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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 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. 

Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the World Congress in 2020 had to be cancelled. The 65th IPA World Congress will now be held in the same location 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 November 2020

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


IPA Photo & Children's Painting Competitions 2020

The IPA Socio-Cultural Commission announced the IPA International Photo and Children's Painting Competitions 2020 in March.

Entry into these competitions is now closed, and the winners of the Childtren's Painting Competition have been announced! IPA Sections are welcome to download the paintings for promotional use if they wish.

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Coronavirus effects on the IPA

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the regulations that have been put in place by many governments, some upcoming IPA events have unfortunately been cancelled or postponed, and several of our IPA houses have also temporarily closed. Please click the link below to find out which events/houses have been affected.

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