07 Public law with a focus on police law, including international law and European law
The department 07 of the German Police University is engaged in research and teaching of the subjects police law, European law and international law. It especially deals with the interdependency between international and European law concerning the guarantee of security. The main focus lies on the academic examination of the police law of the Federal State and the Länder (constituent states) and its connection with constitutional law, public service law as well as with police and judicial cooperation within the European Union (EU).
Regarding teaching, the department 07 is responsible for the module "European Police Cooperation and International Policing" and contributes legal issues to complex teaching contents of other modules. In this field, international policing plays an important role. It is a significant goal to transfer knowledge and information concerning the development of the European and international cooperation in the field of transborder criminal matters in the education modules of the Masters Program for senior police officers. These fields also constitute the focal point in the advanced training for police practitioners, where questions and recent developments concerning police law and data protection as well as public service law are discussed.
In addition to the police and judicial cooperation within the EU, the research activities deal with European law in general stressing for example the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), raising questions of common security and defense policy as well as of the cooperation in development with third States. The research covers aspects of public international law and European law with a focus on migration law and on the law of services including media law. In national law, interventions regarding information and data protection, especially in connection with (tele-)communications and the field of the law on assemblies are of main interest. Further focal points are aliens and asylum law plus data protection and the freedom of information.
All of the aforementioned subjects of research and teaching are captured in the field of consulting politics, administration and police institutions. These consulting activities include commenting on legislative proposals or rendering legal opinions. Furthermore, the head of the department 07 and his staff assist in parliamentary hearings and expert committees.
There is no other professorship for police law and further judicial subjects regarding security in the mentioned aspects in any law school in the Federal Republic of Germany. There is also no professorship specialized in the field of international police cooperation. This is a unique feature and specialty of the German Police University. The professorship builds a bridge between the conventional academic police law and the specific requirements met by the police in reality. Cooperation with Universities, Universities of applied sciences and research institutions on a national as well as an international level are to be established and developed.