Police Academy of Latvia

 

Police Academy of Latvia
Latvijas Policijas akad
emija

FOUNDED

1991

STATUS

state higher education institution, accredited in 11.12.1998.

RECTOR

Zenons Indrikovs

ADDRESS

Ezermalas iela 8, Riga, LV 1014, LATVIA

TELEPHONE

371-7552422, 371-7551437

FAX

371-7551070

E-MAIL

inguna@polak.edu.lv

WEB SITE

www.polak.edu.lv

NUMBER OF STUDENTS

at the beginning of 2001/2002- 3848 (out of them 1956 in extramural studies)

ACADEMIC STAFF

more than 100, out of them 8 professors having degree of Dr.hab. and 35 having degree of Dr.Sc.

DEPARTMENTS

Department of Law theory and history, phone 371 7559401,
Department of State Law; phone 371 7559431,
Department of Police law and special tactics, phone 371 7559432
Department of Criminal Law, phone 371 7559403
Department of Criminalistics, phone 371 7559405
Department of Civil Law, phone 371 7559402
Department of Philosophy; phone 371 7559406
Department of Physical training, phone 371 7559407
Department of Foreign languages, phone 371 7559408
Centre of Computer science, phone 371 7551890
 

Programmes of Studies 

Professional Training Programme In Law
    1. Sub-programme of police first level higher professional studies
    2. Sub-programme of frontier guard first level higher professional studies
    3. Sub-programme of penitentiary first level higher professional studies
    4. Sub-programme of commanders higher professional studies
    5. Sub-programme of public law
Masterís programme in law
Doctoral programme in law

 

 

professional training Programme in law

(with integrated bachelor programme)

1. sub-programme of police first level higher professional studies

Director of Programme

Ludmila Zaporozeca, phone 371 7559439

Qualification Awarded

medium level commanders of police

Diploma

of first level higher professional education

Entrance Requirements

citizenship of Republic of Latvia; certificate of general secondary education containing marks in Latvian, Russian and English (German, French a.o.) languages, history; driver's license; suitability to requirements for service in police

Entrance Examinations

physical fitness, two professional tests, an interview. For those whose average mark in the certificate of general secondary education exceeds 8.6 and for holders of diploma on higher professional education or Bachelorís degree- physical fitness only.

Duration of Studies

2.5 years (117 credit points)

Qualification Requirements

completion of the programme, practice period, passing of Qualification  examination, first year examination for obtaining policemanís qualification


Sub-programme annotation

The sub-programme is an independent part of the Professional training programme in law. The first stage of the programme is available as college sub-programme.
Studies are organised as intramural studies in stream A (for those who were not in police service before starting studies) and as intramural or extramural studies in stream B (for those who graduated from State Police School).
Duration of studies is:
5 semesters of full-time intramural studies (117 credit points) in stream A,
4 semesters of full-time intramural studies (96 credit points) in stream B or
6 semesters of part-time extramural studies (96 credit points) in stream B.
Curriculum includes practice period and elaboration of qualification paper (8 credits) to be defended in Qualification examination. Curriculum ends with qualification examination. Students from stream A have to pass also an examination for obtaining policemanís qualification (third level professional qualification) after the 1st year of studies.
From semester 3rd students start to specialise in one of the following specialisations:
police (police station inspector),
criminal police (police station inspector, directorate inspector),
criminalistics (inspector Ė criminologist, full time studies only),
reference service (police station inspector, directorate inspector),
police information service (inspector at police information service, full time studies only).
Main forms of teaching are lectures, workshops, practical work, as well as independent work with literature and legislative acts. Main teaching methods are analysis and solving of problem situations, work in small groups, role plays, tests and exercises, preparing and presentation of reports, study research, elaboration of individual and group projects (qualification paper). Special attention is paid to studentsí independent work. Academic staff has a role of organiser, consultant and expert. Teaching methods aim in development of independent and critical thinking.
The language of instruction is Latvian. Students have to acquire professional terminology in Russian and one more foreign language (English, German or French).
Conclusion of studies is qualification examination including defence of qualification paper. Persons having successfully completed the programme and passed qualification examination obtain fourth level professional qualification for work in State police.

