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The Magazine of the International Police Association U.S. Section

IPA Founders


Arthur Troop 1914-2000 IPA Founder

Harold Litwin IPA U.S. Section Founder

U.S. National Officers President - Bob Killen Miami Gardens Police Department (Broward County Sheriff, Retired) 1st Vice President - Kenn Morton California Highway Patrol, Retired 2nd Vice President - Steve Livingston Columbus, OH Police Department 3rd Vice President - Richard Resling Secretary General - Richard Nevarez Los Angeles Police Department, Retired Treasurer - Kevin Gordon Mascoutah, IL Police Department, Retired

International Officers President - Michael Odysseos 1st Vice President - Daniel Condaminas 2nd Vice President - Julianna Papne Vegso 3rd Vice President - Gal Sharon Secretary General - Georgios Katsaropoulos Assistant Secretary General - Stephen Crockard Treasurer - Pierre-Martin Moulin Assistant Treasurer - Romain Miny

Officer Reports President Bob Killen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 1st Vice President Kenn Morton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2nd Vice President Steve Livingston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 3rd Vice President Richard Resling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Secretary General Richard Nevarez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Treasurer Kevin Gordon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Articles Students Awareness Campaign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 R-61 Scholarship Winners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Trinidad & Tobago Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Member Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Executive Director Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Police Week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Atlasorbis Magazine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Regular Features Collectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Pen Pals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Hobbies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Classified Advertising . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Travel Accommodations & Discounts . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Don’s RV Corner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

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The 2011 Celebration of the West will be held in conjunction with the NDC in Phoenix, Arizona hosted by Region 25 in October.

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Message from President Bob Killen ASSOCIATE SECRETARY OPENINGS are available for Brazil, Norway, Denmark and Moldova, a new section and never has had an Associate Secretary. The responsibility of an Associate Secretary is to coordinate between their assigned Country and the USA, making contacts there and staying in contact with their assigned Country counterpart(s). The A/S will be required to assist USA members going to that country via their contacts; as well as assisting that country’s members who might request assistance in the USA. It is recommended that they have a working knowledge of that Country and although having the language skills as well in most beneficial, it is not necessary. Please send your interest, along with background qualifications for the Country to the 1st Vice President, Kenn Morton at kennmorton@hotmail. com. Any questions on the position can also be sent to him. The deadline is set for July 15, 2011. And shortly afterwards the appointments will be made

Appointed U.S. Positions Supply Officer Rich Kreuter IPA Youth Exchange Officer & U.S. Section Youth School Exchange Program Barbara Piirinen Regional Electronic Mail Network Tom Savoca Webmaster Tom Savoca Handbook Coordinator Steve Livingston International Commission for External Relations (ERC) Tony Mok Hugh Brien Blue Knights Liaison Pat Fox NEC Recording Secretary Diane MacGregor Membership Secretary Diane MacGregor IPA USA News Managing Editor Jim Pola

IPA Member Nations Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Gabon, Germany, Gibraltar, Great Britain, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United States. Sections in Foundation: Macau SAR

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Message from 1st Vice President Kenn Morton (California Highway Patrol, Ret.)

Summer has arrived here in Tucson, we had our first 100 degree day last week. I’m afraid it won’t be the last. The good news is my pool feels wonderful. I just returned from Washington, D.C. after our NEC Meeting. We stayed in and toured the hotel where the 50th Anniversary event will be held next year. It is a first class hotel with a Metro station next door, and many dining options nearby. Several of us loved a Indian Restaurant about a block away (we ate there twice). We are working on this event and if anyone would like to help please let us know. I hope to see many of you at this years NDC in Phoenix, hosted by Region 25. I have seen the hotel (it is beautiful) and I know it will be a great event. For all you Associate Secretaries, don’t forget your end of year reports to me are coming due. Since last years NDC was in the middle of the year, total al incoming and outgoing visitors since June 2010 until about October. My report is due the end of this year. I hope you all have a safe and happy summer. Those of you still working be safe. Lastly, don’t forget to keep spreading the IPA message! We are still losing members so it is very important that everyone sign up some new members. As always if I can ever be of any help please let me know.

Message from 2nd Vice President Steve Livingston (Not available at press time)

Message from 3rd Vice President Richard Resling I am writing my article for this issue from sea while I am sailing on Semester at Sea with 400 college students visiting ports in Central America. Trinidad was to be our first stop. I had been in contact with Region 101 about a social visit. I was about to be hosted beyond my expectations by a wonderful group of members and Curtis Belford personally. I attended the NEC meeting at the Hyatt in Bethesda, MD on May 14 and 15. The hotel is to be the site of the 50th Anniversary events in 2012. The hotel is the right sized facility and convenient to Metro heading into DC. It has adequate rooms and meeting space. There are a number of good restaurants within walking distance. There is a parking garage on site and we negotiated a reduced daily rate for the conference. We were fortunate to be able to visit the Law Enforcement Memorial and observe some of the ceremonies. I had the solemn experience to look up the names of three Colorado Springs officers I had worked closely with. The Board took turns staffing the IPA booth at ‘Tent City” and recruited a few new members and circulated membership brochures. It had been many years since I was in attendance at Police Week and it was very impressive to see the hundreds of officers and ceremonies. Our NEC meetings went long and productive. There is always a large array of issues in our Section. We had a hotel tour and mapped out some facility issues for 2012. From Washington DC, I flew to Ft. Lauderdale to embark on the SAS ship and start my summer adventures. I extend each of you best wishes for the summer and hope to meet many of you at the NDC in October. Region 25 is working hard to present a great program for the attendees. They need your support, so please make every effort to attend and socialize with the delegates. An effective organization needs broad participation. Our Section is facing financial and retention issues that need everyone’s collective ideas to meet these challenges. Let’s make this a huge NDC like in the years past.


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Tell Us Your Story It has been said that the only difference between fairy tales and war stories is fairy tales start “once upon a time” and war stories start “this is no BS guys”. While I enjoy that, I know it isn’t quite accurate. All of us have stories to tell from our time as coppers. I’ve heard wonderful stories from other IPA members over the years. Stories from around the country and from times past. It occurred to me that as IPA US historian, it would be nice to get some of these stories on paper to share. So what’s your story? What is your favorite police anecdote or short tale? Maybe it involves the way it used to be done back when, or the old style equipment that was used. How the job was done decades back versus now can be a night and day difference (such as having to buy your own bullets as some have told me). The officers of today love to hear how it was. Maybe it’s about running into a celebrity (one member told me about meeting my hero Don Knotts) or just something funny about human nature. Maybe it’s about someone you met in the IPA or how the IPA started in your area. Please consider sharing your story. Your fellow officers, active and retired, would love to hear them. Send it to me in the mail or by email or digital recording or even record it on a cassette and send it my way! Whatever works for you! I’m not really sure how these will be put together yet but I’m working on it! Send to Kevin Gordon, 505 N. 10th Street, Mascoutah, IL 62258. Fax to 618-566-8844, email to . You can even call with your story and if we don’t connect, leave a message and I’ll call back.

