Not knowing the past, it is impossible to realize the true meaning of the presence and future goals.
Maxim Gorky


The history of the educational establishment takes its beginning from the moment of creation of the unit of the Distance Learning faculty of the MPOP RSFSR in Minsk. On May 16, 1958 the unit trained the specialists with a higher law education for the bodies of the Ministries of internal affairs of Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Smolensk, Briansk, Kaliningrad regions of RSFSR.


V. Umnyagin The Head of the Minsk branch of correspondence faculty of higher school of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the USSR (1958-1966)


In 1958 75 listeners were enlisted on the first course. In Minsk unit at the first year there were studying about 120 men, including the interior service officers, who removed from Leningrad to Minsk. In 5 years the admission was 200 people.
The unit activity approved expedience of taken direction of training the specialists with higher law education in the Republic: law enforcement system got the hundreds qualified specialists. The basement of the Academy successful activity was set.
Over the time it became clear that further development of institutional education is very important, especially training of the staff with higher law education on the base of full-time training for the bodies of public order prevention.


P. Lednev The head of the Minsk part-time faculty of the Higher School of the Ministry of public order prevention of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (1966-1971)


As a result, on September 23, 1964 the unit of the Distance Learning faculty of The Higher School of the Ministry of Public Order prevention of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (MPOP RSFSR) was converted to the Minsky part-time faculty of the Higher School of the MPOP RSFSR.
In summer of 1965 the first trainees were enlisted on a stationary studying. Under the conditions only those persons could apply for admission who had practical experience in law enforcement bodies and special rank no lower than junior lieutenant of militia.
During the last 11 years the Minsk faculty got in the leading status among similar divisions for many parameters. Gradually strengthen the interaction of scientists and educators from the Faculty with Law Institutes.


D. Gavrilenko the head of Minsk faculty of Moscow branch of law distant education faculty at the Academy of MIA of the USSR (1971-1976)


In September, 1973 the Higher school of MIA USSR was converted in the Academy of MIA USSR. In the same year the Minsk faculty got the status of Minsk faculty of Moscow branch of law distant education at the Academy of MIA USSR.
On January, 1, 1976 on the base of Minsk faculty of Moscow branch of law distant education at the Academy of MIA USSR was founded the Minsk Higher school of MIA USSR.
Thanks to competent personnel policy the faculty was gradually being supplemented by promising scholars and lecturers.
By the beginning of 1987 more than 65% of managing and teaching staff got the science rank. It was the highest index of scientific and pedagogical potential among the Universities of MIA of the USSR.
At first The Minsk higher school of the Ministry of interior trained the specialists for criminal detection units. Later the school began to teach investigators and district inspectors of militia.


M. Zyrin the head of the Minsk higher school of the Ministry of interior (1976–1987).


Political transformations in the second half of 80-s XX century created the necessity to improve the content of higher law education. The main direction was installation of computer technologies.
Creation of educational and material base, education quality improving, expanding the content and scope of training contributed to the further development of the university. In 1980 in the structure of the Minsk higher school were founded the faculty of advanced training, distant faculties in Vilnius and Riga.
The school list of listeners was formed by law enforcement bodies of Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Armenia, Azerbaijan and some regions of Russia. School had the representatives from 27 nations.
Since 1980 the personnel of the Minsk Higher school of MIA USSR was repeatedly appealed for public order protection on the territory of USSR, for example during the football matches provided with the XXII Olympic games in 1980.


V. Savichev the Head of the Minsk Higher School of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the USSR (1987-1992) Head of the Academy of militia of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus (1992-1995)


In 1985 the personnel of the Minsk Higher school of MIA of the USSR participated in public order protection during the XII World youth and student festival in Moscow.
In June and July 1986 more than 70 officials and 500 listeners secured the public order on the territories polluted with radiation after the Chernobyl disaster.
The personnel of the Minsk Higher school of MIA of the USSR took part in protection of public order and ensuring of public safety at the territory of Armenia and Azerbaijan SSR.


V. Danko the head of the Academy of the Ministry of interior affairs of the Republic of Belarus (1995–1999).


The Minsk Higher school of MIA USSR was a part of the system of law enforcement bodies of the huge country. The school activity results were permanently very high appreciated: the personnel three times awarded the Red Flag, that served as a proof of success in training the specialists with higher law education.
V. Apanasevich the Head of the Academy of MIA of the Republic of Belarus (1999-2002)
A lot of scientists whose names are known in professional circles not only in our country and the member-states of the Commonwealth of Independent States, but also in foreign countries are involved into the educational process (I. Basetsky, A. Wisniewski, P. Chigrinov, B. Kuchinsky, A. Sarkisov, and A. Suharkova, V. Shelkoplyas, etc.).


Yuri Yefimchik Head of the Academy of MIA of the Republic of Belarus (2002-2005)


In December of 1991 the Republic of Belarus became an independent state. On April 1, 1992 the Academy of militia Of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus was formed on the basis of the Minsk Higher School of Internal Affairs of the USSR.
In 1995, the Minsk school for special militia named after Frunze and the Mogilev special school for transport militia of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the USSR were united with the Academy. The name of now institution became "The Academy of MIA of the Republic of Belarus" (in accordance with the Presidential Decree of September 1, 1995 № 345).
In late 1997, the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus has passed the state certification and confirmed the status of an educational institution of university type. The Ministry of Education has issued a certificate dated January 19, 1998 № 304 to prove that.
During the period of the institution activities more than 29,000 specialists with higher legal education for law enforcement bodies ware prepared, more than 1,120 alumni have graduated from the Academy with honors. From 1996 to the present day more than 60 cadets Have been awarded by the Special Presidential Fund for social support of gifted pupils and students.


Yuri Melehovets Head of the Academy of MIA of the Republic of Belarus (2005-2007)
On March 4, 2001 at the anniversary of the founding of the Belarusian militia the Museum of Criminology was opened on the investigative and expert department of the Academy of MIA. The Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus major-general of militia V. Naumov passed the right of the official opening of the Museum to the former minister, the representative of the Republican Council of Veterans of internal affairs and internal security troops, lieutenant-general of the internal service V. Piskarev.
The museum displays over 200 forensic exhibits, which are used in the learning process to explore various forms of criminal activity, and methods of combating crime.
In 2002 the Academy began to pursue an active professional orientation activities among youngsters. On the basis of agreements on cooperation of the Academy of MIA with secondary schools and regional units of the Ministry of internal affairs the first specialized legal classes were opened in schools of Stolbcy, Marina Gorka, Starye Dorogi, Slutsk and Gomel.
Ivan Sergey Head of the Academy of MIA of the Republic of Belarus (2008-2009)
In the frames of the initiative announced by the Republic of Belarus on March 5, 2007 in New York at the International Conference of the United Nations the International training center on migration and combating trafficking in human beings was created at the Academy of MIA. The official opening ceremony was held on July 19, 2007.
The Academy of MIA of the Republic of Belarus takes its place amongst the governmental bodies, the complex mechanism of decision-making process. The scientists of the Academy are members of a number of boards and committees (advisory, expert, working, etc.) on the legal problems created by the higher authorities of the Republic of Belarus. They are involved in the activities of various ministries and departments. Many scholars of the Academy participated in the drafting of the Constitution, the Criminal, Criminal Procedure, the Penal, Civil Procedure, Labor, and other codes of the Republic of Belarus, as well as in the drafting of many laws, government programs, rules regulations and other documents of the Republic of Belarus.
History of the Academy is an example of  professional and competent resolving of many complex and important tasks by the authorities and the staff of the Academy at different stages of its development.