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Many have asked when will we have our next RPOC cruise similar to what we did did in 2019. Well folks it's here. The RPOC has teamed up with the IPA Region 43 and the South Florida Police Benevolent Association along with Carnival Cruise Line to co-sponsor The Thin Blue Line Sails The Deep Blue Sea, January 20 - 28th, 2024! Please read the attached flyer for details and contact Joanne Telfer at (607) 376-1883 or imatravelgeek@yahoo.com for further information or questions. For further questions, you can contact us directly by responding to this email.

Service Spotlight


RPOC NEWS – July, August, September 2023

By: John Fraley, President, RPOC



You do not have to be an RPOC member to attend the reunion or luncheons if you are an ACTIVE law


The summer months are upon us and seem to have arrived a bit early. The dog days of summer arrived with the usual rainy season. To top that off Hurricane season is here as well, with two named storms already in the picture, Arlene, and Brett. It’s early June and the worst yet to come. For you folks that live down here, it’s never too early to start planning for these storms. Does anyone remember Andrew? As we all did, I spent many days in the South end looking for our colleagues and people that worked for me. I’m sure that many of you from all over the Department saw what hurricanes can do. Remember a little preparation now will make surviving a big storm a bit easier. Note: The storms were determined to not be a threat to South Florida.

As a follow-up to my remarks about our 32nd Reunion, I cannot say enough about your Board of Directors and their dedication to the success of this event. Everyone played an integral part in the planning and worked very hard as a team. Having been involved in our reunions over the years I had some big shoes to fill. People like Jim Baggett, Frank Kovacs and Lloyd Hough, all did a remarkable job and may they rest in peace. Dennis Bambach our Immediate Past President carried the torch for over ten years and passed the baton to me. Dennis did an extraordinary job during his years of service.  I’m very grateful to these men who all worked to make this organization what it is today.

Five students submitted applications for scholarships from the Otis Chambers Scholarship Fund (OCSF). I reviewed the applications and reviewed them with the RPOC board. The applications were then reviewed by Dr. Paul Rittenhouse, Professor of International Politics from Florida International University. Based on the review by Dr. Rittenhouse, the OCSF through the RPOC board are proud to announce that each of five applicants will receive a $1,000.00 scholarship. The board would also like to thank Kay Chambers for her continued support after her husband Otis Chambers passed away. I would also like to thank our members for their donations.

Nicole King is completing her fourth year at Broward College and will receive her degree in Aerospace Management. She is the granddaughter of retired member Richard “Dick” Magaldi.

Danielle Cooner is in her third year at the University of Central Florida, studying Health Sciences, with medical courses directed towards being a Physician’s Assistant. Danielle is the daughter of Jim and Allison Cooner.

Victoria Hoffman is the daughter of Tim and Mariaolga Hoffman. Victoria is studying at St. Thomas University and Florida International University studying Biomedical Engineering, specializing in prosthetics for amputees.

Kayleigh Linsinbigler is in her second year at Florida Gulf Coast University studying Criminal Justice. Kayleigh is the granddaughter of retired member Teresa Gonzalez. Kayleigh is working towards a law enforcement career in the forensic sciences.

Megan Simonton is a first-year student at the University of Maine, studying forestry in the field of Entomology and Botany, Megan is the daughter of retired member Dak Simonton.

The RPOC board and I wish all the best to these very strong young women. Their applications reflect a strong desire to succeed in their respective fields.

I wore the Brown Gown and all of whom of the men and woman who wore the uniform worked hard serving the people of Miami-Dade County. We worked well together and served in some perilous situations. When we put on that uniform regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, we served and watched each other’s backs. In that regard and in this tense social atmosphere I want all retired men and woman members to come and be a part of the RPOC. Our common thread is the uniform.

A lot of us have been retired for a very long time, we had gripes with one another, we had people that made rank and forgot where they came from. We have people that are still pissed off because someone gave someone a record of counseling. No matter what, get over it and be a part of this great organization. 

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“Do what is right, not what is easy nor what is popular.”

Roy T. Bennett

“Be the Reason Someone Smiles Today”



www.rocpba.org or www.rpocpba.org

When you go to the website to join, renew or update personal info., look for the text or yellow box on the front page and click in the appropriate section.







JULY 1 – SEPTEMBER 30, 2023

Best way:


Log into your profile at www.ipa-usa.org


Click on “renew now” on your profile page


Select “life membership”


Follow prompts for payment

2nd Best way:


Mail a check for $300 to:

IPA-USA, PO Box 2862, Waxahachie, TX 75168-8862


Write your member number & UPGRADE TO LIFE on memo line


IMPORTANT: Envelopes must be postmarked by September 30, 2023, to receive the reduced rate.

3rd Best way:


Email membership@ipa-usa.org (Laura Beattie)


Make sure to include your name, IPA #, contact phone number, and best time to call you in the email.


