What is the IPA?

  • Voluntary, non-profit and non-governmental

  • 372,000 members in nearly 100 countries

  • Motto: ‘Servo per Amikeco’ – Service Through Friendship’

  • Create/strengthen bonds of friendship between members

  • Founded in 1950 by police sergeant Arthur Troop

  • Welcoming members of the police service, on active duty or retired

The International Police Association is a friendship organisation for members of the police force, whether in employment or retired, and without distinction as to rank, position, gender, race, language or religion. We have around 372,000 members in nearly 100 countries, of which 65 are affiliated National Sections, and we are represented on 6 continents.


What Is The IPA?

We are a non-governmental organisation, and our aims are to 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 between peoples and preservation of world peace, improve the public image of the police service and enhance recognition of the IPA by international bodies.


Join The IPA

Friendship, travel, events, sports, meeting colleagues from around the world, the opportunity to become a member of the largest police association in the world.

  • Ordinary

  • Garda Reserve

  • Other

  • Extra Ordinary