2. sub-programme of frontier guard first level higher professional studies

Director of Programme

Ludmila Zaporozeca, phone 371 7559439

Qualification Awarded

frontier guard senior inspector

Diploma

of first level higher professional education

Entrance Requirements

 certificate for graduation of Rezekne Frontier Guard School; recommendations from administration of frontier guard, driver's license

Duration of Studies

2 years

Qualification Requirements

completion of the programme, practice period, passing of Qualification  examination, including defence of qualification paper


Sub-programme annotation

The sub-programme is an independent part of the Professional training programme in law.
Total study load of the sub-programme is 96 credit points. Duration of studies is 2 years (24 months) of full-time intramural studies or 2.5 years (31 month) of part-time extramural studies.
Curriculum includes 30 study courses. Students have to write 8 reports, to make 1 practicum, to undergo practice period (16 weeks) and to elaborate and defend qualification paper (8 credits). Curriculum ends with qualification examination including the defence of qualification paper.
Main forms of teaching are lectures, workshops, practical work, as well as independent work with literature and legislative acts. Main teaching methods are analysis and solving of problem situations, work in small groups, role plays, tests and exercises, preparing and presentation of reports, study research, elaboration of individual and group projects (qualification paper). Special attention is paid to studentsí independent work. Academic staff has a role of organiser, consultant and expert. Teaching methods aim in development of independent and critical thinking.
The language of instruction is Latvian. Students have to acquire professional terminology in Russian and one more foreign language (English, German or French).


3. sub-programme of penitentiary first level higher professional studies

Director of Programme

Ludmila Zaporozeca, phone 371 7559439

Qualification Awarded

medium level commanders of penitentiary institutions

Diploma

of first level higher professional education

Entrance Requirements

 certificate for graduation of Teaching centre of Directorate of Penitentiary institutions

Entrance Examinations

professional test, physical fitness test

Duration of Studies

2 years (118 credit points)

Qualification Requirements

completion of the programme, practice period, passing of medium professional examination, including defence of qualification paper


Sub-programme annotation

The sub-programme is an independent part of the Professional training programme in law. The first stage of the programme is available as college sub-programme
Total study load of the sub-programme is 96 credit points. Duration of studies is 4 semesters of full-time intramural studies or 6 semesters of part-time extramural studies.
Curriculum includes 29 study courses. Students have to write 11 reports, to make 1 practicum, to undergo practice period (16 weeks) and to elaborate and defend qualification paper (8 credits) to be defended in Qualification examination.
Main forms of teaching are lectures, workshops, practical work, as well as independent work with literature and legislative acts. Main teaching methods are analysis and solving of problem situations, work in small groups, role plays, tests and exercises, preparing and presentation of reports, study research, elaboration of individual and group projects (qualification paper). Special attention is paid to studentsí independent work. Academic staff has a role of organiser, consultant and expert. Teaching methods aim in development of independent and critical thinking.
The language of instruction is Latvian. Students have to acquire professional terminology in Russian and one more foreign language (English, German or French).
Conclusion of studies is qualification examination including defence of qualification paper. Persons having successfully completed the programme and passed qualification examination obtain fourth level professional qualification for work in institutions of the Directorate of penitentiary institutions.

4. sub-programme of commanders higher professional studies

Acting Director of Programme

Andris Inkins, phone 371 7559435

Qualification Awarded

lawyer

Diploma

of second level higher professional education, giving access to Masterís studies

Entrance Requirements

first level higher professional education from the Police Academy; work experience as a medium or senior commander and recommendation form the related institution of the Ministry of Interior

Entrance Examinations

ranking of the diplomas and positions

Sub-specialisations

police, criminal police, experts Ė criminologists, pre-trial investigation, frontier guard, penitentiary and probation institutions, information safety service.

Qualification Requirements

completion of the programme, practice period, passing of final examination, including defence of Bachelorís thesis and State examination in speciality


Sub-programme annotation

The sub-programme is designed on the basis of first level higher professional sub-programmes (police, frontier guards and penitentiary) and is a part of the Professional training programme in law. The first stage of the programme is available as college sub-programme.
Total study load of the sub-programme is 122 credit points. Duration of studies is 6 semesters of full-time intramural studies or 7 semesters of part-time extramural studies.
Curriculum includes practice period (14 weeks) and elaboration of Bachelorís thesis (10 credits) to be defended in final examination. Curriculum ends with final examination and State examination in speciality.
From 2nd semester (4th semester for extramural studies) students start to specialise in one of the following specialisations:
police,
criminal police,
experts Ė criminologists (full time studies only),
pre-trial investigation,
information safety (full time studies only, the programme will start in January 2003),
frontier guard,
penitentiary and probation institutions.
Acquisition of the block of academic subjects is compulsory.
Main forms of teaching are lectures, workshops, practical work, as well as independent work with literature and legislative acts. Main teaching methods are analysis and solving of problem situations, work in small groups, role plays, tests and exercises, preparing and presentation of reports, study research, elaboration of individual and group projects. Special attention is paid to studentsí independent work. Academic staff has a role of organiser, consultant and expert. Teaching methods aim in development of independent and critical thinking.
Curriculum includes scientific research (elaboration of reports, Bachelorís thesis).

