2018 Friendship Award of IPA Germany presented to Jimmy Albrecht of IPA USA

01 Feb 2018


a) 20180106 182742 (2)Since 1976, IPA Germany has each year presented the ‘Friendship Award of the German IPA Section, consisting of an engraved pewter pitcher (called Nuremberg jug) and a certificate, to people or institutions that have rendered outstanding services to the social-professional organisation IPA.

This very highly esteemed award is a special recognition for extraordinary contributions to the IPA in the spirit of our motto ‘Servo per Amikeco’. The list of recipients of this award is long, and their contributions to the further development of the work of IPA founder Arthur Troop infinite.

The National Executive Board of IPA Germany decided at its latest meeting to award the Friendship Award 2018 to the former police officer and long-term IPA friend James F. Albrecht, called ‘Jimmy’. Jimmy Albrecht is no stranger to the German IPA. He is well-known in Germany from north to south and from east to west like no other American.

As a speaker on topics related to the police, he was and still is a very welcome guest at German police forces and IPA subdivisions. In more than 30 years he has made many friends through his uncomplicated, helpful and friendly nature. He has organised countless New York visits and looked after IPA friends and has contributed significantly to the success of numerous internships in the USA. James F. Albrecht is absolutely reliable! - and when nothing seems to work anymore, IPA friend ‘Jimmy’ is always there to help, no matter where he is in the world.

The National Executive Board therefore decided to honour James F. Albrecht with the Friendship Award of IPA Germany in New York on 6 January 2018. The ceremonial handing over of the award was performed by Vice President Oliver Hoffmann in the NYPD Headquarters. The ceremony was also attended by the Head of the NY branch Juan Perez, and Karin Azadian representing IPA USA.

Oliver Hoffmann, Vice President IPA Germany