IPMBA News

Charles City Police Department getting new bikes

Charles City Police Department getting new bikes

By Megan Hoffman, KIMT,  January 19, 2017, 11:28 pm CHARLES CITY, Iowa – The Charles City Police Department has a new way to get around town. The division received more than $4,000 in grant money from the Floyd County Community Foundation. They...
Bringing “BuRT” to South Carolina

Bringing “BuRT” to South Carolina

by Joseph R. DuPree, PCI #1599-B University of South Carolina Division of Law Enforcement The capabilities of police bicycle patrol have evolved, and the demand for bike patrol teams has never been greater.  As an example, during the 2016 Republican...
Even Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks

Even Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks

by Mike Harris, PCI #1125 Mill Creek (WA) Police Department (Retired) IPMBA Treasurer [Ed.’s Note:  IPMBA has approved the use of flat pedals as pedal retention under certain conditions.  Read the position paper for details.]  As...
IPMBA Goes to Disneyland

IPMBA Goes to Disneyland

by James Englert, PCI #1081 Arapahoe County (CO) Sheriff’s Office IPMBA Industry Liaison For the second year in a row, I was lucky enough to teach an IPMBA Police Cyclist Course at the NASRO (National Association of School Resource...
Membership: What Does it Mean?

Membership: What Does it Mean?

by Gary Strang, PCI #1457 London (ON) Police Service IPMBA Membership Coordinator Historically, membership meant “belonging; being part of something as a group.”  I can think of many groups that began modestly, only to grow into large associations...
Fueled by Inspiration

Fueled by Inspiration

By Mike Wear, PCI #516T-B/EMSCI #059T-B Metropolitan (DC) Police Department IPMBA Education Director A year has passed since the last Board issue of IPMBA News.  I am very excited that I have the privilege of continuing as IPMBA...
Risk-Free Bike Maintenance

Risk-Free Bike Maintenance

By David Cohen, Maryland National Capital Park Police Reserve Unit Have you ever wanted to make adjustments or repairs to your bike, but are afraid of screwing up something?   Perhaps you even went through the IPMBA Maintenance Officer...
Aspen cops’ new electronic bikes benefit veterans

Aspen cops’ new electronic bikes benefit veterans

by Jason Auslander/photo by Anna Stonehouse/The Aspen Times/January 10, 2017 Aspen Police Officer Braulio Jerez, left, watches as former British Army Capt. David Mills makes an adjustment Friday Keen observers of the downtown scene may have already noticed Aspen...