Wait for her to call and complete your upgrade over the phone.

As a last resort only:


Call the Membership Coordinator at 855-241-9998 ext 2.


Please be aware this number does not show who is calling and will not be answered if the Membership Coordinator is unavailable at the time of your call. Leave a voicemail with your name, IPA #, and contact phone number, and you will receive a call back. DO NOT CALL REPEATEDLY.




JULY 1 – SEPTEMBER 30, 2023

**This option is only available for active or retired US law enforcement officers only. It is not available for those only eligible for associate or foreign associate membership.**

Best way:


Go to www.ipa-usa.org/join


Complete online application


Select “life membership”


Follow prompts for payment

2nd Best way: This process will take too long. If you have problems, PLEASE CALL ME TO RESOLVE. BEST WAY IS DIRECTLY WITH OUR NATIONAL MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR.


Complete a regular paper application


Include a front/back copy of your law enforcement or retiree credential or the application will not be considered


Mail a check for $300 (instead of $10) to:

IPA-USA, PO Box 2862, Waxahachie, TX 75168-8862


IMPORTANT: Envelopes must be postmarked by September 30, 2023, to receive the reduced rate.



Call the Membership Coordinator at 855-241-9998 ext. 2.


Please be aware this number does not show who is calling and will not be answered if the Membership Coordinator is unavailable at the time of your call. Leave a voicemail with your name and contact phone number, and you will receive a call back. DO NOT CALL REPEATEDLY.

Remember, this is the ONLY time this will happen and it appears Life Membership dues just might increase. Contact me if you have questions.. thanks

Gerald A. Rudoff, President

International Police Association

Southern Florida, Region 43



Occasionally, we received requests regarding employment for retired police officers. When we do, we try very hard to vet these requests as best we can. If you find something of interest to you, we strong suggest that you check them out to your own satisfaction.


1. Part time positions

2. Shifts: 6am to 1pm and 1pm to 7pm

3. Pay: $25 per hour

4. Duties: Patrol in marked company truck on interstate highways

5. Drive to a location convenient to your location in your POV to pick up a company vehicle

6. If full time position opens, it is offered to senior employees first

The Severe Incident Response Vehicle (SIRV) Team was created to manage and mitigate major

lane blocking events on the Interstate Highways in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. The Team

is comprised of retired / former Police and Fire Rescue Professionals, and we respond with FHP

and Fire Rescue to crashes and other events that negatively impact traffic. We function as the

FDOT Incident Commander on the scene, supervise and assist the Road Rangers, provide

updates to the Transportation Management Center (TMC), and direct additional resources as

needed. We establish a safe work zone for all responders and others on the scene, while

facilitating the re-direction of motorists around the site. When it is safe to do so, we coordinate

the removal of vehicles and debris from the lanes and restore the normal flow of traffic to all lanes.

We are currently looking for retired / former Police Officers and Fire Fighters who are still

interested in making a difference. The requirements are:

~ Must have Police or Fire Rescue experience ~

~ Must live in Broward or Palm Beach County ~

~ Must have a current Florida Driver’s License ~

~ Must be able to lift & carry 50 lbs. ~

Starting salary is $25.00/hour with annual increases and bonuses. AutoBase, Inc. offers benefits

such as a 401k, Health Insurance, and paid time off.

If interested in learning more, please contact


Tom Mangan at:                                         Ignacio Vila at:

(954) 847-1992 Office                               (954) 529-0538 Office

(305) 606-7716 Cell                                   (954) 632-4551 Cell

tom@autobasecorp.com                          igiv@autobasecorp.com

thomas.mangan@dot.state.fl.us             ignacio.vila@dot.state.fl.us


****Would you like to be paid $50 per hour for driving someone around Miami****

Position: Security Driver (Armed)

Date: Coverage will be ongoing commencing November 2021

Day/Time of Coverage: Daily from 6pm-2am (8) Hours per day

Duties: Agent will be tasked with driving the client upon his request, vehicle will be provided

Compensation: $50/hr

Agent Requirement(s):

  • Active or Retired Law Enforcement
  • Must possess all necessary credentials and applicable licenses
  • Strong knowledge of the geographical area
  • Good communication skills
  • Non Disclosure Agreement as well as Non Compete Clause conditional to employment

Based on the demand of (56) hours per week, we are looking for at least (2) Agents, possibly (3). We anticipate a fair amount of downtime at the residence as well as cancellations from time to time. Agent will be compensated with a minimum of hours when cancellations exceed the agreed upon window.

Your thoughts and recommendations would be greatly appreciated and please don’t hesitate if more information is needed.



