European Police College

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
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Agency overview
Formed23 December 2000 (2000-12-23)
JurisdictionEuropean Union
Headquarterscepol.europa.eu
Map
European Police College is located in European Union
Budapest
Budapest
European Police College (European Union)

CEPOL, or the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training, is an agency of the European Union dedicated to training law enforcement officials. The institution was founded in 2000 and adopted its current legal mandate on 1 July 2016. It is based in Budapest, Hungary.

History

CEPOL was established by Council Decision 2000/820/JHA in 2000, which was modified in 2005 by Council Decision 2005/681/JHA.[1] It was originally seated at Bramshill House in Bramshill, Hampshire, England, but was relocated to Budapest, Hungary in 2014 following a European Council decision the previous year.[2]