he Philippine National Police Academy was established under Section 19, Presidential Decree 1184 and became a primary component of the Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC) pursuant to Section 67 of Republic Act No. 6975 which was created to provide preparatory education and training of the three uniformed bureaus of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) namely, Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP).

Legal Basis

The PNPA Manual is based on the provisions of Section 6, Presidential Decree No. 1780 (Philippine National Police Academy Charter of 1981) and Section 67, Republic Act 6975 (Department of the Interior and Local Government Act of 1990), and the Philippine Public Safety College Operations Manual.


The Philippine National Police Academy, for the glory of God, shall be the primary institution to develop knowledge, skills and the virtues of Justice, Integrity and Service.


To provide comprehensive education and training programs to transform cadets into God-center, community –responsive public safety officers trusted and respected by the people.

Official Logo

The Academy Logo, in the shape of a native shield (Kalasag) depicts the importance of the public safety services in protecting the citizenry and in pursuing the commitment of the Academy according to its mandate, to develop the management and leadership qualities and skills of the country’s future public safety service officers.


In the attainment of its vision and mission of providing quality education and training, the Philippine National Police Academy shall be guided by the motto:

To Learn Today, To Lead Tomorrow.

Basic Philosophies

PNPA is committed to develop the cadets into public safety service officers imbued with professional competence, management leadership skills, sound moral character, and wholesome personality befitting that of a professional “law enforcer with a heart” based on strong democratic ideals, concepts and processes practiced as a way of life through academic freedom, the Honor System, and firm respect for authority and human rights.


The Philippine National Police Academy has the following objectives: Administer the Bachelor of Science in Public Safety (BSPS) Cadetship Program; Conduct research studies on public safety education and training.

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