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Police training

The history of police training in Finland extends over a century. The training could not be called comprehensive or systematic in the beginning; some recruits started in the job without any experience. Nowadays, a university of applied sciences degree is a requirement for all police officers.

This section contains information about the many stages in the history of police training.

Photo: The Police Museum

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A history book offers insight to police training

In 2018, one hundred years had passed from the beginning of national police training and the establishment of the State Police School. A book on the history of police training was published to celebrate the anniversary , shedding light on the history of police training as a part of a society in a state of flux. The book Muodollisesti pätevä? Poliisikoulutus itsenäisessä Suomessa (Formally Qualified? Police training in Finland since independence) was written by researchers of history at the University of Helsinki.

The book is in Finnish.

Download the book Muodollisesti pätevä? Poliisikoulutus itsenäisessä Suomessa on the Theseus service

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