The impact of training and retraining of police officers on their competitiveness

Keywords: initial training, qualification, employee, National Police, competitiveness.


Based on the analysis of scientists’ scientific views, the meaning of the concept of “qualification” has been revealed. It has been found that the qualification is a complex characteristic of the employee, which includes the presence of the appropriate level of education, as well as professional skills, abilities, skills, experience in performing certain processes and actions, which together characterize them as an experienced subject of a certain type of work. In fact, qualifications are a factor that determines whether a person can perform a job, such as serving in the police.

Emphasis is placed on the fact that the initial professional training provides an initial level of qualification, which allows to work quite efficiently and comfortably in the bodies and units of the National Police of Ukraine, but the personnel prospects of such employees are truncated.

An analysis of the current legislation, which determines the legal basis for training and retraining of employees of the National Police of Ukraine has been carried out. The peculiarities of training and advanced training of police officers at higher education institution have been revealed.

It has been established that the training of a police officer is an additional element of his/her professional training, which takes place in parallel with his/her main service activity and is aimed at its improvement. As part of in-service training, skills and abilities are developed, as well as the knowledge of a police officer is supplemented in order to ensure that he/she performs his/her duties even more efficiently and effectively. In addition, professional development affects the career of a police officer, as the results of such training are properly designed and recorded in the personal file. It has been stated that the qualification of the employee is inextricably linked with the process of their professional training, acquisition of new skills, abilities, as well as the acquisition of special knowledge. The study of the legal framework has showed that the wider the level of education a police officer has, the higher his/her value to the bodies and units of the National Police of Ukraine. Taken together, these factors allow them to compete with other police officers in terms of professional prospects and opportunities to hold senior positions.


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Author Biography

Y. Y. Podorozhnii, Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs

Doctor of Law, Professor.


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How to Cite
Podorozhnii, Y. Y. (2022) “The impact of training and retraining of police officers on their competitiveness”, Law and Safety, 84(1), pp. 56-65. doi: 10.32631/pb.2022.1.06.