Many already know Captain Jacques Levinet, international expert and founder of several disciplines of self-defense for the civilians (Self Pro Krav, Cane Defence, Baton Defence and of operational law enforcement methods such as Real Operational System or ROS, operational tonfa , Operational baton, Operational Technical Gestures of Intervention and Protection. His wanderings all over the world within the units of police, the army and swats (the USA, Russia, Australia, Canada, South America and Europe) allowed him to be in connection with the biggest world experts of security forces. From these experiences came to him the idea to create a bridgehead, uniting polices through the globe, under the shape of a world structure which he named the IPC or International Confederation police. Already several countries approved, by a large majority, this initiative and joined the IPC. We wanted to know more about it.

MEDIA: Can you describe us what is the IPC?

Captain Jacques Levinet: The IPC is exclusively reserved for the members (actives and retired) of police, army customs, prison, official strengths of safety. This organization is a link between various polices and units to exchange technical and operational professional practices, the cooperation and the experience among IPC members, experts and organizations of the whole world. This structure is managed by a group of recognized professional instructors, among which Captain Jacques Levinet, international expert and founder of the IPC. The membership in the IPC, subjected to conditions, opens the rights for the participation of international training courses, seminars, meetings, conference, recognitions and professional information. No politics and no religion in the IPC.

MEDIA.: How is organized the IPC?

CJL: The organization is structured around a head office including a president, two vice-presidents, a general secretary as well as, for every concerned country, around representatives and around a director IPC. To subscribe to the IPC, it is necessary to belong to police, customs, prison, official security of states. An elaborate request, with objects of support, is then passed on to the office of the IPC which decides on the acceptance or on the refusal of the candidate according to his seriousness and to his credibility. Besides France, with several representatives, foreign countries have already joined the rows of the IPC, as Italy, Denmark, Austria, Bulgaria, Spain and others are in expectation as the Luxembourg, Portugal, Argentina.

R: What are the objectives of the IPC?

CJL: Our purpose is to exchange the various work experiences of each of our members, according to his affectation and to his country. Legislations are not the same, especially at the level of the legal self-defense, in Europe and in the other countries. For example the use of weapons in endowment is different, according to the units of polices, according to their own legal and ethical criteria of use. It is good to know, at the time of the globalization, more about the numerous participants of polices on the ground. THE IPC intends to establish exchanges in legal subject, without any critics, to know the rights and duties of each of our members in the exercise of their missions, to know better about the experience of the violence, to appreciate the different training (initial and continuous), to get an opinion in methods of training for the various actors of their law. Our aim has no political or economic objective but only in order to know better between the various colleagues which constitute polices. An universal knowledge as a matter of fact without any chauvinism or a priori.

MEDIA.: What will be the means of action of the IPC?

CJL: The English universal language is going to be our common vehicle as for our communications. THE IPC is going to set up periodic meetings with the persons in charge and the respective directors of every country, at first, to know us better and to define common means of action respecting the same objective. Training courses and seminars are going to be planned to exchange our both experience, according to the work experience of each one. Information exchanges, always printed by a professional business ethics, are going to take place everything, in the respect for the professional secrecy inherent to such or such unit. For it we have already put on-line, a web site with reserved space for IPC members and a social link Face book only accessible to the only members of the IPC. Videos are already operational on the social links as You Tube or Daily motion. Common periodic courses are also going to be for the agenda in the various countries which compose the IPC. This should allow knowing better about the various methods of training. Educational means, common to the IPC, will also be defined to give an identity of functioning and a label IPC. On this subject, diplomas and a graduation IPC will be awarded, after evaluation of the knowledge and the work experience of each of the applicants, and not necessarily without any check. As a matter of fact, the various members of the IPC will also be actors and participants, according to each experience, and not only inactive members claiming of the IPC. An interaction is necessary to support our structure and make it more alive. The knowledge is divided and not decreed.

MEDIA.: What are the recognitions of the IPC?

CJL : THE IPC already bases on the credit that brings it our Federation AJL, already implanted in France in numerous regions, departments and clubs as well as in several European countries, and the other continents. To assure a better prospecting, with the concerned official services, every director IPC will get an accreditation by a letter of recognition of his functions within our organization. Then we plan to conclude agreements of partnership and mutual recognition with the other structures or the existing federations in countries affiliated to the IPC. The credit of the IPC also passes by the acceptance of the various educational constituents of member countries. In other words, the methods of training, taught and used by the representatives IPC, are going to be studied then, as the case may be, recognized and endorsed within our organization. Our purpose is to avoid to be sectarian and to recognize only such or such family of methods but to remain opened minded by respecting the methods chosen by our various foreign interlocutors. For example, for France, Real Operational System or ROS, which has already showed its ability with general police services and with special units, was endorsed by the IPC but it will not be the only because we do not claim to hold the truth. This opening will allow us to improve and to accept better the differences without any proselytism. In fact, we do not want to make a method IPC but a grouping of various experiments in the respect for their intrinsic identity.

MEDIA.: What are the projects of the IPC?

CJL: To obtain a worthy international recognition passes by the credit which we wish to obtain on behalf of the various concerned countries. It can glimpse only by the serious work of our members and the label of the IPC. So many reasons which urge us to plan an annual international meeting, under shape at the same time of a seminar of common training and a police conference with qualified participants knowing well the respective problems of action and reaction in polices. This kind of contribution should allow us to tighten the links which unite us within International Police Confederation. Finally a card of membership IPC is in progress to allow, in each of our members, to become identified better with their interlocutors.

Thus let us wish good luck and success to the IPC

More information –

Tel. 00.33.467.075.044

Photos – Edith Levinet


About Master Jacques Levinet

International Expert nominated Grand Master 2007 and Pioneer of Martial Arts at London and New York, black belt 10th Dan. He is the founder and black belt 10th Dan Self Pro Krav, Cane Defense, Stick Defense and Police Training ROS. He is the director of the Academy AJL and the founder of several methods of self defense both for civilians and law enforcement members. He is also the founder of the International Police Confederation IPC. Some of his ranks are black belt 10e dan Self Pro Krav, Cane Defense and Training ROS Police, 6e dan Karate. and

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