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Why Join?  A sample of the benefits of IPA membership.


US and World contacts, travel assistance, quarterly magazine, scholarships, networking with 400,000 professional friends, collecting, plus many more benefits!

Worldwide Police Contacts:  400,000+ Police Friends in 60+ countries willing to assist you. Develop lifelong friendships.  Take part in special interest groups such as patch collecting, whiskey appreciation, and flying.

Travel the IPA Way:  Who better to show you the area than a working officer!  Accommodations sometimes at a reduced cost or no cost at all.  The opportunity to have emergency contacts in place should something happen.  
Publications:  Four digital issues of the IPA National Reporter magazine each year.

Scholarships:  Variety of scholarships for members and children/grandchildren of members.
E-News:  Periodic IPA e-newsletters will keep you informed about IPA events.
Discounts on all IPA logo items and various other discounts.

REGULAR MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS:  Membership is open to all law enforcement officers employed with, or retired from, a law enforcement agency. Law enforcement officer is defined as an employee of a governmental agency with a formal commission authorized by law to engage in or supervise the prevention, detection, investigation, or prosecution of, or the incarceration of any person for, any violation of law. Members of the military police do qualify for membership in the United States section. Verification of agency affiliation and a copy of police identification (active service or retired) is required.


FOREIGN ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENT:  Membership requirements are same as Regular membership, with certain additional restrictions.  If you are joining from Trinidad/Tobago, email for approval to join.  If you are joining from Aruba, email for approval to join.  A person from a different country can be a foreign associate member only if he/she meets the requirements for regular membership in the U.S. Section and the applicant’s country does not have an IPA Section.  Each application will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and documentary proof of meeting qualifications is required.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENT:  Associate status is open to current and honorably retired non-sworn employees and current volunteers (e.g., auxiliary officers, reserve officers, chaplains, support personnel) of law enforcement agencies.  Verification of agency affiliation AND POLICE AGENCY ID CARD is required. Associates cannot vote or hold office, and are not eligible for scholarships. Some administrative areas of the web are not open to Associates. 


Regular Member
Active or Retired Law Enforcement
$30 Annual
Life Member
Active or Retired Law Enforcement (Permanent ID, Certificate, and lapel pin will be mailed)
$500 1-time fee
Foreign Associate
Active or Retired Law Enforcement from country other than US $30 Annual
Civilian Associate, Chaplain, Support Personnel
$30 Annual
Spouse* Spouse of Passed IPA member:  Contact
$30 Annual
Spouse of a Line of Duty Death Officer:  Contact No Charge

*Cannot hold office or vote at regional meetings.

MEMBERSHIP STATEMENT:  By submitting this application I declare my desire for membership in the United States Section of the International Police Association (IPA). I agree with the aims and objectives of the Association as outlined in the Statutes and Standing Rules, and that I shall conform to the Rules of the United States Section of the IPA. If accepted, I will endeavor to further the work of the Association by fulfilling the obligations of membership, and will submit my membership fee and regularly subscribe my renewal fee by January 1st of each year to remain a member in good standing. I hereby authorize the Secretary General of the United States Section of the IPA to confirm and verify my status as a bona fide Police Agent or Officer of the Agency listed above. I release any individual, organization, or agency from any and all liability incurred as a result of providing such information. 


NOTE: Please be sure to mark the proper Member Category:  Regular, Life, Foreign Associate or Associate before proceeding.   Dues are for calendar year.  Joining in Jan-Sep provides membership for the remainder of the year.  All regular & associate memberships expire Dec 31.  Joining during Oct-Dec provides 90 days grace with membership for the remainder of the calendar year and the next calendar year.

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