The International Police Executive Symposium (IPES) brings police researchers and practitioners together to facilitate cross-cultural, international and interdisciplinary exchanges for the enrichment of the policing profession. It encourages discussions and writing on challenging topics of contemporary importance through an array of initiatives including conferences and publications.

Past Meetings

Below is a list of the previous meetings ordered by year, with links to related photo and media for each event. Click on the name of the country to view pictures, short videos, and documents pertaining to that meeting. NOTE: Videos can require a great deal of time to download before playing can begin, so please be patient after clicking on the video. Feel free to download as much media as you like!


2017 - LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND
THEME: Organised Crime & Terrorism: Policing Challenges for Local to International level
HOST: Liverpool John Moores University

2016 - WASHINGTON, DC
THEME: Urban Security: Challenges for 21st Century Global Cities
HOST: The George Washington University

2015 - PATTAYA (BANGKOK), THAILAND
THEME: Police Governance and Human Trafficking: Promoting Preventative and Comprehensive Strategies
HOST: The Royal Thai Police Association, The Royal Thai Police, and Shinawatra University

2014 - SOFIA, BULGARIA

THEME: Crime Prevention & Community Resilience:
Police Role with Victims, Youth, Ethnic Minorities and Other Partners
HOST: Hosted by IPES and the Bulgarian Ministry of Interior

2014 - TRIVANDRUM (KERALA), INDIA

THEME: Policing by Consent: Theoretical Challenges and Operational Issues
HOST: Hosted by the Kerala Police Department

2013 - BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

THEME: Global Issues in Contemporary Policing
HOST: Hosted By The Ministry of Interior and The Hungarian National Police

2012 - NEW YORK, NY, USA
THEME: Economic Development, Armed Violence and Public Safety
HOST: In Cooperation with United Nations Dept of Economic & Social Affairs NGO Branch

2011 - KARLSKRONA, (BLEKINGE COUNTY), SWEDEN

THEME: Contemporary Issues in Public Safety & Security
HOST: Hosted by The Blekinge Technological Institute

2011 - BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

THEME: Policing Violence, Crime, Disorder, & Discontent: International Perspectives
HOST: Hosted by IPES

2010 - KERALA, INDIA

THEME: Community Policing: Theoretical Problems and Operational Issues
HOST: Hosted by the Government of Kerala and the Kerala Police Department

2010 - VALLETTA, MALTA

THEME: Tourism, Strategic Locations & Major Events:
Policing in an Age of Mobility, Mass Movement and Migration
HOST: Commissioner John Rizzo and Malta Police

2009 - OHRID, MACEDONIA

THEME: Policing, the Private Sector, Economic Development & Social Change:
Contemporary Global Trends
HOST: Ministry of Interior, Republic of Macedonia

2008 - CINCINNATI, OHIO – USA

THEME: Police Without Borders: The Fading Distinction Between Local & Global
HOST: Cincinnati Police Department & Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police

2007 - DUBAI

THEME: Urbanization and Security
HOST: Dubai Police

2006 - TURKEY

THEME: Local Linkages to Global Security and Crime: Thinking Locally and Acting Globally
HOST: Turkish National Police

2005 - THE CZECH REPUBLIC

THEME: Challenges of Policing in the 21st Century: A Global Assessment
HOST: The Czech Police Academy
The Ministry of the Interior
The Czech Republic

2004 - CANADA

THEME: Criminal Exploitation of Women and Children
HOST: Abbotsford Police Department
Canadian Police College
International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy
Justice Institute of British Columbia
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
University College of the Fraser Valley
Vancouver Police Department

2003 - BAHRAIN

THEME: Police and Community
HOST: Kingdom of Bahrain

2002 - TURKEY

THEME: Police Education and Training
HOST: Police of Turkey

2001 - POLAND

THEME: Corruption: A Threat to World Order
HOST: Police of Poland

2000 - EVANSTON, ILLINOIS - USA

THEME: Traffic Policing
HOST: Northwestern University, Center for Public Safety

1999 - INDIA

THEME: Policing of Public Order
HOST: Andhra Pradesh Police, Hyderabad, India

1998 - THE NETHERLANDS

THEME: Crime Prevention
HOST: Dutch Police, Europol

1997 - AUSTRIA

THEME: International Police Cooperation
HOST: Federal Police in Vienna, Austria

1996 - JAPAN

THEME: Organized Crime
HOST: Kanagawa University

1995 - SPAIN

THEME: Challenges of Policing Democracies
HOST: International Institute of the Sociology of Law, Basque Country, Spain

