Fields of Activity
As a networking, communication and transfer platform for police security research, VEST SiFo fulfils an interface function between science and practice for the university. The unit facilitates knowledge and experience exchange on a wide variety of topics in police security research and supports sustainable networking with various national and international actors from the police, science and industry, for instance in the context of establishing new research consortia. A further central topic of the unit is the transfer of knowledge. To this end, the unit collaborates with university management, the departments and the department administration. An important role in the work of VEST SiFo is played by the Police Security Research Network (Netzwerk SiFo), which ensures contact with the police forces of the federal states and the federal government.
The Police Security Research Network (Netzwerk SiFo) is an association of all police forces of the federal states and the federal government and the DHPol. It facilitates exchange and knowledge transfer and supports the further development of police security research nationwide. VEST SiFo organises the SiFo network and works together with its contact persons in the federal states and the federal government.