The International Council of Police Representative Associations
The National Fraternal Order of Police is proud to be a member organization in the International Council of Police Representative Organizations (ICPRA). For the last several years President Chuck Canterbury has served on the ICPRA Executive Committee as Treasurer, and the FOP had the honor of hosting the delegation from ICPRA in 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland.
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.
ICPRA was established to bring national police unions together to discuss police union issues, to share information and to foster strong relationships between national associations. Since the first meeting in 1996, ICPRA meetings have been held biannually and are hosted by a participating country. Information sharing and networking continues between meetings and from all accounts participants benefit from the dialogue, expertise and shared experience.
To learn more about ICPRA visit www.icpra.org, and to see some of how the FOP has been involved in this organization, click here.