Mission and Vision

The Police Academy is the centre for training and knowledge for the Dutch National Police. It is a dynamic organization, offering training and knowledge on the highest level, anticipating developments in society and translating these into customized education programs. The Police Academy cooperates with polices forces and other partners in the field of security and education.

The Police Academy: Is responsible for the nationwide recruitment and selection of police officers. Offers accredited police training on vocational, college and university level, developed and carried out in close cooperation with the polices forces and educational institutes. |Offers custom training programs on police work and national security. Produces scientific and applied research via lectureships. Makes knowledge on policing accessible to police forces. Intensively cooperates with partner organizations in e.g. the Safety Platform (Veiligheidsplatform). Functions as a top-level social institute in the field of national and international security. The Police Academy’s mission:‘The Police Academy offers the police and its partners a safe and inspiring learning environment and wants to be a top-level social institute for security.’