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About National Institute of Police Studies


The National Institute of Police Studies (NIPS) was established on 12th November, 2019.  

It is temporarily located at No.10 Mbora-Efab Estate Road, Life-Camp, Abuja 

The mission of the National Institute of Police Studies (NIPS) is to be a catalyst for knowledge and to conduct researches that will lead to improved service delivery. It will provide professionals employed in policing and other security organizations with the skills and knowledge to successfully meet their mandates. Furthermore, it will also ensure that the best available evidence of what works is accessible for security leaders, policy makers and executives when making administrative and operational decisions.

To achieve this objective, the Institute collaborates with academic partners, security agencies, international police organisations, and the public to:

  • Commission and produce original research on priority areas for policing and public safety;
  • Collate and share the best available evidence assessments; embed the best available evidence into standards and practice;
  • Raise awareness about standards of research evidence and the importance of using appropriate and robust research methods

The Institute endeavours to expand its national and international research networks by organizing joint seminars with national and international organizations and research institutes, accepting fellows and trainees, attending international symposia, academic conferences and workshops as well as sponsoring various policy-related exchange programmes.

The National Institute of Police Studies also commissions research and mobilize regional networks, to enable universities, private and public organisations and the police to collaborate successfully.

The Institute provides strategic-level personnel development for Police and security officers of Deputy Commissioners of Police or equivalent. A nine months course leading to the award of a Post-Graduate Diploma (PGD) awarded by the Nigeria Police Academy Wudil, Kano in Police Strategic Studies, Police Management, Intelligence Gathering, Analysis and Management, Police Fleet Management, Leadership Studies, Police Studies, Security Studies, etc.

In addition, the Institute offers a Three Months Certificate Course in Police Studies and Security Studies for Personnel of Security Agencies.