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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 2020 we have close to 360,000 members in over 65 countries on 5 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. 2020 marks the 65th IPA Congress and will be hosted by Section Spain at the Hotel Evenia Olympic Garden in Lloret de Mar, part of the Costa Brava, from 13-18 October 2020.

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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 February 2020

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


IPA Photo Competition 2020

The IPA Socio-Cultural Commission is pleased to announce the IPA International Photo Competition 2020, open to all IPA members!

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