Hendon Police College


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Hendon Police College is the principal training centre for the Metropolitan Police of London, England. It is situated on Aerodrome Road, Colindale, London NW4.

Today more properly called the Peel Centre, although frequently still referred to by its old name (or just called Hendon within the police), the centre is run by the Director and Co-ordinator of Training for the Metropolitan Police. Between 1,500 and 2,000 police recruits pass through the centre each year to undertake its 18-week residential basic training course.

The centre runs courses on many aspects of police work, from forensic and crime scene analysis, to radio operations and driving skills. Police officers can expect to return to the centre at various times during their career. Part of the centre is dedicated to the investigations of serious crimes, including homicide. There are extensive sports facilities.

Included in the centre is a mock court room, road system and a police station, Brixley (formerly Kingsgate) police station, used for training purposes only.


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