What is the IPA
The IPA is the largest FRIENDSHIP and NETWORKING law enforcement organization in the world with over 360,000 members in 65 countries across the globe.
The IPA is strictly a Not-for-Profit organization that does not have any political, religious or employment affiliations or objectives. The IPA is solely an inclusive friendship organization that welcomes all eligible members.
To promote respect for law and the maintenance of order among members of the police service in all member countries and when the opportunity arises, to engage in social and cultural activities
Enjoy the many preferred or discounted rates for IPA members on insurance, car rentals, hotels, IPA hosted events, cruises, organized tours and celebrations, or at one of the nearly 70 private accommodations available around the world.
The IPA has numerous properties worldwide where members can stay in reasonably priced accommodation. Today there are IPA Houses across the globe, from Australia to South Africa to the United Kingdom - the concept is still developing with more houses being opened each year.
Not a traveler, but want to expand your policing career opportunities? Connect with IPA members from around the world. Apply for IPA scholarships and educational opportunities handed out every year. Take part in a variety of training conferences hosted in various parts of the world.
Travel with your family, to most parts of the world knowing you have a friendly face waiting to welcome and assist you at your destination. Take part in cultural and house exchanges, sporting events and hobby interests at local, national and international levels.
Member Discount Program
Upon joining, new members automatically become Perkopolis members.
Perkopolis is Canada’s leading provider of fully managed perk programs, in use by over 2,000 Canadian organizations. Our team is continually sourcing exclusive, high value offers, rewards and benefits… perks that you desire most! To deliver on these high value, exclusive-offers and preferred pricing deals, we partner directly with North America’s top entertainment, travel, shopping and lifestyle brands. Perkopolis offers are exclusive and available only to the members of our partner organizations.
The savings you will realize through Perkopolis will pay for your membership dues.
International Training Centre
Shall be open to any:
serving police officer *
any retired or former police officer who has served for a minimum period of five (5) years, and has left that employment in good standing. This shall include a “Special Constable or equivalent” who qualified for membership and who served in that capacity for a minimum of five (5) years.
any officer with the designation “Special Constable or equivalent” provided he/she is in the full time employ of a service, department or force whose functions are the prevention of crime and the enforcement of municipal, provincial or federal law as well as maintaining law and order for a minimum of five (5) years. The responsibilities of said special constable must be consistent with those of a police officer. This appendix excludes those special constables whose main duties are clerical or administrative.
any full-time police cadet who is sworn as a "Peace Officer" as defined in Section 2 of the Criminal Code (R.S.C. 1970 Chapter C-34 or as further amended) and is employed by a police service.
any serving Auxiliary Police Officer, Reserve Constable or Military Police Reservist..
any former Auxiliary Police Officer, Reserve Constable or Military Police Reservist who has served a minimum of five years and has left the police service in good standing.
members of a Provincial Sheriff’s Service will not be eligible for membership unless their specific duties are consistent with those of a police officer.
full time civilian employees of a police service ** who have completed five (5) years of service and who work directly with front line officers receiving and/or dispatching calls for service or on the scene of crimes / forensic investigations.
retired or former full time civilian employees of a police service who work directly with front line officers receiving and/or dispatching calls for service or on the scene of crimes / forensic investigations and left that employment in good standing with a minimum of 5 years of service.
* “police officer” for the sole purpose of determining membership eligibility means, a sworn peace officer whose primary functions are the prevention of crime, enforcement of municipal, provincial or federal law and the preservation and maintenance of public peace.
** "Police Service" means, a branch, service, department or force whose functions are the prevention of crime and the enforcement of municipal, provincial or federal law, together with the preservation of peace and maintenance of good order.
All applications for membership shall be subject to the approval of the Regional Executive Committee.
Any application that is not approved by the regional executive may be appealed in writing to the
National Executive Bureau and this decision will be final.