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List of Courses Offered in Nigeria Police Academy (POLAC)


Institution’s Name: Nigeria Police Academy (NPA). Location: Wudil, Kano State, Nigeria. Official Website:

In this article, you would get to know all the undergraduate degree courses and programmes offered in the Nigeria Police Academy (NPA).

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The Nigeria Police Academy (abbreviated as POLAC or NPA) is a federal degree awarding institution located in Wudil, Kano State, Northern Nigeria. The Nigeria Police Academy officially took off simultaneously at two temporary campuses in 1988; the Police Training School, Challawa, Kano where cadet inspectors were trained; and the Police College Kaduna, where cadets ASPs were trained.

These two campuses were merged and relocated to the current permanent site of the institution in Wudil, Kano State, after it was formerly commissioned on the 2nd of April, 1996, by the then Head of State and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Gen. Sani Abacha, GCON, dss, mni., with the expectation that the Academy will be affiliated to a University for degree awarding courses.

This later happened in 2012 – when the Federal Government of Nigeria upgraded the Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State to a degree-awarding institution. The National Universities Commission (NUC), accordingly, recognized the Academy as the thirty-seven (37th) Federal University and the one hundred and twenty fourth (124th) University in Nigeria. Academic Activities commenced in the Academy in September, 2012.

The list of courses and degree programmes offered in the Nigeria Police Academy (NPA) is as follows;

List of Courses Offered in Nigeria Police Academy (POLAC)

Faculty of Science

·        Biochemistry

·        Biology

·        Chemistry

·        Computer Science

·        Forensic Science

·        Mathematics

·        Physics


Faculty of Law

·        Law


Faculty of Social and Management Science

·        Accounting

·        Banking and Finance

·        Management

·        Economics

·        Criminology

·        History

·        Political Science

·        Psychology

·        Social Work

·        Sociology


Faculty of Humanities

·        English Language

·        French

·        Hausa

·        Igbo

·        Yoruba


Nigeria Police Academy’s Vision and Mission Statement


To produce the ideal superior Police officer who is equipped with knowledge and skills to face challenges of policing in an increasingly complex Nigerian society and a technologically sophisticated world.


A model security training institution, internationally respected for the quality and efficiency of its training and the excellence of its academic standards.

Nigeria Police Academy’s Philosophy:

A highly Reformed, Mobile, Innovative, Efficient and Civil Police.

Aims and Objectives of the Nigeria Police Academy:

The aims and objectives of establishing the Police academy are:

·        To provide an institution capable of producing qualitative manpower especially at the ASP and Inspectorate cadre, in order to meet up with the middle level manpower requirements of the Nigeria Police Force.

·        To equip trainees with competences backed by sound academic background, high professional and moral standards for effective law enforcement and selfless service to the Nation.

Achievements of the Nigeria Police Academy:

The Police Academy was founded in 1988, and so far has trained 2,848 Cadet ASPs and 2,374 Cadet Inspectors. Thus a total of 5,222 Cadet officers have passed out through this Academy. Ten of these Officers were from the Republic of Gambia and Sierra Leone. The present set of Cadets who commenced training on the 9th of January, 2012 is made up of 266 cadet ASPs and 224 cadet Inspectors.


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