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Become a police officer

There are hundreds of career opportunities with the police 

Police training in Finland is provided by the Police University College in Tampere. Most people associate police work with blue uniforms and police cars. In addition to patrolling the streets, however, there are also a wide range of other career opportunities for police officers. 

Police officers can, for example, work as detectives or forensic analysts, run command training centres, plan other officers’ shifts or coordinate permits and licences. There is a myriad of options for both uniformed police and detectives. You can also train to become a commander or to work in a managerial role.  

Many police officers have previously trained or worked elsewhere. The police is a great place to make use of a variety of skills and to also progress to more demanding positions. The police force includes communication professionals, vehicle experts and trained medical staff.  

Venepoliisi seisoo poliisiveneen kannella kaiteeseen nojaten, vieressä näkyy poliisi-teksti veneen kyljessä.


Recent graduates and seasoned veterans equally welcome

The police also has countless other positions that are suited to people with different educational backgrounds. We are happy to employ newly-graduated security-minded young people who are still finding their place in the labour market. We can also offer meaningful work for academics looking for a career change. Some elements of police work involve information systems, research and other aspects of national security.  

In addition to police officers, we employ business graduates, engineers, education professionals, lawyers, archaeologists and psychologists. Could your skills be useful to the police? Have a think and then take a fresh look at our vacancies and career stories!