University of Applied Sciences for Public Service in Bavaria – Department of Policing (HföD)

The Bavarian Police University is in charge of training and educating Police students for their career on professional and executive levels for the Police Enforcement Service. HföD teaches future higher ranked police officers in various disciplines including psychology, political science and social sciences. The inter-disciplinary research team of the HföD examines various domains relevant for policing including cybercrime, hate speech, radicalisation, terrorism among others. Security research for and via the police strengthens everyday networking in police practice with training and further education, thus integrating theory and practice. The research team at HföD provides scientific knowledge on relevant topics in the field (i.e. crime prevention, security or crime research) to police or institutions of the security structure and aids in the design of further training courses and the mediation of contacts. In addition, the research team supports police and security authorities by providing scientific services in solving day-to-day problems.

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