About IPMBA

Board and Staff

Bernie Hogancamp

President
Bernie Hogancamp, PCI #498
Homewood, Olympia Fields, Blue Island Police Departments (retired); Homewood IL
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Number of Years in Public Safety: 35
Number of Years on Bike Duty: 20
IPMBA Member Since: 1993
IPMBA Instructor Since: 2001
Number of Bikes in Personal Fleet: Six
Favorite Place to Ride: Chicago Lakeshore Drive Trail
Mentor(s) within IPMBA:  Tom Woods and Kirby Beck
#1 Priority for IPMBA: Provide the best, most current training to public safety cyclists and strive to evolve to meet the challenges of changing times and missions.


Robert Hatcher Vice President
Wren Nealy, PCI #860/EMSCI #154
Cypress Creek EMS/Waller County Sheriff's Office, Spring TX
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Number of Years in Public Safety: 25
Number of Years on Bike Duty: 15
IPMBA Member Since: 2000
IPMBA Instructor Since: 2005
Number of Bikes in Personal Fleet: Two (one Trek, one Cannondale)
Favorite Place to Ride: In the neighborhood with my kids
Mentor(s) within IPMBA:  T.J. Richardson.  He helped get our program started, made public safety cycling sound appealing, taught my Instructor Course in Scottsdale (2005), and is genuinely a great person.
#1 Priority for IPMBA: To promote the growth and development of the association and continue to introduce training courses that promote integrated police and EMS response.

Craig Lepkowski Secretary
Craig Lepkowski, PCI #1180/EMSCI #272
Lake Forest Police Department, Lake Forest IL
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Number of Years in Public Safety: 22
Number of Years on Bike Duty: 9
IPMBA Member Since: 2009
IPMBA Instructor Since: 2010
Number of Bikes in Personal Fleet: One (personally owned Trek police bike)
Favorite Place to Ride: Open Lands area in Lake Forest to the Botanic Gardens in Glencoe
Mentor(s) within IPMBA:  Bernie Hogancamp - my first (and continuing) instructor
#1 Priority for IPMBA: Involving the membership by increasing awareness of the benefits of IPMBA.
 

Mike Harris Treasurer
Mike Harris, PCI #1125
Mill Creek Police Department, Mill Creek WA
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Number of Years in Public Safety: 27
Number of Years on Bike Duty: 23
IPMBA Member Since: 1992
IPMBA Instructor Since: 2008
Number of Bikes in Personal Fleet: Three
Favorite Place to Ride: Any trail I'm on, as long as the rubber side is down!
Mentor(s) within IPMBA:  Tom Woods and Kirby Beck
#1 Priority for IPMBA: To provide the best possible training and promote the valuable benefits of being a public safety cyclist.

Mike Wear Education Director
Michael A. Wear, PCI #516/EMSCI #059T
Metropolitan Police Department, Washington DC
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Number of Years in Public Safety: 27
Number of Years on Bike Duty: 23
IPMBA Member Since: 1998
IPMBA Instructor Since: 2001
Number of Bikes in Personal Fleet: Five
Favorite Place to Ride: C&O Canal Towpath
Mentor(s) within IPMBA:  Mike Goetz, Al Simpson, Kirby Beck, Tom Harris
#1 Priority for IPMBA: Be Progressive, Be Passionate, Be a Leader. Always Strive for Excellence. Never stop being a Student. Ride Hard, Ride Safe.

Tom Harris Conference Coordinator
Tom Harris, PCI #861T/EMSCI #030T
East Baton Rouge Parish EMS/Livingston Parish Sheriff's Department, Baton Rouge LA
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Number of Years in Public Safety: 38
Number of Years on Bike Duty: 19
IPMBA Member Since: 1996
IPMBA Instructor Since: 1999
Number of Bikes in Personal Fleet: Two (a 26" and a 29er, both Volcanics)
Favorite Place to Ride: Rails to Trails
Mentor(s) within IPMBA:  Kirby Beck and Bernie Hogancamp
#1 Priority for IPMBA: To provide the best possible training for public safety cyclists.

James Englert Industry Liaison
James Englert, PCI #1081
Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office, Centennial CO
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Number of Years in Public Safety: 16
Number of Years on Bike Duty: 9
IPMBA Member Since: 2006
IPMBA Instructor Since: 2008
Number of Bikes in Personal Fleet: Three (one mountain, one road, one single-speed road)
Favorite Place to Ride: Buffalo Creek Wilderness
Mentor(s) within IPMBA:  Mitch Trujillo
#1 Priority for IPMBA: Provide the best suggestions for products and increase membership.

Wren Nealy EMS Coordinator
Brian Gillman EMSCI#189
Cypress Creek EMS, Spring TX 
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Number of Years in Public Safety: 20
Number of Years on Bike Duty: 11
IPMBA Member Since: 2005
IPMBA Instructor Since: 2007
Number of Bikes in Personal Fleet: One
Favorite Place to Ride: Our local singletrack trail system
Mentor(s) within IPMBA:  Jeff Taylor and Wren Nealy, who got me involved with our team and encouraged me, as a novice ride, to grow.  Tom Harris, who has brought a wealth of information and insight to our team and influenced my development over the years.
#1 Priority for IPMBA: To increase EMS involvement and increase membership to further our mission of providing superior public safety cyclist training. 

IPMBA logo Membership Director
Gary Strang, PCI #1457
London Police Service, London ON
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Number of Years in Public Safety: 32
Number of Years on Bike Duty: 3
IPMBA Member Since: 2013
IPMBA Instructor Since: 2014
Number of Bikes in Personal Fleet: Five (two MTB, three road racers)
Favorite Place to Ride: Anywhere early in the morning, watching the sun burn off the morning mist
Mentor(s) within IPMBA:  Bob Hatcher
#1 Priority for IPMBA: Provide the membership with value-added service and continued training for safe public safety cycling.

Maureen Becker IPMBA
Maureen Becker, Executive Director
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