CEPOL hosts Hellenic Police Academy online learning platform

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16 May 2013

The Hellenic Police Academy has officially launched an online learning Platform for its Police Lieutenants’ School (e-saea). The platform is hosted by CEPOL, using the CEPOL electronic learning network (e-Net), and will run on a trial basis until June 2013. It already has over 600 registered cadet lieutenants.

With this online learning platform, Hellenic police cadets will have access to the latest technological training tools, used in the secure educational environment of CEPOL and tailor-made for their unique needs. They will also benefit from CEPOL’s approach to learning.

The aims of the initiative are two-fold: firstly, Hellenic police cadets will be able to continuously update their knowledge of the tools available to EU law enforcement officers and secondly, the further development of the e-learning environment will contribute to the development of a modern training culture within the Hellenic police.

The Hellenic Police Academy’s CEPOL Unit, in close cooperation with CEPOL’s e-learning experts, was responsible for the planning and the implementation of this platform. Content will be updated with material and information that can be uploaded both by the faculty and cadets themselves.

The official launch of the platform took place on 30 January, the day that Greece honours the memory of its patron saints of literature and education, presided over by the director of the Hellenic Police Academy, Police Major General Stefanos Kozyrakis.

In his opening remarks, Mr Kozyrakis said, ‘We all know that, sometimes, studying can be tough; the road towards knowledge is a hard one. However, no matter how difficult this road might be, it is one worth travelling on; for this is the only way with which we can become completed individuals.

To quote the words of one of the patron Saints of learning: “Enrich the souls of the young with education and the rest will follow”. Having this in our mind, to serve as our guiding light and beacon and in spite of the disconcerting times that trouble the Greek society, the Hellenic Police Academy continues in its steadfast work, dedicated to its traditional goals and principles of providing education and achieving excellence. In addition, the creation of this Platform, is a firm proof that CEPOL is working hand in hand with the Member – States, in order to promote learning and training and create a safer environment in Europe that will favour development, peace and progress.’

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