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Latvian SSR Ministry of Interior on 25th April 1990 gained a property - five-storied building 44 Skolas Street in Jurmala, in order to create a learning centre. Since the building previously was Jurmala building trust dorm, the first big overhaul was needed.

It was planned that, if all the luck, as expected, in May 1991, the door draws the Latvian Police School. To whom it is intended and what will it be, the interview to the city newspaper "Jurmala" made a lieutenant colonel Atis Meibergs: "Our aim is to prepare staff to work directly in units of the Interior militia alternative (working) service time, and, if they urge, they could stay to work there after. Our graduates will be able to create quite a bit of a complement to the Police Academy and the guard body. And ultimately-Latvia  once really will become an independent state, we will need its own police."

On 13th June,1991 it was solemnly launched the Police Department's Training Centre of Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Latvia, and the same year on 9th July it began to work.

The chief of the Training Centre was lieutenant colonel of militia Atis Meibergs, the initiator and organizer of the school.

He was asked: "What do you think it should be good Latvian policemen?"

Atis Meibergs replied: “Fair, with a clean heart, clean hands. Open, however, able to keep secrets. Polite, correct. Physically strong, robust, with stately posture, healthy and morally ready for it to properly use their predominance. With a quick reaction, good memory. They must be very disciplined. The police officer must be intelligent man.” (quoted from the magazine "School and Family" („Skola un Ģimene”) No.3, 1991).

On 20th August, 1991 during the military putsch at 7.45 p.m. six armoured personnel carriers, four army cars UAZ, about forty armed with submachine guns, pistols and tear gas invaders, as well as three helicopters were approaching the Training Centre building. Criminals showed their power around forty five minutes. They vandalized premises, broke equipment and TV sets, tape recorder threw through the window.

Everyone in Kauguri knew about the demolish of the Police Department Training Center during the putsch, however, there were also a few who were ready to help immediately. Company „Skonto” helped with equipment and techniques. "Komplekts" Ltd. presented minibus "Latvia". Farming company "Jelgava" helped with the agricultural produce. Gerken Holding presented fiction. Much assistance was also provided from North Rhine-Westphalia State police officers.

On 6th September, 2000 was issued Order No. 701 of Latvian Ministry of Interior State Police, of Renaming Training Centre of State Police Police School.

The changes new police training designed are in accordance with the requirements of Europe for the comprehensive education of the future police officers.

"Police officer’s main task is not only to apprehend the perpetrator or to prevent crime, but most importantly - to help people," emphasizes the School Head, Colonel Benita Akmentiņa.

In May, 2003 for the Head of Police School is appointed police captain, Eižens Valters, who believes "that the school has pretty good level- it is an accredited training institution, which "produces" police corporals. In addition, young people are well prepared - at least the Chiefs of Police Departments do not complain about the new employers."

From  July, 2004 the School is run by the police Colonel Aigars Evardsons, who in short time has transformed the entire school curriculum. Previous training program was accredited four years ago, so during this time a lot has changed. Together with the police department employees the training program was set up again, which meets modern requirements.

"As well as the criminal world does not stand on the spot, police officers should acquire new knowledge, because otherwise they will not be able to perform their duties successfully ", points out Aigars Evardsons.

On 13 July, 2006 with the Cabinet order was established the State Police College (College), providing that it is the recipient of the functions, rights, liabilities, property and archives of the State Police Police School. College was established with the aim to prepare police officers qualitatively for professional national police service, according to the requirements and order of the State Police, as well as the implementation of the National Police staff professional development system in conjunction with the course of future progress. For the Director of the College was appointed, and his legacy of work continues Colonel Aigars Evardsons.