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The Netherlands Police Academy focuses on developing and improving the quality of the police profession. Knowledge and research make an important contribution to this. For both education and practice.

Research for answers to police questions

With practice-oriented scientific research we develop knowledge. This knowledge is important and we use it to answer police questions. Our research often deals with current affairs. But we keep an appropriate distance from the daily hustle and bustle of police work.

Supply of scientific and police knowledge

For our knowledge function, we collect both scientific and police knowledge. We ensure that this knowledge is current and reliable. And we manage all knowledge and offer it understandably and easily. Important users are police employees, teachers and students. Our information specialists can help them search for certain knowledge.

Police work requires very different knowledge and competencies. As the Netherlands Police Academy, we therefore find it important to keep attention on developing and offering knowledge. And on the connection between this knowledge. We do this through the networks in our centres of knowledge. Each centre of knowledge deals with a subject that is important to the police.

Centres of knowledge

The Netherlands Policy Academy's centres of knowledge develop and collect knowledge to benefit both policing practice and police training. The foremost topics include local policing, criminal investigation, digitalisation, intelligence, technology and human conduct and the organisation. This knowledge allows us to help Police Officers and Netherlands Police Academy tutors to do their work. 

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Knowledge services

The Netherlands Police Academy provides knowledge for police practice and police education. With this knowledge we help Police Officers, teachers and students of the Netherlands Police Academy in their work. 

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