International Council of Police Representative Associations

This international network of police unions was started by the Canadian Police Association (CPA) in 1996 and now has approximately 1.5 million members affiliated through national police associations and federations.

ICPRA membership includes police unions from four continents, speaking over 30 languages, connected through ICPRA.


Latest News

Police Federation of Australia Launches National Awareness Campaign on Police Officer Mental Wellbeing

In 2017, the Police Federation of Australia secured a $1 million-dollar grant from the Proceeds of Crime Account (POCA) (Section 298) to fund a National Awareness Campaign on Police Officer Mental Wellbeing.

Two key elements of the campaign were a song, ‘Graduation Day’, by acclaimed Australian recording artist John Schumann …

Media Release: International police community raises concern regarding arrest of South African Police Union President

OTTAWA – The International Council of Police Representative Associations (ICPRA) has written to the South African Police Minister, the Hon. Bheki Cele, to express their concern regarding this weekend’s arrest, in Pretoria, of South African Police Union President Mpho Kwinika, following Mr. Kwinika’s calls to investigate corruption at the senior …

No Easy Thing to Address the Burden of the Past
Mark Lindsay, Chair, Police Federation for Northern Ireland

There’s an entire generation in Northern Ireland for whom the ‘Troubles’ were something that happened before they were born. They never woke up to the latest news of appalling terrorist actions or the misery they left in their wake.

It’s now twenty years since the Belfast Agreement which was to …

Australian Police Week 2018
Fiona Wade, Senior Adviser, PFA

The upcoming ICPRA conference will be part of the PFA’s inaugural Police Week in September 2018.

Bookended by the Wall to Wall: Ride for Remembrance and National Police Remembrance Day; the event aims to draw the policing community together to …

Flexible Working Arrangements for Police Officers in Australia and New Zealand
Mark Burgess, CEO, Police Federation of Australia

In October 2016, the PFA commissioned a comprehensive survey investigating Flexible Working Arrangements for Police Officers in Australia and New Zealand. The survey was completed by over 11,400 officers 16.5% of all Australian and New Zealand sworn officers. This is …

Garda Representative Association Wellbeing Survey 2018
Garda Representative Association

This Report makes for startling reading. Dr Fallon concludes that over a quarter of our membership may be suffering from either Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or a variant of this condition and that organisational, structural and working deficiencies may be …

Executive Committee

Tom Stamatakis – ICPRA Chairman

Mr. Stamatakis has sat on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Police Association (CPA) since 2003, and served as Vice-President of the organization since 2005 and acclaimed President for a second term in September 2014.


Calum Steele – ICPRA General Secretary

Calum Steele is the General Secretary of the Scottish Police Federation having been first elected to the role in June 2008.


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The Scottish Police Federation is the general secretariat for ICPRA information resources. For further information please contact Calum Steele.

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