During the Governing Board Meeting in Tbilisi on 5th May 2017 the Vice-rector for education of the NUPS, Gabor Kovacs, was elected as AEPC Vice President.

„My name is Gabor Kovacs (PhD) police brigadier general from Budapest, Hungary. I would like to thank all the members who supported my candidature as AEPC Vice-President position.

I have been working for the National University of Public Service (NUPS) in Budapest since 2012. As a vice-rector for education I am responsible for the training and education of the university students, including the law enforcement, military, public service and water governance students at bachelor and master level.

My research topics are border policing and management sciences with special attention to the law enforcement organisations.

I have more than 15 years’ experience in international training. I spent 18 months in Ankara, Turkey as a European Union as a resident Twinning adviser. Before that, I worked as a training expert in the fprmer Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia and as a CEPOL expert. I have major experience in organising different international events, conferences and meetings.

I fully agree with the mission and importance of AEPC. This is the place where we can identify the challenges that European higher education in law enforcement faces. I intend to actively contribute to achieving these goals. I consider it significant that AEPC should function as a real network and thus co-operation between the institutions should extend even more widely. I would like provide my experience, in order to support the AEPC mission. I am very motivated to participate and organise the activities in this network

I would like participate in the activities of AECP more actively and support the present presidency of the organisation.“



Educational Complex of Police of the Republic of Armenia

The overall reforms made in the Armenian Police resulted in the establishment of the “Police Educational Complex of the Republic of Armenia” State Non-Commercial Organization in 2011 which comprises Academy, College and Training Center.

The Police Educational Complex provides two-level higher professional education system including Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs, as well as PhD program on a part-time basis. Meanwhile it offers police intermediate-level and vocational education programs.

The Educational Complex offers a full-time Bachelor of Laws program on an off-budget basis (without the right of deferment to mandatory military service).

The Police Educational Complex offers a state-funded part-time PhD program to the commissioned police officers meeting the following eligibility criteria:

  • holding higher education diploma paper or Master’s degree
  • having at least 2 years’ work experience in police medium-level, senior-level, managerial or supreme-level positions.

There is a Department of Training and Attestation in place delivering refresher and qualification raising courses for police and other law enforcement officers as well as for police special civil service.

The teaching staff of the Police Educational Complex involves highly qualified professionals and scientists of different areas of science.

Head, Police Lieutenant General Hovhannes Varyan


KHARKIV National University

Kharkiv University of Internal Affairs  was established on November 22nd, 1994. By the Decree of the President of Ukraine, University of Internal Affairs was given the “national” status on March 2nd, 2001.

Valerii Sokurenko, general of police of the third rank is the Rector of Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs.

The University provides training of specialists at 6 faculties.

  • Faculty No. 1 – for investigative departments
  • Faculty No. 2 – for criminal police divisions
  • Faculty No. 3 – for preventive activities police units
  • Faculty No. 4 – for the units combating cybercrime and human trafficking
  • Faculty No. 5 – Distance learning/part-time studying
  • Faculty No. 6 – law and mass communications

Every year the University provides training for around 500 police officers, who study at Faculties No.1, 2, 3 and 4. Also we provide re-training courses and advanced training for all the categories of police officers. These training programs were elaborated in close interaction with international organizations.

Faculty No.6 provides training for students on the contract basis, who are not police officers. While studying at the University they have the opportunity to study by the training program for reserve officers. If they successfully pass exams by this program, after graduation, they are assigned the rank of reserve Junior Lieutenant.

The Unversity has a potential scientific and pedagogical staff: 62 Doctors of Sciences, 44 professors, 310 candidates of sciences, 167 associate professors. The personnel of the University is 254 police officers and 986 civil employees.

“Knowledge, Law and Honor” is the bearing of the University.

Rector Valerii Sokurenko


LVIV State University

The University is one of the leading higher educational establishments in the western region of Ukraine. The main objective of Lviv State University of Internal Affairs is a comprehensive training of specialists for law enforcement agencies.

LvSUIA is a multidisciplinary institution of higher education of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and trains specialists at the level of Bachelor and Master in Jurisprudence, Law Enforcement, Psychology, Management, Accounting and Taxation, Finance, Banking and Insurance.

The educational process at the University is provided by 22 departments at 8 faculties. 4 faculties train future policemen. They are:

  • the Faculty for Preparing Staff for Subdivisions of Investigation,
  • the Faculty for Preparing Staff for Subdivisions of Criminal Police,
  • the Faculty for Preparing Staff for Subdivisions of Preventive Police,
  • and the Distance Learning Faculty for the National Police staff

They are also 4 civil faculties, such as the Law Faculty, Faculty of Economics, the Faculty of Psychology and the Distance Learning Faculty for Civilians.
The University has specialized Academic Councils having the right to confer the PhD degree.

More than twenty thousand qualified law enforcement officers graduated from the University during its existence. The best of them occupy high posts in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and the State institutions.

Rector Roman Blahuta