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IAC - International Administration Centre

The International Administration Centre of the IPA is located in Nottingham, England

Arthur Troop House, Nottingham

The Office Manager Elke Schülpen-Roberts and Lesley Hughes and Kerry Gil, Office Administrators.
In 1986, due to the increasing membership of the Association, the need for permanent staff was identified.  It was recognized that it would be increasingly difficult to move the administration from Section to Section. As such, a permanent centre was established in Great Britain in 1987 at the Headquarters building of the United Kingdom Section.

The archives of the Association are also accommodated here, with records going back to the beginning when our founder Arthur Troop first started to make his contacts.

The International Secretariat comprises of Georgios Katsaropoulos, the International Secretary General, Stephen Crockard, the Assistant International Secretary General, the IAC secretary, Wendy Donaghy, Office Manager and Lesley Hughes and Elke Schülpen-Roberts, Office Administrators.

The main task of the International Administration Centre  is dealing with the day to day business of the Association world wide which includes:

  • Publishing an IPA Newsletter, which is circulated to all Sections monthly
  • Compiling Agendas, Reports and Minutes for IPA World Congresses, International Executive Council Conferences and meetings of the Permanent Executive Bureau (PEB), together with arranging for all necessary translations into the 4 official languages of the Association, English, German, French and Spanish.
  • Liaising with the 5 working Commissions of the Association each of which is Chaired by a member of the PEB.


The Commissions are:

  • - International Internal Commission (IIC)
  • - International Cultural Commission (ICC)
  • - International Professional Commission (IPC)
  • - International Social Commission (ISC)
  • - International Commission for External Relations (ERC)

The responsibility of publishing an International Handbook (Information Guide), which contains details of National Sections’ Office Holders, IPA Houses, Gimborn programmes, Statute and Rules, Directives and Guidelines of the Association.

Acting as the link between the Association and the United Nations of which the IPA is an Non Governmental Organisation (NGO).

Where is the IAC?

The International Administration Centre is located in the West Bridgford area of Nottingham, opposite the renowned Trent Bridge cricket ground, home of Nottinghamshire Country Cricket Club, and very close to the River Trent.

Nottingham was according to tradition the birthplace of Robin Hood, an infamous character who stole from the rich and gave to the poor.

Click on the image opposite to view a map of the area (External link)


Contacting the International Administration Centre

You can contact us by any of the methods below: 

Our preferred method of communication is email
Our address is use this contact-form

DO NOT use this email address to contact National Sections - please follow the link below

Telephone us ....
+44 7459 863196
Send us a fax ....
+44 (0) 115 982 2578
Write to us at ....
International Police Association
International Administration Centre
1 Fox Road


Contacting the IPA National Sections

All IPA National Sections have access to email. To contact one of our Sections, please visit our  "IPA National Sections - Email and Internet page" HERE


 IPA Houses

Details of all IPA Houses can be found on the separate IPA Houses web site, at

To find out information about an IPA property or to make enquiries about making a reservation, please contact the IPA House Manager via the email link on the appropriate property page.

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Reporting crime

The International Police Association is a friendship organisation. We do not investigate any crimes. If you wish to report a crime then please contact your local police station or law enforcement office.

Alternatively, you can visit the Interpol web site for further information


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