25th Anniversary celebration of the IPA in Lower Silesia, Poland

11 Dec 2019


On 26 October 2019, the IPA Lower Silesia Provincial Group in Wrocław celebrated its 25th anniversary in Szklarska Poręba.

The ceremony was attended by, amongst others, the representative of the Lower Silesian Voivode; the Director of the Department of Security and Crisis Management; the President of Jelenia Góra; the Mayor of Piechowice; the Commander of the City Police in Jelenia Góra; the County Police Commander in Kłodzko; the Deputy Commander of the Border Guard Post in Kłodzko; representatives of the police unions in Lower Silesia Province; delegations of foreign police officers from Ireland, Italy and Wales; and representatives from the world of science from the University of Wrocław.

Among the invited guests were also representatives of IPA Poland, representatives of IPA provincial groups and IPA regions which are befriended with Lower Silesia.planni2

A quarter of a century of an organisation’s existence is always an opportunity to summarise, but also to present its achievements. Therefore, the jubilee celebrations began with the presentation of a brief historical outline of the IPA in Lower Silesia and projects carried out by the association. On this occasion, special thanks were given to the representatives of the offices and institutions with which the IPA cooperates on a daily basis.

During the ceremony, and on behalf of the Minister of Sport, the representative of the Lower Silesia Province presented our colleague Fryderyk Orepuk with the honorary medal for ‘Services to tourism’. In addition, certificates for 20 years of membership were handed to two colleagues from IPA Region Kłodzko – Ryszard Szczucki and Leszek Szczucki.

During the ceremony the President of IPA Poland announced that our colleague Tomasz Lewicki from IPA Region Głogów had won 1st place in The International IPA Photo Competition, in which 600 participants from 65 countries took part.

25 years is a perspective that gives satisfaction to both creators as well as to all those who shaped the organisation and its activities over the years.

Text: Bartłomiej Majchrzak; Translation: Michał Sługocki, IPA Poland

Photos: Tomasz Lewicki