This structural unit began to function in 1967 as an editorial and publishing group of the Tashkent Higher School. In 1974 it was transformed into a research and publishing department. The department was headed directly by the deputy head of the institution for science. That year, candidate of sciences in law, (DSc) R.Kayumov was appointed to this position. Then the department was headed by doctor of sciences in law, (DSc) Z.Zaripov, and doctor of sciences in law, (DSc) G.Abdumajidov.
With the organization in 1994 of the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, research and editorial department was created here. The team was headed by Ph.D. in law, associate professor B.Zakirov. In 1996, a scientific-research department was established on the basis of this unit. This contributed to the increase of the scientific potential of the Academy, raising to a new level of research work. In 1996-2004, the team was headed by candidate of sciences in law B.Karimov, T.Saitbaev, candidate of sciences in law (PhD) N.Muhammadiev.
In accordance with the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan dated September 23, 2004, the scientific-research and development department was transformed into the Project of actual problems of preservation public security and the Fight against Crime. According to this Resolution, the Project was entrusted with the task of identifying priority areas of research, coordinating the scientific work of researchers, developing drafts of regulatory legal acts, introducing the results of scientific work of researchers and gifted young people into practice.
The project activities were managed by the Deputy Head of the Academy for Science. Over the years, the Project was headed by candidate of sciences in law, (PhD) U. Mamadaliev, doctor of sciences in law (DSc) T. Saitbaev, candidate of sciences in law, (PhD) N. Ismoilov, doctor of sciences in law (DSc) A. Otajonov.
In accordance with the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan dated August 16, 2017 “On measures to fundamentally improve the system of training, retraining and advanced training of employees of the internal affairs bodies”, the Department of coordination of scientific-research and development has been established on the basis of the project for actual problems of ensuring public safety and fight against crime.
The department has the following tasks:
The department holds seminars, conferences and round tables of the republican and international level, organizes competitions for innovative scientific and technical projects.