For more information, contact:

Robert J. Schumacher

President |  TAK Protective Group

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Sent our way by John Butchko:

MSA Security, a nationwide security company, has proposed an offer to any retired officer for a security job in Miami. The details: One of their major clients is opening a site on Brickell Avenue, in Miami. MSA has their contract and wants to hire retired officers from the Miami area to guard the outside of the building. They will pay $35.00 per hour. The position is armed and prior LE background is preferred but you MUST have a B & a G State of Florida carry license that is mandatory. This is a non uniform position and dress is appropriate to the weather and environment. Company benefits available after you've been with them three months. It is a fulltime permanent but will become a 24/7 position in September. MSA is a large company all over the world and they are involved in many large contracts like the Port of NY, etc. if interested contact Director MICHAEL MULLADY, Director Protective Services at phone: office- 212-509-1336 Ext: 223, or his cell number 917-834-9044. Email: mmullady@msasecurity.net. Mr. Mullady stands ready to answer all of your question.


Jerry, great catching up with you the other night. Below is specific info:                       

Outdoor Network owned by a retired Miami Dade County police officer is looking for a part time Sprinter Limo driver to take occasional trips to Tampa and Albany Georgia transporting company employees. The pay is $25 per hour. Since this is part time the driver can pick the trips that best meet his/her schedule. 

If interested please text Tom D’Azevedo: 954-295-7305

Tom D’Azevedo, C.O.B.

Outdoor Network LLC


We have personally contacted Dave Edmonds and he assures us that there are no hidden agenda's other than finding LEO's wishing to write articles and/or just improve their writing style. If you have any questions, please direct them to Mr. Edmonds.

Name: Dave Edmonds

Email: apb.dave@360armor.org

Phone: 707-490-9010

Subject: American Police Beat magazine, interested in our officers writing for us

Message: Hello, I’m a retired LEO and manager/editor for American Police Beat magazine. We’re looking for new LEO writers and I’m hoping you can put the below or something similar in your next newsletter to your members. My phone number is 707-490-9010 if you’d like to discuss.


Dave Edmonds

“‘Have you ever thought about publishing a law enforcement article? Here’s your chance. My name is Dave Edmonds and I’m a retired 34-year Deputy Sheriff from Sonoma County, California. I work for American Police Beat magazine, and we're looking for a cadre of new LEO writers.

I know that many LEOs have interesting and useful insights to share but don't know how to get started. When I first started writing for law enforcement magazines back in 2010, I know I wasted a lot of time and was pretty lost. So if you’ve ever thought about trying to publish an article this is a great opportunity. Also, if you’re a subject-matter expert who might want some help writing the article(s), one of our professional writers can be assigned to you. Please contact me at apb.dave@360armor.org.


Thank you for your reply. I have answered your anticipated questions below. I am available anytime if you or anyone else has additional questions. Justin Brighty, Security Detection, Central Division

Please see the following:

  • Our Security Detection Central Division headquarters is at 6626 Monroe Street, Sylvania OH. I am the point of contact, my cell phone number is 419-351-7074. Security Detection is broken up into East, Central, and West territories. I am one of the owners in the Central division.
  • Our website is www.securitydetection.com We are working directly with Garrett Metal Detectors and their website is www.garrett.com Product details on the Garrett website can be found under the security and thermal pages.  
  • This sales position is for selling Garrett walk through metal detectors that range in price from $2750.00 to $3495.00 along with the SmartScan thermal solution upgrade which sells for a price range of $7995.00 to $8995.00. Garrett also has a wide range of accessories.
  • This is an independent sales contractor position. The salary is $42,000.00 a year plus a commission of 30% of the profit of sales.
  • Once more COVID-19 restrictions are removed we will have training at the factory in Garland Texas. Until then Garrett has a training simulator that can be completed online.
  • As an independent sales contractor, the salesperson would be responsible for the vehicle, food, and hotel expenses if needed. The travel and lodging for training at the factory would be covered by Security Detection & Garrett Metal Detectors.
  • The region that this sales position will cover is Broward County, Miami-Dade County, and Palm Beach County. The only travel would consist of these 3 counties. After a solid presence of Security Detection / Garrett Metal Detectors is established in these counties we would expand into other Florida counties.
  • This salesperson would receive factory leads. We would expect this salesperson to make sales visits to courthouses, police departments, shipping ports, cruise ports, etc. to market Garrett Metal Detectors.  

The rep would be a 1099 contractor. The sales representative would receive referrals however this person would be required to make cold calls to public buildings and other locations, this is also something that the salesperson could schedule prior. The only computer-related requirements would be for quoting equipment and communication. Learning how metal detectors work and features would be the only technical requirements. We do have technicians based out of Orlando that are able to handle service work and installations if needed.

Thank You,

Justin Brighty

Security Detection, Central Division

Email jbrighty@securitydetection.com

Cell 419-351-7074



For ANY information contact:

Meagan Barrow

Marshal’s Office Administrative Assistant

Third District Court of Appeal

2001 S.W 117th Ave

Miami, Florida 33175

(305)-229-3200 Ext. 3202

“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph”

Thanks for your support,

John Fraley

RPOC President

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