To Learn Today… To Lead Tomorrow

The Philippine National Police Academy established in 1978 limited the admission of its student-cadets to the two-year Bachelor of Science in Public Safety (BSPS) for qualified members of the Integrated National Police (INP) only. This meant that applicants outside the Integrated National Police (INP) services were not accepted in the cadetship program.

When the Philippine National Police Academy was about to complete its third year of existence, the Academy modified its admission requirements to include civilian applicants.

On January 15, 1981, less than three years after its establishment, the Academy was granted its Academic Charter through the promulgation of Presidential Decree 1780, otherwise known as the “The Philippine National Police Academy Charter of 1981.” This decree elevated the Academy to the status as the premiere educational and training institution of the country’s national police force.

Thus, the Philippine National Police Academy was specifically tasked “to develop and conduct comprehensive education and training programs with the view of Professionalizing the personnel in every level of command of the Integrated National Police.”

The 1978 Bachelor of Science in Public Safety (BSPS) curriculum underwent curriculum and training revisions and modifications which brought about the transition from two years to a three-year curriculum, giving emphasis on the separate specialized areas for cadets who would opt for either the police, fire and jail bureaus. Finally, on April 13, 1995, Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) found its new and permanent home when it moved to Camp General Mariano N Castañeda at Silang, Cavite.

With the passage of Republic Act 6975, otherwise known as the “Department of the Interior and Local Government Act of 1990”, the Philippine National Police, the Fire and Jail Bureaus and the Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC) were created. The Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) became a primary component of the Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC), the institution which was mandated as the premier institution for the training, human resource development and continuing education of all police, fire and jail personnel.


While undergoing the 4-year cadetship program, cadets receive monthly pay equivalent to Senior Police Officer 4 (SPO4) and allowances to meet education and training requirements such as uniforms, subsistence, books, school equipment and supplies, toiletries, laundry, haircut, etc.

PNPA cadets are recipient of full college scholarship from the government. Upon admission, they are entitled to training pay and allowances

Today, the Academy stands at the apex of transformation for the human development of the country’s public safety officers as it goes beyond the realm of its vision and mission. The Academy continuously takes the lead in transforming the Cadet Corps towards its pledge. “TO LEARN TODAY, TO LEAD TOMORROW,” and to live by the Cadet virtues of HONOR, DISCIPLINE and EXCELLENCE.


The Silent Drill and tour of barracks.


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