Region 57 Looking for Parade Unit Region 57 is looking for a unit that can be used in a variety of area parades and special events in an effort to generate membership. Almost every town in our region has an annual homecoming/parade event and we’d like to increase our visibility. The ultimate would be a 60s era black and white squad, something like a Mayberry Squad. But the expense of that may be too much for us. We are also considering a golf cart/ ATV setup to look like a squad, or a trailer to tow that is designed with IPA graphics etc. We are asking our members to contact us if they find something that would work for this purpose. Certainly the cost will be a factor as will the location of the item and how far we have to go to pick it up. Right now we are in the exploring stage to see what is available. Your help is appreciated. Please contact Kevin at 618-960-6972 or

Message from Secretary General Richard Nevarez First I would like to send my thoughts and prayers to those of you living in the parts of the country having such disastrous weather conditions. I hope you all stay safe. Your National Board met in May at the hotel we will use for the NEC/NDC in 2012. We timed this meeting in Washington D.C. so that we could attend the National Police Memorial and put up a recruitment booth at the FOP’s tent city. This was my first time attending the National Police Memorial and it was a very moving experience. I was able to locate the name of my first partner (Oscar Bryant, LAPD) who was killed in 1968 while attempting to arrest four thieves who were robbing a clothing store. If you have never been to the National Police Memorial you need to add it to your list of places to visit----you won’t regret it! Our next NEC/NDC is being hosted by Region 25 in Phoenix, Arizona. The committee planning this event has spent a lot of time and energy to ensure that it will be a success. They are making every effort to bring the “fun” back to the NDC’s as we used to enjoy them, bringing our spouses and meeting up with friends. Registration forms can be obtained from their website . All the Region Presidents need to start planning for this conference. I will be asking you for the name of the Delegate that will be attending from your Region. I hope to see a 100% participation at this NDC, we need to show our support to the Region putting on this event. For those officer members who are still working those long hours with so little rewards, I want to remind you to apply for the Arthur Troop Scholarship and the Harold Litwin Sr. Scholarship. The Arthur Troop Scholarship is awarded by the International Board and it is for Law Enforcement training anywhere in the world. The Harold Litwin Sr. Scholarship is for one of our U.S. working members to attend a class at the International Conference Center “IBZ Schloss Gimborn’ in Cologne Germany. You can get more information about these two scholarships by visiting our national website. Please be aware that these are two separate scholarships and you may apply for both. The final filing date is August 1, 2011 for the scholarships that will be awarded for classes in 2012. As we approach the summer months many of you will be traveling and enjoying well deserved vacations. I want to remind you that IPA is not just for traveling internationally. The U.S. Section of IPA has over 7000 members in almost every State in this Country. It might be fun visiting with friends in the IPA from another Region. Remember to plan to visit Phoenix in October for the NDC. I look forward to seeing you there.


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Message from National Treasurer Kevin Gordon Several things to present in this report. I have created new flyers in an attempt to gain some corporate donations for our scholarships. These flyers will be passed out to vendors at national conferences. The information is also online as well as a Paypal account has been set up to permit online donations. All donations to the scholarship fund are deductible. Visit for more information. At the recent NEC meeting it was decided that life members would no longer be sent annual renewal cards since they all should have a permanent life member card. The concern was the possibility that some life members from a long time back who may not still have their “hard” card. That will be addressed as needed. Delinquent billing was sent out in April, as is the norm. It appears as if about 60 members who had already paid were sent delinquent notices due to a coding error. Our apologies to those folks. The problem has been addressed and fixed. I had new promotional posters designed which are now on the website in PDF format. The PDF is actually 3 versions of the same poster in different background colors: red, blue and black. These are 8.5 x 11 and are designed to be printed for membership drives and for placement on agency billboards. We hope regions and members will download them and see that they are posted. The posters are on the National site, which as a reminder is Simply click on the “forms’ on the menu bar or go direct at www.ipa-usa. org/forms.html. All forms can be found on this same page under the following categories: Scholarships - Awards - Contests, IPA Logo Supplies Order Forms, Region Administrative Forms, Membership/Recruitment Forms, and Other. The other category includes the US Region map, travel forms and the Line of Duty Memorial Book and Line of Duty Summary Page. The Summary Page has a picture and basic information about the 12 IPA members who have been killed in the line of duty. The Memorial Book contains the same information in an expanded version including the information from the Officer Down Memorial Page and a digital version of the agency patch. At the May NEC meeting, the board agreed with my recommendation on how we reimburse NEC members who attend the IEC. The new policy requires a board member who wishes to attend the IEC meeting, to pay for his/her own transportation, as we simply do not have the money. At the same meeting I requested we hold off on my requests for a Membership Committee and a Foundation / Grants / Fundraising Committee. I’m working on a few other related areas and will bring this up at a future time. Region 8 President Mel Desemone and I met with Webster University in St. Louis concerning an IPA Awareness Campaign. There is more information in a separate article in this issue. Thanks to Mel for all his work on this project.



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Registration forms for the 2011 Celebration of the West / NDC are online on our home page, Come join us! In my continuing effort to get the IPA established at various national conferences, several have been set up this year. Because the standard booth space fee is too high to justify for a not-for-profit, we trade booth space for ad space in our national magazine. I’ve been able to set up a booth at the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (thanks Region 4 for staffing this), the FOP National Conference in Salt Lake City in August, the International Association of Emergency Managers conference in Las Vegas in November, the National Sheriff’s Association in St. Louis in June and the Midwest Police and Security Exposition in August in Peoria (IL). We have also asked for booth space at the annual conference for the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), I am waiting to hear from them. I also tried to set up the same with the International Association of Chiefs of Police but was told they do not permit such an arrangement. If you know of a conference in your area or state that we might consider setting up a booth, please contact me. I’m especially interested in FOP Conferences, State Chief of Police groups and any organization who primary membership consists of sworn officers. We hope local region members will help in volunteering to staff these booths. At the recent NEC we reviewed the IPA News. Region 57’s travel raffle is delivered by mail to every US member and the response is impressive. Because of its success, at the last NEC I suggested we consider doing some national mailings for special events such as NDC and region events. At the recent NEC it was decided to try sending out a 4-8-page newsletter to each member every other month. In addition to these 6 annual mailings, each member would receive an annual magazine, similar to the magazine mailed presently. This will be discussed further at the October NDC in Phoenix in order to seek direction from the delegates. And last, as many of you know it is my intent to run for President next year. I have said for several years that I intended to submit my name for President sometime in the future. After what will be 9 years as Treasurer, it is time.

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Webster University Students Develop Awareness Campaign By Kevin Gordon

The Public Relations program of the St. Louis based Webster University School of Communications is headed by Associate Professor Gary Ford. The capstone class for seniors in the program is the Public Relations Campaign. The students are broken in to teams and each team is assigned to work with a “client” to develop a Public Relations Campaign for their respective business. This is a very popular program for clients and as only a few clients are chosen each year, the waiting list is long. After all, it’s a professional report that cost the client nothing! Region 8 President Mel Desemone has been speaking with Professor Ford for about 2 years to have IPA chosen as a client. Thanks to Mel’s efforts, the IPA, which had been on a waiting list, was chosen as one of 4 clients for 2011. Five students were assigned to the IPA team: Domenic Sita, Acenna Martin, Molly Sellman, Emily Hertlein and Danielle Behrens. The team met with Mel and myself in mid March. At that meeting we generally explained who and what the IPA was and that our primary goal was to increase the awareness of the IPA and at the same time increase the membership. The students worked on this project for six weeks and then all teams for 2011 met with the clients and provided a final continued on page 10

Students post with Associate Professor Ford after presentation. From left: Professor Ford, Molly Sellman, Emily Hertlein, Acenna Martin. Not present: Danielle Behrens.

Students give final presentation. From left: Molly Sellman, Domenic Sita, Acenna Martin, Emily Hertlein and Danielle Behrens.

