Malte Schophaus & Matthias Weber

Fachhochschule für öffentliche Verwaltung NRW

Integrating reflection as a competence in the police degree programme in North Rhine-Westphalia

Systematic reflection ensures the quality of work in a broad field of professions. Reflection can also be used in the police to help officers reflecting on their daily work as well as on their professional roles. This article presents the results of the introduction of systematic reflection in the police de­gree programme in North-Rhine Westphalia. It shows, that the new study programme allows the continuous reflection of the work placements, but at the same time the specific circumstances of the degree programme do not always meet the needs of professional reflection yet.

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