IPA Newsletter January 2020 - Word of Introduction

08 Jan 2020

Dear friends,

Happy New Year to you all! May your journey through 2020 keep you in good health and bring you much happiness.

According to the UN calendar, 2020 is the International Year of Plant Health ... I did not find much to do with that in relation to the IPA :-) But I also wish all plants to keep us healthy!

As healthy as the IPA, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year! Our founder would be proud. And so can all of you, dear IPA members, as you ensure the development of our association by your dedication to its values and its motto ‘Service through Friendship’.

2020 will be a busy year for most of the IPA sections, regions and branches, as usual. Many events are already planned and will gather friends from all over the world under the banner of our motto.

The IEB recently decided to celebrate the IPA’s 70th anniversary on the opening day of our IPA World Congress in Spain, on Wednesday 14 October. Representatives of all our sections will be together in Lloret de Mar and registration is open to everyone, so don’t hesitate to join this unique event. A small working group has been put in charge to organise the celebrations, and the final programme will be circulated at a later date.

I seize this opportunity to invite every section to also hold an event, whenever you wish, to celebrate the association’s 70th anniversary.  It will provide a great chance to speak about the IPA, to make it even more known around the police world and the public.

It is worthwhile remembering also that we are able to celebrate this milestone because Friendship has always led our association, through good times and less good times. Let us not forget this, and let us use this opportunity to write another unforgettable page of IPA History in 2020.

Thank you to everyone.

Servo per Amikeco,

Pierre-Martin Moulin, IPA President