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Institute of Police Education

The Institute of Police Education at Linnaeus University was established in 2001.

The police education in Växjö has about 70 members of staff. The staff comes both from the Swedish Police Authority and from the university. Approximately 750 students are registered on the police education.

Research in police science

Police research at Linnaeus University is carried out in collaboration with other units at the university as well as with other Swedish higher education institutions that offer police education, and international collaboration partners. Police science is mainly found within police operations' practical applications of relevant fields within social sciences and law, but also in fields relevant to police work within organisational theory and criminology.

Police education at Linnaeus University has its primary operational base within first-cycle education and continuing professional development on commission from the Swedish Police. The main field of police work is relatively young and there is no professorship or third-cycle education linked to the education at the moment.

Currently, research is mainly carried out within criminal policy, youth's relation to police, interrogation techniques, legal aid, and practical skills connected to stress. The police education also takes part in development projects within crime prevention methods and collaboration, police IT applications, and new methods for weapons training.

Contact us

Email: lpu@lnu.se

Head of department
Ola Kronkvist
+46470-70 81 62, +4670-618 82 32

Director of studies, first-cycle education
Thomas Norbe
+4670-18 82 33

Director of studies, first-cycle education
Kenneth Söderberg
+46470-70 80 77, +4673-078 36 72

Assistent director of studies, assistent head of department, continuing professional development, international projects
Jan Mill
+4670-398 93 17

Assistent director of studies, first-cycle distance education
Per Rydiander
+4670-284 52 60

Communications officer
Elisabet Hellgren
+46470-70 81 68, +4673-060 13 84

Visiting addresses

  • Building J: conflict management, Slottsallén 23
  • Building M: management and administration, behavioural science, law, criminology, police science, Lückligs plats 1
  • Building P: service men cars, uniforms etc, IT, radio, forensic science, traffic, Stallvägen 19
  • Building S: fire arms, Stallvägen 16


Over the past 15 years we have been involved in international cooperation and long-term development/twinning projects with police services in Montenegro, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Nicaragua, South Africa, Kenya and Jordan. Currently, the institute is involved in a long-term project in Colombia, funded by SIDA and the EU and managed by the Swedish Police Authority.

The police education is also involved in police academy cooperation with several other police institutes within the EU and has frequent student exchanges with police services across Europe, but also elsewhere in the world. Each term, we are part of student exchanges with the other Nordic Police Academies within the NORDCOP programme.

The institute of police education arranges advanced courses relating to international police cooperation. These courses are orchestrated by members of staff who have vast experience in International policing, as well as other forms of international cooperation, for instance within the EU and the UN. The institute of police education frequently cooperates with the Raoul Wallenberg Institute in Lund, Sweden in questions relating to education in Human Rights and policing.

Finally the institute of police education at Linnaeus University has a very active department for research in policing and social science which is part of the Nordic Network for Police science.