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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?

First, you must be a voting member for a minimum of one year prior to each election. The IPSA Board of Directors are elected by IPSA Voting Members.

When is the next election?

The next election will be in early 2018.

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. 

Web Trainings

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 We value your privacy and do not publish our web-training registration list.

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

How much is a web-workshop? IPSA members receive discounts and non-members pay full price (price varies).

How do I request a Certificate of Attendance? Email us at info@joinipsa.org with your request. Make sure to include your first/last name, agency, web-training title and date of viewing. 

What is Webinar Week? This is a new event we're holding in 2017. The goal is to provide excellent training (like a conference) for no cost. 

Does IPSA partner with companies for web-trainings? Yes, we offer sponsorship opportunities. Email us at info@joinipsa.org with your idea for collaboration. 


Membership

How much does it cost to join the IPSA?

The cost to join begins at only $25/year for an Active Membership. A Voting Membership is $125/year. 

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 to joining the IPSA is that it supports our mission and your contribution will help advance our cause. Additional benefits can be found here.


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 Voting 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. 

  • We are rolling out several new committees so you can become a Committee Member or Chair a Committee.
  • We are always seeking instructors for our web-trainings. Contact us if you're interested.  
  • You can submit an article to the IPSA Journal, a peer-reviewed public safety publication. 
  • You can become an IPSA Supporter
  • You can attend our 2018 event (planning is underway). 
  • Join our Social Networking groups on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter - and share/like/retweet often!

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