The Directorate of Police Education was established in 1986 primarily as a welfare scheme to cater for the educational needs of children of Police Officers and men whose education had suffered as a result of incessant transfers of their parents.
Before then, only one Police Children Schools existed. That was Police Children School, Port-Harcourt, which was run by the Rivers State Command as a welfare programme for children and wards of Police officers and men serving in Rivers State. When the Force Education Office was established with its seat at the then Force Headquarters, Lagos, establishment of other Police Children Schools followed.
The Mustard seed of 1986 has now grown in leaps and bounds with 114 Police Children Schools and 17 Secondary schools located in Minna Niger State, Mini-Okoro Port-Harcourt, Akure Ondo State, Ukana Akwa-Ibom, Shanono-Kano, Mani-Katsina, Calabar Cross-River, Isu-Nwangele Imo State, Gusau Zamfara State, Igbo-ora Oyo State, Lafia Nasarawa State, Karau-Karau Zaria, Bida Niger State, Tum Kagoro Kaduna, Area 11 Abuja, Obeaku-Ndoki Abia State and Daura Katsina State.
The Directorate of Police Education Secretariat complex is situated at M.D. Abubakar (Mopol) Barracks, off Abuja-Suleja Express Road, Dei-Dei, Abuja.