IPMBA News

Notice of Board Openings

Notice of Board Openings

Three seats on the IPMBA Board of Directors will be up for election/re-election at the 2016 IPMBA Conference in Asheville, North Carolina, April 23-30, 2016.  This is the official notice for those who may be interested in serving on the...
Traffic Cycling as a Primary Skill

Traffic Cycling as a Primary Skill

by Kirby Beck, PCI #002T/EMSCI #017T Coon Rapids (MN) Police Department (retired) Someone recently posted a photo on Facebook of an IPMBA Police Cyclist class during a vehicular cycling road ride.  There were roughly 20 uniformed riders, lined up...
Tourism Oriented Policing Services

Tourism Oriented Policing Services

by Maureen Becker, Executive Director Many places within the United States and around the world rely increasingly on tourism as a passport to economic development.  An influx of visitors presents communities with new challenges and opportunities.  In addition...
First Swiss Bike Police Conference

First Swiss Bike Police Conference

by Roger Pfister Swiss Bike Police Team In the late 90’s, I was inspired by the TV series Pacific Blue to use the bicycle for police patrols in Switzerland, too.  As a passionate biker, I was immediately fascinated...
Memoirs of a Board Member: Chapter Four

Memoirs of a Board Member: Chapter Four

by Craig Lepkowski, PCI #1180/EMSCI #272 Lake Forest (IL) Police Department IPMBA Secretary Editor’s Note:  Long-time members may recall that back in 2003, then-IPMBA Board Member Monte May began writing an occasional column entitled “Memoirs of a Board...