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We are the Netherlands Police Academy 

We do our job so that the Netherlands Police can do their job properly, competently, and safely, on the streets and elsewhere. Seeing Police Officers at work makes us proud. Police colleagues often become even more aware of how challenging and complex the profession actually is during their time at the Netherlands Police Academy.   

Our education focuses on people and learning in a safe environment. 

Every day, we work with conviction to strengthen and renew police professionalism. We prefer to do this together with those at the sharp end of policing. This enables our insights and knowledge to permeate into how police colleagues do their important work.  

We employ people with a 'blue heart' in the right place. Together, we dynamically and passionately build the Netherlands Police of today and tomorrow, while working on the police profession of the future - for Police Officers learn and develop throughout their lives. 

Executive Board

The Executive Board of the Netherlands Police Academy is responsible for the day-to-day management of the organisation. Director Leonard Kok and board member Kathelijne van Kammen introduce themselves.   

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Entrance site the Netherlands Police Academy concern location Apeldoorn

Mission and vision

The Netherlands Police Academy trains Police Officers. It also promotes their development. We do this for new police staff. But we also provide specialist training for staff already working for the Netherlands Police. We cooperate with the Netherlands Police for this purpose.  

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Two uniformed officers seen from the back, walk in busy market

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