R-61 Celebrates Graduation of Two Scholarship Winners The Northern Arizona University graduations of two Region 61 scholarship winners were celebrated by families, friends and R-61 members on May 21st in Payson, AZ. Miss Katherine Dyer, the recipient of R-61’s 2007 (and the region’s first) award, earned a bachelor of science degree in biology and a minor in chemistry with a 4.0 GPA High academic achievement warranted her investiture into the Tri Beta National Biological Honor Society, the Order of Omega Honor Society and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. During the summer of 2010 Katherine served as a research intern at Maricopa (county) Medical Center’s Burn, Surgery and Trauma Department and has been informed of the publication of her research study while there. The Burn, Surgery and Trauma Department has currently employed Katherine while awaiting her acceptance into medical school. Katherine is the daughter of IPA member Allen Dyer and R-61 vice-president, Michelle Dyer. Both Mr. and Mrs. Dyer are retired from the City of Phoenix(AZ) Police Dept. and the Payson(AZ) Police Dept. Miss Christine Solymossy, a recipient of R-61’s scholarship in 2010, earned her bachelor of arts degree in anthropology with a 4.0 GPA. Christine, who was inducted into the Golden Key Honor Society and the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is additionally a 2009 graduate of Gila Community College, Payson, AZ with a dual associate of arts degree in anthropology and foreign languages. Her next goal is a master’s degree in information sciences and will be pursued at Pittsburgh(PA) School of Information Sciences this fall. IPA member and secretary of R-61, Sharon Benson, is Christine’s proud mother. Sharon is retired from the Natrona County (WY) Sheriff’s Department.

R-61 president Arthur “Frank” Mulkern presenting a bouquet of roses to Katherine Dyer

The Dyer family; R-61 VP Michelle, son Bradley, graduate Katherine and Allen Dyer

R-61 secretary Sharon Benson, president Arthur “Frank” Mulkern, and graduate Christine Solymossy, holding her bouquet

Webster University... continued from page 9 report which included both an oral presentation by the team and a written, very professional report. This allowed us to not only hear our team’s report, but to hear the final reports for the other groups. The class, the students and the entire process were very impressive. The students were very professional and will no doubt be successful in their chosen fields. The results will be provided to regions at the next NDC. There was no charge for this project and in thanks we presented each student with a t-shirt, patch, lapel pin and a variety of unit coins. It was a great pleasure working with them. Mel and I would both like to thank Domenic, Acenna, Molly, Emily and Danielle and we wish them well in the careers.

From left: Acenna Martin, Molly Sellman, Danielle Behrens, Emily Hertlein and Domenic Sita listen to background information about the IPA



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Students give a final presentation

Trinidad & Tobago’s 2010 Annual Awards and Cocktail Reception The Trinidad and Tobago Foreign Associate Region of the United States Section held their 2010 Annual Awards and Cocktail Reception on Sunday April 10, 2011 at the Parrot, City of Grand Bazaar, Valsayn from 3pm to 9pm. The event was attended by many of our members (including Honorary Members) and their spouses. The Trinidad and Tobago Foreign Associate Region has approximately sixty (60) active members comprising serving and or retired officers from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, Special Reserve Police including Transit Police and Immigration Detention Officers, Municipal Police Services, and the Customs and Excise Division. Also attending the event was the Minister in the Ministry of National Security, the Honourable Subhas Panday and Mrs. Panday as well as the Director of the Office of Law Enforcement Policy in the Ministry of National Security, Mr. Keith Renaud. As usual, the highlight of the evening’s event was the presentation of “Service Through Friendship Awards”. The Annual “Service Through Friendship” Awards was introduced in December 2008 and is presented for distinguished excellence in Membership, Honorary Membership and Service. A new category of award; the President’s Award, was introduced in 2010. The Award recognizes the invaluable contribution of members, spouses and friends of the Association, and is intended to stimulate “Service Through Friendship” in keeping with the motto of the IPA. The 2010 recipients were: For Membership 1) Ramesh Chaitramsingh; 2) Richard Chotoo; 3) Raymond Thom; 4) Riad Juman. For Honourary Membership 1) Balraj Kelly; 2) Wyatt Achong. For Service 1) Alisha Kublalsingh; 2) Salisha Rattan. President’s Award 1) Charles Kublalsingh. To the President’s surprise, members presented him with an engraved plaque immediately after the presentation of the “Service Through Friendship” Awards. This plaque was in recognition of the President’s unwavering commitment and dedication to the Association. The evening’s proceedings ended with music and dance in the true spirit of Service Through Friendship.

A Member’s Collection by Kevin Gordon

When Arthur Troop coined the motto of the IPA, “Service Through Friendship”, I have no doubt he had in mind folks like Baltimore member Carroll “Mac” McCluskey. I met Mac years ago at a NDC. Mac goes to almost every national conference and only missed 2 that I know of over the last couple decades. Mac even drove, yes, drove to the NDC in Anchorage in 1993. Over the years, Mac has hosted around 50 IPA members from 10 countries. Mac had invited me many times but life always got in the way. Recently, on the way to the NEC meeting in Washington DC, I decided to stop in and visit. Mac has been a member for 32 years and has been collecting police patches, uniforms and other memorabilia since 1979. I’ve often heard of his collection, but wasn’t prepared for what I found. His guest bedroom would be better described as the police station. It has hundreds of hats, model police cars, patches, and assorted other police items. There are

Photos: Top, a small portion of the hat collection. Bottom, Mac’s wellequipped bar. Inset, “Guido,” one of three mannequins. continued on page 20



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Belgium: Koen Geeraert, a member of IPA in Belgium, collects police hats/caps and shirts from all over the USA. His address is Tien Geboden 12, 8200 Brugge, Belgium. Email is France: Dominique Bernard, a French policeman of Compagnie Republicaine de Securite (CRS Police Nationale) and a member of IPA delegation de Paris, is starting a collection and wants to make contact with British, Canadian, American and Australian police officers. He would like to exchange hats, badges and uniforms. Contact Dominique Bernard at Germany: Police posters wanted: I am Hermann Backfisch, a German IPA police officer. I teach a special English teaching program and I am looking to decorate our classroom and to motivate the colleagues in it and thought it would be a good idea to put some posters of English speaking police forces onour walls. I would like to ask if it would be possible to get some brochures, posters or other available material about the US police forces. If you could please send any material to Hermann Backfisch, Bundespolizeiinspektion Mannheim Hochuferstr 34; D68167, Mannheim Germany or to my home address, Hermann Backfish, Ernst-Rehm-Str. 7; D-69124 Heidelberg Germany Thanks in advance, sincerely, Hermann Backfisch, e-mail Germany: My name is Andreas Fuchs and I am a police officer in Berlin and an IPA member. Our daughter, Dhana, attended Bard College in the US. I would like to trade German police items for US police items with other US collectors. Contact me at Greece: I am member of the Greece rural police and also a member of IPA-Greece. I have a hobby, collecting berets of the police of the whole world to show in my Police office. I have started with the collection of police patches some time ago and I now want to enlarge my collection of police patches. I would like to ask you if it is possible to send me a patch of your department such or badges, caps and especially hats and blouses. I would be very honored and proud if you had the possibility to help me in that quest. Thank you very much. Raptis Sotiris E-mail: Italy: Maurizio Di Iulio is a collector of police items (caps, badges, patches, police band CDs) and stamps. He would like to increase his collection and to have contact with local IPAmembers interested in an exchange of items.

Netherlands: I am a Regional Police Force Sergeant in the Netherlands and I collect police patches. I’m especially interested in patches from departments having a connection to my country, such as Catskill PD. “Kill” is the Dutch name for small river and there are many cities in New York that were founded by Dutch immigrants. I am still missing patches from Plattekill PD, Catskill PD, Cobleskill Police and SUNY Cobleskill University PD. I’m hoping some members in the US can help me acquire these patches. I can trade patches from my department or other European departments. Jan van der Heide, Poland: My name is Jacek Michalkowski and I’m a Polish police officer, IPA member and chairman of the Polish Police Collectors Club. I collect pins from different countries. Please view my collection at If you are interested in exchanging pins contact me at Slovakia: Stanislav Macejko is a police captain in Komarne, Slovakia and is collecting badges, caps and other items for his collection. Spain: My name is Diego and I collect pins. I’m interested in acquiring pins for my collection. Pins can be sent to Diego Castillejo, Arana Calle Lorenzo Goni Number 3 3OA 16004, Cuenca, Spain. Contact me at UK: IPA member, police officer Mark Tasker (Hertfordshire Police) collects insignias and would like contact with collector groups. Contact him through UK: Peter Rooke would like to communicate with USA members. Interest’s include cycling, reading and history.