1994 - SWITZERLAND

THEME: Police Challenges and Strategies
HOST: Canton Police, Geneva, Switzerland

Year 2014 – July 27-31
Country SOFIA, BULGARIA
Theme Crime Prevention & Community Resilience: Police Role with Victims, Youth, Ethnic Minorities and Other Partners
Host Hosted by IPES and the Bulgarian Ministry of Interior
Year 2014 – March 16-21
Country Trivandrum (Kerala), India
Theme Policing by Consent: Theoretical Challenges and Operational Issues
Host Hosted by the Kerala Police Department
Links Executive Summary
Brochure
Photos
Year 2013 – August 4-9
Country Budapest, Hungary
Theme Global Issues in Contemporary Policing
Host Hosted By The Ministry of Interior and The Hungarian National Police
Links Executive Summary
Brochure
Photos
Year 2012 – August 5-10
Country New York, NY, USA
Theme Economic Development, Armed Violence and Public Safety
Host In Cooperation with United Nations Dept of Economic & Social Affairs NGO Branch
Links Executive Summary
Brochure
Photos
Year 2011 – August 10-14
Country Karlskrona, (Blekinge County), Sweden
Theme Contemporary Issues in Public Safety & Security
Host Hosted by The Blekinge Technological Instiute
Links Executive Summary
Brochure
Photos
Year 2011 – June 26-30
Country Buenos Aires, Argentina
Theme Policing Violence, Crime, Disorder, & Discontent: International Perspectives
Host Hosted by IPES
Links Executive Summary
Brochure
Photos
Year 2010 – November 2-6
Country Kerala, India
Theme Community Policing: Theoretical Problems and Operational Issues
Host Hosted by the Government of Kerala and the Kerala Police Department
Links Executive Summary
Brochure
Photos
Year 2010 – March 14-19
Country Valletta, Malta
Theme Tourism, Strategic Locations & Major Events: Policing in an Age of Mobility, Mass Movement and Migration
Host Commissioner John Rizzo and Malta Police
Links Executive Summary
Brochure
Photos
Group Photo
Year 2009
Country Ohrid, Macedonia
Theme Policing, the Private Sector, Economic Development & Social Change: Contemporary Global Trends
Host Ministry of Interior, Republic of Macedonia
Links Executive Summary
Brochure
Photos
Group Photo
Year 2008
Country Cincinnati, Ohio – USA
Theme Police Without Borders: The Fading Distinction Between Local & Global
Host Cincinnati Police Department & Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police
Links Executive Summary
Brochure
Photos
Year 2007
Country Dubai
Theme Urbanization and Security
Host Dubai Police
Links Executive Summary
Brochure
Year 2006
Country Turkey
Theme Local Linkages to Global Security and Crime: Thinking Locally and Acting Globally
Host Turkish National Police
Links Executive Summary
Participants List (PDF)
Photos
Presentations
Year 2005
Country The Czech Republic
Theme Challenges of Policing in the 21st Century: A Global Assessment
Host The Czech Police Academy
The Ministry of the Interior
The Czech Republic
Links Executive Summary
Photos
Presentations
Year 2004
Country Canada
Theme Criminal Exploitation of Women and Children
Host Abbotsford Police Department
Canadian Police College
International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy
Justice Institute of British Columbia
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
University College of the Fraser Valley
Vancouver Police Department
Links Executive Summary
Photos
Year 2003
Country Bahrain
Theme Police and Community
Host Kingdom of Bahrain
Links Executive Summary
Photos
Presentations
Year 2002
Country Turkey
Theme Police Education and Training
Host Police of Turkey
Links Executive Summary
Year 2001
Country Poland
Theme Corruption: A Threat to World Order
Host Police of Poland
Links Executive Summary
Photos
Year 2000
Country USA 
Theme Traffic Policing
Host Northwestern University, Center for Public Safety
Links Executive Summary
Photos
Year 1999
Country India
Theme Policing of Public Order
Host Andhra Pradesh Police, Hyderabad, India
Links Executive Summary
Photos
Year 1998
Country The Netherlands
Theme Crime Prevention
Host Dutch Police, Europol
Links Photos
Year 1997
Country Austria
Theme International Police Cooperation
Host Federal Police in Vienna, Austria
Links Executive Summary
Year 1996
Country Japan
Theme Organized Crime
Host Kanagawa University
Links
Year 1995
Country Spain
Theme Challenges of Policing Democracies
Host International Institute of the Sociology of Law, Basque Country, Spain
Links
Year 1994
Country Switzerland
Theme Police Challenges and Strategies
Host Canton Police, Geneva, Switzerland
Links Photos

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