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RPOC NEWS – Mar - Apr 2022

~HAPPY St. Patrick's Day~

By: Dennis Bambach, President, RPOC


Spring is here and things are looking up as far as the Covid pandemic goes. It feels good to be able to plan things without worrying so much about crowds. To that thought, our reunion will be April 22 – 24th and hopefully you have planned to attend. It will be so good to see old friends after having to cancel the last two years. The hotel has been undergoing some renovations, but they should not be an inconvenience for us. The rooms were all renovated, and the pool has also been redone. As usual the hotel staff is very accommodating and will try to fill our needs. The hotel restaurant will not be open but there are several new restaurants just across the courtyard from the hotel within a short walking distance.

For those of you not attending the reunion I will be retiring as President of the RPOC at the closing of the reunion. I have been President for ten years and it is time. Maggie and I moved to Dunnellon last year and I feel that the RPOC would be better served by a president who lives in South Florida. It has been such a privilege and honor being your president and I have many great memories of these past years. John Fraley, presently Vice President will become your new President. I will continue to be involved on the Board of Directors as Past President. John has many years of experience with the RPOC and will make a fine President.

Ed Spisak, Treasurer: It is our pleasure to thank all the members who went over and above to donate to Members Assistance and the Otis Chambers Scholarship fund. Much gratitude for all your generous donations. These donations have helped many of our retirees and their families, as well as children and grandchildren gaining their advanced education. The donations ranged from $5.00 to $500.00, and all were a sign of the generosity, kindness and caring of our Members.

Gladly, our roster is increasing due to the recent number of welcome applications to join. Please keep encouraging your retiring friends and retired law enforcement acquaintances to join us. Also, a reminder to those Members who have not yet sent in their update forms and dues, please do not delay.

CAN’T WAIT TO SEE Y’ALL AT THE REUNION -- By the time you are able to read this issue of the Heat (depending on its delivery date), the 2022 Reunion may be in progress. After two years of not seeing any of our prized and valued members, we are eagerly looking forward to it. It may be too late to register but depending on when you are able to contact us, it might be possible to do a late registration. If so, please call Ed Spisak at 305-206-1564, and we’ll see what we can do.

After our annual mail out this year, seventeen Members’ packages were returned by the post office as “not deliverable.” We’ve attempted to contact by phone and/or email those Members, but no response or forwarding information was available. We will be listing those names in our next RPOC monthly newsletter in an effort to reach them. Please review the list when it comes out and let us know if you have any current information on those Members. If you do, please contact RPOC at 305-594-2848 or email the information to rpocpba@bellsouth.net.

John Fraley, Vice President, Scholarship Chairman, Golf Coordinator: I have to say, it sure feels good to be able to meet and see old friends. I would like to thank Pete Cuccaro and Paul Law for hosting a great luncheon at the Cove in Inverness Florida. There were over forty retirees in attendance. The food was great and as usual the stories were over the top.

Our annual golf outing on Friday, April 22nd, 2022, will be at the Mayfair Country Club in Sanford FL. We will use the Calloway Handicap system for scoring the event. This enables me to score all golfers in a fair format. The cost to enter will be $55.00 (cash) twenty-eight for the golf and twenty-seven for prizes. I will be collecting for the golf on Thursday April 21st. The old clubhouse has been torn down and trailers have been set up with snacks and drinks. I saw the course last week and it’s in great shape. I currently have about 20 golfers committed. Please email me at jfraley885@bellsouth.net or call me at 954-651-0451 with any questions. We have room for more golfers!

Let’s have fun, remember the people of Ukraine, and remember our brothers and sisters in law enforcement. It’s been a tough year for all of us.

Reba Miller, Chaplain: Points to Ponder. " Everyone wants to be the Sun to lighten up someone's life, but why not be the Moon, to shine in someone's darkest hour?" Life Rhino

With deepest sympathies we reach out to our police families and friends, honoring and remembering the passing of the following brothers and sisters...

1. William " Bill" Brinkley February 2022

2. Linda Hoffman        February 2022

3. Harry A Wright       February 2022

Up dated information on the following officers:

A private ceremony was held for Off. John Striegel, on December 29th, 2021. His internment was held at The National Veteran's Cemetery, in Sarasota, Florida. John held the rank of Sergeant in the United States Air Force.

A Celebration of Life Ceremony was held for Off. Michael "Mike" Krutulis, Jr., on February 26th, 2022, at The Elks Lodge, # 1872, located at 92600 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, Fl.

