Since its inception, Police College Sihala has been working with the mission to enhance the capacity of police and law enforcement officers.  The course imparts quality training and skills needed in combating crime and other emerging law enforcement challenges effectively and efficiently. The College endeavours to inculcate in trainees values, such as, integrity, respect for human, dignity, rules of law, high standards of professionalism and public service.

Considering the importance of effective training in the light of modern day policing challenges, Police College Sihala has implemented an immersive training regime for improving and modernizing the prevalent Police Training.  The college has also started Continuous Professional Development Programme, which envisages the development of essential professional skills and responsible ethical behavior that engenders trust and fosters leadership.

This programme focuses on producing results by evolving and adapting the training continuously in accordance with field requirements. Investigation Skills, Legal Studies, Counter Terrorism, Security and Intelligence, Media Management, Handling of Vulnerable Groups of Society, International Human Rights, Character Building and Islamic Ethics, from the core subject modules of the training courses at Sihala.