IPA Education and Information Centre

IBZ Castle Gimborn - the IPA Flagship

IBZ Castle Gimborn, located in idyllic wooded mountainous surroundings in Germany, houses the IPA's Education and Information Centre and is widely referred to as the Flagship of the Association.Gimborn IEB Mtg Jun 2017 5 ESR

Founded in 1969, it is where IPA professional seminars, conferences and meetings are held. The full seminar programme and information on the facility is available at www.ibz-gimborn.de.

A truly international institution, the Board of Trustees includes representation from 23 national IPA sections, the International Executive Board and several German IPA regions and police authorities. Castle Gimborn employs permanent administrative and teaching staff members, who coordinate a seminar programme, with professional speakers on a wide range of topics.

Membership of the IBZ Castle Gimborn is open to IPA sections, regions, branches as well as individuals, with around 560 members from over 30 countries.

Gimborn – where a picture is worth a thousand words!


IBZ Gimborn Podcasts

IBZ Gimborn are now offering a series of podcasts from different lecturers across the world. The first podcast features Professor Karl Roberts, the Professor of Policing & Criminal Justice at the School of Social Sciences & Psychology - Western Sydney University (Parramatta). Listen to the podcast below!

Policing the pandemic: Past, present, and future challenges of COVID19 - IBZ Gimborn Website

Policing the pandemic: Past, present, and future challenges of COVID19 - Spotify

You can also find the podcast on Apple Podcasts and Deezer!

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IBZ Gimborn Coronavirus Videocast

In an effort to explore new ways to continue providing first-class eduction, IBZ Gimborn is now proud to offer its first online lecture by videocast, in collaboration with Henrik Andershed, Professor of Criminology and Psychology at the Örebro University, Sweden.

In his videocast, Henrik Andershed discusses what to expect in terms of crime development during the coronavirus pandemic restrictions. Should we expect some crimes to increase, and others to decrease? Furthermore, Professor Andershed suggests what we can do to prevent an increase in crime during these times of restrictions and isolation in our homes: