IPMBA Conference Archives
2003 IPMBA Conference
To call the annual conference the "IPMBA Conference" is almost a misnomer, for it is not a solo effort. It is a joint venture between IPMBA and the host agency. From the time the site is selected until several weeks after the event, the host agency works side-by-side with the IPMBA staff, board, and instructors to provide an outstanding experience for conference attendees.
Thanks to Our Hosts
For ten days, red-shirted members of the host agency perform duties they never imagined could possibly be included in the job description of a police officer. They drive shuttles, run a "coat check" for bicycles, lead bike rides, haul bikes, take lunch orders, host a hospitality suite, design an obstacle course, and whatever else needs to be done. They work lots and lots of overtime. Sure, they get a nice paycheck when it's all over, but that's not why they do it.
They do it because they care. They care about bike patrol, they care about IPMBA, and they care about you.
Thank you, Lt. John Shannon, Sgt. Jerry Hill, Sgt. Mark Shannon, Cpl. Jason Beckett, Cpl. John Frazier, Cpl. Bryan Griggs, Cpl. Jerry Harris, Cpl. Chris Jarrell, Cpl. Duke Jordan, Cpl. Ted Malone, Cpl. Mike Mazzie, Cpl. Allan McNeil, Cpl. Jeff Setser, Cpl. Chris St. Clair, Ptl. Tracy Thompson, and Ms. Sandy Sarvey - you did a great job. When can we come back?