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True North Police Cyclist

True North Police Cyclist

by Gary Strang, PCI #1457 London (ON) Police Service IPMBA Membership Director Good day, fellow cyclists! Canadian police cycling has its challenges, but the one that impacts us the most is “winter”.  Yes, that wonderful time of year...
New Bicycle Bill Introduced in California

New Bicycle Bill Introduced in California

by Kirby Beck, PCI #002T/EMSCI #017T Coon Rapids (MN) Police Department In February 15, 2017, California Assembly Member Phil Ting (D-19th District, representing western San Francisco and northern San Mateo County) introduced Assembly Bill 694 (AB 694), an act to amend Section 21202...
Blauer:  The Devil is in the Details

Blauer:  The Devil is in the Details

by Andy Shiu Lake Forest (IL) Police Department I have been a police officer for nearly 20 years now, and a bike officer for nearly 15 of them.  Comfort and managing body heat has always been a factor.  Wearing outer...
Five-Ten Impact Low Shoes: Flipping to Flats

Five-Ten Impact Low Shoes: Flipping to Flats

by Andrew Humes, PCI #1515 College Station (TX) Police Department Tourism and Entertainment Police Unit During the 2016 IPMBA Conference in Asheville, North Carolina, I attended an instructor workshop demonstrating flat pedals and appropriate shoes for duty wear.  I was intrigued...
Hot Pockets: MOCEAN Summit Pants

Hot Pockets: MOCEAN Summit Pants

by Mo Ibrahim, PCI #1326T-B/EMSCI #321T-B Metropolitan (DC) Police Department Saturday, November 19, 2016, started out with a beautiful 78 degrees.  It seemed too good to be true, so I looked at my weather app.  Sure enough, the temperature was...