Arthur Troop

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Arthur Troop

Arthur Troop (born December 15, 1914 in Lincoln , † November 30, 2000 ibid) was an English police officer and founder of the International Police Association .


After attending school, he worked as a mechanic, among other things. He then studied social and economic sciences at Oxford at Ruskin College and later agriculture at Evesham at the Agricultural College. He also dealt with the history of Russia. In 1934 he visited Leningrad and Moscow on a scholarship . In 1936 he married his wife Marjorie. With her he had two sons and a daughter. That same year he entered the Lincolnshire Police Department . With the police in Sleaford he was subsequently active as a sergeant in various areas. His area of ​​expertise was traffic accident processing and transport. Troop was also active in youth work as a specialist for independent youth organizations during World War II .

After the war Troop had a lively exchange with many police officers abroad. In 1949 he published an article on this subject in an English police magazine that met with a great response. The International Police Association was subsequently founded on January 1, 1950 under the motto “Servo per Amikeco” (Esperanto for “Service through Friendship”). Troop became the British Section's first general secretary. Five years later he was elected in Paris as the first international Secretary General. He held this position until he retired in 1966. After that he did volunteer work for the blind in England for years. Troop passed away in 2000 after a long illness.


Troop received various awards. These include the British Empire Medal , the honorary doctorate in Canada, the Cross of Honor of the Austrian Republic , the IPA World Police Prize and the Golden Sword in Hungary.


  • Arthur Troop: Russia Remembered . KT Publications, 1987, ISBN 0-907759-02-5
  • Arthur Troop: Service through friendship - the early years of the International Police Association . KT Publications, 1997 ISBN 0-907759-21-1

Individual evidence

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  3. ^ Homepage of the International Police Association ( memento from July 20, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) accessed June 4, 2010