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For visitors

You can visit our campus in Hervanta, Tampere if you take part in education here or have agreed on the visit in advance. The Police Museum, which is part of the University College, is open to visitors.

When visiting us, please check in first at the lobby of the main building. Remember to bring identification, as we will verify your identity when you check in. Please prepare for a security check as well.


Location and travel

The Police University College is located in Hervanta, about eight kilometers south of the center of Tampere. Our street address is Vaajakatu 2.

The Police University College is located in Hervanta, Tampere. Hervanta is roughly eight kilometers south of the center of Tampere.

The Police University College campus is located on Vaajakatu near the center of Hervanta and the shopping center.

You can reach us by public transport using one of the many bus lines or the tram line. The closest bus stops can be found on Tieteenkatu, Hervannan valtaväylä and Insinöörinkatu. The nearest bus stop is a couple of hundred meters by foot from the University College main entrance. You can travel to Hervanta from central Tampere by tram for example from the stop by the Railway Station. In Hervanta, the tram stops closest to the Police University College are ‘Opiskelija’ and ‘Hervantakeskus’. They are about 400 meters by foot from the University College.

Public transport timetables and routes for the Tampere region

Tampere Tram website


Parking in unmarked spots on Police University College grounds is prohibited. Parking is only permitted in designated parking areas.

The Police University College has several parking areas. The parking areas marked in the image are explained in the text below.

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Check in

When visiting the Police University College, please check in first at the lobby of the main building before going anywhere else. When checking in, you must provide proof of your identity. Please bring an identity card or passport. Please prepare for a security check as well.

Our main building is located at Vaajakatu 2. The main entrance is marked on the map above with an orange sign with the letter i. The entrance is visible in the image below between the white and red buildings.

The lobby’s customer service desk is open weekdays from from 6.30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Police University College’s main building, as seen from Vaajakatu, is on the left and the National Police Museum on the right. The main entrance to the Police University College is between the two buildings.

Campus services

Visitors may use the Police University College’s wireless internet (WLAN/WiFi). Log-in credentials for the wireless network are available in the main building lobby and part D lobby.

Restaurant Miekkaleijona is located in the main building and also serves café products.

Course organizers will provide further information about arrival, accommodation and other practicalities to Police University College course participants.

Our Library primarily serves the Police University College’s students and police personnel. Others may visit the library with separate permission.

Police University College Library webpages

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Taking pictures on campus

The Police University College campus is a closed area where restrictions apply to taking of pictures and videos.

You can take a selfie in a seminar, but you may not take pictures or videos of for example police students or Polamk staff in the corridors or the inner courtyard. The contact person for your visit can provide further information on the rules that apply to taking pictures.

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Take your group on a campus visit?

We welcome groups of visitors and make visits to educational institutions and events. You can inquire about visiting opportunities by filling in the visit request form.

Fill in the visit request form on Webropol