Herb Polski  Policja

I. Internal Security Department course listing:

FIRST DEGREE STUDIES available to civilians and all sworn personnel of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Poland

Course name: Internal Security
duration of the study:

  • full-time (a 3-year course, six semesters)
  • extra-mural (a 3-year course, six semesters)

The Internal Security studies are aimed at preparing highly-skilled specialists for work in state agencies and local authorities on positions related to team management in emergency situations, during natural disasters, and dealing with state security threats, as well as for supporting state agencies (the Police, Customs, and the Border Guard) in raising their professional skills with regard to the constantly changing law and the necessity for a thorough analysis of the newly-emerged threats (i.e. terrorism, cyber-terrorism). The Internal Security first degree studies at the Police Academy in Szczytno are directed to all individuals – secondary school graduates, whose current or prospective job (or service) is related to internal security in a broad sense.
The study program, both the content of the obligatory and extracurricular courses, also covers some core aspects of the basic police training – as defined by the Chief of the Polish Police – which will prepare a full-fledged graduate for enrolment into the police force and the basic police training proper at one of the Police training facilities (which will play a supplementary role to the abridged basic Police training that students receive throughout the course).

SECOND DEGREE STUDIESavailable to civilians and all sworn personnel of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Poland
(absolwenci studiów pierwszego stopnia)
Course name: Internal Security
duration of the study:

  • full-time (a 2-year course, four semesters)
  • extra-mural (a 2-year course, four semesters)

The Internal Security studies are aimed at preparing highly-skilled specialists for work in state agencies and local authorities on positions related to team management in emergency situations, during natural disasters, and dealing with state security threats, as well as for supporting state agencies (the Police, Customs, and the Border Guard) in raising their professional skills with regard to the constantly changing law and the necessity for a thorough analysis of the newly-emerged threats (i.e. terrorism, cyber-terrorism);
The Internal Security second degree studies at the Police Academy in Szczytno are directed to all individuals who have successfully completed a first degree course and whose current or prospective job (or service) is related to internal security in a broad sense.

POST-GRADUATE STUDIES - available to civilians and all sworn personnel of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Poland

(first degree or second degree graduates)
Course name: Internal Security - focusing on:

  • the issue of organized crime and terrorism;
  • forensics in the criminal procedure
  • crisis management
  • education for safety

The main goal of the Internal Security in Crisis Management course is to achieve knowledge, skills, and to develop the predispositions for counteracting critical situations, taking swift action and dealing with the aftermath and implementing effective disaster recovery plans, as well as building the competence to manage people in an emergency.
The main goal of the Internal Security in Organized Crime and Terrorism course is to lay the groundwork for effective recognition, prevention and the application of counter-measures against current threats posed by organized crime and terrorism.
The main goal of the post-graduate course in Internal Security in Forensics in the Criminal Procedure is to prepare the student to effectively recognize, prevent and fight current threats of criminal origin through:

honing the skills in using the latest achievements in the field of forensics
  • gaining knowledge about current criminal threats
  • getting familiar with the modern solutions in the field of digital evidence examination
  • developing the skills in utilizing open source intelligence and using its results

The post-graduate course in Internal Security in Education for Safety is directed particularly to university graduates specializing in teaching who would like to supplement their factual knowledge to teach in compliance with the Education for Safety standards at educational stages III and IV in middle-school/junior high-school and upper secondary-level schools.

 

FIRST DEGREE STUDIES

Field of study: Information Technology

Specialization: Computer science in security

Engineering studies, designed exclusively for:

1) Police officers and law enforcers subordinate to or supervised by the Minister of Internal Affairs, who have applied for and been granted a permission to study at the Police Academy in Szczytno;

2) civilian employees of the Police and other forces and organisational units subordinate to or supervised by the Minister of Internal Affairs, who have applied for and been granted a permission to study at the Police Academy in Szczytno.

Form of studies:

- Weekly meetings, on average every second week.

Duration of the course:

- seven semesters.

 

II. Police Applied Sciences Department course listing:

FIRST DEGREE STUDIES available to civilians and all sworn personnel of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Poland

Course name: Criminology
duration of the study:

  • full-time (a 3-year course, six semesters)
  • extra-mural (a 3-year course, six semesters)
  • The graduate of Criminology is ready to occupy the position in the judiciary: in courts, public prosecutor’s offices, prison system, in the municipal guard and police; in offices of the district authorities – District Centres for Family Care, Centres of Crisis Intervention as well as centres of welfare and non-governmental organizations.
  • Teaching students is part of the Academy’s mission to discover and transfer the scientific truth. The learning goals for criminology students are linked with the main strategic aims of the Academy. As a consequence it has been assumed that the learning goals will enable the students e.g. to update the specialist knowledge about company management which is indispensable in their future professional work. It is also crucial to develop and improve the students’ skills required at their prospective workplace in the judiciary as well as to develop the attitude which is decisive in the employee’s effective task fulfillment. Taking into consideration the Academy’s strategic goals, it is assumed that the student will achieve the learning goals not only within the knowledge gained and the skills practiced, but also within the social competence correlated with performing the tasks typical for public administration authorities.
  • Criminology is an interdisciplinary field of study and allows the students to gain the knowledge of man, society and the law. The teaching process combines both the theoretical and practical aspects of crime and social pathologies. The curriculum focuses on the causes of social pathologies, signs of pathologies, methods of detection, prevention and combatting crime. It also comprises issues concerning the methods of corrective punishment and aid and counselling for the victims. The curriculum for Criminology comprises not only general, basic and specialist subjects but also four modules i.e. guardianship module, social pathology module, penitentiary system module and police-related module.
  • Criminology is a modern and innovative field of study.

 

FIRST DEGREE STUDIES - available to civilians and all sworn personnel of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Poland
Course name: „Management”
Duration of the study:

  • full-time (a 3-year course, six semesters)
  • extra-mural (a 3-year course, six semesters)

The Faculty of Police Applied Siences of the Police Academy in Szczytno, by virtue of the decision by the Minister of Science and Higher Education of 5 July 2016,  became entitled to offer practically-oriented first-degree courses in management with specialization in task force management.

Extending the Academy’s offer to include the course in management with specialization in task force management is highly justifiable given the considerable demand for developing executive skills in the police force and other law enforcement agencies supervised by the Minister of Internal Affairs and Administration. Acquired in the course of studies, the knowledge, skills and social competencies will guarantee adequate preparation for performing managerial functions.

In the interest of the best possible performance in the social and economic environment at present and in the future on the part of those who will successfully complete the course in management, particular attention is given to the content relevant to developing knowledge, competencies and attitudes which are essential for management in task forces, including hierarchical ones.

This new educational offer is a unique opportunity to develop future executive staff.

On completion of the course in question, students are eligible to take the exam for promotion to the rank of second lieutenant, provided that they meet requirements defined in Article 34 of the Police Act.