Nov 202016
 

Region 11 News Flash

International Police Association Region 11

 

Bob KillenLetter From The President

Here we are the end of the year, once again, and upon so many holidays forth-coming. I would like to thank all the board for a great job and support and as the meeting ends the new board takes hand. Same old faces except different positions in some cases.

The upcoming weeks we’ll all enjoy the theme to eat and eat with Thanksgiving and then start the Holiday Season. With shopping.

In this short Message I would like to express condolences to the Hurley family for the loss of Bob’s sister who passed away in Baltimore. Our prayers are out to you.

The new boras will meet shortly to discuss the direction for the next 3 years and again all suggestions are warmly welcomed.

I also like to let all you know that the New By-Law that was passed that dues are delinquent as of January 1, 2017. So kindly go on line and take care of that or give them to Hurley.

Also as of 11/24 The USA Section President , Calvin Chow is resigning and the 1 st President , Tom Prowrie will be the new President

 


IPA International Newsletter 2016 Oct

IPA International Newsletter 2016 Nov


FLORIDA PANTHERS vs. Anaheim Ducks on February 3rd, 2017- 7:30PM puck drop, (doors open @ 6:00PM)

Special Event Reduced Ticket Pricing up to 50% off regular ticket prices!!!
Lower  Level: $40, Club Level: $35, Upper Level: $20

First Responder Appreciation Night supporting Team South Florida, a local Police Cycling Team

Click My Florida Panthers Account Manager and use Promo Code:  TEAMSOUTHFL

If anyone in your circle of friends would like to make a direct contribution, they may do so online at
Click here to support Support Team South Florida in the 2017 Police Unity Tour! or by check to Our mailing address:
Team South Florida
PO Box 8595
Coral Springs, FL 33075

Christmas Toy Drive

So for those who are new to our foundation, the Christmas Toy Drive is an effort to collect gifts and donations and hand deliver them to the children of Fallen Officers who live in the State of Florida (regardless of where the parent was working when tragedy struck). We additionally raise funds to provide the surviving spouse with a gift card.

Children are eligible until the age of 18. All 17 year old children receive a brand new lap top computer to start their college years. It’s a gift we believe their parent would have given them at this stage of their life, if they could have.

Last year we delivered to 13 families, 56 children including 7 computers.

This year should be about the same but we have 12, 17 year old children who will be receiving computers. This is our largest task and if you have ever thought about donating, this might be the year for you.

In the next few days we will be posting the events scheduled and acknowledging those who have already pledged their support before we even had the chance to ask. They are in no particular order so today we would like to thank:

The Blue Knights LEMC, Chapter IV, Miami-Fort Lauderdale… They have been saving the 50/50 at each meeting throughout the year and have raised enough for one computer!!! It’s not only ½ of the 50/50, it’s also the winning members who always put their winnings back into the pot!!! Thanks Bill, Rosie, Mike, Jeff and Jack (who seems to win every time!!!)

Broward County Drop Off Information:
Tuesday December 13, 2016 4-8pm
Dixon Ahl Hall / 2200 NE 28th Street, Lighthouse Point Florida

Palm Beach County / BBQ
Sponsored by the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office and the Palm Beach PBA
Friday December 9, 2016 10:30am-1pm
Lake Lytal Park / 3645 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach Florida

Brian Donnelly
954-695-0260


Barbecue at Bob Killen’s house in September


Veterans Day

Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans. That is persons who served in the military. Veterans day not to be confused with Memorial Day; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all US military veterans, while Memorial Day honors those who dies while in the military service.

In honor of those that served their Country, I suggest that we all place a GREEN LIGHT in our window showing we appreciate their dedication to the Country.


GOLF & LEISURE BARCELONA IPA WEEK 2017

Dear colleagues & friends:

We are really proud to present this GOLF & LEISURE BARCELONA IPA WEEK 2017 , from May 28th to June 3rd, where everybody, golf players and non players or companions, will have the opportunity to enjoy a great holiday week by means of our two different programs, which are perfectly synchronized and coordinated each other.  Golf players will take part in magnificent tournament and some other great activities.  Non players will enjoy wonderful trips and visits. Please see the attached files and videos where you will find all the detailed information of the event and also you´ll watch many of the things and places that you will experience.

The event is open to Police Officers, Fire fighters, Military personnel, Customs and Tax Officers, Security Forces, Emergency Services, Ministries personnel and special invitations by the organization.

www.ipavallesocc.org

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHG6e3P4eQ8&NR=1
https://youtu.be/zQ53MV1GTnA?list=PLOjP3LzNZOMxF9QNQNWrOinFrB41-nWXN


Foot Pursuit Tactics

Mention foot pursuits to the average street cop, and you ll usually get a smile joined by a widening of the eyes and rise in voice pitch. No doubt foot chases remain some of the most emotionally charged and dangerous contacts officers make. Like high-speed vehicle chases, foot pursuits can definitely get the adrenaline rushing. And like most high-risk contacts, when adrenaline starts flowing, officer safety tactics can go right out the window.