Monty McCord-IPA Reg.4 (Retired Lt. Hastings, Nebr. Police Dept.) is adding to his collection of international police breast and hat badges, and patches. Would like to establish trading/collector friends worldwide. Interested in ALL COUNTRIES (& especially Russian police breast badges). Have badges/patches for trade and can send email photos. Contact Monty at I have a large collection of US and international police patches, hats, badges, uniforms, and other items. I want to donate them to a police agency or organization that will appropriately display them. Please contact me, Gene Friedman R-43 at continued on page 14


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS UNITED KINGDOM: To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Ayrshire Branch (Scotland) will host a Friendship Week from 6th to 13th August 2011. AUSTRIA: The 50th anniversary celebrations of IPA Vienna will take place from 21st to 26th August. GERMANY: International meeting of IPA friends with camper vans in Karlsruhe, Germany, from 25th to 28th August. THE NETHERLANDS: The 1st IPA World Seminar for Young Police Officers – 28 August / 3 September 2011 will be held in Amsterdam. The participation fee for one police officer from each National Section to attend this seminar will be free of charge and will be covered by the International Treasury, as agreed by the delegates in Paris. Applications via National Sections need to be sent to before 30 November 2010. THE NETHERLANDS: Members are invited to join the Netherlands Section on the Airborne Walk on September 3. ITALY: An IPA Sports Gala will take place in Senigallia (Ancona), Italy, from 1st – 5th September POLAND: The International Motor Championships of Uniform Services “Uniform Motor Rally 2011” will take place in Toruń on the 17th and 18th September. Each National Section may enter one 2-man team. ITALY: Celebrations of the 150th Anniversary of Italian Unity, arranged by Region 1 Piemonte, will be held in Turin from 28th September to 9th October 2011. Details of the Friendship Week including the very rich and interesting social programme (in English and in French) together with the booking forms were sent on 21-4-11. SPAIN: As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of Section Spain, IPA Tarragona is organising the 4th concentration of police motorcycles from 30th September to 2nd October. USA / CANCELLED: USA Region 12 will be hosting a friendship cruise from 1st to 8th October 2011, on the Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas. The cruise will be sailing a round trip from Boston, Massachusetts, and will be travelling to Portland, ME, Bar Harbor, ME, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. All IPA members and friends are welcome. (Newsletter 2010-10)



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THE NETHERLANDS: 29th World Police Indoor Soccer Tournament in Eibergen/Groenlo and Zieuwent – 10/14 October 2011. This is not an IPA event but the Netherlands Sections always gives its support to this tournament. A discount will be offered to IPA participating teams. Please see www. POLAND: 5th International Ice Hockey Tournament IPA PRYMAT CUP 2011 will be held in Jastrzębie – Zdrój from 10th -13th November 2011. To apply or to request more information contact Robert Sierszulski by e-mail - robi_ipa@wp. pl or look on the website – 2012 /CANADA: The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Veterans Association is hosting an Alaskan Cruise on 27 May 2012 to coincide with its national AGM. This is not an official IPA event but IPA members are invited to join the cruise. 2012 / CANADA: Advance notice is given of the next Rocky Mountain Tour, which is being planned for June 2012.

Collectors... continued from page 13 Thomas W. Bickta, retired PAState Police Sergeant, collects old fountain pens, particularly Mont Blanc, Pelikan, Omas, Parker, and Waterman. Can trade police patches/items or purchase. Please E-mail at or call 443.424.2582. I have a large collection of US and international police patches, hats, badges, uniforms, and other items. I want to donate them to a police agency or organization that will appropriately display them. Please contact me at Gene Friedman, Region 43. Retired MO State Trooper and USAF/OSI Special Agent. Looking to trade Police Patches, etc. from all over the world. I have 10,500 from 160 countries. Contact http://bschure597., Region #8, St. Louis, Missouri, Host Officer and A.S. for Germany. Howard Luckhardt is a retired police officer from New York now residing in Texas. He collects police patches, badges and hats and would like to trade with police officers from state police agencies throughout the country as well as police officers from major US cities and state capitol police departments. Please contact me at

PEN PALS I am looking to communicate with an officer who can give me an insight into American policing, preferably from a metropolitan city or federal background but it really doesn’t matter. I would be just as happy to talk to a constable (patrol officer) or to a detective, rank and area of expertise isn’t of too much importance. Please contact Matt Wait at France: Police Captain Corinne Deslandes seeks an IPA pen pal in New York. France: Martine Piguel, IPA member from France would like to correspond with member in US to be able to get to know more about the US. E-mail at France: My name is Lionel BARRIEU. I am a (French) Police captain in Gascony, Auch (National Police) seeking contacts for my son, Martin. He is twelve years old and he is learning English at school. He wants an American pen pal to improve his English. That friend could also speak French. We live in the S.W. of France, near Toulouse. Email at ariel. France: French Police Officer assigned to the K-9 unit of the Paris area police wishes to correspond with K-9 Officers in the US, to exchange information and experiences in K-9 operations. Email France: Emeline, daughter of Franck Harion, 13 years old, is looking for a per friend of the same age to swap emails. Germany: My name is Eckhard Wolpert. I’m a German police officer and IPA member . I have a 17 year old son, Timo, who lives in Baden-Württemberg near Stuttgart. His hobbies are computers, reading and going out with friends. Timo is looking for a girl or boy pen pal the same age. He can be emailed at Ghana: Christiana Opoku is an IPA Great Britain member in Ghana wanting tocorrespond with anyone in the US. Christiana Opoku, c/o Constable Ramstone of Regional Police HQ, Box 7111, Accra, Ghana 00233. Ghana: Bright Annor Sackitey, a 41 year old police officer in Ghana, and associate member of the British Section, has an 18 year old daughter, Abigail,who would like to correspond in kind with the US. Hosting with his family is possible by any US IPA member travelling in this area. Email

Hungary: Csaba Szabó, who is a member of IPA Hungary, would like to make contact with colleagues in other countries. He is a police sergeant-major from Sopron. You can contact Csaba Szabó by e-mail at - Israel: IPA member Arik Miodowski, who has served for 17 years in the police force and is currently a detective sergeant in the Tel-Aviv Criminal Unit, also wishes to make contact with IPA colleagues. His interests include the sea, tourism and history. Arik can be contacted at - Italy: My name is Paola Bosi. I’m 35 years old and live with my husband, Roberto, and our 2 year old son, Andrea. We work for the Reggio Emilia Police Department. We live in the Reggio Emilia countryside and would love to hear from colleagues in the US to exchange opinions and start new friendships. I am an IPA member and my passion is motorcycles and martial arts. Roberto is a shooting teacher and collects weapons. I hope to hear from new friends. South Africa: Dale Smith is a South African member living in Paraguay. He is looking for penpals from the US. Dale Smith, Post Office Hohenau II, Itapua, Republic of Paraguay, South America. Spain: Michel would like to email with English speaking officers from anywhere to improve his English. You’ll have a friend in Spain. Email: Sweden: My name is Lena Petersson. I am an IPA member and have been a policewoman for 18 years. I’m looking forpolice officers who might have a 12 year old son into ice hockey for future hockey games together. I also have a 9 year old daughter into iceskating and soccer. I work in the south of Sweden. Email: Turkey: My name is Taryk Tuncel. I am a Turkish police officer and would like to converse with American police officers. I am a member of IPA Turkey. Please send e-mail to Thank you. UK: My name is Donna and I’m a serving officer in the U.K with West Midlands police. and am looking forward to chatting with and getting to know some of you guys over there in the States. I have been a serving officer for 10 years and would love to link up with any of you who are willing to become “penpals” as itused to be known before computers, to share stories and experiences from different sides of the world. If you fancy getting in touch please contact me at my email address continued on page 16


