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Service through friendship

"Servo per Amikeco"

The International Police Association is a friendship organisation for members of the police force, whether serving or retired, founded in 1950 by police sergeant Arthur Troop. As of 2021 we have more than 372,000 members in 68 countries on 6 continents, making us the largest police association in the world.

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IPA World Congress

The highlight of the IPA's international calendar is the IPA World Congress. The entire IPA family gathers to review the events of the previous year and determines the future direction for the IPA. 

The IPA IEC 2021 has now taken place and was held virtually, with working sessions on 6 October 2021, and voting concluding on 10 October 2021.

The next IPA World Congress will take place in Spain in 2022.

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What we offer

We offer a multitude of opportunities and benefits for both serving and retired police officers, such as scholarships, sports, travel options, training courses, and more.

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IPA Newsletter January 2022

The latest edition of the monthly IPA Newsletter is now available to read!


IPA World Map

IPA World Map

The IPA is represented in 68 countries across 6 continents, which makes us the largest police association in the world. Explore our interactive map to discover how widespread our association is, and where each IPA Section’s office is located!

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