The long-standing collaboration between the University of Alcalá and the General Forensic Science Office culminated in the creation of the Police Sciences University Research Institute (IUICP) in 2007. It is a joint institute of the University of Alcalá and the State Security Department of the Ministry of the Interior. In 2011, the IUICP obtained approval from the Madrid Autonomous Regional Government (Official Gazette of the Madrid Autonomous Region), after proving its ability to respond to the scientific research and training needs of the General Forensic Science Office and the Civil Guard Forensic Service.
According to the Framework Cooperation Agreement, the main objectives of the IUICP are:
· To carry out scientific research programmes in police subject areas
· To create official postgraduate programmes (Master's degree and Doctorates)
· To organize workshops, seminars and specialization courses in various areas of forensic science
· To provide technical advice in its field of competence
As for collaboration with other institutions, the IUICP works with the National Institute of Toxicology and Forensic Sciences (INTCF), the Prosecutor General's Office (FGE) and the Latin American Academy of Criminology and Forensic Studies (AICEF), of which the IUICP is a member of the Academic Professionalization Committee (APC).