Department of Police and Security Management
The Department of Police and Security Management (Department 5) offers a range of programmes for public, municipal and private sector security. A successfully completed police management degree (a BA from winter semester 2009/10) provides the basic entry requirement for higher career levels in the Berlin Police Force. For the post-graduate Police Management course (Master of Public Administration) required for the administrative grades, the University cooperates with the German Police Academy (DHPol) and the Police Management University of Applied Sciences in Brandenburg (FHPol).
Over the last years, the demand for security services has steadily risen both within Germany and throughout Europe. As state tasks have been re-defined, the “private service sector” has been increasingly involved in solving local security problems, while the company sector is now also giving far greaterweight to security concerns. The BA in Security Management provides the skills needed for management positions in industrial, operational and municipal security. It was the only course of its kind in Germany. A Security Management Master (MSM), a post-graduate distance learning programme, is scheduled to be launched in the winter semester 2010/11.