The Police Academy in Szczytno is an organisational unit of the Police within the meaning of the act of 6 April 1990 – Police Act. Additionally, under the act of 27 July 2005 – Higher Education Law (i.e. Journal of Laws of 2016, item 1842 with later amendments) is an institution of the state services (Art. 252, section 5), i.e. a public institution supervised by the minister of internal affairs (Art. 2, section 1, point 25), having legal entity.

The mission of the Academy is to uncover, convey and promote the truth about social sciences, in particular, the science of public order and safety through carrying out research and training academic staff members, students, police officers and course participants.