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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. 

Due to the COVID pandemic, the IPA IEC 2021 will be held virtually, 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 June 2021

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


IPA Video Competition 2021

The IPA Socio-Cultural Commission is pleased to announce the IPA International Video Competition 2021!

The aim of the competition is to collect video material from all IPA sections around the world and to create an international IPA movie data bank, enabling us to produce an IPA film that will show our activities around the globe.

The deadline for submissions for the competition is 1 September 2021.

Video Competition

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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Emergency Aid Appeal - IPA Croatia

Dear IPA friends,

Following the devastating earthquake in Croatia in late December 2020 , the International Executive Board of the IPA has decided to launch an Emergency Aid Appeal to provide assistance for IPA members affected in Section Croatia.

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