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Meeting the International Police Association’s President Martin Hoffmann (Part 2)

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In this second video in a series of three recorded for PolicingTV, May-Britt Rinaldo Ronnebro from IPA Section Sweden talks to fellow IPA Member, Martin Hoffmann from IPA Section Austria.

These are the latest videos in a #SheIsIPA series led for PolicingTV by May-Britt.

This second video focuses on Martin’s background in policing in Vienna in Austria. He also shares the basic information regarding the police organisation in Austria and some figures on female and male police staff.

 Martin Hoffmann has, as the International President of the International Executive Board (IEB) of International Police Association (IPA) together with the IEB, presented a strategy for the coming four years of their term.

The strategy includes an Advisor for the IEB on diversity, equality and inclusion. Additionally one project “Women in IPA” and several other projects focusing on retention and recruitment of members.

In these interviews Martin highlights the importance of inclusion of diversities in the IPA, highlighting the importance of women in policing and the International Police Association (IPA). Martin shares his background in policing and his involvement with IPA. The conversation covers topics such as gender balance in policing, memories from Hoffmann’s time as a police officer, his transition to the prison service, and the pillars of IPA.

The conversation also emphasizes the need for recruitment and retention of members, the #SheIsIPA initiative, and the celebration of International Women’s Day. Martin discusses the Women in IPA project and the importance of inclusion within the organization.

Takeaways from our time with Martin:

  1. Gender balance in policing is crucial for creating a diverse and inclusive environment.
  2. The International Police Association (IPA) provides a platform for networking and professional development for police officers worldwide.
  3. Recruitment and retention of members, especially women, is essential for the growth and success of IPA.
  4. The #SheIsIPA initiative aims to empower women in policing and highlight their achievements. International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of women in policing and advocate for gender equality.

The International Police Association (IPA) is a friendship organisation for members of the police force, whether in employment or retired, and without distinction as to rank, position, gender, race, language, age, or religion. The IPA has around 372,000 members in nearly 100 countries.

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