The Academy’s Publication Wing has brought out a large number of books and monographs on police subjects. The Academy also publishes a Newsletter. The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy Journal carries articles authored by eminent academics as well as professionals in different areas of interest to police and field practices of policing. The Quarterly Newsletter of the Academy carries glimpses of its activities and is mailed to a large number of institutions and individuals including every serving IPS Officer in the country. A special edition is brought out at the end of the fourth quarter in the form of ‘Annual News Letter’.
The Academy publication wing has brought out five volumes of Good Practices in Policing, Training, Welfare, Gender Issues and Community Policing.
Other periodical publications of the Academy include an annual Hindi Magazine 'Smarika'. Every batch of IPS Probationer also brings out a directory of the batch at the end of the training containing names, addresses, photographs, as well as a write up on all Probationers. A number of books and research papers on police matters have also been published by the Academy Publication Unit from time to time.