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NOTE: This application form is for Canadian citizens only. If you are eligible for membership and live outside of Canada, in a country that does not currently have an active IPA Section, please forward your email inquiry to the following address
- Unite all serving and retired members of the police service, with the view to establishing ties of friendship and mutual aid among them.
- Organize exchange holidays, like-minded friendships and group visits with IPA Sections from around the world
- To promote respect for the law and the maintenance of order among members of police services in all member countries
- Engage in social, cultural, sporting and educational activities in support of these aims.
- Any serving police officer of a police service, or of the Canadian Armed Forces Military Police.
- Any retired or former police officer who has served with a police service or with the Canadian Armed Forces Military Police, for a minimum period of five (5) years, and has left that employment in good standing. This includes a "Special Constable or equivalent" who qualified for membership and who served in that capacity for membership and who served in that capacity for a minimum of five (5) years.
- Any officer with the designation "Special Constable or equivalent" provided he/she is in the fult time employ of a service, department or force whose functions are the prevention of crime and the enforcement of municipal, provincial or federal law as well as maintaining law and order for a minimum of five (5) years, with responsibilities consistent with those of a police officer.
- Any full-time police cadet who is sworn as a "Peace Officer" as defined in Section 2 of the Criminal Code of Canada and is employed by a service.
- Any serving Auxiliary or Reserve Police Officer of a recognized Auxiliary or Reserve Police Branch forming part of a police service.
- Any former member of a recognized Auxiliary or Reserve Police Branch forming part of a police service, who has served a minimum of ten years, and has left the police service in good standing.
- Any permanent Canada Border Services Agency Officers engaged in law enforcement, occupying a position invested with the powers and obligations of a peace officer.
- Any full time civilian employee of a police service who have completed five (5) years of service and who work directly with front line officers on receiving and/or dispatching calls for service or on scenes of crime and forensic investigations.
- Any retired of former full time civilian employee of a police service who has worked directly with front line officers on receiving and/or dispatching calls for service, crime scenes, and forensic investigations and left that employment in good standing with a minimum of five (5) years of service.