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Founder of IPA

Arthur Troop was born on 15 December 1914 in Lincoin, England. After attending secondary school for boys, he first worked as a mechanic and later as a salesman in an engine design company.

During the world economic crisis, the young man, who was at times unemployed, worked as a machinist and in an artificial fertilizer factory, and in the meantime even as a newspaper canvasser. Afterwards Troop began his studies at the agricultural school in Evesham/ Worcester. At the same time he became very intensively involved with the history of Russia, and in the summer of 1934 he already took part in a study trip to the USSR. From 1936 to 1940 Arthur Troop studied economics, sociology and psychology. After the examination he received a corresponding certificate.

Meanwhile, in June 1936, Arthur Troop joined the Lincolnshire Police Department. Via the usual patrolling activity, he finally joined the motor transport service. Meanwhile promoted to sergeant, he was subsequently active in the various branches of the police in Sleaford until he was assigned a new official field of activity in Stanford in 1955 and mainly dealt with traffic accident processing.

During the Second World War, the founder of the IPA devoted himself with great commitment to youth work and was quickly regarded as an expert on issues relating to independent youth organisations.

Who could have been better qualified to initiate the founding of an international friendship association within the police than Arthur Troop?

Arthur Troop, died on the afternoon of November 30, 2000, after a long illness.
The idea of the IPA founded by Arthur Troop is respected worldwide and serves the preservation of world peace and the consolidation of democracy throughout the world.

His idea will live on in the hearts of the IPA members.

Meanwhile, the IPA is represented in 61 countries of the world. With approximately 400,000 members, it is the world's largest professional association.

It has consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and the Council of Europe.