Research and Science - Strength of CEPOL?


  • Risto Honkonen


In a study that was carried out in the Finnish Police College few years ago experienced senior officers were interviewed about the knowledge base that is needed in the senior officer’s work. We noticed that there exist roughly two alternative ideas of the senior officer’s competence. On one hand, some of the experts emphasised experiential knowledge saying that inherent traits and experience are of crucial importance for a senior officer. Training should not be theoretical, but emphasis should be in existing work practices and detailed sector knowledge. They also took the view that basically the work remains more or less the same as before.

How to Cite
Honkonen, R. (2011). Research and Science - Strength of CEPOL?. European Law Enforcement Research Bulletin, (6), 35-41. Retrieved from