Legal and psychological aspects of improving of professional assignment of police officers of the national police of Ukraine

  • V. Ostapovich State Research Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs


The article is devoted to the problems of searching for psychological and legal opportunities to optimize the implementation of the professional assignment and selection of personnel of the National Police of Ukraine. The authors analyze the foreign and domestic experience of psychological assignment of police officers; consider the typical psychodiagnostic tools, which are used in this regard. It is concluded that the existing regulatory framework for the appointment of police officers in the state requires improvement in the direction of optimizing its psychological component - developing a scientifically based set of psychodiagnostic methods, determining the psychological requirements of a profession for a policeman, establishing indicators of psychological fitness for a police law enforcement officer’s activities. On the basis of a wide experimental study of the characteristics of professional activities of patrol police officers and district police officers, the article provides qualitative and quantitative psychological indicators of the police professional qualifications for service, i.e. the psychogram of police profession, which includes a description of the actual psychological characteristics and professionally important personal qualities of a specialist, determines the qualitative and quantitative psychological and psychophysiological indicators recommended for professional activity.


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Ostapovich, V. (2019). Legal and psychological aspects of improving of professional assignment of police officers of the national police of Ukraine. Fundamental and Applied Researches in Practice of Leading Scientific Schools, 36(6), 86-92. Retrieved from