When he is not polishing your insurance quote, Bob Kipper, President of KIAC Insurance Agency, is working with the Honorary Deputy Sheriffs Association. Kipper is the Vice President of the Honorary Deputy Sheriffs Association.
In 1974, twenty-five San Diego businessmen began the Honorary Deputy Sheriffs' Association with a single mission - to support law enforcement.
They are non-profit and non-political, governed by the members and an elected board of directors. Their bylaws set the conditions of membership, dues and other matters, and limit our membership to 1,000. They meet at least quarterly and are privy to insider briefings about what's really happening in criminal justice. Each of them values the opportunity to be part of a group willing and able to support those who protect us all.
While their efforts are focused largely on providing specialized equipment and essential support for law enforcement, they are also involved in education and training.
Their accomplishments include construction of the Tactical Training Facility, a Canine Training course and a S.W.A.T. obstacle course at MCAS Miramar. These training facilities, valued at more than $500,000, serve every law enforcement agency in San Diego and were constructed at no cost to taxpayers.
They have purchased law enforcement training and safety equipment that the agencies are not budgeted for or could not otherwise afford, such as hundreds of trauma kits for the San Diego Police Department's patrol cars. They have established a foundation to provide scholarships for management and technology training for local law enforcement officers.
They award a handgun to the top shooter graduation from the San Diego Regional Law Enforcement Training Center. And make scholarships possible for Explorer Scouts interested in law enforcement.
"It is an honor to have been selected as VP of the Honorary Deputy Sheriffs Association. Serving our community is a way of giving back to those who keep us safe," said Bob Kipper of KIAC. "Thank you to all the law enforcement personnel."
Bob Kipper being awarded captain status by San Diego County Sheriff William Gore and president Marilee Howe, president of the HDSA.