The Police Academy not only works with the individual police forces, but also increasingly with partners in the safety network and in education. These collaborative relationships contribute towards the inspiring learning environment that the Police Academy aspires to be. The cooperation is also geared towards knowledge exchange and provides the necessary, social context for police training.

International cooperationThe Police Academy’s international network comprises dozens of institutions and involves hundreds of people. There is (more) intensive cooperation with, among others: 

  • Association of European Police Colleges (AEPC)
  • European Police Academy (CEPOL)
  • Functional networks such as those in the field of football hooliganism, diversity and forensic sciences
  • International organisations such as Europol, OSCE, EU missions in Afghanistan, Sudan, Kosovo
  • National police of Indonesia
  • Training institutes in countries with which the Netherlands has entered into a joint venture (China, Serbia, Turkey, Morocco, South Africa, Indonesia, Surinam)
  • Police forces in countries where the Netherlands has a liaison stationed
  • Police forces, members of which take part in the ‘Pearls in Policing’ programme
  • Universities; Rosario (Argentina), Canterbury and Leeds (UK), Oslo (N)
  • Police training institutes in Belgium, Germany, France, the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, such as:
  • Provincie Limburg Opleiding en Training (B)
  • LAFP Nordrhein-Westfalen (D)
  • Polizeiakademie Niedersachsen (D)
  • Deutsche Hochschule der Polizei (D)
  • Ecole Nationale de Police de Roubaix-Hem (F)
  • ENSP (Ecole Nationale Superieure de Police in Saint Cyr au Mont d'Or) (F)
  • Avon and Somerset Constabulary (GB)
  • Canterbury Christ Church University (Memorandum of Agreement) (GB)
  • NPIA (GB)
  • Kent Police College (GB)
  • Scottish Police College (GB)
  • CCCU, Faculty of Criminal Justice Slovenia


The Police Academy contributes to the (international) provision of training and knowledge, whether or not this is implemented under the leadership of the Association of European Police Colleges (AEPC) or the European Police Academy (CEPOL). In addition, the Police Academy is involved in setting up training programs and courses resulting from various projects relating to bilateral European police cooperation. Examples are the activities associated with peace missions, activities arising from the new police cooperation treaties with Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany, and the organization of educational visits and exchanges. For the coordinators of international relations in the police regions, the Police Academy organizes educational visits to international organisations lasting several days.For more information on international joint ventures and