The Police Union is concerned about the job prospects of graduating police students

PolicePolice. Photo: Norway Today Media

Just over half of the police students who graduated in the spring of 2018 have secured permanent jobs in the police force. This worries the Police Union.

Confederation leader Sigve Bolstad of the Police Joint Federation states that it is a clear sign of a problem that it is so difficult for graduates to get a job, and he points out that more police officers are needed.

“Research shows that two out of three policemen go home from work with a bad feeling in their stomach because they do not have the opportunity to do as good a job as they want, so it is obvious that we need more people to help solve the social mission . The fact that the agency is temporarily increasing says something about the tough budget situation that has affected the police, especially after the implementation of history’s largest police reform,” says Bolstad.

88.5 percent of the students who graduated in the spring of 2018 work in the police force. While just over half of them have permanent jobs, over 90 percent of those who left in 2016 and 2017 have a permanent job today.

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