May, 17 2023
Eight high-ranking senior police officers from Morocco, Nigeria, the Palestinian Territory and Jordan spent intensive training days at the German Police University. The goal was the cross-national transfer of knowledge in the field of police leadership skills. The comprehensive leadership seminar was held in cooperation with the Federal Criminal Police Office (opens in a new tab) as part of the German government's training and equipment assistance program for foreign police forces.
Insights into Practice and Academia
"Shaping Modern Police Work and Mastering New Challenges" was the title of the five-day program at the German Police University. Speakers from academia and police practice offered an overview of organizational management, current developments in police leadership, police and social media use, process management, ethical issues, and presentation techniques. After the lectures and discussions on the German Police University campus, a visit to the State Office for Police Training, Further Training and Personnel Affairs North-Rhine Westfalia in Münster provided a practical insight. Modern water cannons, special vehicles of the Technical Unit of the Bochum Police as well as police drones vividly conveyed various operational situations at major events. The stay at the German Police University was organized by the team of department unit II.6 - International Police Relations (opens in a new tab). With Günther Freisleben, former police commissioner, an experienced former senior police practitioner accompanied the international guests through the program.
Further Education as a Core Task of the German Police University
In addition to teaching, one of the core tasks of the German Police University is to offer a comprehensive range of advanced training courses for the senior police service, with 2,000 participants from Germany and abroad each year. Since fall 2017, the German Police University has been involved in the international leadership seminars for high-ranking foreign police officers as part of the German government's training and equipment assistance program for foreign police forces. The certified leadership training covers a total of two weeks. The second training week takes place at the Federal Criminal Police Office in Berlin.