Jack Tam
Hong Kong President

Welcome Message

It is my honour to become the President of IPA Hong Kong Section after serving in the Executive Council for more than 21 years. I am also delighted to see many young and bright officers have joined my team in the Executive Council. With such new vigour, imagination and support, I am confident that IPA Hong Kong shall progress well in future.

IPA

International Police Association (IPA) is the largest police organizations in the world with almost 420,000 members from 68 countries / regions. It was established by Mr. Arthur Troop, a police sergeant of Lincoln, UK, in 1950. It is an independent body composed of members from police service, whether serving or retired.

IPA Hong Kong Section was formally formed up in June 1960 by Mr. LI Fuk-ki, a police inspector of Royal Hong Kong Police Force. In June 2018, the Section has exceeded 1,000 membership toll from regular, auxiliary and retired police.

Registration

IPA Hong Kong is neither a staff association of Hong Kong Police, nor organization under the Police Sports and Arts Council. It is registered under the Society Ordinance in Hong Kong with the President, Secretary General and Treasurer as the office bearers. IPA Hong Kong has no permanent office (though it was previously accommodated in the former Central Police Station until 2009 and Caine House of Police Headquarters before removal in 2016).

Objectives

The main purpose of the IPA is to promote friendship between the police officers of different countries. The main way we do this is by offering hospitality to overseas IPA members visiting Hong Kong. This takes many forms – assisting visitors with accommodation, inviting visitors for meals and drinks, accompanying them and assisting with sight-seeing and shopping, arranging visits to police stations or other police facilities, and so on. The other side of hospitality is making arrangements for our members who travel to other countries.

Executive Council

According to the IPA Constitution, the Executive Council (EC) is composed of a maximum of 13 officers. It is the managing authority to operate IPA Hong Kong Section. Apart from the office bears of President, Secretary General and Treasurer, other EC members assist the Section in organizing activities, receiving visitors, management of souvenirs and production of publicity materials. EC Meeting will be held on quarterly basis.

Involvement at International Level

There are 68 International Sections in the IPA with a total membership of around 420,000. Every year, delegates from sections attend the World Congress held by hosting section to discuss the affairs of IPA. Besides, a scholarship in name of the Found Arthur Troop will be awarded to some sections on yearly basis to support members attending training at the training institution at Gimborn, Germany.

Activities in Hong Kong

Of course, we also arrange activities for our members in Hong Kong. We normally hold Spring Reception around the Lunar New Year, Annual Dinner to follow the AGM in June, and Christmas Party in December. Occasionally, we organize social functions and charity events to enhance the internal communications of local members and demonstrate social responsibility of Hong Kong Police.

Travel Assistance

In line with the IPA Motto “Service Through Friendship”, we encourage members visiting other countries and meeting with overseas membership for cultural exchanges. Members can send a Travel Request Form via IPA Hong Kong to the Section of intended visit and request for advice on travel, accommodation, as well as visiting to police premises. Same protocol of hospitality also applies to overseas members visiting Hong Kong.

Finance

There is no financial support to IPA Hong Kong from the Police Force. We rely on the annual membership fee of HKD 200 and the one-off life membership fee of HKD 2,000 to finance the operation of the section such as production of souvenirs and subsidy to members attending IPA events. Subject to the financial situation and approval of the Executive Council, an observer will join with the delegate of Hong Kong Section to attend the World Congress. His / Her admission fee to the congress and travel expense will be financed by the Section.

Forward

IPA Hong Kong will continue providing service to members to facilitate their visits and helping them to broaden their personal networking at International level. Besides, we will endeavor to take every opportunity to project positive image of Hong Kong Police to overseas members. Sharing session will also be arranged for different police units if members visiting Hong Kong posses with expertise on specific profession and benefit to the Police Force.

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

About IPA HK
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