NATIONAL ACADEMY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS THE STRUCTURE OF THE ACADEMY The National Academy of Internal Affairs consists of 6 Training Institutes: • the Chief Staff Management Institute • the Operational Staff of Militia Training Institute • the Investigators and Forensic-Experts Training Institute • the Law Faculty • the Correspondence and Distant Training Institute • the Juridical Lyceum The Academy • trains specialists for all branches of law enforcement activity. • There are several training and research institutes, departments, centres and laboratories in the Academy. The Academy • The graduates of the Academy will work as inspectors of Criminal Investigation Departments, investigators, forensic experts, divisional inspectors, lawyers etc. To become highly-qualified specialists the cadets are to learn many different subjects such as Criminal Law, Administrative Law, Civil Law, Theory of State and Law, Special Tactics, Military Topography, and many others. An officer of police • is to be competent not only in his special field but also in such fields as human behaviour and human understanding. In some cases it is impossible to prevent or solve crimes without all that. That’s why an essential part of the curriculum of this educational establishment is the subjects: Crime Psychology, Ethics, Criminology, etc. The cadets are learning traffic regulations, cars and driving. Besides special subjects, the cadets also learn History of Ukraine, Economy, Ukrainian business language, Computer Science, foreign languages and others. For the future work • it is necessary to learn to interview witnesses, to interrogate criminals, to examine a crime scene as well as to search for and collect evidence, to establish corpus delicti, to handle the weapon, to locate and to apprehend suspects and criminals. To get good professional skills and abilities the cadets are to be hard-working students. HISTORY • The National Academy of Internal Affairs was created in January, 1992 on the basis of Kyiv Higher School of Militia. Its history started in 1921 when "Chervoni Militiamen Courses" were founded in Kharkiv. The Academy during the period of its existence has gained profound experience in training specialists for Internal Affairs’ agencies. High scientific and pedagogical potential • gives the possibility to train specialists for other law enforcement agencies of Ukraine, other countries and UNO civil police units. The Academy also takes part in maintenance of law and order. • The structure of the Academy includes the units engaged in scientific and research and scientific and methodological activities, elaborating modern techniques and methods of combating crime for the implementation into law enforcement activities. The Academy • The Academy pays great attention to the training of scientific pedagogical personnel. There are both doctoral course and the post-graduate departments. The scientists of the Academy worked out more than 100 scientific-research investigation programs. A great deal of trainees are involved in scientific and research work; the research students’ society and research club function here. The Academy • Annually the collection of research works, manuals and text-books are published at the Academy. The Academy sets up and develops relations of creative work with a lot of law educational establishments abroad. • 4 academicians and corresponding members of the Academies of branch sciences of Ukraine, more than 240 professors, assistant professors, PhDs and candidates of science are working at more than 30 departments. HOW TO JOIN THE UKRAINIAN MILITIA • There are many ways to contact the militia if you are interested in a career as a militia officer. • You can get information from: • friends or members of the family; • the job centre brochure on the militia; • the militia at public shows; • the media. If you want to apply, you must: • be a Ukrainian citizen; • guarantee that you will always be a loyal supporter of our democratic order • have no convictions; • have the character and intelligence required for service in Militia; • possess the certificate of secondary education; • be at least 17 but not older than 27; • be at least 160 cm tall; • be physically fit. Testing • After you have sent in your application, you will be tested for memory, concentration, language and general intelligence. In addition, there will be a medical examination and a physical fitness test. • It is necessary to pass entrance exams in History of Ukraine and World History, Fundamentals of State and Law and write a dictation in the Ukrainian language. • Normally, the applicant will be informed immediately whether he or she has passed or failed.