polamk), Swedish: Polisyrkeshögskolan) is a polytechnic located in Tampere, Finland which operates under the Ministry of the Interior, providing education in the field of police studies. The University college is responsible for police training recruitment, for selection of students for diploma and advanced programmes, for organizing diploma and advanced studies, for further training given in the training institute and for research and development in the police field. All new police officers in Finland graduate from the Police University College. The training is given in Finnish and also in Swedish.

The college offers a 3 year bachelor's degree in policing, a Master of Policing degree and further specialist studies.

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