The history of this institution began in Minsk in 1958. The institution produced specialists for service in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, who had a legal basis and moral foundations.
In 1965, students were enrolled in full-time education. The students were already existing employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, who needed theoretical training to work with people.
The best teachers were selected for students and special teaching materials were created. A lot of work was done to convey the essence of higher education - the cultivation of educated specialists who can think critically and make decisions on their own.
Every year, on the basis of the institution, new departments and faculties were opened, which every year taught an increasing number of students.
In 1973, the school of the Ministry of Internal Affairs was transformed into the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the USSR. And after 3 years, the Minsk Higher School of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the USSR was opened at the base of the Academy. Specialists were trained here, both for criminal investigation units and for investigators and district police inspectors.
Academy students were systematically called upon to serve at important events, such as football matches during the Olympic Games, the World Festival of Youth and Students, etc.
As soon as Belarus became an independent state, the academy was renamed the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.
In 2001, the Museum of Criminalistics was opened at the Investigative and Experimental Faculty.
In 2007, the Academy established an international center retraining of personnel in the field of migration and combating trafficking in persons.
Over the entire history of the Academy, more than 60 cadets have become scholars of the President of the Republic of Belarus Fund for the Social Support of Gifted Pupils and Students. Many won the Minsk City Executive Committee award for active participation in the scientific, social and cultural life of Minsk.
Nowadays the following faculties operate on the basis of the Academy:
• Faculty of Investigation and Expertise;
• Criminal Executive Faculty;
• Faculty of advanced training and retraining of management personnel, distance learning department;
• Faculty of Police;
• Faculty of Law.
The Academy accepts applicants on a competitive basis. These students are accepted:
• Applicants entering the I stage of stationary higher education on the budget;
• Applicants entering the second subsequent stages of extramural higher education on the budget;
• Applicants entering the I stage of extramural higher education at their own expense, having general secondary education, vocational education or secondary specialized education.
Outside of the competition are students wishing to get the second and subsequent stages of higher education at their own expense.
International cooperation is due to the integration of the educational and methodological process of the Republic of Belarus into the world educational space, as well as raising the status of an educational institution in the international market of educational services.
The establishment of international cooperation of the Academy in 2009 led to the creation of an international cooperation department.
It was created to provide activities for the development of international relations in the field of education and the formation of students, and in the field of scientific and technical cooperation with foreign higher educational institutions and non-governmental organizations.