IPA Portugal – New National President

07 Dec 2021

Dear Friends,


As part of the Social Board’s list, and Vice President for the 2020/2024 quadrennium of which Anabela Alferes was the President, I assumed the position of Interim President, right after she left us prematurely. On 19 June 2021, by deliberation voted at the General Meeting, I started to exercise the functions of President of IPA Portugal.

Although naturally saddened by having lost my President and friend, I assumed the position, aware that not only the Association could not stop, but that it was also important to continue the programme based on the strategic lines that Anabela had outlined.

With the support of all, and with the direction that I inherited and in which I trust, we intend, together, to continue its legacy, sustained by Friendship, Companionship and Trust. The action plan outlined by Anabela continues to be ours, perhaps now executed with my stamp, but the goals to be achieved will certainly be the same.

Although we are aware that the task will not be easy, we remain determined that even the most difficult moments can be overcome with persuasion and resilience, and with a vision to continue honouring and improving IPA Portugal.

And so in this context, we intend to:

  • Create conditions to bring together and better connect security agents. For this to occur, there should be reasons for coexistence and sharing, promoting events which strengthen the union between them and allow for healthy coexistence;
  • Increase IPA awareness and knowledge;
  • Increase communication between the association and associates, trying to obtain information about associates who changed their job details, email, residence or who retired;
  • Invest in training, and therefore to carry out training events and seminars that are useful to everyone;
  • Create bonds with the community with solidarity support events;
  • Interact with civil society, leading the IPA to collaborate in events, seminars, with other entities, thus showing the value of our association abroad;
  • Increase protocols of interest to members;
  • Appreciate and support the IPA senior community;
  • Maintain the appreciation of the Portuguese Section at the international Level.


Servo per Amikeco,

Paula Borralho, President IPA Portugal