Young Police Officers' Seminar (YPOS)

A chance to further your career on an international level

Every other year, the IPA  organises a Young Police Officers’ Seminar, providing the opportunity for newer recruits to meet their peers and take part in a themed training programme. In recent years, the YPOS has taken participants to the UK (2019), USA (2017), Poland (2015) and Australia (2013). The majority of members attending these events are aged 35 or under, and the aim is to provide a global view of law enforcement and the IPA overall. A subsidy is provided to the organising section from the international budget to keep costs affordable.

The next YPOS will take place in Sri Lanka in 2021. IPA Sri Lanka will announce more details of the event at the 64th World Congress in Dubrovnik, Croatia in October 2019, so make sure to keep checking this space for updates! New Zealand will be the hosts of the 2023 YPOS, with Belgium hosting in 2025.

Reports from the 2019 YPOS held in Stirling, Scotland are now available to read. 45 IPA members from 25 countries took part in the 4-day long event that included seminars covering a variety of professional topics, observing and learning new defensive techniques from IPA Defensive Tactics Group aficionado Robert Stenhouse, and enjoying a trip to a local distillery to taste some authentic scotch whisky. Some of the topics included in the seminars were 'the Art of Communication', terrorism and human trafficking to name a few. Read the first-hand stories told by our participants of the YPOS 2019:

IPA UK member Catherine Connolly's report

IPA Canada member Danielle Smith's report

Below are some photos of the 2019 YPOS held in Stirling, Scotland in June 2019!

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