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.

Seminar Programme can be found here: ibz_4seiter_seminare_2023.pdf (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.

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IBZ Gimborn Cybercrime Videocasts

IBZ Gimborn is proud to offer its latest videocast series, which details dealing with various aspects of crime in the digital world. IBZ Gimborn feel greatly obliged to Aneta Sobieraj, member of the IPA and the IPA's Professional Commission, and also high-profile members of the University of Lodz, who made these online events possible.

The first videocast in the series talks about the development of the virtual world based on the internet, where both human and non-human actors function and communicate. The influence of the digital world on law enforcement and its requirements are being discussed:

The second videocast is presented by Prof. Joana Kulesza of the University of Lodz, and discusses cyber forensics, the darknet, the balance between privacy and security, and how international law applies to cyberspace:

The third videocast is presented by Dominika Kaczerowska-Spychalska of University of Lodz, and Weronika Bartczak, a coordinator in cyber rescue. It focuses on the vulnerability of fragile infrastructure and the threat of cyber-attacks. Weronika Bartzcak explains how cyber-attacks work and what societies and individuals need to do in terms of enhancing cyber security.

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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View the 2023 IBZ Gimborn Seminar Programme   ibz 4seiter seminare 2023