Nominations welcome for the IPA World Prize 2017

Elke Schülpen-Roberts, Office Manager IAC

Dated 27-02-2017

Each year, all IPA Sections worldwide are invited to forward nominations for the IPA World Prize to the International Executive Board (IEB) of the IPA.


This prestigious IPA award recognises and rewards contributions by individuals or organisations for special and lasting commitments through a project for the benefit of society on matters of Human Rights or the preservation of World Peace, and consists of a monetary award accompanied by a certificate.


The IPA World Prize is awarded during the annual IPA World Congress, and an official press release will be issued.

As a norm, one prize may be awarded per year.


In 2016, however, the nominations received by the IEB were of such high calibre that two prizes were handed out:

Maria Appelblom, member of IPA Sweden, received the IPA World Prize 2016 for her outstanding contribution to policing and other humanitarian projects over many years.


In addition, several regions of IPA Greece received the IPA World Prize 2016 in recognition for their exemplary efforts in providing humanitarian support and services to refugees and immigrants during the refugee crisis.


The nomination period for the IPA World Prize 2017 runs until 21 April 2017, and we would therefore like to invite all IPA Sections to forward any nominations they might wish to submit as soon as possible to the IPA Secretary General, Georgios Katsaropoulos at sg@ieb-ipa.org , with a copy to the IAC at iac@ieb-ipa.org as soon as possible.


We look forward to hearing from you!


Elke Schülpen-Roberts, Office Manager International Administration Centre


Arthur Troop 2018 Scholarship NOW OPEN

Koru Care Charitable Trust Donation

As Chairman of Region 1 IPA NZ. I was honoured to present to our members at the annual Christmas luncheon and to the Chairman and representatives Ann and Lesley from Koru Care charitable trust the final sum collected during the 2016 International Police Association world congress. Their work helping support sick children and their families to travel to USA and to be. hosted by California Highway Patrol officers is invaluable and we are fortunate to be able to support them .. Thank you to all who donated .. Billy Lawrence



Arthur Troop 2017 Scholarship Recipients


Earthquake messages from our IPA friends


Dear Sec-Gen Meyers,

On behalf of the United States Section, please accept our sincere condolences on the major earthquake and aftershocks that have occurred on the South Island, and the resulting loss of life, injuries, and property and infrastructure damage.  We sincerely hope that no IPA members have suffered in any significant way. 

Those of us who had the privilege of recently visiting New Zealand during the World Congress feel a special affinity for your Section and your beautiful country, and this tragedy somehow seems even more personal to us than it would otherwise be.  Please let us know if there is anything that we can do to help.

Yours in friendship,

Ellwood Cushman


United States Section




Dear IPA New Zealand Friends,

We were sorry to hear the bad news about the powerful earthquake that happened near Christchurch.

Please accept our solidarity and support and our regrets for the caused lost of life or injures. 

We are convinced that NZ public institutions including the police force will manage the situation and help people to recover from this unfortunate disaster.

Yours in friendship,




The World Police and Fire Games - 7th to 16th August 2017

The World Police and Fire Games Federation (WPFGF) and Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck have reached a tentative agreement to Host the 2017 World Police and Fire Games in Los Angeles, California, USA, August 7-16, 2017.

Mark your calendars, the Opening Ceremony is slated for August 7 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the site of the Summer Olympic Games in 1932 and 1984.

The WPFGF extends its sincere appreciation to the City of Los Angeles, Chiefs Beck and Terrazas, and the men and women of the Los Angeles Police and Fire Departments for keeping alive the spirit of the World Police and Fire Games.

Sporting and other Games’ events are being scheduled around the City. A detailed schedule and location of sports and other events will be coming soon.

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Gold Web Award - 2016


IPA International President's letter to New Zealand Section


61st World Congress 2016 Video courtesy of Israel Eran


Gifts received from participants of the 61st World Congress 2016 In Auckland

Thanks to our guests for the lovely memorabilia, anyone wanting to get a close up and personal look at the memorabilia can arrange with the Secretary General, Coleen Meyers, to view these at the Avondale Police Station. Contact Coleen at secretary-general@ipa.org.nz 


Our team at the 61st IPA World Congress in Auckland receiving well deserved awards.


USA Young Police Officers Seminar - 11th to 16th June 2017

Please find attached an invitation for all National Sections for the 4th Young Police Officer Seminar from 11th June to 16th June 2017 and the suggested Invitation Letter to be used by Sections.

The young Police Officers seminar is open to current New Zealand IPA members up to 35 years of age. 

All nominations need to be submitted through your regional committee and arrive to the NZ Secretary General, Coleen Meyers, by October 15th 2016  so that she can get New Zealand’s nomination to the States by 15th November 2016.

 Further details are attached in the invitation below.


New Foundation Members

On behalf of the IEB, I am pleased to inform you officially that we have granted the

status ‘Section in Foundation’ to the following countries:

Uzbekistan on 7 June 2016

Colombia on 8 July 2016.



IPA Section UK have asked us to pass the following message on:

“Until further notice, IPA Section UK has suspended all involvement in the International Youth Exchange Programme.  At this time, any requests seeking a youth exchange, passed to IPA Section UK will be politely refused.”


Top Guide Tours - Taranaki, New Zealand

Top Guides brings together some of the region’s most experienced mountain guides to ensure you have a Taranaki experience like no other.

Visit their website - www.topguides.co.nz and see what they have to offer.

They are able to offer IPA members a discount rate, it will be about 20% off our usual rate, all you have to do is tell them you are an IPA member, scan a copy of your current IPA membership card and you are good to go.


IPA History Updated

International IPA History updated

Following the XXI World Congress in Cyprus, the IPA International History document has now been updated. Providing a wealth of information on IPA sections, conference locations and international board members over the years, it is available for downloading from the IPA USA website at:


Kevin Gordon, President IPA USA


Our team in Cyprus

The New Zealand delegation at the opening ceremony of the 2015 World IPA Congress in Limassol, Cyprus. Ross Pinkham, Pierre-Martin Moulin (World President), Paul Visser and Billy Lawrence.


The new International Executive Board for IPA

IEB 2015

IEB 2016 


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