The International Police Association is an independent body made up of members of the police service, whether on active duty or retired, and without distinction as to rank, sex, race, colour, language or religion. Its purpose is to create bonds of friendship and to promote international co-operation.

What member get

  • possibility to use IPA houses all around the world;
  • In Finland, IPA-Ylläsmaja in Lappland;
  • meetings and events around the world;
  • International Travel Forms are exchanged between Sections for members or groups of members wanting information, contact with other members or sometimes hosting, when travelling abroad;
  • International Youth Gatherings are hosted annually by different Sections, inviting 15 - 17 year olds, in groups of around 50 participants. Sons and daughters of members enjoy a special theme, with activities to encourage an 'international spirit;
  • Gimborn Castle, in Germany, is known as the Flagship of the International Police Association. It is the IPA's International Conference Centre where seminars, conferences and meetings are held;
  • and Friends all around the world.