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2006 IPMBA Conference

IPMBA’s Annual Conference has become internationally known as the premier training and education opportunity for police, EMS, and security personnel on bikes. This year Dayton, Ohio, was the host city and a terrific time was had by all (and everybody learned something, too). IPMBA presents recap as its focus for this issue. Enjoy and let it inspire you to plan on coming to Baton Rouge for next year’s conference!


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Thanks to Our Hosts

Many thanks to Chief Julian Davis, the Dayton Police Department, and their partner agencies for hosting the 16th Annual IPMBA Conference.  Hosting a conference is not easy.  It takes tremendous amounts of time, dedication, commitment, and resources, both financial and human.  If invested properly, these resources can result in a positive outcome for all involved.

The outcome of the 16th Annual IPMBA Conference certainly was positive.  Participants from 34 states and six countries have returned to their homes, eager to share their Dayton experience.  They will no doubt recount stories about the training, the riding, the area history, and the fine Midwestern hospitality.
Special thanks to the members of the steering committee who demonstrated their commitment to the conference in countless ways from start to finish:  Sgt. Allan Howard, Det. Jamie Bullens, P.O. Jeff Brown, P.O. Shawn Huey, NAO coordinator Cynthia August, all from the Dayton PD; Lt. Ron Adams, Sinclair Community College Police; Lt. Mark Arendt, Five Rivers Metro Parks; F.F. Jim Bowell, Troy Fire Department; Michael Emmons, Kettering Medical Center Security; Doug Evans, Sugarcreek Police Department; Faupo Lauofo, Centerville Police Department; Randy Maningas, WPAFB 88th Security Forces; Dee Osterfeld, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office; David Roth, Kettering Fire Department; Roger (TR) Smart, Kettering Police Department; Mike Hawley, Huber Heights Police Department; Dan Bentley, Springboro Police Department; Todd Suchy, Beavercreek Police Department; and Ron Burkitt, Hilliard Police Department.

Not to be overlooked are those who gave of their time and effort to carry out the many logistics essential to the event:  Det. Rebecca Rose, Det. Shirley Rockwell, Det. Mark Davis, P.O. William Jones, P.O. Gordon Cairns, P.O. Curtis Sweat, P.O. Patricia Pasquel , P.O. Ken Rondeau. P.O. Jason Tipton, P.O. David Williams, P.O. Ken Nurrenbrock, P.O. Chuck Tangeman, P.O. Justin Poe, P.O. Monica Evans, P.O. Brian Dedrick, P.O. Paul Saunders, P.O. Chris Fischer, P.O. Jimmy Howard, P.O. James Krauskoff, P.O. Matt Locke, P.O. Mollie Sharp, P.O. Kervin Velez, P.O. Jeffrey Watkins, P.O. Jon Zimmerman, all from the Dayton PD; Aaron Zimmaro and Terry Dunkel of Springboro Police, and Adrian Sargent and Ken Becker of Five Rivers MetroParks Police.

As always, the host committee “rolled out the red carpet” to ensure that their guests had an excellent time, both while in training and when enjoying the sights, sounds, and flavors of Dayton.  They were an essential ingredient in the formula that makes the IPMBA conference the premier training event for public safety cyclists.

Browse through the memories of the 2006 IPMBA Conference and start making plans for the 17th Annual IPMBA Conference, April 14-21, 2007, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Laissez les bon temps rouler!

(c) 2006 IPMBA.  This article appeared in the Summer 2006 issue of IPMBA News. 

 

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