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The People's Police Academy focus on the objectives to become the national key training institution academy, national standard

The breakthrough of the Academy since the foundation

The People’s Police Academy is the largest training Academy in the People's Public Security Force, with the motto of “Tradition, Innovation, Dynamic, Development”, in the past years, the People’s Police Academy has been striving to become the key tertiary Academy of the People’s Public Security force and towards to become national, meeting the requirements of training police officers in the period of international integration. The People’s Police Academy has made many important breakthroughs:

First, the People’s Police Academy has taken the lead in reforming education and training with two main solutions: to combine education, training and scientific research with the practice of the People’s Public Security force and to expand international cooperation on education and training.

Innovative teaching methods and teaching contents are implemented by the People’s Police Academy with two main measures: to closely link theoretical training with reality and to expand international relations in education and training. The People’s Police Academy has cooperated with the General Departments, the Police Command, the Public Security Force of Hanoi and others. Each department of the People’s Police Academy has signed cooperation with a professional unit of the Ministry of Public Security. This is an area of practice for cadres, students of professional departments. The People’s Police Academy students have three training sessions and other internship during the training. Therefore, practitioners' practical skills are improved. In the reform of education - training and scientific research, international cooperation has been identified as the breakthrough of the People’s Police Academy in various forms such as: inviting foreign lecturers to lecture, report; exchange of materials, lecturers and students; implementing ODA projects, organizing international seminars and conferences, providing technical assistance, training staffs for foreign countries and international cooperation, etc.

The People’s Police Academy has signed 19 memorandums of cooperation with 19 foreign Police Academies; associated in training Master with the Academy of Maryland and other Academies; deploying 2 ODA projects on traffic police training, building Electronic Library funded by the Government of Japan and Republic of Korea.

The Academy has also expanded its postgraduate training disciplines towards multi-disciplinary, multi-disciplinary graduate education with 7 Master's and 2 Doctor's degrees.

The People’s Police Academy is especially interested in compiling and publishing teaching materials. Numerous textbooks and reference materials have been published by the People’s Police Academy, including the “Vietnam Criminal Science”, “Vietnam Scouting Science”, “Vietnamese Criminology”, “Vietnam Public Security Science”, the General Reference on the field of specialized Police activities. These are the important books that mark the maturity of the science and the theories of the staff and teachers.

Scientific research has been strengthened with hundreds of scientific projects, including four state-level projects: “Ensuring social order and safety in the new situation”, “Ensuring social security and human security in the new situation”, “Ensuring traffic order and safety on Vietnam highways”, “Prevention of violent crime in Vietnam in the new situation “. The People’s Police Magazine has published 6 publications, including the English edition and the first English-language edition of the Vietnamese People’s Police.

The second breakthrough in training staff, lecturers: The training lecturers is conducted on four aspects: training teachers’ ethics; qualifications, pedagogical skills; scientific research skills and practical skills, focusing on 3 stages: training of trainers and experts, training of female staff and training of young staff. Up to now, among the nearly 1,500 staff, there have been 09 professors, 34 associate professors, 198 Doctors, about 400 masters and 200 faculty members.  In addition to the rotation of nearly 250 young lecturers to work, penetrating reality in the professional units, the Academy has organized a team of over 100 experts working in and out of the People’s Public Security force, practical officers and invited international scientists to teach, graduate and doctoral students.

The third breakthrough is to build a healthy pedagogical environment in association with discipline and organizational management. Towards the establishment of a cultural Academy, the Academy launched the campaign “model teacher, diligent student, model class”, “To live beautifully, culturally and strictly comply with the regulation of the People's Public Security force” with the following contents: educating the ideals and ethics of the People’s Public Security force, participating in the emulation movements of the Party and the State, the Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Education and Training; strengthening the regulations, internal affairs, order and hygiene in the units, classes.

The Party Committee of the People’s Police Academy has assigned the Executive Board to chair and co-ordinate with the functional units to organize many extracurricular activities. The People’s Police Academy has established many clubs in many areas. The organization of these clubs shows the large potential of students, so with the right orientation, it will improve the quality of staff training, management and education of trainees, build a healthy pedagogical environment in the Academy, push the negative in students and union members.

The People’s Police Academy also regularly organizes political activities, informs new issues such as sovereignty, relations between Vietnam and other countries, non-traditional security issues, non-traditional crime prevention and control, office culture, transport culture, etc.