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SILVER Have you noticed the price of silver? From a high of nearly $50 an ounce, it is now in the mid $30’s as I write this column. It is important to know that the word silver can mean a metal and also a color. While the metal silver is also “silver” in color, a silvered colored item can be made from other materials. If you buy a silver piece of jewelry make sure you are getting the real item. Most silver jewelry is marked “sterling” to ensure its quality. Up until 1964, much of our coins were made of 90% silver. The Government stopped using silver because the silver content was worth more than the face value. If you find a old silver coin in circulation it is now worth many times its face value. At one time the dollar coins were made of silver. They circulated along with the other denominations. The last silver dollar was minted in 1935. Some of you may say that they’re still issuing silver dollars. The current dollars have no silver in them. They are worth face value. If you are lucky to have a set of sterling cutlery it too is worth much more that it originally cost. With the high value of silver there are many companies looking to buy. Make sure you get the item’s true value. Compare different buy prices. Some can be higher than others. For example the old “silver” dollars I mentioned are now worth $30 each. If you want to buy one, it will be around $40. This is because they are in demand and the price is higher than its silver value. Supply and demand. The current demand is greater than the supply for these coins. Again, this is likely to change if the demand drops. Gold too, has gone way up in value. Last time I checked it was over $1500 an ounce. Anything in gold is very costly now. Should you wish to buy any of these metals make sure that you are getting the real McCoy. There are many counterfeit dollars coming from China which are very deceptive. They are seen at flea markets and garage sales. In many cases the seller has been fooled too. Have them authenticated before parting with your money.

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3 mannequins dressed with complete police uniforms. The shadows they produced in the middle of the night were interesting to say the least. Other than his father’s old badge, Mac considers those suited mannequins his favorite items. His collection isn’t limited to the “police station” but his well equipped bar and bar room has hundreds more police patches, signs, posters and more, from around the country and world. While visiting Mac I realized he purchased the home he lives in 2 years before I was born. He retired from policing due to a line of duty injury, the year I started police work. And that, in my opinion, is one of the great benefits of the IPA, meeting officers from all eras and from all parts of the country, and sharing the stories. Mac told me some of his stories as well as his father’s who had retired from Baltimore City in the forties. I also shared stories with a mutual friend, Larry McCormick, a retired NY Trooper who was visiting Mac from Florida. Great stories. Mac believes in the IPA ideal and credits the IPA with his meeting and making long lasting friendships with fellow police officers from the US and around the world. One such friend, UK member Arthur Woodman, met Mac in 1996 at an all Florida weekend. He has returned to visit Mac ten times since and is returning in July for a month visit. After 15 years of visits, Mac considers Arthur more like a family member. Staying with Mac a few days just highlighted to me why we all joined the IPA. Lifetime friendships around the world. Those of us in the IPA understand and no explanation is needed. Our fellow officers who are not members, who have not yet discovered the IPA, have no idea what they are missing. Mac and Larry

Harold Litwin Senior Scholarship Award Region 26 winner, Christopher Jacobson, was unable to leave his school to receive the award and his father, Marty Jacobson, member of Region 26 accepted the award for him. Pictured left to right are Philip Mendel (Treasurer), Craig Hanson (Secretary), Marty Jacobson (father of recipient), Louis Savini (President), D. Robin Barker (1st. Vice President), and James Lawless (2nd. Vice President).

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UK: My name is Michael Chapman. I am a 30 year old serving Detective in the Northants Police Force in central England. I am keen to correspond with serving officers/IPA members in the United States. My interests are sports including triathalon and distance running. I enjoy travelling and spent summers working in Indiana and Virginia whilst at college. I am also interested in history, film and current affairs. Replies to UK: My name is Bob Baber and I am a member of British Section Region 7, since 1997. I am aserving DC with 29 years of service. I have three daughters aged 9 and 8 (twins) who would like pen pals from the USA or Europe. Their interests include Irish dancing, sports, horse riding and travelling. Please reply to me at

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Chula Vista RV Resort: September 16, 17, 18 Trailboss: Todd Callaway Phone: 619-415-7310 Email:

Rio-bend Resort (Blue Angels): March 11, 12, 13 Trailboss: Stan & Terry Patton Phone: 619-507-9226 Email:

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East Shore RV Park: July 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 Trailboss: Larry Boetel Phone: 619-865-0432 Email:

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Your help is needed. As we approach the US Section’s 50th anniversary in 2012, we are gathering any available information about our 50 year history, especially anything from the early years. We are searching for any historically interesting or significant pictures, anecdotes, facts, regional information, documents, etc. We are also looking for the following old IPA magazines. 1990s: 1993 and 1995 1980s: All issues except Spring/Summer 1985; Spring/Summer 1986; Spring/Summer 1987; May, Spring/Summer, Fall/Winter 1988 1970s: All issues except Summer 1975 1960s: All issues (we aren’t sure when the magazine started) All donated items will become the property of the IPA US organization and retained as part of our historical file. If you have an item you would like returned, such as a magazine or picture, we will make a copy and return the original. Items can be mailed, emailed or faxed.

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Police Week - A Visit to Washington D. C. by Carmen Alvelo

The Grand Lodge, Fraternal Order of Police held their 30th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service in Washington D.C. in May. For years now, I have been trying to make most of them, sometimes I was able to and other times due to work obligations, it was impossible. I had been following the Police Unity Tour on Facebook and was quite impressed by the amount of law enforcement officers that were making their way to Washington D.C. There were 1400 plus on bicycles that began their journey on the 10th of May 2011from different parts of New Jersey and Virginia. When we arrived in Washington, we visited the Tent area and of course we purchased T-shirts, patches, pins and greeted those we knew. We met some of the bicycle riders (Unity Tour) and they talked to us about their ride to Washington and the stops they made along the way. We walked to the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial and saw that they were getting �������������������������������������������������������������� prepared for the Candle Light vigil which would occur in the evening.���������������������������������������������������������������� This ceremony is one that I always look forward to as any person observing will see the camaraderie that the Thin Blue Line��������������������������������������� represents among law enforcement officers. We are a family regardless of what state or country you are from, if you wear the��������������������������������������������������������� uniform; you are a brother or sister in the law enforce�������������������������������� ment community. I include the word “country” as many law enforcement officers come to visit us from other parts of the world to pay their respects and honor our fallen officers at the Memorial. After greeting some familiar faces it was off to have a late lunch and prepare for the evening’s ceremony. ORIGINAL TAXI WALLET™ - $15 When we returned the first thing that caught my eye was the flashing (note: lights illuminating from the thewallets motor-sell f check the internet andpatrol you’llcars findand these cycles who were escorting the families of the members of the service who had made the ultimate sacrifice. They were arriving at the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial for the Candle Light Vigil. This year the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund was sponsoring their 23rd Annual Candlelight Vigil. As the law enforcement officers in uniform stood at attention to honor the families as they walked in, so did we, as they too paid the ultimate price. To see the anguished face of a child without a dad, a mom, an uncle or an aunt, a wife without her husband, a husband without his wife, a parent without his son or daughter was one that was too much to bear. The evening commenced with several speakers, The Honorable Janet Napolitano, Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, The Honorable Eric H. Holder Jr. Attorney General of the U.S. Sergeant Michael Devine’s angelic voice filled the air with two beautiful songs, “Tell My Father” and a rendition of Les Miserables, “Bring Him Home”. This is one of my favorite songs and I just sang along, “God on high, hear my prayer, you have always been there, he is young, he’s afraid, let him rest, heaven blessed, bring him home, bring him home”. Sgt. Devine of the N.Y.P.D. is a survivor as his father Special Agent Thomas J. Devine, DEA, paid the ultimate sacrifice on September 25, 1982. During this time the candles had been passed out and the entire place was lit up and the Thin Blue Line could be seen above from one end of the Memorial to the other….a sight to see. On Saturday the 14th 2011we returned to the Memorial and were able to see all the pictures, wreaths, teddy bears, patches, letters and other things that were left by each fallen officer’s name. Words such as “he traded his badge for a pair of angel wings, the screams of a siren for the songs that angels sing”, “Daddy, my Hero” are just a few but enough to see how much love and appreciation was expressed. There was an area dedicated to the K-9 Unit with a special thanks to them. I thought it was continued on page 28

