International Road Policing Alliance (IRPA)

International Road Policing Alliance (IRPA)

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About the International Road Policing Alliance (IRPA) 

The International Road Policing Alliance is a growing organization of police, road safety professionals and partners, with the aim of promoting safer mobility and decreasing deaths and injuries from road crashes worldwide.

The primary purpose of this unique alliance is to create an IACP-led by-police for-police network that will allow police and road safety professionals to access information and resources to assist in preventing and reducing traffic fatalities and injuries in their communities. It will also allow non-police professionals, traffic enforcement agencies, and governmental leaders to better engage with road policing professionals, enforcement information, and education.

The IRPA is active and growing its presence as it scales up to be a major facilitator and advocate for road safety and road policing on the global, regional and country levels. We invite those who are interested to sign up for information on joining the alliance and potentially partner with us in this crucially important work.

To get additional information about the IRPA and opportunities for collaboration, please email with your name, title, and affiliation.

The IRPA and the Second United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 

The IACP is a partner in the Second United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety (2021 – 2030).

Through IACP’s involvement in the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety(BIGRS) and other international projects, promoting road safety, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, is a major strategic priority for IACP.

According to the World Health Organization, road traffic injuries kill 1.4 million people worldwide annually, with 90% of those fatal injuries taking place in developing countries.

Despite this pressing need, there is no unified international network run by a dedicated global policing organization affiliated to an established global police association or agency to ensure safe mobility internationally. IACP aims to fill this gap with the IRPA.

IACP is the oldest global professional police association for police leaders of its kind, with more than 31,000 members in 165 countries. The IRPA will help ensure that the epidemic of fatal crashes on the world’s roads is given the attention that it deserves by police leaders.  

IRPA Advisory Group Members 

The IRPA is housed under the Director of Global Policing and is being advised by an international team of experts:

  • Tony Bliss, Director, Road Safety Management Limited (New Zealand), Honorary Senior Fellow Melbourne University (Australia), and Former Lead Road Safety Specialist, World Bank
  • Chief Steven Casstevens (USA), IACP Past President and Police Chief of Buffalo Grove, Illinois
  • Trevor Hall, Managing Director, Road Safety Support (UK) and former police officer
  • Danny Sharp, Retired Police Chief, Oro Valley, Arizona


The IRPA has held meetings as part of the IACP 2021 Annual Conference as well as special sessions in 2021, affiliated with the IACP Roadway Safety Committee, and a session during IACP’s 2022 Impaired Driving and Traffic Safety Conference.

IRPA will offer information on upcoming global events in the field of safe mobility and road safety, events facilitated both by IACP and outside partner organizations.

IRPA also plans to facilitate regional conferences and events to allow for in-person peer-to-peer learning opportunities at the senior command level.

To get notified of upcoming IRPA activities and events, please email  

Resources and Knowledge Products 

IRPA knowledge products will draw on the expertise of the IACP and partners to focus on advancing learning and technical capacity. The broader the international reach of the IRPA, and the more expertise that the alliance can draw upon, the more knowledge exchanges between partner organizations will become invaluable, especially exchanges between organizations that might not otherwise have interacted. 

Facilitating such exchanges of information and resources is a crucial priority for the IRPA as it continues to grow.  

Sign Up for IRPA Information 

To receive information about the IRPA including future information on formally joining the network, please email with your name, title, and affiliation.

IACP is in the process of developing an engagement platform for the IRPA where resources and information on upcoming events will be shared. We look forward to working together to help promote police leadership to help save lives on the road.



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