We send special wishes for healing and restoration for our following members, Dennis and Maggie Bambach, James " Jim" Dooner, and Bob and Elsbeth Hoelscher and John Fraley.

We extend heartfelt condolences and support to the following RPOC members, Bruce Buchmann, Barry Hoffman, and Patti Garrison Marriott at the passing of their beloved spouses, Debbie Buchmann, Linda Hoffman, and Michael " Mike" Marriott. 

Special thanks to each and every one of our members who have registered for the RPOC Reunion. All of us are looking forward to being together and celebrating our friendships, joys and moving forward in the coming year. Thank you to each and every one of our members and their families for their support, encouragement, dedication, and commitment during the chaos of the past few years. Please remember “Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you may know nothing about, Be Kind, Always... Brad Meltzer".

Jerry Rudolf, Sgt. At Arms, Communication Transformational Officer: As we approach the time for our reunion, we want to repeat that in addition to the handwriting of the registration form you received on the yellow paper in the US mailing we did at the first of the year, you must then have to find an envelope and stamp then remember to mail. Or you can also do it the easy way and go online to our website at www.rpocpba.org or www.rocpba.org [takes you to the same place] and register and pay online avoiding all of the extra hassle and then wondering if the USPS screwed up again or not and lost it. You should also know that because you are not required to log into our website, the first few pages with general information are not secure pages. We DO NOT ask you to list any personal information on these unsecured pages. However, once you click on a link to enter data where credit card information is needed or other financial related data, ALL those pages and forms are SECURE meaning that we have a merchant’s account linked to those pages via PayPal and ALL those links are SECURE and any information entered is encrypted for security purposes. Lastly, on each of the instruction or introductory pages related to JOIN, RENEW, etc. etc. on the website, you will find the below paragraph in blue that explains the process for payment utilizing PayPal. Fortunately, or unfortunate whichever the case, they are one of the few merchant accounts that are compatible with our website setup. If you read and following the directions as you will note below you should not have any problems navigating the pages. If you do experience any issues, please do not hesitate to let us know in order that we either fix a problem or assist you with a particular task. REMEMBER, without you we would not be here! 

We use PayPal to process payments. You may pay by using your existing account or create one from our site. Or go to PayPal.com to create one and register your credit card as part of your account. Without doing this, you may or may not get the credit card option from our site.

New Members: Edward Orinstein, MDPD; Elio Garcia, MDPD; Joseph Deegan, MDPD; William Van Riper, MDPD; Mike Hernandez, MDPD

Reinstated Members: Art Angelica, MDPD; Sean Holts, MDPD; James Crocker, MDPD; Gilbert Thomas, MDPD; Nancy Fox-Hicks, MDCorr; Dean Alder MDPD; Gregory Kral, MDPD; John Butchko; MDPD.

Final Thought – Our hearts and prayers are with the Ukrainian people who are undergoing such suffering. We pray that this conflict will end soon.

“Happiness is not by chance, but by choice.” – Jim Rohn


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

Roy T. Bennett

“Be the Reason Someone Smiles Today”


STAY HEALTHY ---- STAY CALM -- STAY INCHARGE                       


Help us find them..

After our annual mail out this year, seventeen Members’ packages were returned by the post office as “not deliverable”. We’ve attempted to contact by phone and/or email those Members, but no response or forwarding information was available. We will be listing those names in our next RPOC monthly newsletter in an effort to reach them. Please review the list when it comes out and let us know if you have any current information on those Members. If you do, please contact RPOC at 305-594-2848 or email the information to rpocpba@bellsouth.net

        Thomas Gross,          

        Darryl Hall              

        Loretta Davis           

        Betty J. Rhodes         

        Ramon Del Valle        

        Curtis Johnson          

        Anthony Gentile Jr

        Kenneth Vallario        

        Racheal Rutledge       

        Hebert Williams         

        Susie Stack             

        Reinaldo Valdes         

        William Fisher          

        Joe Nelson             

        John E. Musser          


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.

A personal message from our president Dennis Bambach:

I will be retiring as President of the RPOC at the closing of the reunion. I have been President for ten years and it is time. Maggie and I moved to Dunnellon last year and I feel that the RPOC would be better served by a president who lives in South Florida. It has been such a privilege and honor being your president and I have many great memories of these past years. John Fraley, presently Vice President, will become your new President. 


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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

“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph”
Thanks for your support,

Dennis Bambach
RPOC President

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