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The Netherlands Police Academy provides knowledge for police practice and police education in the Netherlands. With this knowledge we help Police Officers, teachers and students of the Netherlands Police Academy in their work. The Public Prosecution Service, the Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service (FIOD) and the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee also use our knowledge. We are quite proud of that. Certain knowledge is publicly accessible.

Reliable and findable

In addition to providing education, offering knowledge is an important and legal task of the Netherlands Police Academy. Knowledge is only useful if it is correct. And it must be current, relevant and understandable. As employees of the Netherlands Police Academy, we ensure this. We do this together with substantive experts. We collect, manage and share that knowledge. We also arrange how Police Officers can use this knowledge in their work. For example, by developing an app or a platform.

Our employees also teach information skills in police education. In this way, they teach students and teachers how to find the reliable and up-to-date information they need. That is actually quite difficult. There is so much information and some of it is also 'fake' or outdated.

We offer knowledge in various ways:


In our kennisbank, Police Officers, teachers and students will find knowledge about the work of the Netherlands Police. Universities of applied sciences and employees of organizations with which the Netherlands Police collaborate also have access. The kennisbank contains work instructions, tips on what to do in a situation, and information about laws and regulations. But also examples of forms and links to important programs. The kennisbank is an online platform. This makes the information available anytime and anywhere. Through a mobile phone, tablet or computer. During the day or during a night shift.


The Mediatheek (a media library) has a large collection of knowledge about and for the work of the Netherlands Police. A large number of these sources, such as research reports, scientific articles, theses and books, are available online. Everyone can view many sources. Some information is only accessible to Police Officers.

Juridisch Blauw

This knowledge base is only for Netherlands Police employees and organizations with which the police collaborate. You need an account to log in. Here, Netherlands Police employees (and partners) will find explanations about laws and rules that they can use in their work. Teachers at the Netherlands Police Academy use this knowledge in their lessons. Employees and students can also ask legal questions.


The WebApps contain online information about various topics. Of the laws and regulations regarding alcohol and drugs in traffic. But also what dimensions a trailer may have. Or the manual for a mobile phone that the Netherlands Police use.


Profchecks is our 'serious game' especially for Police Officers. They can use this to test their legal knowledge. Serious games have a purpose other than entertaining someone. Because with this game they can easily and quickly keep legal knowledge up to date. This way, Police Officers know that they are always well prepared for their work. The game consists of different topics and has multiple functions. They can play this game online through a mobile phone, tablet or computer. During the day or during a night shift.

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