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NOTE: This application form is for Canadian citizens only. If you are eligible for membership and live outside of Canada, in a country that does not currently have an active IPA Section, please forward your email inquiry to the following address
SERVO PER AMIKECO
This translates into "Service through Friendship" and is often abbreviated as "SpA".
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, gender, race, colour, language or religion. Its purpose is to create bonds of friendship and to promote international cooperation. It is committed to the principles set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations in 1948
IPA Canada undertakes to:
Unite all serving and retired members of the police service, with the view to establishing ties of friendship and mutual aid among them.
Organize exchange holidays, like-minded friendships and group visits with IPA Sections from around the world
To promote respect for the law and the maintenance of order among members of police services in all member countries
Engage in social, cultural, sporting and educational activities in support of these aims.
Membership now exceeds 360,000 in over 65 countries and is steadily rising.
Membership is open to
Any serving peace officer of a police service, or of the Canadian Armed Forces Military Police.
Any retired or former peace officer who has served with a police service or with the Canadian Armed Forces Military Police, for a minimum period of five (5) years, and has left that employment in good standing. This includes a "Special Constable or equivalent" who qualified for membership and who served in that capacity 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 fult 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, with responsibilities consistent with those of a police officer.
Any full-time police cadet who is sworn as a "Peace Officer" as defined in Section 2 of the Criminal Code of Canada and is employed by a service.
Any serving Auxiliary or Reserve Police Officer of a recognized Auxiliary or Reserve Police Branch forming part of a police service.
Any former member of a recognized Auxiliary or Reserve Police Branch forming part of a police service, who has served a minimum of ten years, and has left the police service in good standing.
Any permanent Canada Border Services Agency Officers engaged in law enforcement, occupying a position invested with the powers and obligations of a peace officer.
Any full time civilian employee of a police service who have completed five (5) years of service and who work directly with front line officers on receiving and/or dispatching calls for service or on scenes of crime and forensic investigations.
Any retired of former full time civilian employee of a police service who has worked directly with front line officers on receiving and/or dispatching calls for service, crime scenes, and forensic investigations and left that employment in good standing with a minimum of five (5) years of service.
All applications for membership are subject to approval.
Annual membership to IPA Canada is $35.00. Membership dues received throughout the year for new members will cover the year in which membership is approved.