‘Hochschule für Öffentliche Verwaltung
The ‘Hochschule für Öffentliche Verwaltung Bremen HfÖV (University for Public Administration)’ is a university of applied sciences located in the city state Bremen, established in 1979 by law (Bremisches Gesetz über die Hochschule für Öffentliche Verwaltung vom 18. Juni 1979 Brem.GBl. S. 233, amended 01.10.2006). The HfÖV operates two major study programmes: Law and Taxation / Risk and Security Management; additionally, HfÖV serves as public Police Academy. Since 2006, HfÖV is operating the Institut für Polizei- und Sicherheitsforschung (Institute for Police and Security Research) IPoS (Satzung des Instituts für Polizei- und Sicherheits-forschung IPoS in der Hochschule für Öffentliche Verwaltung Bremen, amended 16 May 2013). IPoS is headed by Prof. Dr. Arthur Hartmann, specialised in Criminal Law and Criminal Proceedings Law. IPoS is active in externally funded research at domestic and EU level. A permanently ongoing annual project would be the federal statistics on victim-offender mediation (on behalf of BMJV). During the past years, IPoS has conducted EU projects as Co-Applicant (until 2014) and Lead Applicant (since 2015) in consortia with partners from EU and non-EU countries. Focus of projects ranges from statistical evaluation to counterterrorism field projects. Currently, IPoS is implementing a) one EU Horizon 2020 project, b) one project with the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Woman and Youth, and c) two BKA-ISF-projects.