Happy Times at IPA Netherlands!

13 Nov 2021

Luuk and Loeky from the Netherlands met in 2019.

At the time, Luuk was a student at the police academy, completing an internship with the Venlo-Beesel Politie, while Loeky worked in the same area as a neighbourhood enforcement officer for the municipality of Venlo. When Luuk and Loeky started working together on a project, they fell in love. Both are members of the International Police Association (IPA), and Loeky has now started training at the Police Academy.

Last Friday, a photo shoot took place in North Limburg for promotional and recruitment materials for the IPA. Loeky joined in, while Luuk had a training event at a facility a few kilometers away.

As a Belgian colleague had also travelled from Antwerp to participate in the photo shoot, a short visit was paid to the training facility in Sevenum, and after Luuk's arrest and self-defense techniques test was finished, the photgrapher asked if Luuk and Loeky wanted to show a double arrest procedure for the photo shoot. Nobody knew what was to come next ...

... After handcuffing the "suspect", Luuk decided to get down on one knee, and asked Loeky to marry him! Fortunately, after recovering from the first shock, the answer was “YES!”. All other colleagues present responded with applause, and tied the engaged couple up with the handcuffs 😊.

The wedding date is not yet known, but at some time Luuk and Loeky will be husband and wife. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate our members Luuk and Loeky.

Kees Jongh, Secretary General IPA the Netherlands