The People’s Police Academy has instructed functional units to organize self-governing movements in studying, to participate in scientific research, to organize contests in law, politics and professional subjects. In particular, the research movement is widely deployed by the Academy to each student. As a result, for 15 consecutive years, the People’s Police Academy received the Certificate of Merit from the Ministry of Education and Training. On average, the People’s Police Academy has 500-800 students registered for scientific research, many of which are submitted to the Ministry of Education and Training and won high prizes.

The People’s Police Academy has actively responded to the volunteer movement of students; regularly organized on-site activities such as cleaning the landscape in the campus, organizing the volunteer in the national contest, the blood donation campaign, local volunteer movement, and many other activities in cooperation with local and international organizations.

The People’s Police Academy has built the party organizations, mass organizations and done the work of party development among members and trainees.

Thanks to the good organization of education management and the building of good environment in the People’s Police Academy, the People’s Police Academy has created a democratic atmosphere with enthusiastic cadres and students.

Fourth, the breakthrough in strengthening facilities for education and training: In the past 10 years, the People’s Police Academy has made important changes in facilities and become a leading Academy. The People’s Police Academy has concentrated on building and putting into operation the People’s Police Academy's Administration Network, upgrading lecture halls, classrooms, building the 12-storey Police Professional Library with many models such as Ho Chi Minh Office, Academy Museum, Religious Studying Section, ASEAN International Conference and Exhibition Hall, Electronic Firearms Section, Sample Trial Room, Online Classrooms and Dedicated Classrooms, Stadium, practical and training zone, etc. The People’s Police Academy organized the construction and inaugurated a series of works serving traditional education for cadres and students.

These breakthroughs have contributed to improving the quality of education,   training and scientific research of the People’s Police Academy and in 2015, on the occasion of 70th anniversary of the Vietnamese People’s Police force, the People’s Police Academy has been qualified as the key tertiary university of the People’s Public Security force.

Major orientations in the education and training and scientific research of the People’s Police Academy as the key institution of higher education of the Public Security force

The XVI National Party Congress (2015-2020) of the People’s Police Academy has set the target of striving to become a national key Academy by 2020. As the key Academy of the Ministry of Public Security and the orientation to become national standard key Academy, the People’s Police Academy has major orientations:

Firstly, to develop the multi-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary field and reform the education and training with two main solutions: to combine education and training with practice and to expand international cooperation in education and training. In training, the People’s Police Academy will open a number of new majors such as bachelors commanding officers in the direction of research for 5 years to train the source of leading cadres and commanders for the People's Public Security of Vietnam, bachelors of state administration, some law majors, high- quality bachelors of network security and cyber-crime prevention, high-quality bachelors of Environmental Police. In postgraduate training: to expand the Master's and Doctoral degree in Law and Security Science. By 2020, the People's Police Academy will have a number of majors that lecturers and students completely teach and study in English.

The People’s Police Academy will strengthen the training and fostering of titles for the People’s Public Security force and training lecturers for Public Security’s Academies; extend civilian training to the civil service and to society.

On international training: striving to become a major police training center for the ASEAN and some countries around the world. By 2020, there will be about 400 international students.

Second, striving to have many major scientific topics, solve new problems on the security and order of the country. Strengthening the capacity of the Academy of Police Science Institute and striving to 2018, the Academy will have 3 scientific research institutes under the People’s Police Academy: Police Science Institute, Institute of Criminology and Crime Investigation, Institute of Traffic Safety and a National Focal Point Training Institute.

The People’s Police Academy focuses on the implementation of State-level projects and scientific research projects of the Ministry of Public Security, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City; standardizing the entire curriculum, teaching materials for undergraduate and postgraduate. Compiles and publishes large books such as: Vietnam Police Handbook; Encyclopedia of ASEAN Police, World Police Encyclopedia, Russian - Vietnamese Police Dictionary, English - Vietnamese Public Security Dictionary, French - Vietnamese Police Dictionary, Lao - Vietnamese Public Security Dictionary - Vietnam, etc.

Third, enhancing the training of staff and lecturers. The training of faculty members has been carried out in 4 aspects: Qualifications, pedagogical skills; scientific research skills and practical skills, focusing on 3 stages: training of trainers and leading experts, training of female staff and training of young staff.

Fourth, build the People’s Police Academy to become a green, clean, beautiful and modern Academy.

Focus on three stages: construction and modernization of classrooms and practice rooms, lecture halls, working places of offices and lecturers; to invest in the construction and upgrading of student dormitories; to build houses for officials and lecturers.

Striving for a modern and beautiful campus in Vietnamese universities with many traditional cultural education projects.

Lieutenant General, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Xuan Yem

President of The People’s Police Academy

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