Why become a member?
Friendship, travel, events, sports competitions, seminars and scholarships, collectors’ meetings, professional exchanges, meeting colleagues from around the world, the opportunity to become a member of the largest police association in the world ... the list is endless!
Membership is managed by our National Sections. To become a member, please visit the website of the respective National Section. If your country is listed, you can contact them directly to request further information about joining us or enrol online.
If your country is not listed, this means there is no IPA section there presently; however, you may still be eligible to join as a Foreign Associate Member of an existing section. In this case, please contact the International Administration Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Types and acquisition of membership
1. Ordinary Membership
Ordinary membership may only be acquired by active or retired members of an Austrian executive guard body, namely the police, the judicial guard, the customs guard, the Kriminalbeamtenkorps or active or retired persons who provide or have provided executive service on the basis of a statutory provision.
2. Limited membership
Limited membership may only be acquired by active or retired members of an Austrian executive guard body, namely the police, the judicial guard, the customs guard, the Kriminalbeamtenkorps or active or retired persons who provide or have provided executive service on the basis of a statutory provision.
3. Extraordinary members
Extraordinary membership may be granted to persons with whom one of the executive guard bodies maintains an intensive official agreement and who are also employees of the Austrian security administration, the customs administration or the financial police and widows or widowers of members.
4. Honorary members
Honorary membership may be awarded to persons who have fulfilled the purpose of the Association and thus the Association or the IPA in a particularly outstanding manner. The granting of honorary membership is decided by the Assembly of Delegates of the Main Association after application by the Federal Executive Committee of the Main Association or by the National Group Executive Committee.
5. Supporting members
Sponsoring members may be persons who are expected to be conducive to the Association's or the IPA's purpose and who demonstrate their commitment to the Association's or the IPA's purpose through special services. Membership as a supporting member shall be acquired upon application by resolution of the Association or the Federal Executive Committee of the Main Association and by issuing and handing over a membership card.
6. Associated members
"Associate members" are provided for in accordance with the rules of the IPA. They have neither the right to vote nor the right to stand as a candidate. Associate members receive the international membership card.
We look forward to hearing from you!