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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 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 65th IPA World Congress will be held in Lloret de Mar, part of the Costa Brava, in Spain, from 5-10 October 2021.

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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 2021

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

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IPA Photo & Children's Painting Competitions 2020

The IPA Socio-Cultural Commission held an International Photo Competition, and a Children's Painting Competition this year.

The winners of both competitions have now been announced! IPA Sections are welcome to download the paintings and photos for promotional use if they wish.

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