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Messages from the President and Secretary of IPA Greece and from the IPA President with regard to GEORGIOS KATSAROPOULOS

Ladies and Gentlemen we have just learned the attached sad news regarding our international family. George Katsaropoulos was a long time member of the Greece (Hellenic) Section and current International Secretary General. I did not have the pleasure of meeting him, but I have communicated with those who did and they all say he was a gentleman and lived the values of the IPA. Please keep George in your thoughts and communicate this information to your  friendship Chris 

Chris Barratt
National President and National Historian 
Canada Section
International Police Association


Wonderful news for IPA Canada, as well as Region 16! Jean-Francois Leblanc, Director for New Brunswick and our Membership Coordinator has been accepted as a participant at this summer’s International Youth Gathering.


This event will be held in Manchester, England in August of this year. J-F had applied to represent IPA Canada/R16 as a Group Leader/Mentor. As such, he will represent Canada at the event, and will be in a position to assist event organizers to ensure that his team is well looked after. Jean-Francois, as one of the youngest members of our region has been instrumental in attracting many new young law enforcement officers to join the ranks of the IPA. As Membership Coordinator, he works tirelessly to keep our membership numbers at or near the top of all Regions in Canada. We know that he will lead his Team in a very professional manner and will demonstrate and inspire leadership in his young group.

In 2017, during the AGM aboard the Celebrity Summit IPA Cruise to Bermuda Jean-Francois was the recipient of the John Minarik Memorial Award. Over the past several years since becoming a member of the IPA he has continuously represented the Organization in a very positive light, and as recognized by the award, has displayed outstanding service and devotion to the IPA.