INTERNATIONAL POLICE ASSOCIATION
FOUNDING IPA SWITZERLAND
With the founding of the two first IPA sections "Suisse-Genève" and "Suisse Friborg" (later called regions) in the year 1955, the IPA section Switzerland was also founded.
The official foundation took place on 9. May 1955.
At the international congress in Paris on 16. and 17. In September 1955, our section and the German section were added to the world's largest association of police officers.
At this memorable meeting in Paris Switzerland was represented by our friends René Goebler, Andre Clerc, André Baumgartner and Marcel Loegan.
According to international statutes, the IPA section Switzerland, as well as our 14 regions, is independent in terms of organization and administration, provided they do not conflict with the international statutes.
The IPA has been represented throughout Switzerland since 1978 and is divided into 14 regions: Genève, Friborg, Vaud, Neuchâtel-Jura-Jura bernois, Valais, Bern, Biel & surroundings, Zurich, Central Switzerland, Ticino, Solothurn, Eastern Switzerland, Both Basel and Aargau.
Currently the section Switzerland counts more than 17'000 members.
FOUNDER OF IPA SWITZERLAND
The founder of IPA Switzerland is René Goebler of the Sûréte in Geneva, who had contact with French and English IPA colleagues during a trip to Paris. These convinced René Goebler that the Swiss police officers should no longer wait to join the IPA.
At this time, East Germany, Belgium and the Scandinavian countries were already part of the IPA. René Goebler founded the IPA Geneva section with great enthusiasm and great dynamism.
ORGANIZATION OF IPA SWITZERLAND
According to international statutes, the IPA Section Switzerland, as well as our 14 regions, is independent in terms of organization and administration, provided they do not conflict with the international statutes.
The organs of the IPA section Switzerland are:
- the Delegates Assembly (DV)
- the President's Conference (PK)
- the National Office (NL)
- the auditors
The Assembly of Delegates, as the supreme organ of the Section Switzerland, consists of the representatives of all regions, in proportion to one delegate per 100 member or a fraction thereof. The DV meets at least once a year, usually in the first trimester. Your tasks are in particular:
- the election of the NL and other national officials
- the name of the candidates for the PEB
- the approval of the various reports
- the approval of the annual accounts
- the determination of the annual contribution
- the approval of the budget
- the appointment commissions
- the approval of the Articles of Association and their amendments
- the approval of the rules of procedure and the regulations and their amendments
- the appointment of honorary members of the section Switzerland
According to the articles of association, the domicile and the postal address of the IPA section Switzerland are determined by the National Office. Currently, Gorduno (Bellinzona), in the canton of Ticino, is the residence and place of employment of the current Secretary-General, the seat of our section.
PO Box 121
CH-6505 Bellinzona TI
Tel: + 41 (0) 91 829 05 35
Fax: + 41 (0) 91 829 02 47
2019-R2 IPA Review
Published on Jun 26, 2019
IPA Revue Section Switzerland. Edition 2019-R2
1955 - the year the Genève region was founded
1955 - the year the Friborg region was founded
1955 inclusion in the IPA
At the international congress in Paris on September 16 and 17, 1955, our section and the German section were accepted into what is now the world's largest association of police officers. At this memorable meeting in Paris, Switzerland was represented by our friends René Goebler, André Clerc, André Baumgartner and Marcel Loegan.
1958 Founding year of the region Neuchâtel-Jura-Jura bernois
1959 founding year of the Vaud region
1963 founding year of the Bern region
1963 founding year of the Valais region
1965 founding year of the Biel & environs region
1965 founding year of the Zurich region
1969 founding year of Central Switzerland
1969 founding year of the Ticino region
1977 founding year of the Solothurn region
1977 founding year of the Eastern Switzerland region
1978 founding year of the Region Beider Basel
1978 founding year of the Aargau region
1978 The IPA is located throughout Switzerland
1984 The first members of the Liechtenstein Security Corps
The first members of the Principality of Liechtenstein Security Corps were accepted as “guests” in the Eastern Switzerland region.
Change of name to IPA Eastern Switzerland and Principality of Liechtenstein
In the 36. General Assembly with 56 voters unanimously adopted the name change from IPA Eastern Switzerland to IPA Eastern Switzerland and Principality of Liechtenstein.
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