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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 October meeting will take place on Wednesday, 14 October at The Leaning Tower Restaurant, 5205 Grand Blvd, New Port Richey, FL. Lunch will be provided by the region however, drinks are on your own.


There are no meetings in July, August and September.


... Planning Ahead ...


The November meeting will take place on Wednesday, 11 November at The Leaning Tower Restaurant, 5205 Grand Blvd, New Port Richey, FL. Lunch and drinks will be on your own.


The 2020 Scholarship fund is Closed! . Two winners were chosen at the June Meeting. They are named later on, as you look over the web page!

Take this opportunity to join the 2021 scholarship fund! Your $20 gets you a great chance to win one of the two prizes given out at the June 2021 meeting! The odds of winning are great! ..


   International Police Association US Section

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 L to R: R. Berman, President Wood, Citrus County Deputy Caroline Eichorn and J. Faherty

At the December 2019 monthly meeting, Region 19 presented a check for $150 to the Citrus County

"Shop With a Cop" program


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


2020 Calendar, IPA Region 19
All meetings are the second Wednesday of the month at 11:30 AM
There are no meetings in July, August and September

Jan 8    
Pinellas County FOP, Largo, FL
  Lunch Provided
 Feb 12
Leaning Tower of Pizza, New Port Richey         Lunch Provided 
 Mar 11
Leaning Tower of Pizza, New Port Richey
 Apr 8
 May 13
 June 10
Pinellas County FOP, Largo, FL   Lunch Provided
 Oct 14
Leaning Tower of Pizza, New Port Richey   Lunch Provided
 Nov 11
Leaning Tower of Pizza, New Port Richey
Dec 9 Marina's Italian Restaurant, Hernando, FL   Lunch Provided
Pinellas County FOP, 550 Commerce Drive, Largo, FL (south side)
Leaning Tower of Pizza, 5205 Grand Blvd, New Port Richey, FL
Mariana's Italian Cuisine, 2649 Forest Ridge Blvd (Hiway 486) Hernando FL
American Legion Post 273, 600 American Legion Dr, Maderia Beach, FL



All luncheon meetings are open to members and guests however, the region does not pay for drinks.

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


Are you eligible for IPA Life Membership ? 

                                                 See offer approved at the recent NDC meeting:
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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 2020 winners are:

Frank Andre, $75

Fred Sherman, $50


One (1) scholarship application was received in 2020.  Jacob Wood, grandson of President Wood, was awarded a $500 scholarship.


Note:  In 2020 there were only eighteen (18) 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 2021 season and getting a chance to win more than your $20 back. Click on the link above to learn more about the scholarship fund.



 Region PATCHES and PINS

3 inch black and white patches at $3.00 each or $2.50 each for 2 or more plus S&H.


3/4 inch pins are $2.00 each or $1.50 each for 2 or more plus S&H.

Mailing costs for patches or pins are are $1.00 each for postage and handling.

E-mail Rich Berman at

or call 727-849-1793.





   NEW ! .. Challenge Coins

$8.00 each plus $ 2 postage .., contact

Region President, Billy Wood,

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 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, etc:


As of January 1, 2016 annual dues are $30.

Please pay the required amount in order to cause the least amount of confusion and work for the people at National. The VOLUNTEERS there keep track of approximately 4,000 members. Give them a break! Please see MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL, below.



 NEW and RENEWING members should do so online whenever possible.

 If you are not computer savvy enough to enter the information or do not have Internet access, please ask an officer or another member to assist. Additionally, a member helping an applicant can verify the spelling of names and the accuracy of addresses and other information. National advises that some of the hand written applications often are difficult and sometime impossible to read, and the wrong info can be easily entered into the national IPA records.


Joining online gets a new member approved within a day or two. Mailing adds about a week, and joining and submitting payment at the region level with the region submitting the application can take up to a month or more, depending on when the region mails payment and/or documents.  Similarly, renewing on-line allows immediate approval vs. up to a month or so delay before national is notified.



Please do not use old forms. National reports receiving application forms that are sometimes 10 years old. The old forms are not accurate and often include old membership requirements. New applications are available online for easy downloading.  The forms are in the Members Only area of the website.

Go to: “Admin Items”, "Administrative Region Forms”.


Region 43 Raffle

 Region 43 holds an annual  “Escape for Two” Raffle: Air tickets for 2 anywhere. Drawing is held at Region 43 annual picnic in March. For more info contact the region president at



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.




*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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