IPA Arthur Troop Scholarship 2021 – Reminder of closing date for applications 31 March 2020

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The Arthur Troop Scholarship, as a legacy to the IPA’s founder, is a professional education and advanced training bursary, with the aim of aiding IPA members in their professional careers.

Every year, serving IPA members are invited to submit their application forms to their national section to be in with the chance of receiving a scholarship of up to €2,500 to be used for a seminar or training option of their choosing. Many of the awardees opt to attend a seminar from the wide range on offer at the IPA’s Education Centre – IBZ Gimborn in Germany.

The application period for the 2021 awards runs from 1st November to 31st March 2020, with the successful awardees being announced at the IPA World Congress later that year.

All applications will now be processed through Google Forms in effect from 1st November 2019. You can apply to the ATS through the following link:

https://forms.gle/ATS Online Application Form

For more information, please consult the procedure for the scholarship.

IPA Germany member Natalie Schultz user her scholarship to attend a conference of the International Association of Women Police in Anchorage, Alaska, USA. Read Natalie Schultz’ report

IPA North Macedonia member Milica Ivanova used her scholarship to attend the course ‘Disaster and Crisis Management’ at IBZ Gimbzorn: Milica Ivanova’s report

IPA United Kingdom member Simon Hensley was awarded the Arthur Troop Scholarship in September 2018, and used his bursary to travel and attend an FBI LEEDA Command Leadership institute. Read Simon Hensley’s Report

IPA Australia member Stephen Onorato was awarded the ATS in 2018, and chose to use his bursary to attend the ‘Security Threats within the EU’ course at IBZ Gimborn. Read Stephen’s report

IPA Brazil member Higor Vinicius Nogueira Jorge used his scholarship to attend a course at IBZ Gimborn on the application, technical possibilities, and legal aspects of using drones as a modern police resource: Higor Vinicius Nogueira Jorge’s report (Spanish)

Read IPA Australia member Alannah Cooper’s report on her experience of attending a seminar at IBZ Gimborn using her Arthur Troop Scholarship.

IPA member Mark Camilleri from Malta was able to use his scholarship to qualify as an ASP Instructor: Mark Camilleri’s report.

IPA member Shaukat Ali Sheikh from Pakistan attended the ‘Understanding Terrorism’ seminar held at IBZ Gimborn with his scholarship: Shaukat Ali Sheikh’s report

Read IPA member Mark Lewis’ account of attending a seminar at IBZ Gimborn.

IPA member from South Africa, Claude Malan, attended a course on Cybercrime using his scholarship: Claude Malan’s report

For any further information on this great opportunity, contact us at ipairish@gmail.com.

IPA Section Ireland.

IPA Ireland to Sponsor 15 places at Gimborn 2020.

IPA Ireland are delighted to inform you that we will be sponsoring 15 IPA members who wish to attend English speaking courses at Gimborn in 2020. The link below will bring you to the list of courses and also the application form. All parts of the form must be filled out as well as the GDPR consent form. Please read the forms carefully before filling them out. Applications to be with your local secretary by 19th December 2019 and Secretary General IPA Ireland by 31st December 2019. A draw will be made at the January NEC meeting and successful applicants will be informed.


IPA Gimborn Seminars 2020 – List & Application Form


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A productive 48 hours for IPA Ireland at Gimborn Talks

IPA Ireland were delighted with the opportunity to attend the annual Gimborn Talks on 13 – 15 October 2019 at Gimborn Castle outside Cologne, Germany. President Conor O’ Higgins, Secretary General Carlo Griffin, and Accommodation Officer Chris Cahill represented IPA Ireland. During the course of the meeting, both the IPA Junior and IPA Senior Groups brainstormed on areas such as member retention, officer exchanges, professional training and development courses, and social media/communications.

IPA Ireland made good use of this valuable networking opportunity with colleagues from Germany, Austria, Belgium, Sweden, the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and Denmark. A number of measures, including a proposed police exchange between Ireland and a Scandinavian Section are being progressed as a result. Watch this space for more details.

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Gimborn Talks 2019 Safeguarding the future of IPA

Some of our Young Serving Police Officers participating in Gimborn Talks on 14 September 2019. Representatives from Ireland, United Kingdom, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Norway, Germany and The Netherlands gathered at Gimborn to discuss innovative ideas to improve the social, cultural and professional opportunities for younger serving IPA members.

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