IPMBA News

Passenger Side Vehicle Approaches

Ed.’s Note:  On page 193 of the Complete Guide to Public Safety Cycling, 2nd Edition, bike officers are advised to use a passenger side vehicle approach when possible.  An IPMBA Instructor submitted this guidance from his department...
Mobile Edge: Bring it On

Mobile Edge: Bring it On

by Jared Williams, PCI #1214 Tacoma (WA) Police Department The Mobile Edge UrgentPower is a universal smartphone battery for backup power.  When connected to your mobile device, it provides additional hours of run time.  It comes with a USB...
Whistle a Tune of Safety

Whistle a Tune of Safety

by Josh Stilts Northwest Business Monthly Bob Cameron knows what it feels like to be lost. When Cameron turns 74 this April he will have spent more than half a century aiding those who are lost. As honoree of the 2009 &ldquo...
Duro “Berm Master” Tire

Duro “Berm Master” Tire

By Jeff Britton, PCI #1205 Central Point (OR) Police Department While at Interbike last September, I stopped by the Duro Tire booth and was introduced to Duro representative Rick Emmert.  Rick and I discussed different tires made by Duro that...
Trek 29er Police Bicycle

Trek 29er Police Bicycle

by Dominic Scali, PCI #1382 Anne Arundel County (MD) Police Department Springtime 2012.  The Anne Arundel County Police Department Bike Unit was ready to purchase new bikes for 2013.  Our lineup has been composed of Fujis and Treks for the past...
Electric Bikes: Hype or Hope?

Electric Bikes: Hype or Hope?

by David Cohen MNCPPC Park Police Reserves, Montgomery Division As an avid cyclist, my first reaction to the concept of an electric bike is negative.  By putting a motor into the equation, you reduce the health benefits of riding...