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Police Week... continued from page 25 a great idea as they too serve and protect. While still in the area, I caught a glimpse of John Walsh from the program, “America’s Most Wanted” and of course, I snapped a couple of pictures…something like the paparazzi. I met with a good friend and his wife from Australia, we chatted for some time, took pictures and promised to see each when they arrived in New York. On Sunday the 15th we made our way to the Capitol grounds. There were law enforcement officers from all over the United States as well as the United Kingdom and Australia from what I could see. We picked up our booklets with the blue ribbons (National Peace Officers’ Memorial May 15th) enclosed and waited for the families to arrive. The busses rolled up and an announcement was made, “the families have arrived”. All those in uniform formed two separate lines across from each other, stood at attention and saluted. The FOP and the Honor Guards walked in carrying the flags. The families began to enter and walked in between the two rows of Police Officers. Most of the families were escorted by a uniformed Police Officer. The sadness on their faces is one that can never be forgotten – at one point I heard sobbing and turned to see the person next to me crying. She seemed to be overwhelmed with emotion. An elderly man walked through escorted by a uniformed Police Officer and as he took each step, he would look at each of the Police Officers who were standing at attention and he would state, “thank you, thank you for not forgetting my son”. At that point, there were others with tears in their eyes. The families entered the Capitol grounds, were seated and the ceremony began. As we had to make our way back to the city early we said our goodbyes to those we knew and we left knowing we would be back next year….. As we made our way back to New York I reminisced on the different activities that occurred during the weekend and what stayed engraved in my mind was the picture of the elderly man, a relative of a fallen officer, who as he entered the Capitol grounds escorted by a Police Officer and while looking toward his left and toward his right, personally thanked each officer standing at attention, and with that, tears formed in my eyes. To quote from the National Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial, “It is not how these officers died that made them Heroes; it is how they lived.”  Carmen has been a member of Region #2 since 1994 and currently serves as the Region’s Secretary. She retired prior to September 11, 2011 from the N.Y.P.D. and now teaches children with special needs.



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Atlasorbis Magazine

by Kevin Gordon Atlasorbis magazine is a law enforcement centered bi-weekly magazine from Italy that is provided in English/Italian in digital format. It is provided in print format 2 or 3 times a year, depending on sponsors. Atlasorbis (Atlas of the world), online at, is set up as a not for profit and is an independent magazine created entirely by Italian police officers. Atlasorbis was the idea of Fabrizio Locurcio, a police officer of the Questur of Rome. Founded in 2005, it is the first independent police magazine in Europe. The magazine’s stated purpose is to “address all issues of national and international, to provide an analysis made by experts, which aims to encourage reflection on what is happening and why is happening on our planet”. It is the intent of the editor and staff to “work alongside distinguished professors and experts in the foreground, forming the Committee of Wise Men of Atlasorbis”. These “wise men” include a who’s who of experts in the law enforcement field, journalism, military, politics, Professors from a variety of Universities around the world, Court Judges, teachers, and members of the police forces. Founder Fabrizio Locurcio’s serves as an officer at the cabinet of the Questur of Rome and has extensive experience as a journalist. In addition Locurcio has advanced degrees in Political Science and Communication Sciences. Locurcio saw a need to compare Italian police forces with other forces of the world. He also hoped to improve both the cultural and professional skill level of Italian officers and to bring new ideas to the Italian law enforcement forces. To assist in the development of the initial magazine, Locurcio contacted several other individuals including Massimo D’Anastasio a journalist of the Italian Police trade Union CONSAP, Gianluca Guerrisi police officer of the Presidency of Council of Ministry and Nicola Zichella who works at the health service police department of the State police of Italy and provides administrative service for the police doctors. Zichella has been a member of IPA Italy since 1992 and serves as Editor of Foreign Affairs for the magazine. As a member of the IPA, Zichella was able to use his IPA contacts to connect with officers in other countries in his attempt to locate contributing authors. Zichella has provided articles about IPA Italy for the US IPA Magazine, IPA NEWS. Mr. Christopher Locke, Editor in Chief of the United Kingdom Constabulary magazine was contacted and agreed to be the UK correspondent for Atlasorbis. When asked to comment on Atlasorbis, Locke said, “Atlasorbis is an excellent magazine published by police officers in Italy. I believe it is important police officers have an independent voice and have a platform to discuss issues and exchange ideas on policing globally.” Locke started Constabulary magazine on a voluntary basis as a service police officer in London, England over 30 years ago. Constabulary has linked up with police agencies around the world and have campaigned in the UK for police issues.

Christopher Locke

Nicola Zichella

Zichella contacted Col. Kevin Gordon (retired) to serve as the US correspondent. Gordon also serves as the IPA US Section Treasurer. Marian Mandroc, the liaison attaché of the Romanian Police serves as the correspondent from Romania. Zichella is presently developing correspondent from France and the Ukraine. After some searching, a correspondent was located from the Russia Federation. According to Zichella, “Locating someone from Russia was not easy because of the language barrier and the uncertainly of who to contact. I was nearly giving up searching when I was contacted by Colonel Vladimir Kislukhin of the Legal Academy of Kirov.” Kislukhin is an IPA member from Russia who enjoys writing articles about both law enforcement and the IPA and readily agreed to serve as the correspondent. Kislukhin has also contributed articles for the US IPA NEWS. When asked why he volunteers articles for AtlasOrbis, Col. Kislukhin said “It promotes interaction improvement between law enforcement officers of the different countries in their professional work, allows to count on friendly support from foreign colleagues in case of occurrence of problem situations”. Zichella commented, “If I was not an IPA member it would be impossible to find a Russian contact. Russian police authorities recognize IPA as international world police organization and many of the collaborators of Atlasorbis magazine are members of IPA”. Atlasorbis magazine discusses all matters or law enforcement related areas and the correspondents have interview ambassadors, magistrates and police authorities from Vladimir Kislukhin


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DISCOUNT ACCOMMODATIONS The locations listed have agreed to give IPA members a discount rate. Sometimes it is the same as the corporate/government rate. You should ask if there are any special promotional rates which may be less than the IPA/corporate rates. To obtain the IPA/Police rate you must usually make advance reservations (30 days is recommended) guaranteed with a credit card. Walk-ins MAY NOT receive the discount. If the location is a chain and you are unable to obtain the discount rate by calling the toll free number, ask for the direct number at the location you want. YOU MUST ASK FOR THE IPA/POLICE RATE! Taxes are additional. Any change in the price, discount policy, contact information, etc. please notify the Editor.


