International Police Association (IPA)

Association internationale de police
Asociación Internacional de Policia
International Polizei-Assoziation

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1950-01-01 UK


1st Congress held in Sep 1955, Paris (France). Statutes revised at: 8th Congress, 9-14 July 1979, Perugia (Italy); 10th Congress, 21-24 June 1982, Wiesbaden (Germany FR); 12th Congress, Aug 1988, Monte Real (Portugal); 13th Congress, 1991, Wellington (New Zealand); 14th Congress, 1994, Luxembourg; 15th Congress, 1997, Québec (Canada); 16th Congress, 2000, Bournemouth (UK); 17th Congress, 2003, Trondheim (Norway); 18th Congress, 2006, Ljubljana (Slovenia); 19th Congress, 2009, Antalya (Turkey); 20th Congress, 2012, Eilat (Israel); Extraordinary World Congress, 2014, Potsdam (Germany); 21st Congress, 2015, Limassol (Cyprus); 61st Congress, 2016, Auckland (New Zealand); 62nd Congress, 2017, Albena (Bulgaria); 63rd Congress, 2018; 64th Congress, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2019; 65th Congress, Dubrovnic (Croatia), 2020; 66th Congress, Lloret de Mar (Spain), 2021.


Create and strengthen bonds of friendship between members of the police service; promote international cooperation in social, cultural and professional fields; encourage peaceful co-existence and preservation of world peace; improve public image of police service; enhance recognition of the IPA by international bodies.


2024-09-17 | Ohrid, North Macedonia – World Congress

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International Executive Council (IEC); International Executive Board; International Administration Centre. International Commissions (3): External Relations; Professional; Socio-Cultural. Crisis Committee. Includes E-XE1361 - International Conference Centre of the International Police Association - Gimborn (Germany).


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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