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IPC - New social link for Law Enforcement Units


Many of you already know Captain Jacques Levinet, international expert and founder of various self-defense disciplines for civilians (Self Pro Krav, Defense Baton, Defense Cane) as well as several police operational training methods (Real Operating System or ROS, Operational Tonfa or OT, Operational Baton or OB, Protection and Intervention Operational Technical Gestures or PIOTG).

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Professional Self-defense His pilgrimage around the world within police, military and SWAT units (United States, Russia, Australia, Canada, South America and Europe) allowed him to get in touch with the world's leading experts on security. From his personal experiences emerged the idea of ??establishing a bridgehead and bring together the security forces throughout the world in the form of a global structure that he named as IPC or International Police Confederation. This initiative has been well received worldwide and several countries have already joined the IPC. We wanted to learn more about this creation.


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Professional Self-defense Budo Inter national: Could you describe to us what is IPC? Captain Jacques Levinet: The International Police Confederation (IPC) is reserved exclusively for members of the security forces, whether active or retired (police, army, customs, prison, official security forces). The organization is a link between different police units so as to exchange practical and operational techniques, experience and cooperation among members of the security forces, experts and organizations worldwide. This structure is headed by a group of renowned professional instructors, including Captain Jacques Levinet, international expert and founder of the IPC. Belonging to the IPC, subject to conditions, opens up the wide range of rights to participate in inter national training courses, seminars, meetings, conventions, recognitions and professional information. No politics and no religion in the CPI. B.I.: Please, tell us about the structure of the IPC... C.J.L.: The organization is built around a central office consisting of a President, two Vice Presidents and a Secretary General, as well as an IPC Director and a representative for each country concerned. For membership in the IPC, you must imperatively belong to the security forces (police, army, customs, prison staff, and state official security bodies). A detailed and documented request must be sent to the IPC headquarters, which decides the acceptance or rejection on the basis of the candidate's seriousness and credibility. The amount of the annual fee is 50 â‚Ź. In addition to France, which counts on several representatives, other countries have already joined the ranks of the IPC in Europe, USA, South America and Asia.


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B.I.: What are the objectives of the IPC? C.J.L.: Our aim is to exchange the different professional experiences of each of our members, based on their work and according to their country. The laws are not the same, especially concerning self-defense, in Europe and elsewhere. For example, the use of service weapons is different, according to the security forces units and their own ethical and legal use criteria. It is good to know, at the time of globalization, the way that the different law enforcement forces work on the ground. The IPC plans to establish exchanges in legal matters, without any

controversy (knowing the rights and duties of each of our members in the performance of its functions), in the experience of managing violence, in the formation (both basic and permanent) and training methods for the different law actors in their application on the spot. Our goal has no political or economic purpose and only pretends to get to know each other among the different brotherhoods that form the law enforcement forces. A universal acknowledgement without any chauvinism or a priori.


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Police B.I.: What will be the means of action of the IPC? C.J.L.: The universal English language will be our common vehicle for our media. The IPC will hold regular meetings with the managers and directors of each respective country so that the first step will be to know each other better and define common actions with respect to the same goals. Courses and seminars will also be organized to share knowledge from stakeholders, on the

basis of their personal experience and professionalism. Exchanges of information, always marked by ethics, will be held respecting the professional secrecy inherent to any unit. For this we already have a website online with the placeholder and a Facebook social link. Videos are already in operation in social links as YouTube or Daily Motion. Common regular courses will also be on the agenda of the different countries that make up the IPC. This should help


Professional Self-defense to make known the different training methods. Likewise, pedagogical means common to IPC will be also stablished to give a performance identity and a tag to the IPC. Diplomas and IPC graduation certificates shall be awarded after evaluation of the knowledge and

experience of each of the applicants and not necessarily without any verification. In short, individual members of the IPC will be also actors and stakeholders, on the basis on their personal achievements, and not just inactive members claiming they belong to the IPC. An interaction is needed to give credibility to our structure and make it more real. Knowledge is shared and cannot be decreed B.I.: What awards has the IPC? C.J.L.: The IPC is already based on the credit granted to it by the International Federation of Self Defense and Police Training ALJ (Jacques Levinet Academy), which is already established in many France regions, in departments and clubs as well as in several European countries and other continents. To ensure a better study of the concerned official authorities, every Director of the IPC it will be accredited by a letter of recognition of his functions within our organization. Then we intend to sign association agreements and mutual recognition with other existing structures or federations in the countries affiliated to the IPC. The IPC credit also implies acceptance of the educational components of the member countries. In other words, training methods taught and used by the representatives of the IPC, will be studied as appropriate, recognized and endorsed within our organization. Our goal is not being sectarian or not recognizing this or that family of methods, but to remain open in accordance with the methods chosen by our

different foreign partners. For example, with respect to France, the Real Operational System or ROS, which has been already proved with special units and general services, has been approved by the IPC, but it won't be the only one, since we don't believe ourselves to be in possession of the truth. This opening will allow us to improve and better accept differences without proselytizing. In fact, we do not want an IPC method but a set of knowledge, with respect to its intrinsic identity. B.I.: Which are the projects of the IPC? C.J.L.: Getting an international recognition worthy of the name is subject to the credit we want to obtain from the different countries involved. This cannot be foreseen but through a serious work of our members and the tag of the IPC. All these reasons push us to project an annual international meeting, under the form of a common training seminar, and at the same time a police conference with the attendance of quality participants, about the respective problems of action and reaction in law enforcement. Such events should enable us to strengthen the ties that bind us to the International Police Confederation. Finally, an IPC membership certificate is available to allow each of our members to identify himself better with his interlocutors. So we wish good luck and success to the IPC. For further information: http://www.International-PoliceConfederation.com Tel .: 00.33.467.075.044

INTERNATIONAL POLICE CONFEDERATION  

International Police Confederation USA (IPC) with Captain Jacques Levinet, International Police and Army Expert, 10th Dan Police ROS. www.po...

INTERNATIONAL POLICE CONFEDERATION  

International Police Confederation USA (IPC) with Captain Jacques Levinet, International Police and Army Expert, 10th Dan Police ROS. www.po...