IPA Newsletter June 2020 - Word of introduction

03 Jun 2020


E-Learning opportunities with the IPA

Dear friends,

I hope that you are all keeping well and safe.

We are all facing an unprecedented pandemic, which has so far caused the death of more than 335,000 people all over the world. Inevitably, the disease has affected many aspects of human life, such as education, development, our ability to socialise with others and work.

Air travel has been significantly disrupted and borders are closed. That notwithstanding, police authorities all over the world are trying to find solutions on how to improve the knowledge of their staff.

Within this context, in the last few weeks, IPA members, united as one, have been able to access online learning development sessions, such as webinars, podcasts and videocasts, in an effort to stay informed and alert in the fight against crime.

I would like to take this opportunity to truly thank IBZ Gimborn for organising the first English online webinar entitled “On terrorism”, which is freely available to all IPA members and will run several times over the next few weeks. So far, 100 people from nearly 30 countries have registered to attend (90 of them are IPA members).

It is noted that during these seminars, registered participants not only listen to the presenter, but they can also engage (for instance, by asking questions or commenting on the issues discussed) with the topic at hand, using the available chat option.

These sessions therefore enable our members from all over the world to receive high quality training without the need to travel to Germany. This is particularly important during these very challenging times where training opportunities are extremely limited.

Moving forward, our plan is to further develop these online sessions and run them in parallel with the training provided by IBZ Gimborn.

Dear friends, stay safe and I am sure that in the end we will come out if this experience stronger, wiser and more united!

Servo per Amikeco! 

Demetris Demetriou, Chairperson Professional Commission