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 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 Scotland from 24-28 June, 2019. The venue will be the Police Scotland College, Tulliallan, Kincardine, and the Theme will be “Policing Changes”.

The programme is still being prepared, but will include a mixture of classroom sessions, practical environments as well as social and cultural events. All presentations will be in English.

Accommodation will be in twin, en-suite rooms and all meals will be provided while at the College.

Police Scotland College is where every Police Officer in Scotland attends for their probationary training. It also provides specialist training areas for Road Policing, Criminal Investigation and nearly all Promoted Officers and Senior Management courses. The Castle is set in 90 acres of parkland.

To register interest by your Section, please email

Below are some photos from the 2017 YPOS in Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States!