Ihor Slobodian graduated Kyiv Military School with a gold medal. He served in the Armed Forces on command officers' posts. Mr Slobodian graduated the National Academy of Internal Affairs of Ukraine with honours in 1998. Ihor Slobodian has worked at the National Academy of Internal Affairs of Ukraine on top-level positions and has carried out research and lecturing activities for more 15 years. Before retiring from the position of head of the department, he worked for five years on the senior positions in the central office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. Mr Slobodian is a police Colonel in retirement. He has a numerous publication in the professional journals.