About us

Lithuanian Police School is an institution of police vocational training with the status of internal affairs vocational training body. The School organises and implements formal and informal education.

Vision of Lithuanian Police School is a modern vocational training institution that ensures qualified initial training of police officers as well as their professional development.

Mission of Lithuanian Police School is to train and educate highly motivated, responsible and civically engaged young people to perform professional police officers’ duties. As well as to improve police officers’ competencies and qualifications necessary for constantly changing work conditions.

Lithuanian Police School offers basic training for primary level police officers. The Policeman Training Programme is a one-year programme consisting of theoretical and practical studies at Lithuanian Police School as well as field training with the police stations around the country.

The goal of the training curriculum is to train qualified police officers able to respond to information about crimes and administrative offences, maintain public order and traffic safety, prevent crimes and administrative offences, and communicate effectively with people from different social backgrounds.

The training curriculum focuses on the improvement of practical skills, i.e. ability to work at the scene of an incident, carry out vehicle or identity checks, draw up records of administrative offences and traffic accidents, use registries and information systems related to prevention and investigation of crimes and administrative offences, and handle police equipment, etc. The practical police training comprises 70 percent of the curriculum.

The curriculum content focuses on professional training in the following areas:

  • maintenance of public safety and public order;
  • prevention of crimes and administrative offenses;
  • detection and investigation of administrative offenses;
  • identification of characteristics of the crime.

Special attention is paid not only to the improvement of professional skills (e.g. maintenance of public order and traffic safety) but also to the development of general skills such as respect for human rights and freedoms, the law and the state as well as perception and compliance with the moral norms and social values. In addition, the Lithuanian Police School cadets are taught communication skills that are necessary in carrying out prevention work and providing social assistance to the community.

The cadets who have successfully completed the training curriculum and have a positive evaluation of their competencies are granted the police officer’s qualification. After acquiring a police officers’ qualification the cadets shall start a career in police agencies and assume a C-level position.

Development of the Lithuanian Police School

2 July 1992 Klaipeda Police School was established under the order No. 434 of the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania.
23 July 1998 The Statute of Klaipeda Police College was approved under the order No. 302 of the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania.
8 October 2004 The Regulations and Structure of  Klaipeda Police School were approved under the order No. 1 V-327 of the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania.
29 September 2008 The Functions of Klaipeda Police School were referred to the Police Department of the Republic of Lithuania under the Ministry of the Interior under the order No. 1 V-341 of the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania.
23 December 2008 The Regulations and Structure of the Lithuanian Police School were approved by the Commissar General of the Lithuanian Police under the order 5-V-793.

Lithuanian Police Training Centre

In order to satisfy the training needs of police system employees, on 21 January 1999 the Lithuanian Police Training Centre was established. The main function of the Centre was to organize and implement the qualification improvement of the employees at the Police institutions, to improve their professional competence, special and physical training. The main activities of the training centre are the qualification improvement, the organization of police sports events, the activity of sports facilities.

On 5 February 2009 the branch of the Lithuanian Police Training Centre was opened in Kaunas (Griunvaldas str. 16).

Lithuanian Police School

On 6 November 2009 under the order No. 5-V-808 of the Commisar General of the Lithuanian Police, the Police School and the Lithuanian Police Training Centre were connected and reorganised to the new institution of police vocational education – the Lithuanian Police School. Under the same order the regulations and structure of the Lithuanian Police School were approved.

Last updated: 22-03-2021