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IPA Iceland have organised a seminar with Mr. Roy McComb, formerly of National Crime Agency UK, speaking about organised crime, human trafficking and prostitution. The seminar will take place on March 19th and 20th, and will be held in English. Any IPA members interested in attending are invited to email Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

Seats are limited to 70 people. The seminar is free but all other costs are the responsibility of the IPA member (travel, lodging etc)

The seminar will also coincide with IPA Iceland’s annual general meeting, scheduled for March 20th at 17:00 hours.

Kind regards

Baldur Ólafsson

Section Iceland


To All IPA Sections,

This seems to be my last request from the IPA Sections in my capacity as Chairperson of the Professional Commission. 

The PhD student and fellow Police officer Mr. Richard Ramm at University of Nevada, Reno, would like to get as many Law Enforcement Officers as possible to answer his survey on Human Trafficking. He has kindly translated the questionnaire into our four IPA languages to make it easier for us to circulate to all sections.

I highly recommend you to encourage your members to answer the survey and support Richard in his studies. 

The successor of the Chair of the Professional Commission will receive the final research document to share with us when completed.

In friendship

May-Britt Rinaldo Ronnebro

Chairperson of the Professional Commission


Title: A Survey to establish the Law Enforcement Paradigm for a Successful Human Trafficking Investigation

University of Nevada, Reno

Principle Investigator: Nicholas Seltzer PhD. Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

Co-Investigator: Richard Ramm Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

Hello, my name is Richard Ramm, and along with being a Sergeant at the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, I am also a PhD student at the University of Nevada, Reno.  I am currently studying law enforcements effects on the trafficking in persons.  I am inviting you to take a quick survey that will help us assess several factors that officers encounter during human trafficking investigations, including if community trust affects human trafficking investigations; and if human trafficking can be misclassified as another crime.  All of which will help answer the question of what law enforcement considers a successful human trafficking investigation.

If you volunteer for this study, you are acknowledging that you are a law enforcement officer capable of investigating crimes and making arrests.  You will be asked to fill out a 26 question survey which should take approximately 20 minutes.  The questions will include the country you work in as well as questions regarding decision making in your agency, how your agency divides its jurisdiction and whether your agency works with others to combat trafficking.  

This study is considered minimal risk.  We will not record any personal identifying information during this research.  Questions about human trafficking and an individual’s experiences can cause reactions in some.  Rest assured that the answers to all questions will be anonymous, and only the researchers, as well as the University of Nevada, Reno Social Behavioral Institutional Review Board will have any opportunity to access responses.  You can withdraw from the survey at any time.  But, due to the lack of personal identifying information, once the survey is completed, it may prove impossible to find your answers to remove them from the data.

We cannot promise that participating in the study will benefit you.  We hope that your participation will assist us in gaining a better perspective of what constitutes a successful human trafficking investigation.  

At any time, if you have any questions or wish to report any issues with your participation in this study, you can contact Dr. Nicholas Seltzer (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) or Richard Ramm (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.).  If you wish to discuss a problem or lodge a complaint, you can contact the University of Nevada, Reno Research Integrity Office at 775.327.2368 or use the online option at through the “Contact Us” page of the University’s Research Integrity Office website.  Thank you in advance for your participation.

Department of Political Science/0302

University of Nevada, Reno

1664 N.Virginia St.

Reno, Nevada 89557-0302

(775) 784-4601 office

(775) 784-1473 fax


frage in deutscher Sprache


Survey in English


Encuesta en español


Sondage en Français



Next year Galway City on the west coast of Ireland will be hosting the European Capital of Culture 2020. Throughout this Galway 2020 programme, the themes of language, landscape and migration come to life. Structured around the old Celtic calendar of Imbolc, Bealtaine, Lughnasa and Samhain, Galway 2020 begins in February and runs through until the end of January 2021.

For the past 5 years IPA Galway have built a fabulous IPA event called IPA Aran.  You can find a link below to the IPA Aran Facebook page and a YouTube link to a video showing this years IPA Aran Event.  Also attached in PDF is IPA Irelands most recent magazine – see page 6 onwards to read about this years IPA Aran. 

IPA Aran Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/groups/468025050033852/requests/

IPA Aran YouTubehttps://youtu.be/hrEh2E4-pfU

I am currently working closely with the Galway 2020 Capital of Culture committee to collaborate a major IPA event in Galway in conjunction with the Aran Event.  This will be happening in July 2020 and will involve 3 days on the Aran Islands and a number of other events in the amazing Galway city.  A full programme of IPA events will be published soon, but interested IPA members are asked to contact me so that I can keep them directly informed.

Please email MICHAEL WALSH at Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.to register your interest.

See the attached link to the Galway 2020 programme of other events, which are happening during the year.  Of course our IPA region would be only too happy to meet with any members visiting Galway for these events.  IPA Ireland also has a fabulous IPA Accommodation right in the centre of Galway city.

Galway 2020 Programme:https://galway2020.ie/en/programme/

Looking forward to meeting many IPA friends in my home city of Galway and hopefully joining me for IPA Aran where you will get an Irish Céad Míle Fáilte - which means one hundred thousand welcomes.

Servo per amikeco,

Michael Walsh

IPA Ireland


Hello my friends

Some and Some know it, I am the IPA departmental president of the city of Toulouse in addition to being national travel secretary.

I allow myself to ask you to ask for information.

I work in the municipal police of Toulouse and I am in the neighborhoods of our city. We work jointly with a police station of the national police. This weekend, a friend of us policeman was killed. This drama has hurt us a lot.

The situation was as follows: our colleague was in a queue to buy food at the exit of a disco. Apparently two individuals recognized him as policemen and hit him on the neck with an iron bar. Then once on the ground, the two criminals kicked to the death.

Our colleague and friends would become dad in 4 months. He wished to adhere to our association. As a policeman and friend I allow myself to solicit you to make a gift to his wife.

We would borrow a photographic book with pictures of uniformed policemen all around the world accompanied by a word of courage for his wife.

If you have the opportunity to ask colleagues to make a photo I thank you in advance.

In order to be more precise in my approach, I give you the following details:

1 / the name of the policeman killed is Benjamin
2 / The name of his wife is Sarah

Some of you ask me what exactly I am looking for, in fact I would like a picture of a group of policeman in uniform with a small personalized message for his wife.

I would like to do the book tribute before the end of August.

Thanks to you my friends

Thank you also to my Canadian, Portuguese, Russian friends who have already started the requests.

I tell you that the photos of colleagues will have absently not broadcast on the net.



Your friend