This month s Tactics column examines foot pursuits from two perspectives. First, I ll explain some officer safety tactics you should consider before engaging in your next foot pursuit. Then I’ll identify some suspect tactics Mr. Badguy might use; if you know about them ahead of time, they might make your run shorter, safer and more successful.

Evaluate Before You Chase
Before you decide to engage any suspect in a foot chase, you must consider a number of factors. When you think about it, they re the same factors you evaluate before taking on any perp who resists your presence or verbal commands. Here s a list of questions to ask before pursuing on foot:

  • Who am I?
  • Who is the suspect?
  • What environmental factors are at play?
  • Where is this chase taking place?
  • What time of day (or night) is it?
  • What kind of communications do I have?

If you’ve seen the north side of Hwy 50 a few years ago and the only workout facility you’ve visited was Rocky s Gym the night before on a silent alarm call, you better think about it before you pursue. Even if you do catch the perp, if you’ve burned up all your energy during the rundown, will you have enough left to cuff and stuff your prize catch?

Unless you re an experienced long-distance runner, you can expect to feel the effects of your efforts after the first few blocks. And remember, after about 30 seconds of trying to get Mr. Badguy under control, you re probably going to be sucking wind like super-heavyweight fighter ButterBean after round 14 of a 15-rounder. Remember, catching Mr. Badguy is only part of the job. You ve got to stabilize him, cuff him and radio in your location. You may also have to walk (or drag) him back to where the cavalry is waiting.

You on the Chase
Think of the worst-case scenario. You jump from your squad at night to run down a suspect who s bailed after a traffic stop in a remote location. Your portable radio remains in the vehicle charger right next to your 20,000 candle-power Streamlight the previous driver forgot to recharge. You dropped your expandable baton during the chase, and your OC discharged all over you and the perp during the roll around to get him cuffed. A recipe for disaster? Hey, expect the unexpected; it happens.

I know I’m painting a pretty bleak picture here, but I m also speaking from experience, both my own and my buds on the job at one time or another. Of course, if your suspect looks like ButterBean s mother and the chase was prompted by Mrs. Bean s failure to pay for a 12-pack of Hostess Twinkies from the local Costco, you re probably pretty safe in giving it a go. Still, never drop your guard. Mrs. Bean may have lifted a Kitchen Wizard butcher knife before she spotted the Twinkie dozen.

Next, where and when is this chase taking place? If you think these questions sound a lot like those you must review when deciding whether you should engage in a vehicle pursuit, you re right. As with vehicle pursuits, some locations and environmental factors are better than others. Side streets, alleys, parks and other places within your patrol beat are obviously safer than a housing project you ve never been to before.
Likewise, daytime runs are probably safer from a tactical standpoint than nighttime foot chases. Now that doesn t mean every dirt bag that rabbits after midnight gets a free pass, but blindly running into dark hallways, around buildings or other unlit locations takes some tactical planning. It may be time to back off, regroup and get Jaws and his two-legged partner on the horn.

The Suspect on the Chase
This information, although somewhat dated, comes courtesy of Staff Sergeant Ross MacInnes of the Calgary, Alberta Police Services in Canada.

Most suspects, when given the option of turning left or right during a spontaneous foot flight, will veer right. While Joe Civilian might think this has something to do with most people being right-handed, it really has to do with how the creative side of the brain works. Unless the perp has a specific location in mind, he ll probably make a series of right turns when presented with both options.

MacInnes s study also shows that if Mr. Badguy is forced to make several left turns because of natural barriers (fences, hedges, alleys, etc.) or police containment, he ll probably stop and hide after about one or two turns. If you’ve lost your suspect on a stretch of road for a minute or two, look for him along the right side. Likewise, if he s holding, he ll more often than not toss his stash or piece along the right side of a street or alleyway.

If you find yourself chasing two suspects alone, you probably can plan for the duo to also coop it within the first few minutes. MacInnes found that two or more skells hide quicker than just one on the run.
Also, if you do find perp #1, after you ve got him cuffed, stay low and look around for his accomplice. MacInnes says that not only will the second perp usually hide fairly close to where perp #1 burrowed in; he ll usually circle to the right and try to scope out what s happening between you and perp #1.

Keep in mind, MacInnes s research deals with suspects spontaneous flight. Before you take off after a driver who s fled on foot, you may be better off going for the tried-and-true method of collecting evidence at the scene of the stop. Run data checks on the vehicle s plates, look for documents left by the occupants or driver that might give you a fix on where they re heading.

Summary
To the best of my knowledge, no one has formed a continuum for foot pursuits like those that exist for vehicle chases. Hopefully the information presented in this month s column will assist in your decision-making process when weighing whether to chase the next fleet-footed felon testing your stamina.

The rush to get the bad guy can be very compelling. I know from experience. If you keep proper tactics in mind, like working as a team with a partner, maintaining communications, using barriers, slicing the pie when going around corners and relying on other resources such as police service dogs and air units, foot pursuits can be much safer.

Special thanks to Ross MacInnes and Calibre Press Inc.’s Tactics for Criminal Persuit.


