Pekka Kokkonen

Pekka Kokkonen

Chief of Police Dog Training Centre
Police University College, Finland

Having more than 34 years of policing experience in national and international level. Worked both operational and strategic level, in Finland and in International Peacekeeping/Crisis Management Missions.

Police experience in Finland

2016 - Present: Chief of the Police Dog Training Centre, Police University Collage

2010 - 2016: Head of the Uniform Police in Police Department

2008 - 2009: Senior Officer of Ministry of Interior Finland

2004 - 2007: Chief Inspector for Uniformed Branch

2003 - 2003: Detective Chief Inspector for Criminal Investigation Branch

1999 - 2002: Detective Constable

1990 - 1999: Patrol Officer

1988 - 1989: Police Prison Guard in Helsinki Police District


International Experience

2018 - 2020: EUPOL COPPS, Head of Police Advisory Section

2013 – 2015: UN Police Division, Standing Police Capacity, Police Reform Adviser, Italy

2009 - 2010: Senior Police Mentor in European Union Police Mission in Afghanistan (EUPOL-A)

2007 - 2008: Police Training and Education Coordinator in Secretariat of International Police Coordination Board in Afghanistan (IPCB/EUPOL AFG)

2007 - 2007: Police Liaison Officer in International Security Assistance Force (ISAF/NATO)


Education

2017: Battalion Staff Officer Course, NORDEFCO, Finland

2015 - 2017: Executive MBA in Policing, Police University Collage, Finland

2014: Mentoring in Civilian Crisis Management, ZIF/ENTRI, Germany

2010: Senior Police Officer Planning and Command Course for Crisis Management Operations, Ecole Militaire, France

2006 - 2009: Master of Administrative Sciences, M.Sc. (Admin.)

2006: United Nations Civilian Police Officer course

2002 - 2005: Commanding Police Officer Course, Police College of Finland

2000 - 2002: Police Sergeant Course, Police College of Finland

1990 - 1990: Police Constable Course, Police Academy of Finland