Deutsche Hochschule der Polizei

The German Police University in Münster is an internal university, funded by the ministries and senators of the interior of Federal State and the Länder. It was founded on basis of an own law, the DHPolG, and serves for the further training of senior police officers.

It is among the core responsibilities of the German Police University to maintain and deepen international relations. Close contacts have been established with comparable educational institutions and organisations from abroad. E.g. the AEPC (Association of European Police Colleges - organises meetings for the directors of European police training colleges on a regular basis. The AEPC enhances cooperation and coordination among the member institutions and beyond the EU. It supports e.g. the development of training schemes in South Eastern European states. Another essential networking activity which the German Police University is involved in is the European Police College CEPOL (Collège Européen de Police). The German Police University is the German contact point for the CEPOL network. By EU-Council decision CEPOL is an EU agency since 2006. CEPOL has been assigned with developing cross-border police cooperation in Europe. This is achieved by e.g. organising training activities and conferences within the scope of this network. Another field of activity is the support of police training in EU member states which is assured by developing harmonised police training curricula.