The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (NPA) is the premier police training institutions in the country which imparts basic as well as in-service training to Indian Police Service (IPS) officers. Established in 1948 at Mount Abu, Rajasthan, the Academy was shifted to Hyderabad in 1975. The Academy also promotes study and research on police-related topics.
The Primary purpose of the Academy is to prepare leaders for the Indian Police, who will lead/command the force with courage, uprightness, dedication and a strong sense of service to the people.
The Academy has been named after this former Deputy Prime Minister of India (1947 – 1950) who was the man responsible for creation of the All India Services and also for establishing a training institution to train IPS officers.