University descriptionThe Police Academy of the Netherlands is a School of Professional Education that offers fully accredited bachelor and master degree programs in Policing and Criminal Investigation techniques. The Police Academy is the official training centre for the Dutch Police. Most programs can be studied in part-time, full time or in blended learning formats.
The Police Academy of the Netherlands is the centre of excellence in Policing issues in the Netherlands. It is a dynamic organisation that offers education and knowledge at a high level, anticipates social trends and can translate these into tailor-made training. The Academy cooperates with the police forces and many partner organisations in the field of safety & security, education, knowledge and research.
Policing is of course an international affair. With the progressive internationalization of society this will even be more so in the future. Police forces across Europe form partnerships in order to fight and prevent crime. For police officers from abroad, there are opportunities to take part in courses offered by the Police Academy of the Netherlands. These courses are taught in English.