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INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY ASSOCIATION
Together we are stronger

FAQs

About

Why was International Public Safety Association established?

The IPSA was established to unite the entire public safety community and to provide opportunities for public safety to cross-train and network across all disciplines.  

When was the IPSA established?

We were formally incorporated in the State of Arizona in July 2014 as a Non-Profit corporation.

Does IPSA have 501(c)3 status?

Yes! We are a public charity. Donors can deduct contributions under IRC Section 170. Donate to the IPSA today!

How is IPSA funded?

We receive funding through our membership dues, Supporters and events. 

Leadership Opportunities

How do I become a Member of the IPSA Board of Directors?

The IPSA Board of Directors are elected by IPSA Active Members.You must be an Active member for a minimum of one year prior to each election. You must self-nominate during our nomination period. The last step is that eligible nominees will go through an election process. 

When is the next election?

The next election will be in early 2019.

How do I become an IPSA Officer?

IPSA Officers are appointed by the IPSA Board. To be considered for IPSA Secretary or Treasurer, please contact the Executive Director.

Public Safety Column 

Who is eligible to submit to the Public Safety Column? 

Only Members and Supporters of the IPSA are eligible to submit articles. 

How do I submit an article?

Please send an email to info@joinipsa.org to request our guidelines. An IPSA representative will send you the guidelines and discuss our processes with you.

Do all contrinbutions get published?

No. IPSA has full discretion over what is ulitimately published. 

I'd like to reprint something from the Public Safety Column, how do I do that? 

Please email us at info@joinipsa.org with your specific request. 

Webinars

Why does your event list say "no one registered"? We value your privacy and do not publish our registration list.

How much is a webinar? IPSA members pay nothing for webinars. Non-Members pay a nominal fee (price varies). 

How do I request a Certificate of Attendance? Email us at info@joinipsa.org with your request. 

What is Webinar Week? It's a week dedicated to providing excellent training (like a conference - but without the travel). 

Does IPSA partner with companies for webinars? Yes, we offer sponsorship opportunities. 


Membership

How much does it cost to join the IPSA?

We have several pricing options available for Associate, Active, Group and Founding Members. Check out our Membership page for the most current information.

Why can't I login?

Only current IPSA Members are able to login. If you just signed up, it may take up to 24 hours to activate your account.  

Who is eligible to join the IPSA?

Everyone! We established ourselves as a public membership, non-profit because we truly believe in uniting all public safety disciplines and the communities they serve. 

What are the benefits to joining the IPSA?

The most important benefit - an intangible benefit - is your membership signfies your support of our mission. Also, IPSA Members have several over tangible benefits from discounts to trainings/events, opportunities to serve in a leadership role or on a committee and so much more. Benefits are listed on our membership page.

Committees

How do I join an IPSA Committee?

All IPSA members are eligible to apply to serve on a committee. Each committee accepts applicants annually at different times of the year. To see the latest opportunities, visit our Committees page. Committee members are appointed by the Committee Chair.

How do I become an IPSA Committee Chair?

All Active IPSA members are eligible apply to serve as a Committee Chair when there is an open opportunity. To learn more about the process, contact the Executive Director.

How often do Committees meet?

The schedule of committee meetings are driven by the current project the committee is undertaking - in other words, it varies. The Committee Chair sets the schedule.

Where do Committees meet?

The majority of the committees meet remotely via web-meetings or conference calls.


Opportunities

How do I get involved with the IPSA?

The IPSA offers several professional development opportunities. 

  • You can apply to serve as a Committee Member or Chair a Committee.
  • You can attend our Fall 2018 Symposium in Washington D.C.
  • You can submit an article to the IPSA Journal, a peer-reviewed public safety publication. 
  • You can become a corporate sponsor and help shape a training, write for our column, co-host a webinar or help us develop a best practices guide.
  • Join our Social Networking groups on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter - and share/like/retweet often!

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