IPA Region 4 DMR North Prize Winners

IPA Region 4 DMR North held a free raffle for their Regional members last month with a number of Tesco vouchers as prizes. Congratulations to the winners. Pictured below is Regional Secretary Brendan Matthews presenting one of the prizes to Sergeant Fiona Savidge of Balbriggan Garda Station.
Mairead Burke – Ballymun
Ciaran Creagh – Santry
Patrick Lynch – Clontarf
Aoife Keys – Raheny
Fiona Savidge – Balbriggan
Cian O’ Connor – Lusk
Terri Ferguson – Swords
Paula Carter – Coolock

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.

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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IPA Ireland delighted to offer Ten (10) places on a five (5) day Police Training Seminar for IPA Ireland Members in Dublin from 13 – 18 October 2019.

IPA Ireland are delighted to announce the opportunity for ten (10) IPA Ireland members who are serving members of An Garda Síochána to participate in ‘Police Response to Mass Casualty Event – First Responder‘ – A five (5) day Training Seminar aimed at increasing awareness and providing key skills required of uniformed First Responders in the stressful initial moments of a mass casualty event. The week will encompass practical first aid, mental health/trauma issues, crowd dynamics, and testimonials.  Join some of our international colleagues at this week-long seminar taking place in Dublin.

IPA Ireland are offering 10 places for IPA Ireland members who are

 serving members of An Garda Síochána

 There is no charge for IPA Ireland Members!

 Applications to reach


no later than

30thSeptember 2019

See attached Poster for details and conditions

IPA Ireland Seminar October 2019

100th Anniversary of Polish Police – Warsaw

IPA Ireland were proud to send President Conor O’ Higgins and Travel Secretary Ann Liston to the 100th Anniversary celebrations of the Polish Police Service, Policja, which took place on 16 August 2019 in Warsaw, Poland. Conor and Ann were guests of IPA Section Poland, and along with representatives of other invited National Sections, not only participated in the facilities, but held a number of informal meetings with Section Poland representatives to advance the excellent relationship between our two Countries. It is this close relationship that nurtures the IPA Ireland/Poland Police Exchange, which takes place again this year in October 2019. Polish Exchange 2019

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IPA Ireland/Poland Police Exchange 20 – 27 October 2019

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IPA Ireland is happy to announce that applications for the Polish Police Exchange Programme for 2019 are now open! Join our Policja colleagues from 20 – 27 October 2019 in Poland and gain an invaluable insight into frontline policing the Policja way! Applications must be received, via your Regional Secretary, at secretarygeneralipaireland@gmail.com by midnight Wednesday 11 September 2019

Click on these Links for more information

Criteria 2019

Poster 2019

Young Police Officers 2019 Seminar

Young Police Officers Seminar 2019

The 5th IPA World Seminar for Young Police Officers 2019 “Policing Change” is hosted by Section UK.

This Seminar will take place from Monday 24th to Friday 28th  June, 2019. 

Accommodation will be available from the evening of Sunday 23rd to Friday, 28th if required.

The venue will be the Police Scotland College, Tulliallan, Kincardine, where every Police Officer in Scotland attends for their probationary training. 

It also provides specialist training areas for Road Policing, Criminal Investigation and  many Promoted Officers and Senior Management courses. 

The Castle is set in 90 acres of parkland.

The Topic of the Seminar will be “Policing Change”.

Accommodation will be in Single or Twin ensuite rooms. Meals will be provided.

The programme will include classroom sessions, practical environments, social and cultural events, covering topics on Terrorism, Drugs, Human Trafficking, Gangs, Immigrants, Communication, Defensive Tactics, Policing Mental Health and Freedom without Barriers. 

All presentations will be in English.

To register interest, please download and complete the form below. Please send the completed form to the IPA Ireland Office, as per the instruction on the document.