Police training

Are Police recruits at career levels B1, C1 and C2 able to take part in operations in the field?

Yes! Police training at the Police school comprises both theoretical modules and practical placements. These placements are carried out at police stations and with the criminal investigation department or with national units, where candidates accompany police officers in their daily work. The placements may also be carried out in part with police units or services in other countries. 

Do Police recruits at career levels B1, C1 and C2 share accommodation during their training at the Police school?


What happens if Police recruits do not pass their placement?

Candidates must pass the theoretical and practical tests during their training. It may be possible to resit a module depending on the circumstances. Any candidates who do not pass the placement are excluded. If they still wish to become a police officer, they must restart the whole recruitment procedure.

Do I earn money while training at the Police school?

Yes! Every recruit is entitled to a salary. You can see how it is calculated on the civil service website, under: Career path and remuneration > Recruit > Salary.

There is a specific table detailing remuneration for Police candidates: Career path and remuneration > Recruit > Career level structure.

Depending on the position, type of work and personal situation, bonuses and allowances (e.g. a meal allowance) may be added. 

What is day-to-day training like at the Police school?

While training at the Police school, recruits take part in theoretical classes and practical training. They wear their uniform every day. The training also includes physical education. 

Do candidates wishing to become a police officer at career level B1 or C1 have to complete a period of basic tactical instruction with the Army?

Basic tactical instruction at the Grand-Duke Jean Military Centre in Diekirch is no longer required. Elements of basic tactical instruction have been partially included in Police school training.

What happens after I pass the Police training?

Most police officers start their career in a police station or in a surveillance and operational support unit. Officers in police stations are in direct contact with people in distress and must take urgent action to help them. They contribute actively to preventing and prosecuting crime.

If they would subsequently like to specialise in a specific area, police officers can apply for vacant positions in the various departments and units. Click here for examples of possible areas.

What does training for recruits at career level A1 comprise?

Candidates wishing to become senior police officers must have a Master's degree (BAC +5 years). After passing the general aptitude test (CGPO) and special examination (Police), candidates are admitted for placements, depending on the number of vacant positions and their ranking after the various tests. They will undergo 22 months of theoretical and practical police training at the French national police college at Saint-Cyr-au-Mont-d’Or near Lyon.

For more information on the recruitment procedure, click here !

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