IPA National Newsletter 2016 Nov (E-News)

International Youth Gathering

The 2017 International Youth Gathering will be held in South Africa, 29 July – 13 August 2017.  It is for children or grandchildren of IPA members who will have reached age 16, but not age 18, on 30 July 2017.  Rather than being held in one place, the event will involve traveling to various locations in South Africa, covering a distance of over 2400 km.  A moderate level of fitness is required.  Cost will be 22,000 South African Rand (ZAR), which is roughly $1,620 US according to one currency conversion source, and includes all accommodations, meals, excursions, coach travel, and airport transfer within South Africa.  It does not include the cost of travel to and from the US to the arrival and departure airports in South Africa (O.R. Tambo International Airport and Cape Town International Airport, respectively).  Additional information, including how to apply, will be available on the IPA US website within a week.

Young Officer Program 2017 Information and Deadline

Upcoming 2017 World Seminar for Young Police Officers  By: Joe Johnson, 2nd Vice President – US Section

The US Section will be hosting the 4th World Seminar for Young Police Officers from June 11 – 16, 2017.
We have begun to put together this program with the assistance of Region 56 (Wisconsin) and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay, Wisconsin. This college has been a gracious host for our last two US Section training programs, and will be great hosts as we bring 60 officers from 30 + sections of the International Police Association together for a week of training and social events.

We plan to offer training on international topics such as equal opportunities and legitimacy, and the IPA as an organization, policing in the United States, Native American gangs, scenario based training with active shooters, drone technology and law enforcement, officer safety and survival, and much more.

We will also visit the Madison , Wisconsin and take in the many social opportunities that these areas can offer along with visits to area agencies, and the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial.

US members between the ages of 21-35 are eligible to put in their name for consideration and selection to attend this training program as representatives of the US Section.

A couple months ago information was sent to each region inviting their members that meet the criteria to submit their information for consideration. As we hope to have several members from the US Section attending (3-5 members from the United States) we look forward to getting the paperwork from those that are interested.

The deadline for application is November 20, 2016.  Selection will be made soon after that deadline to allow our members time to confirm time off with their agencies and adequate time for planning.
Initial Qualifications are:

  • Be a REGULAR IPA member in good standing  (Associate members do not qualify)
  • Be an officer with a US law enforcement agency between the ages of 21-35 years of age
  • Have been a member of the IPA for at least 1 full year  (this is an International requirement)
  • Be willing to submit articles for use in the “National Reporter” on your experience at the event

Members interested in attending should submit the following information to the US Section 2nd National Vice President:

  • Your interest in attending this event and a brief resume of your Law Enforcement career
  • Along with the above information please submit a brief written submission on why you should be selected to attend the training program from all of the other candidates.
  • Optional: Region board member  recommendation from your respective region of membership

**Selected US members will be responsible for travel expenses to and from the training site in Green Bay, Wisconsin and several meals during the event, but everything else will be covered through donations, sponsorships, and support from International.

Candidates can submit documentation, questions, or requests for more information to me at: 2VP@IPA


2017 World Seminar for Young Police Officers By: Joe Johnson, 2nd Vice President – US Section

The US Section will be hosting the 4 th World Seminar for Young Police Officers from June 11 – 16, 2017.

We have begun to put together this program with the assistance of Region 56 (Wisconsin) and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay, Wisconsin. This college has been a gracious host for our last two US Section training programs, and will be great hosts as we bring 60 officers from 30 + sections of the International Police Association together for a week of training and social events.

We plan to offer training on international topics such as equal opportunities and legitimacy, and the IPA as an organization, policing in the United States, Native American gangs, scenario based training with active shooters, drone technology and law enforcement, officer safety and survival, and much more.

We will also visit the Madison, Wisconsin and take in the many social opportunities that these areas can offer along with visits to area agencies, and the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial.

US members between the ages of 21-35 are eligible to put in their name for consideration and selection to attend this training program as representatives of the US Section.

A couple months ago information was sent to each region inviting their members that meet the criteria to submit their information for consideration. As we hope to have several members from the US Section attending (3-5 members from the United States) we look forward to getting the paperwork from those that are interested.

The deadline for application is Sunday, November 20, 2016. Selection will be made shortly after the deadline to allow our members time to confirm time off with their agencies and adequate time for planning.

Initial Qualifications are:

  • Be a REGULAR member of the IPA in good standing (Associate members do not qualify)
  • Be an officer with a US law enforcement agency, and between the ages of 21-35 years of age
  • Have been a member of the IPA for at least 1 full year (this is an International requirement)
  • Be willing to submit an article for use in the “National Reporter” on your experience at the event
  • Members interested in attending should submit the following information to the US Section 2 nd National Vice President:
  • Your interest in attending this event and a brief resume of your Law Enforcement career
  • Along with the above information please submit a brief written submission on why you should be selected to attend the training program from all of the other candidates.
  • Optional: Region board member recommendation from your respective region of membership

**Selected US members will be responsible for travel expenses to and from the training site in Green Bay, Wisconsin and several meals during the event, but everything else will be covered through donations, sponsorships, and support from International.

Candidates can submit documentation, questions, or requests for more information to: 2VP@IPA-USA.ORG