Kodiak: Smiling Bear Bed & Breakfast, 6 miles from Kodiak on Monashka Bay. 2 Deluxe suites, Jacuzzi, shower, TV, BBQ, pvt entry,outside deck. IPA 15% discount. Darlene Turner 907-481¬6390, fax 907-486-6390. Website


Mesa: 3 BR condo, gated community, pool, hot tub, exercise room Garage, pvt. BBQ, wireless internet, car recommended. Not a senior complex, not on a golf for owner’s unit Security deposit and cleaning fees apply 30% discount for IPA members on weekly rentals April to December Contact Gerry at or 780-499-4958


Murretta: Southern California - Two bedroom house,each with its own bath. Guest room has a Murphy bed and internet access. Fully furnished including linens, located in a 55 and older gated community near 4 Indian Casinos. Club house, 18 hole golf course, swimming pool and tennis courts. I 1/2 hour from San Diego, I hour from L.A., 2 1/2 hours from Las Vegas. $2800.00 month, 10% discount to IPAmembers. Bill Hatcher R6, email San Diego: 2 Br Mission Valley condo, fully furnished. contact Jeff Church R38 for rates email San Francisco, Active SF police officer offers IPA members a reasonable rate for in-law Bernal Heights apartment. Queen bed, cable tv, full bath, small kitchen w/microwave, yard for pet, smoking in yard only, wirless internet, located in charming neighborhood, easy access to bus transportation. Will pick you up at SFO airport and may take you on city tour on day off. Sleeps two additional on roll away bed. $75 per night, maximum four guests. Martha Fabiani (415) 648-6711,


Tampa Bay Area, Crystal Beach: Two bedroom house sleeps six, and one bedroom apartment sleeps four, fully furnished. Beautiful location, about 100 yds from the Gulf. 45 mins to Busch Gardens, 25 mins from Tampa Intl .Airport. Weekly or Monthly. 10% discount to IPA members. Contact R6 member Tim Smith 702-396-3200 or email for more information. Daytona Beach: Direct ocean front condo on the no drive portion of the beach in Ormond Beach. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, fully equipped. Pool, covered parking, minutes from Daytona Speedway, golf,



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shopping and great restaurants. One hour drive from Orlando, Disney, Seaworld and all the other Orlando attractions. Rent biweekly or monthly. R-5 member Bob Livoti 516-579-1195 email gotsha@aol. com web Daytona Beach: Direct ocean front condo on the beach in Daytona Beach. 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, fully equipped. 3 pools. 2pools outdoors (1 heated) and a heated pool indoors. Covered secured parking, minutes from Daytona Speedway where NASCAR is King! Daytona Beach has it all. Nearby golf, shopping and great restaurants, 1 hr drive from Orlando, Disney, Seaworld, all Orlando attractions. Rent weekly. R-5 member Bob Livoti 516- 579-1195 email Website Daytona Beach: IPA members may visit the area and stay with me in my private home in an exclusive gated community. FREE room/ bath in my beautiful home. No Smoking and no cooking. OK to bring food in from restaurants. HDTV surround system, pool,TV in the room, etc. I am 6 Miles from the beach and Bike Week, 1.5 miles from the NASCAR Daytona track, races and activities. 1 hour to Orlando and the attractions. For arrangements based upon availability, call Harvey Morse 386-760-2100 email Daytona Beach: Spruce Creek Fly-In, villa/condo 3 bedroom, fully equipped, 2bath, community clubhouse and pool, 2wk minimum. R11 member Mike DeLong, 561-315-2381 Port Orange: Room for rent, minutes away from Daytona Beach Speedway. 1 BR, queen bed, pvt bath, TV, 2 pools, whirlpool, golf, on site restaurant, $75.00 per night, $300.00 week Contact Lou Herouart R19, email St. Augustine: Beautiful ocean front condo. One bedroom, 1 1/2 bath. King size bed, sleeper sofa, all amenities, WID, TVs, VCR, microwave, etc. Pool. 90 minutes to Orlando, 45 minutes to Jacksonville or Daytona airports. Regular $750 weekly. Half off for IPA members plus $50 gas credit for one month or more stay. Phone (904) 797-5227 e¬mail Cape Coral, 20 min. from Ft Myers Intl. (RSW), 3 BR, 2 Bath home w/pool, screened lanai. Apr thru Nov rentals available. Contact me for December thru April. Great vacation spot away from crowded beach traffic, short drive to ocean. Golf courses, charter fishing available. Furnished, two king, one twin BR. Contact Dan Arkenau Region 34, at for price. Must be current IPA member. continued on page 33

Marco Island, Anglers Cove Resort, condo, 1 bedroom, full kitchen, on the water, tennis courts and marina. Contact Joe Lobl, R 11, 954- 895-8257 or St. Petersburg: Vacation Rentals, 2 Bed, 2 Bath Condo Listing #28269 & Studio Apartment in Orlando Listing #45566 10% Discount to IPA Members Friedrich Seiltgen email

Florida Keys

Key Largo: Condo on the bay, 2br/2ba on the water. Fully equipped with all amenities. Heated pool, tennis courts, marina. Weekly or monthly. 1 hr from Miami Airport. R-5 member Bob Livoti 516579-1195. $1000 per week - 10% for IPA. E-mail Website

Ft. Lauderdale/Miami

Region 43 Miami Area lists many attractions and special IPA discounts on their website. For complete list and details go to http:// Miami Airport West: Candlewood suites: email Haydee.leto@ihg. com web site Special IPA doscount. Must make direct contact at Candlewood Suites for availability, advise you are IPA & tell them Jerry sent you. Good neighborhood and located just west of airport and walking distance to MDPD. Orlando: Sheraton Studio City Hotel, 5905 International Dr, Orlando. (800) 327-1366. You must request Law Enforcement Rate. You must present confirmation number and Law Enforcement ID upon check in. Rate is subject to availability. Cocoa Beach: Days Inn, 5500 N. Atlantic Ave 800-245-5225 email rates vary with season, $75- $105 must mention IPA rate re: Larry McCormick R45 Best Western Ocean Beach Hotel & Suites 5500 N. Atlantic Ave 800-962-0028 email rates vary with season, $90 - $145 must mention IPA per Larry McCormick R45 Palm Coast Rental: 3BR, 2BA furnished condo on inter coastal waterway in beautiful resort style gated community. Fully furnished and sleeps eight. Includes child friendly pool, stocked fishing lakes, 7 miles of nature trails, minutes from Hammock Beach, 30 min. to St. Augustine and Daytona, 90 min. to Orlando. Visit www. IPA rate 995 per week + cleaning fee. Contact IPA Region 43 Member Luis Taborda at 305-343-7687 West Palm Beach Condo Rental: 1 BR / 1 full bath furnished condo with water views (lake and ocean), Sleeps 4, pool, golf, nearby amenities, located 10 min from Palm Beach Intl Airport. MINIMUM 1 MONTH RENTAL. High Season from October to May $2300/month. Low Season from May to October $1750/month 10% IPA Discount. Two units available. Marcel Beaumont 954-261-1376

Maui: Paradise 1, an Ocean View, resort apartment, fully furnished in Hawaiian style and equipped for your vacation needs. Master B/R with king size bed and a padded Lanai lounge or overstuffed sofa in living room for a child. Olympic lap pool, outstanding tropical garden and water features. Free wireless Internet supplied. Maui: Paradise II, near the longest white sand beach. Suitable up to 4 adults. King bed in master B/R, queen bed in living room. Tropical garden, pool, hot tub, BBQ’s, plus a pavilion kitchen for cooking by the pool. Both are away from road noise, and within walking to markets, restaurants, and a short drive to free entertainment and whale watching, scuba, snorkel, luaus, and other activities. Both available at 50% off to IPA members. Contact Vic Voss 530-238-8822 email for more information.


Chicago: The Westin, 909 N Michigan Ave. IPA rate $95 (some blackout dates) PLUS 25% off food in the Grill on the Alley. Call Westin reservations, 888-627-8385, ask for discount #378031, show IPA ID at check in.


Drawbridge Inn, 2477 Royal Drive, just off I-75 Exit 189. Ft. Mitchell (northern Kentucky) is offering discounted rooms to IPA members who show a current IPA card. $65 plus tax per night. Located 6 miles from downtown Cincinnati and 30 miles south of Kings Island Park. Airport shuttles provided. Included is a 20% discount on all food purchased at the Josh Tavern and grille located in the hotel.


