The School of Policing Studies (SOPS) was founded in July, 2017. Since then the School has adhered to its educational orientation of “Getting deeply rooted in judicial administration, Facing political & legal departments, Serving social governance”, and to its general school guidelines of “Associating with professional demands, Featuring policing studies, Standing upon practical teaching”. It has made great efforts to foster outstanding political & legal professionals and penal enforcement professionals with both practical competency and comprehensive skills.
The School of Policing Studies sets three respective sections for teaching and research, namely the Prison Studies Section, the Community Correction section and the Police Training section. In the meantime, the School aims to establish a new Penal Science and Technique section, based on the advancement of research in the field of intra-prison inspection. The School sets two undergraduate majors, which are the prison study major and the prison study (community correction direction) major. Apart from them there is a second-bachelor-degree programme of prison studies newly added. The School of Policing Studies has already obtained the titles of National Feature Major, Educational Culmination and Highland Discipline for prison studies, and based on such accomplishment it continues to invest in the advancement of its penal enforcement disciplines (prison studies, community correction and drug addiction treatment), and to strengthen its leading status in prison studies across the whole country.
The School has 12 full time teaching staff, including 4 professors, 3 associate professors. The School applies a “full time staff + professional officers” teaching model by hiring a number of professionals from practical departments to participate in teaching and research in order to enhance its capability to foster high level graduates with practical competency and comprehensive skills.
The School of Policing Studies, being the first university subordinate school named as “Policing Studies” in China, has three landmarking characters: the first is the realization of zero-distance co-operation in education between practical departments and the university per se to make an intimate connection between professional demands and educational orientation; the second is the establishment of its unique synchronized educational mechanism for training police in Multi categories, through which the School provides degree education as well as post-recruitment training to personnel from judicial-administrative departments, courts, prosecution offices and police departments; the third is co-education of professional police members and the students learning policing skills, which is carried out by the School not only to implement its traditional order-based education model designed for convenient police recruitment, but also to serve the “One Belt and One Road” strategy by training oversea-security specialists for multiple foreign countries as well as transnational corporations