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Welcome to
The International Police Association’s
South African Section

A Non-Profit and Non-Governmental body made up of serving and retired officers from different police services worldwide.

  • Welcome to the South African Section of the International Police Association or better known as IPA.

    Our motto, “Servo per Amikeco” translates to “Service Through Friendship”.

    Service because without commitment, there is no friendship and without friendship, there would be no IPA.

  • Oldest & Largest

    For more than 60 years, the IPA has welcomed more than 420,000 members from over 100 countries, that is why the IPA is now known as the oldest and largest police association in the world.

  • Discover

    Whether it be social, cultural or professional, our gatherings are like discoveries that give sense to our values and our ideals of friendship, tolerance, and peace.

  • Develop


  • Enjoy

    By joining the IPA you will not only enjoy great benefits but you will also support our endeavours towards creating universal friendship through respect for human rights.

  • Your IPA

    The IPA is yours to discover, develop and of course, to enjoy.




Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most IPA events have been postponed or cancelled.

IPA House Plaque
The Official IPA House Plaque

IPA Houses & Accommodation

Southern Africa

Various properties in member countries serve as official IPA Houses that offer members accommodation at a reasonable price.
Additionally, members have access to Other Accommodation at discounted rates for IPA members.

Timour Hall Villa

Situated in the scenic Constantia Valley on the border of Plumstead and Constantia. There are many activities to take part in while in Cape Town and with the house situated so centrally, guests are able to easily find something to suit their tastes within approximately 20 – 30 minutes drive of the house.

Johann Rissik Guest House

Situated in the Administrative Capital of South Africa, Pretoria and also locally named “The Jacaranda City”, the Johann Rissik Guest House is approximately 3 kilometres from the Central Business District. It is walking distances away from the Union Buildings, Loftus Versveld, and various Embassies. The House is a 30-minute drive away from the Oliver Tambo  International Airport and Johannesburg.

Gamka-Moore Guest House

The House is situated in the “Central Karoo” area of South Africa and plays host to this cosy IPA House which is well placed for travellers en route between Johannesburg and Cape Town.

The International Police Association (IPA) is NOT a policing service or law enforcement agency and does not investigate any crime. If you wish to report a crime related matter please contact your local police station or applicable law enforcement agency.