New National President - IPA New Zealand

09 May 2020

The New Zealand IPA Executive Committee commenced their 3-year term in April 2020, and I am excited and proud to lead the team as National President. We look forward to working with international sections in the months and years to come.

My Police career started in the United Kingdom in the late 1970's, as a Cadet and Constable in Northern Ireland. I moved to New Zealand in the 1980’s and joined the New Zealand Police, where I worked front line patrol duties for nearly 10 years before moving into VIP Protection as a Personal Protection Officer.  My years spent in this role gave me an opportunity to not only meet some of the world leaders but to work alongside many outstanding Police Officers from around the world. Advancing my career led me to Criminal Investigation and qualifying as a detective. I took promotion as a Section Supervisor, Sergeant in charge of General Duties and later Traffic Safety teams based in the nation's capital.  I moved from Police to another Government Department as a Senior Investigator investigating serious fraud in the gambling sector before taking on my current role as a Senior Investigator for an International Government.  This role is based on Regional Security and requires regular interaction with Police and former Police Officers nationally and internationally.  I have been an IPA member since 1987 and have been active at both a regional committee level and as a member of the national executive. I had the pleasure of meeting many members during the 61st World Congress held in New Zealand while assisting as official observer and during the Friendship Week.


To inspire serving and former members to become actively involved in the IPA.


To retain and grow IPA membership, especially amongst serving Police employees, by regular, clear and concise communication to the members and potential members on issues of interest and mutual benefit. This will include dissemination of positive Police related articles in social, cultural and professional fields.

Servo per Amikeco

Mike Norden, President, IPA New Zealand