New National President - IPA Hungary

06 Mar 2020

Dear IPA friends,

I am pleased with this opportunity to share some information on both myself, as well as on the goals and ideas concerning the future of the Hungarian IPA movement.


Professional Biography:

I have been working for the Hungarian Ministry of Interior for almost 48 years.

At the beginning, I served as a criminal investigator, then taught criminal law and investigation at the Police College. Later, I worked as the rector of the College. I earned a PhD in Criminology, focusing on the development and characteristics of organised crime in Hungary.

For twenty years, as a Senior Executive, I led the organisation which is responsible for the senior police selection and leadership training. Currently, I am the editor-in-chief of the Ministry of lnterior's scientific journal (called Belügyi Szemle), working full-time.


Aim and Mission:

On 29 November 2019, I was elected unanimously as President of the section during the Senior Official's re-election of the IPA Hungarian Section.

The result of the election clearly indicates to me that the Hungarian IPA membership wants to change, and through its vote, has chosen the path of renewal. I am aware of the responsibility, and that the upcoming events of the coming years will have a decisive influence on the life of the Hungarian movement, indeed on its history. I firmly believe and confess that the Hungarian IPA movement is ahead in the way of choosing values. Huge stakes!

As a result of the choice of values in this new cycle, it will be decided, whether the Hungarian Section advances by choosing a path of renewal or not. As the newly elected president, I am offering this future of progression to all IPA members in Hungary. I am confident that with continued optimism, perseverance and support of my fellow leaders, we will be able to take the path of renewal and jointly lead the Hungarian IPA movement into the 21st century.

I also believe that, for the sake of an undivided, common goal, we are forging a community that is not divided by opposites, but held together by the pursuit of common goals.

It is clear to me that there is no present without the past, and no future without the present. Therefore, by respecting the achievements of my predecessors, I consider it a high priority to adapt quickly and flexibly to the demands of the professional and expansively increasing digital space.

I will seek to develop international professional relationships and strengthen exchanges in the professional and private spheres. But first of all, I would like to convey to the Hungarian and international IPA membership the value that our ‘Servo per Amikeco’ motto holds.

Dr. Valér Dános, President IPA Hungary