University for Public Administration (HfÖV)

Bremen, Germany

The HfÖV, established 1979 by Law, is a public body in the area of education and trainings for public managerial and operative servants. In the federal system of Germany, HfÖV Bremen is subordinated to the Senate of Interior and the Senate of Finance (note: Senate = Ministry) at regional government level of the Federal State Bremen.
The University operates three specific study programmes: Police, Risk and Se-curity Management, and Tax Law/Investigations. With a focus on present pro-ject proposal it shall be highlighted that HfÖV serves as Police Academy in conjunction with Risk- and Security Management study programmes for offi-cials and specialized personnel of the industry (primarily in the sectors avi-ation, ports, automotive). Currently, there are 1,700 students enrolled in the study programmes out of which 1,500 are police officers.
HfÖV serves to educate public administration officers, senior officials, law enforcement officers and servants of the penitentiary system. HfÖV operates the Training and Education Centre of the Federal State Bremen (AFZ) with app. 200 seminars, workshops, trainings and other programmes annually; the number of participants amounts to averagely 3,000 participants p.a.