5. sub-programme of public law

Director of Programme

Aivars Dombrovskis, phone 371 7559434

Qualification Awarded

lawyer (5th level professional qualification)

Diploma

of second level higher professional education, giving access to Masterís studies (10.12.1998. Ė 31.12.2004.)

Sub-specialisations

public management, municipalities or courts

Entrance Requirements

citizenship of Republic of Latvia; certificate of general secondary education containing marks in Latvian, Russian and English (German, French) languages, history

Entrance Examinations

two professional tests, an interview. For those whose average mark in the certificate of general secondary education exceeds 8.8 and for holders of diploma on higher professional education or Bachelorís degree- no entrance examinations

Duration of Studies

5 years (206 credit points)

Qualification Requirements

completion of the programme, practice period, passing of final examination, including defence of Bachelorís thesis, State examination in speciality

Sub-programme annotation

Curriculum includes 61 compulsory study course. Students have to write 34 reports, to make 1 practicum, to undergo practice period (20 weeks). Curriculum ends with final examination, including elaboration and defence of Bachelorís thesis, and State examination in speciality.
Main forms of teaching are lectures, workshops, practical work, as well as independent work with literature and legislative acts. Main teaching methods are analysis and solving of problem situations, work in small groups, role plays, tests and exercises, preparing and presentation of reports, study research, elaboration of individual and group projects (qualification paper). Special attention is paid to studentsí independent work. Academic staff has a role of organiser, consultant and expert. Teaching methods aim in development of independent and critical thinking.
Persons having successfully obtained the qualification of lawyer have access to Masterís studies.

masterís programme in law

Director of Programme

Solveiga Zvirble, phone 371 7559440

Degree Awarded

Master of Law (10.12.1998. Ė 31.12.2004.)

Sub-specialities

State Law, Civil Law, Criminal Law, International Law, Public Law, Law Theory and History, Rights of Court Authority Institutions

Diploma

Master of Law

Entrance Requirements

diploma of lawyer (giving access to Masterís studies) or Bachelor of Law and diploma of lawyer

Entrance Examinations

Two foreign languages, core subjects of chosen branch of law (if there is no mark in these subjects on diploma or if the marks are below 7); report on topic of chosen branch of studies (if the mark for Diploma paper and Bachelorís work is below 7 and there is no publications on the chosen branch of law )

Duration of Studies

54 credit points- 13 months of full time studies or 26 months of part time studies

Qualification Requirements

completion of the programme, pedagogical practice period, passing of final examinations, elaboration and defence of Masterís thesis


Programme annotation

The programme is designed on the basis of higher professional programme in law (with integrated Bachelorís Standard).
Curriculum includes 11 study courses, 7 reports. Curriculum ends with final examinations, including elaboration and defence of Masterís thesis.
Studies are offered in the following directions: state law, civil law, criminal law, law theory and history, rights of court authority institutions, rights of police, criminalistics and theory of operative work.

doctoral programme in law

Director of Programme

Solveiga Zvirble, phone 371 7559440

Degree Awarded

Dr.jur.

Sub-specialities

Rights of Police, Criminal Law, Criminalistics and Theory of Operative Work

Diploma

Dr.jur.

Entrance Requirements

degree of Master of law, age below 35 (for full time studies)

Entrance Examinations

integrated examination in chosen branch of law, report on actual topic of chosen branch, two foreign languages

Duration of Studies

168 credit points- 7 semesters of full time studies or 10 semesters of part time studies

Qualification Requirements

completion of the programme, pedagogical practice period, passing of final examinations, research work, preparing for academic work, elaboration and defence of Doctoral thesis


Programme annotation

The programme is designed on the basis of Masterís programme in law.
Curriculum includes advanced courses in the specific branch of law, preparing for pedagogical practice, pedagogical practice (at least 1 month in state higher education institution having rights for promotion), elaboration and defence of doctoral thesis. Candidates must have good skills in at least 2 foreign languages.

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