History of Academy
Police Academy with the name of Police Institute was founded as a higher education in-service training agency with one year curriculum on November 6, 1937, according to Police Organization Act numbered 3201 to raise middle and higher police managers.
Throughout the years Police Institute realized transformations; in 1940 it changed into a school with two years curriculum; in 1962 it changed into a school with three years curriculum; and finally it changed into a school with four years curriculum in 1980.
On December 6, 1984, Police Institute became Police Academy with four years bachelor’s degree higher education agency according to Turkish Constitution article 132 and Turkish Higher Education Act article 2.
Police Academy started to accept students from other universities to meet the demands of Turkish Police Organization for different specialized branches such as engineers, medical doctors, and lawyers in 1989. Faculty and Higher Education (FHE) Department was founded to deal with the coordination of Turkish Police Organization’s demands and students’ education and trainings programs.
Police Academy was reorganized on April 25, 2001, with the Act numbered 4652 as a police university.
Police Academy changed into a university status with Faculty of Security Sciences , Institute of Security Sciences, and 27 , Police Vocational School of Higher Education.
Institute of Security Sciences was founded in 2002 with nine departments, Forensic Sciences, Criminal Justice, Security Strategies and Administration, Intelligence Studies, Crime Studies, Transportation Security and Management, International Security, International Security (in English), and International Terrorism and Transnational Crimes. There are nine master’s degree and two doctoral degree programs at Institute of Security Sciences
Turkish National Police Academy Gölbaşı / ANKARA /TURKEY| Telephone: +90 (312) 499 70 02