Education for police officers
Find out more about the education conditions and programmes for the profession of a police officerIn order to be educated and employed as a police officer, you have to meet some general requirements.
General conditions of training for a policeman/police officerThe person wishing to be educated must:
- have Croatian citizenship
- have special mental and physical health ability
- meet the specially prescribed level of physical motor skills
- be personally worthy to perform the police service
- he must not be a member of a political party.
Methods of schoolingPolice Academy “Prvi hrvatski redarstvenikr”, i.e. Police school “Josip Jovic” conducts three basic education programs for the profession of policeman/police officer:
- Regular secondary education through the third and fourth grades
- High school adult education for the profession of cop/cop
During their education, the students were placed at the police academy, regardless of where they have their registered residence.
- Basic police course
During their education, students with an address of residence outside the Zagreb County are housed at the Police Academy.
A contract shall be concluded with the participants of all forms of education setting out mutual rights and obligations between the participants and the Ministry of the Interior.
TestingMental capacity (psychological testing) and physical health are determined in accordance with the criteria of special mental and physical ability set out in the Ordinance on the criteria and manner of determining special mental and physical health competence for the person admitted to the police and police officers and the composition and manner of operation of health committees in accredited health institutions.
The verification of the prescribed level of physical motor skills is carried out at the Police Academy in accordance with the Ordinance on criteria for checking the level of physical motor skills for the person admitted to the Police.
A motivational interview shall be conducted with the candidates who have satisfied the tests.
In addition to the above, depending on the needs, certain other tests may be carried out (general information, it literacy and English or German).
During the education, students have the right to accommodation and nutrition, prescribed uniform and sports equipment, books and school supplies, and monthly compensation for personal needs. Upon successful completion of the education programme, pupils/students are admitted to the Ministry of the Interior in accordance with the needs of the service, with a mandatory internship of 6 months. After that, they are obliged to pass the state professional exam and spend at least 5 years at the Ministry of the Interior on secondary professional qualifications.