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Welcome to Region #19
Western Florida, Northwestern Florida & Alabama        




NEW - Region 19 patches available, $3.00 ea. or 2 for $5.00 (See Below)



The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 12th  1130 AM at the Hi-Octane Saloon, 1590 South Suncoast Blvd. (US 19), Homosassa, FL, 34448. Lunch will be provided however, drinks are not included.


Speakers will be Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast and Citrus County Deputy Joe Faherty who will speak about the annual "shop with a cop" program.



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Welcome to the web page for Region 19 of the IPA. The International Police Association is a worldwide fraternal police organization whose members are active and retired law enforcement personnel from around the world. The IPA exists to promote global and cultural friendship among peace officers. It is not associated with any labor organization or investigative body with law enforcement powers.

The IPA welcomes and encourages new members. Full membership is open to all law enforcement officers employed with or retired from, a government law enforcement agency. Associate membership is open to non-sworn employees and volunteers (e.g., reserve officers, chaplains, support personnel, etc.) of government law enforcement agencies with proper verification of agency affiliation and official agency identification documents. There are some limitations on the ability of associate members to participate in some activities available to full members. More details about membership requirements can be found at:

Region 19 encompasses a large area which includes the State of Alabama and a portion of the State of Florida, including the counties of: Bay, Calhoun, Charlotte, Citrus, Desoto, Dixie, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Gulf, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson Lafayette, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Manatee, Okaloosa, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Sumpter, Taylor, Wakulla, Walton and Washington.

The region holds nine (9) meetings a year. Seven (7) are in Holiday, Florida just south of the City of New Port Richey at the local VFW hall and two (2) are further north in Citrus County, with the Citrus locations announced prior to the meetings. There are no meetings in July, August and September. Members and potential members are always welcome. For more information about membership and region 19, please feel free to write me at:

Fraternally Yours,
William (Billy) Wood
President, Region 19


2017 Calendar, IPA Region 19
All meetings are the second Wednesday of the month at 11:30 AM

Jan 11    
VFW 10167 Holiday, FL   
 Feb 8
Citrus County (location TBA)       Lunch Provided 
 Mar 8
VFW 10167 Holiday, FL  
 Apr 12 Citrus County (Location TBA) Lunch Provided
 May 10 VFW 10167 Holiday, FL  
 June 14
VFW 10167 Holiday, FL Lunch Provided
 Oct 11
VFW 10167 Holiday, FL Lunch Provided
 Nov 8
VFW 10167 Holiday, FL
Dec 13 VFW 10167 Holiday, FL Lunch Provided

The Holiday location is at the VFW 10167, 4619 Bartelt Road, Holiday, Florida

All luncheon meeting are open to members and guests

During regular meetings when lunch is not provided, the kitchen is normally open for lunch on your own



Region 19 Officers    (Please Click)

            (Position, Name and E-mail address)


Region 19 Scholarship Fund (Please click)

                                 The Herb Maas Scholarship Booster Fund - Needs your Help!

Members of the fund have a chance to win $75 or $50 at a drawing to be held during the June Meeting. Join the scholarship fund now !


JUNE 2016 Scholarship Fund Winners!

$75 - Bob Suhr

$50 - Bob Deperte


Note:  In 2016 there were only twelve (12) participants in the scholarship fund booster. This is a good cause that serves the children and grandchildren of members of Region 19. Please consider joining the booster fund for the 2017 season and getting a chance to win more than your $ back next June. Click on the link above to learn more about the scholarship fund.




New, 3 inch circular black and white patches are available. The cost is $3.00 each or $2.50 each for 2 or more. Mailing costs are $1.00 per patch for postage and handling. E-mail Rich Berman at or call 727-849-1793.


 NOTICE:  Be sure to keep your IPA “Profile” up to date.

ImpNotice.jpg  If any of your personal data changes, particularly your phone number and/or internet address, you can make the changes yourself while signed in to the IPA web site. If you know of any member who does not have Internet access or the skill to make the change, please try to help them out. If you cannot, please have them send the changes to Woody. The National Office and Region 19 use the Internet to provide current and timely information to members, including Newsletters. 


Dues and Other Notes - Please Click Text



St Petersburg meets St Petersburg

On Saturday, May 7, 2016, Region 19 member Rich Berman, formerly with the St Petersburg Florida PD, met with two St Petersburg, Russia officers.  The meeting was arranged through the IPA. Patches and other items were exchanged.




FYI -- DRAFT minutes of the most recent NDC meeting, Longueuil, Canada (May 20, 2016)

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*Reminder from the International Secretary General about Requests for Information*

Please do not send any requests for information or assistance directly to International.  They are referred back to the U.S. Section for follow-up, and this creates extra work for them and a delay in getting your reply.  On the U.S. Section website, contact information to get assistance is included:  Contact > General Contact Info.  On that page, at the bottom, is a list of "General Contacts" by function, which are automatically routed to the appropriate person. 
If none of the categories seems to fit, you can e-mail Sec-Gen Ellwood Cushman  ( 
and he will attempt to assist with the request or direct you to the correct person.
Requests for travel assistance need to follow the procedures on the website in the "members only" area: Members Only > Travel Form and Info.


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