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Over 700 candidates answer police’s recruitment call



Those who rank in the top 200 after a final assessment of the examination will commence a two-year training in the Police academy which is scheduled to begin in May 2022. Photo: © LaLa La Photo

Those who rank in the top 200 after a final assessment of the examination will commence a two-year training in the Police academy which is scheduled to begin in May 2022. Photo: © LaLa La Photo

The grand ducal police received 735 applications for its next recruitment phase with 200 vacant posts available.

The police expressed its satisfaction with the interest in the opened positions. Throughout the next few months, candidates will be submitted to evaluation including three stages. A physical exam making sure that the potential officers are in the required physical shape will be the first step. It will be followed by standardised tests in French or German. A psychological test and an interview in Luxembourgish constitute the last stage of the evaluation.

Those who rank in the top 200 after a final assessment of the examination will commence a two-year training in the police academy which is scheduled to begin in May 2022.

Quality policing as well as shortage of officers have both been hot topics in Luxembourg in recent times. The City of Luxembourg last year hired private security agents to patrol the area around the central train station. An incident in which one of the agent’s dogs attacked a man resulted in criticism from the Pirate Party, Déi Lénk and others.

An investigation is ongoing to determine whether or not the security agents were overstepping their powers. Luxembourg city’s municipal council decided against extending its contact with private security company G4S following the incident. Internal security minister Henri Kox announced in October that the police will look to hire 200 new recruits every year in the next five years.