Cypress Creek EMS Hosts National Bike Officer Instructor Training

Where do the nation’s best bicycle officers and medics go to become bike instructors certified by the International Police Mountain Bike Association?

Well, this week that would be Cypress Creek EMS. Part of the training is in the classroom at our Education Center….

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Jeff Taylor of CCEMS is one of the Instructor/Trainers

….and part of it is in our parking lot, as well as a few other locations around our area. So, you may see a lot of bike officers doing training out on the roads of Spring, Cypress and the Woodlands this week. (Nov 16-21)

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Instructor Trainer Candidate Brian Gillman of CCEMS (Center)

The officers and medics come from as far away as Denver, Los Angeles and Atlanta.

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The officers from McAllen say it was a five hour drive.

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Bike Officers from McAllen PD

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Laredo, Texas is represented

University Police Departments are also well represented. Stephen F. Austin, the University of Texas System and Tulane are here as well as the College Station Police Department that serves the city which Texas A&M calls home.

Of the five instructor/trainers leading the class this week two are from Cypress Creek EMS; Jeff Taylor and Tom Harris. Plus, Brian Gillman and Bobby Sellers are Instructor/Trainer Candidates.

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Instructors include Brian Gillman (3rd from left), Jeff Taylor (4th) Bobby Sellers (6th) and Tom Harris (Far Right)

This is the first Regional IPMBA Instructor class ever hosted at Cypress Creek but it will not be the last. We’re told that this is the largest regional class ever.  The bike officers and medics are here to become certified to teach as instructors in their own agencies. They are already certified as bike officers/medics. The next IPMBA certification up from instructor is instructor/trainer like the folks teaching this class.

LIST OF REPRESENTED DEPARTMENTS

ATLANTA FIRE AND RESCUE (GEORGIA)
BOERNE POLICE DEPARTMENT (TEXAS)
COLLEGE STATION POLICE DEPARTMENT (TEXAS)
CYPRESS CREEK EMS (TEXAS)
FRISCO POLICE DEPARTMENT (TEXAS)
ISLETA RESORT AND CASINO SECURITY (NEW MEXICO)
JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE (COLORADO)
JUDSON ISD POLICE DEPARTMENT (TEXAS)
LAREDO FIRE DEPARTMENT (TEXAS)
LAREDO ISD POLICE DEPARTMENT (TEXAS)
LOS ANGELES FIRE DEPARTMENT (CALIFORNIA)
MCALLEN POLICE DEPARTMENT (TEXAS)
MOUNT PLEASANT POLICE DEPARTMENT (TEXAS)
ROUND ROCK POLICE DEPARTMENT (TEXAS)
STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY POLICE (TEXAS)
TAMPA POLICE DEPARTMENT (FLORIDA)
TARRANT COUNTY COLLEGE POLICE DEPARTMENT (TEXAS)
TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER SECURITY (HOUSTON)
TULANE UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT (NEW ORLEANS)
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS – ARLINGTON PUBLIC SAFETY
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM POLICE DEPARTMENT
US GOVERNMENT PUBLISHING OFFICE POLICE (WASHINGTON D.C.)