NATIONAL POLICE ACADEMY ACT

1. Short title.

PART I

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NATIONAL POLICE ACADEMY

2. Establishment of the National Police Academy.

3. The Academy to be the responsibility of the Secretary to the Ministry of the Minister assigned the administration of the Police Department.

4. Objective of the Academy.

5. Functions of the Academy.

6. Powers of the Academy.

PART II

BOARD OF MANAGEMENT OF THE ACADEMY

7. Constitution of the Board of Management of the Academy.

8. Seal of the Academy.

9. Branches within the Academy.

10. Meetings and quorum at meetings of the Board.

11. Vacancy among members not to invalidate proceedings of the Board.

12. Annual estimates.

PART III

STAFF OF THE ACADEMY

13. The Executive Director.

14. Duties of the Executive Director.

15. The Principal Administrative Officer of the Academy.

16. Appointment and conditions of the staff of the Academy.

17. Appointment of public officers etc. to the staff of the Academy.

PART IV

THE BOARD OF STUDIES AND THE BOARD OF DISCIPLINE OF THE ACADEMY

18. The Board of Studies of the Academy.

19. Board of Discipline.

20. Code of Discipline and application of the code.

21. Disciplinary control of the staff of the Academy.

PART V

FINANCE

22. Fund of the Academy.

23. Payment into the Fund.

24. Payment out of the Fund.

25. Audit of Accounts.

26. Appointment of an Accountant.

27. Payment of emoluments.

28. Borrowing powers of the Board.

PART VI

GENERAL

29. Board to make rules.

30. Regulations.

31. Protection for action taken under this Act or on the direction of the Academy.

32. Members of the Board and officers and servants of the Academy deemed to be public officers.

33. Academy deemed to be a Scheduled Institution within the meaning of the Bribery Act.

34. Provisions of Act, No. 16 of 1978 not to apply.

35. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

36. Interpretation.

44 of 2011.

AN ACT to provide for the establishment of a National Police Academy; to identify the objective and functions of, and to provide for the management and administration of the National Police Academy; and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 21st November, 2011]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the National Police Academy Act.

PART I

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NATIONAL POLICE ACADEMY

2. Establishment of the National Police Academy.

(1) There shall be established an academy, which shall be called the "National Police Academy” (hereinafter referred to as "the Academy”).

(2) The Academy shall, by the name assigned to it by subsection (1) be a body corporate and shall have perpetual succession and a common seal and may sue and be sued in such name.

3. The Academy to be the responsibility of the Secretary to the Ministry of the Minister assigned the administration of the Police Department.

The Secretary to the Ministry of the Minister assigned the administration of the Police Department, shall be charged with the responsibility of ensuring the efficient management and administration of the Academy in order to achieve the objective for which the Academy is established.

4. Objective of the Academy.

The objective of the Academy shall be to develop the professional knowledge and skills of police officers and other law-enforcement officers selected for training at the Academy in order to prepare and equip them for appointment to appropriate positions in their respective professions.

5. Functions of the Academy.

The functions of the Academy shall be to—

(a) provide advanced training and education on policing, law-enforcement and related subjects to student officers;

(b) conduct research and studies on issues directly related to policing and law-enforcement; and

(c) disseminate and share professional knowledge on policing and law-enforcement for the benefit of those concerned through relevant programmes and publications.

6. Powers of the Academy.

(1) The Academy shall have the power to do all such acts as may be necessary for the discharge of any or all of its functions specified in section 5 of this Act.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the powers conferred on it by subsection (1), the Academy may—

(a) admit student officers to follow the courses of study at the Academy;

(b) levy such fees, where necessary, from student officers as are prescribed;

(c) conduct examinations for the purpose of evaluating the proficiency of student officers admitted for selected courses of study;

(d) issue certificates and grant and confer the post- nominal title "NPA” (National Police Academy) on student officers on the successful completion of the courses of study;

(e) award, subject to the approval of the relevant educational authorities, diplomas, certificates and other academic distinctions on subjects related to policing and law-enforcement;

(f) affiliate to any University, subject to the approval of the University Grants Commission and the relevant local or foreign University;

(g) publish and disseminate journals and similar documents to facilitate the functions of the Academy;

(h) conduct research programmes on policing and law- enforcement to facilitate the functions of the Academy;

(i) erect, equip and maintain for the purposes of the Academy, libraries, laboratories and other buildings;

(j) create lectureship and other posts as may be required for the efficient functioning of the Academy;

(k) appoint such employees and agents as are necessary for the administration of the affairs of the Academy;

(l) receive grants, gifts or donations, whether from local or foreign sources;

(m) borrow or raise money for the purpose of the Academy in such manner and upon such security as the Board may think fit;

(n) take or hold any movable or immovable property which may become vested in it by this Act or by virtue of any purchase, grant, gift, testamentary disposition or otherwise, and to sell, mortgage, lease, grant, convey, devise, assign, exchange or otherwise dispose of any such movable or immovable property;

(o) enter into and perform or carry out, whether directly or through any officer or agent authorised in that behalf by the Academy, all such contracts or agreements as may be necessary for the attainment of the objectives of the Academy; and

(p) invest its funds in such a manner as the Board may think fit.

PART II

BOARD OF MANAGEMENT OF THE ACADEMY

7. Constitution of the Board of Management of the Academy.

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