The people who will train the next generation or bike officers and bike medics learned how to do that this week (November 13-17) at Cypress Creek EMS. They are now the latest IPMBA (International Police Mountain Bike Assocation) Certified Instructors.
The 34 students came from all over the country and there was even one from Ontario, Canada who actually drove down for the training. Departments who had officers or medics in the class are the Pearland Police, San Antonio ISD Police, Texas A&M University Police, College Station Police, Enfield Police (Connecticut), Coral Gables Police (Florida), Santa Fe Police (New Mexico), Amarillo Police, ESPN Global Security and Safety (Bristol, Connecticut), Ontario Provincial Police (Canada), Oklahoma University Police, Memphis Airport Police (Tennessee), Carrollton Police (Texas), Port of Seattle Police (Washington State), King County Sheriff (Washington State), Stafford County Fire and Rescue (Virginia), Fort Bend County EMS, and Cypress Creek EMS. At the end of the week they became certified International Police Mountain Bike Association Instructors.
Cypress Creek EMS formed one of the first Bike Medic Teams in the country in 1995. CCEMS has been part of the International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA) since 2000 and our Special Operations Manager, Wren Nealy, is currently serving as the elected president of IPMBA.