IPA Information Guide

updated for June 2019

How to access the IPA Hosting Book and share it with you:

  1. A pdf copy has been attached to this page  IPA Hosting Book April 2019

  2. To view a flipbook version, please click here:  IPA-Hosting Book-April2019

  3. It has been uploaded to our website: https://www.ipa-international.org/IPA-Houses

On behalf of the Socio-Cultural Commission, please find attached the IPA Hosting Book kindly updated for April 2019 by Vossie Vos of IPA South Africa.

Changes include:

Section Canada

Other Accommodation: Amended Website address on page 8

Section Germany

Official IPA House: The IPA House ‘Altes Schäferhaus’ in Büdingen, Germany, is now closed

Section Italy

Other Accommodation: Amended physical and email address of Stifterhof Castle

The Hosting Book can also be found in an online magazine version here: and will be updated on the IPA IAC website Tuesday 26th April (https://www.ipa-international.org/IPA-Houses)


Information for travellers 

Please note the following changes from the last edition:

Section Denmark

  • Sadly after 38 wonderful years, Denmark’s first IPA house the Atriumgården, Søndervig Jutland, has been sold and is no longer available as an IPA House.

Section Germany

  • Sadly too, IPA Haus Krätzersrasen (DEKR) in Germany is now closed.

Section Greece

  • 2 hotels in Thessaloniki (ROTONDA and EMPORIKON) are no longer available as Other accommodation.
  • Official email address of Section Greece has changed to: ipahellenicsection@gmail.com
  • The section’s secretary general is Mr. Vasilios Papas and his e-mail address is: ipapapas@gmail.com

Section Italy

  • IPA Section Italy has negotiated an agreement with the Stifterhof Castle, the mountain centre of the Italian State Police Force (Polizia di Stato). The Stifterhof Castle, surrounded by a park of about 13,000 square meters, was built by will of the Baron Georg Freiherr von Ompteda, writer of novels, in the early years of the 1900s. There are 27 rooms furnished almost exclusively with antique furniture.

Section Spain

  • Other Accommodation Added: A 4 bedroomed apartment in Tarragona (city centre), Spain (400 meters from the beach) with a capacity of 6 persons is available on a weekly basis to IPA members and law enforcement officers only.


Dear all,

On behalf of IPA France, please see below an update regarding some last-minute availability for their IPA house near the centre of Paris.

Full information on this property can be found on page 28 of the IPA Hosting Book

These are the dates of availability for the apartment (sleeping 4 persons) for the IPA FRANCE house “Pierre Barbaud”.

  • From August 7th to 17th inclusive (apartment 4 persons)
  • From August 22nd to September 4th inclusive (apartment 4 persons)
  • From 6th to 19th of September inclusive (apartment 4 persons)
  • From September 22 to 30 inclusive (apartment for 4 persons)

If you want to book this apartment, please contact ipahouse.france@ipafrance.org

Kind Regards,

Sébastien PROVOST
Secrétaire Général National Adjoint
Secrétariat National IPA FRANCE

United Kingdom

All National Sections,
An announcement for all IPA Members planning to visit London from Section UK:
Section UK request that all IPA members visiting London that would like a tour of Metropolitan Police’s New Scotland Yard, must complete an International Travel Form in advance to allow time to try and arrange a visit with a guide. Increasing numbers of IPA members are turning up at New Scotland Yard unannounced and requesting a tour. This is creating an unwelcome demand on resources and they must be prepared to be turned away.
Section UK will endeavour to assist all members who submit their request through the proper channels.

Kind Regards