New technologies in respect of security make it necessary for the overall national sector for research and innovations to undertake a strategy that is well-thought-out and coordinated with the aims of the state administration departments which relate to internal and external security. In Poland, the European Union plays a crucial role in defining priorities and funding research, in particular the ‘Horizon 2020’ research programme. However, the national programmes are also of great importance. The aim of this article is to introduce innovations for security which are the result of research and development projects. New technologies which directly influence security will be presented on the basis of the Police Academy, Szczytno, which applies for financial help for education in national and international competitions. Within the national resources, the institution takes part in the competitions of the National Centre for Research and Development, as well as in national and regional operational programmes. The projects conducted are mainly projects which are used in and for industry, or they are development programmes for specific consumers within the broadly understood area of security. The Police Academy, Szczytno, conducts intensive work of innovative nature in the field of security subsequent to receiving resources for projects and this is presented in great detail by the authors. The objective defined in the paper’s introduction is achieved by means of showing the full meaning of new technologies for security. This is presented through descriptions of particular projects.