Two Lions Bed and Bath, 731 North Deer Isle Road, Deer Isle, ME 04627, phone (207)348-6976, Reasonable Rates. IPA member.


Bethesda, American Inn of Bethesda,8130Wisconsin Avenue, 20814 Wi-Fi, free DSL, deluxe continental breakfast. Must ask for very special IPA rate. Phone 1-800 323-7081 Silver Springs, One bedroom apartment with fumiture, garage, etc. $20 a day. Also an apartment in Lima, Peru at same price. Contact George Martel, IPA member Region 7, Associate Secretary to Peru, Tel. 301-589-8020 or E-mail


St. Louis Cop Party & Benefit for off duty death, injury and illness held the third Monday of the month. Contact Bob Schure, R-8 host officer and USA Associate Secretary for Germany. (314) 439-0597 or FREE place to stay when in St. Louis as over 51 coppers from all over the world have since 1986. Visit us on the web at


Maui, Valley Isle Resort, beachfront deluxe studio, Steve Jackson, 775-742-3337 or 800-742-7955 $129 per night, smoke free www.

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Washington D.C. / Virginia

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Reno, studio condo, Call for rates weekly/monthly. Jeff Church R38, P.O. Box 1801, Reno 89505 E-mail Las Vegas, one mile from the strip (east of Wynn Hotel). One bedroom furnished condo, all the comforts of home, includes one parking space. Less than one mile to supermarket, mall, shops, library. IPA member: 4th night free on weekend rental, 15% off weekly or monthly rental. or (310) 746-6499.

New York

Edison Hotel, the Hotel of record in New York City for the IPA. 228 West 47th Street, New York, New York 10036. IPA members can book and view the hotel direct from our website, www. iparegion2. org The hotel website is

Fairfax, VA: Comfort Inn Tyson Corner 1587 Spring Hill Road, Vienna, VA 703-448-8020. Must ask for Police Rate.

Washington State

Hansville: Gateway to the Olympic Peninsula. Five bedroom, two bath farmhouse on 20 acres. Beaches, trails, ferry’s ride from Seattle. Two night minimum @ $400 per night, also weekly rates + a 10% IPA discount.Cinda 360-638-1811


Fordham House B&B, Greenport offers members a 15% discount. On the eastern part of Long Island’s North Fork, an old shipping and whaling port. Car ferry from Orient Point to Conneticut’s naval sub base, coast guard academy and Mystic seaport. Pam (631) 4778998,

Region 25 VP Larry Amabile has two bedrooms available for IPA members (no children please) visiting the Phoenix area FREE. Short term roommates only. Not availalbe for the NDC/Western Expo in October. Larry is also the FOP Lodge 2 manager. The lodge has a restaurant and full service bar available to IPA members (need not be a FOP member). Contact Larry at

Hotel Deauville, midtown Manhatten (Park Ave. & 29th St.), offering 20% IPA discount. Christina Manis, manager, 212-683-0990, Use website code IPA.

International Austria

New York City: IPA MEMBERS ONLY. Furnished studio apartment, 15 minutes from Manhattan. Private entrance, queen size bed, full kitchen, TV, close to mass transit. Three night minimum and will usually pick up at NY airport. Contact R2 member Tony at or visit our website

The Austria IPA has a web page that lists many hotels, inns, pensiones, etc. that give discounted rates to IPA members. For more information visit

North Carolina

Whistler, BC. IPA member has condo available for rent year round. Ski in/ski out. Hot tubs, year round swimming pool in complex. Short walk to Whistler village. 10% off regular rates to IPA, Police and Fire personnel. View details at VRBO #278903 E mail

North Topsail Beach: Picturesque 1 BR, sleeps 4, full kitchen, ocean-view balcony. Amenities include several pools, hot tubs, beach access, tennis courts, more. 15% discount IPA members. Contact:, 800-934-2400 UNIT 202A, Gasper Venturella, Region #2 516-270-2663.

Hotel discounts in Canada: Visit Contact Steve Gibson at

Blowing Rock: Cottage, 3 bedroom 2 baths fully equipped, sleeps 6. IPA rate $500 per week, $1500 a month. Contact: Ellen Pierson for photos/info


Fun on the river: Guided raft tours on the Nolichucky River here in NE Tennessee, 15% discount to IPA members. This river is one of the most beautiful in the country with class 2, 3 and 4 rapids. The Nolichucky River Gorge is one from Asheville North Carolina and 1½ hrs North of Gatlinburg. There are several different trip itineraries to suit everyone. Visit us at 423 743-7111 or 1 866 USA Raft. Make sure to mention IPA. Richie Hayward MDPD-Retired Jonesborough, Tennessee The Oldest Town in Tennessee 423-753-4562 H 305-216-6666 C.



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IPA HOUSE: FRANCE The IPA House Pierre Barbaud has been extended to provide 2 bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin) – sleeps 4. New e-mail: ipahouse.

Don’s RV Corner

RVs and Handicaped Travelers Having some form of handicap is not an excuse to not owning or traveling in an RV today. In fact most of the senior RVers today have some form of physical restrictions which could be classified as a handicap. Most RV parks and all State and Federal parks have reserved spaces for handicap parking. All you need to qualify for the use of them is the little placard from your home state. From the start if you have a traveler with a handicap you should give this full consideration, in selecting the type of RV you choose to meet your needs, before you buy one. Only Winnebago will build some handicap modifications, including lifts and ramps, into their new rigs (at the factory) on special orders. For best results their largest models are more accommodating which may mean much higher finish cost for the RV as well as the modifications. Many RVers with lower body restrictions get around very well on their battery powered carts as needed. While battery powered wheelchairs can be much heavier and harder to lift or get in and out. Carriers may be installed in the front or rear of your RV. Others may require ramps to get in and out of their RVs as well. In most places it is not a problem to find additional help to get a handicapped person in or out of a rig. It is more of a problem getting up the nerve to ask for assistance. Sometimes it may become necessary to make additional modifications to assist one inside the rig or for using the exit / entrance as well. Here you will find there are not ADA or Federal Housing Construction rules to assist in standard modifications to meet the needs of your handicapped person. Interior walls may be hollow while the sidewall constructions of a RV are layered material without evenly spaced wooden studs and roofing composition may vary. You will also find RV service centers are perplexed when faced with your handicap modification request. (The severity of the handicap may affect the type or need of modification.) They may suggest a commercial lift product which is large and would require substantial modification of your RV at great cost; or just tell you to try somewhere else. One of the great joys in RVing is the friendly people you come into contact with when traveling. Each one of them have made some type of modification to their rig for their convince. Some have even been faced with modifications to aid a handicapped person. Make this a common topic of your conversations with other campers. If they don’t have a problem of their own maybe they have seen something someone else has done for the need of their handicapped traveling companion. Don’t forget to use the services of the RV magazines you subscribe to as well. They all have Tech question sections and advisers which may be able to help you. If not some reader is sure to follow up with a possible solution. The bottom line is the handicapped RVer will enjoy and have a much more fuller life getting out, doing things, seeing new places and making friends than just sitting around the house. Now what more can you or they ask for

Harold Litwin Senior Scholarship Award Presentation of the Litwin Scholarship to Ryan Goodman, at Region 43’s General Membership meeting on May 26, 2011. The Presenter is Lewis Thomason, President Region 43. Holding the check is Ryan Goodman, the recipient. Next to him is his father, IPA Member Gilbert Goodman, followed by Ryan’s Mother and Brother.

Atlasorbis... continued from page 29 around the world. Cultural news and geopolitical issues are the primary discussion areas of the magazine. While generally the magazine is provided in Italian, it provides some articles in English to give Italian officers practice in their English skills. Atlasorbis is also on facebook at under “Altasorbis Online”.

Nicola & Christopher holding each other’s magazine


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