Chapter Chat
BY OUR MEMBERS

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ALASKA CHAPTER

Alaska Chapter President Shirley Coté and Secretary/Treasurer Bob Beasley were grateful for the opportunity to attend the Presidents’ and Secretary/Treasurers’ meeting at Quantico March 5-9, 2017. Both found the meetings to be extremely helpful and they appreciated the opportunity to meet so many colleagues.

As did the other chapter representatives, Shirley and Bob took Alaska’s Session 267 attendees to dinner at Vinny’s Italian Restaurant. It was the first time we had the opportunity to meet Deputy Chief Dan Welborn from the Fairbanks Police Department and Lt. Lance Ewers with the Sitka Police Department. We had a great time and it didn’t take us long to form a friendship that will last a long time. In fact, Lance has agreed to join the Fundraising Committee for our Chapter. There is no doubt that Dan, too will be involved. 

Our past president had to resign from the board for personal reasons and we are fortunate to have been able to reach out to our past president, Terry Vrabec to fill that position. We assuredly have on our board of all new officers a historical perspective with Terry’s 16 years as president.

Special Agent David Price will be retiring in May and he will be very missed as our Training Coordinator in the Anchorage Office. In February Dave pulled the selection committee together to make the very important decision of whom from Alaska will attend the 2018 sessions. The process was made up of Special Agent in Charge Marlin Ritzman, Assistant Special Agents in Charge Anthony Jung and Carolyn Perisot, Special Agent David Price, FBI Training and Liaison Specialist Debra Munoz, Lt. David Hanson from the Alaska State Troopers, Lt. Justin Doll from the Anchorage Police Department and Chapter President Shirley Coté. The process was very in-depth and was organized to ensure the most fair and objective way in selecting commanders from Alaska to attend the National Academy. The current attendees in Session #268 are Lt. Matthew Dobson from the Alaska Wildlife Troopers and Lt. Benjamin Langham from the Kenai Police Department.

The new vice presidents, Sean McGee, Barry Wilson, and Chad Goeden of the three state regions – Northern, Southcentral, and Southeast, respectively have been busy with their committee work. The Constitution and Bylaws have been revised for ratification by the membership at the next membership meeting. Training, membership, and fundraising are all active committees to ensure our members receive valuable benefits. Training is focused on the Executive Development Conference, which serves as Alaska’s Retrainer. The dates are December 6-8, 2017 with our annual membership meeting to be held on December 5th from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Our bi-annual membership meeting will be held at 3:00 p.m. on May 3rd at the State of Alaska Crime Detection Laboratory located at 4805 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Anchorage.

ARIZONA CHAPTER

The Arizona Chapter was very fortunate to recently have Dr. Bill Lewinski of the Force Science Institute present a day of training in Tucson. Dr. Lewinski shared his insight with Chapter members on the research he has done on Use of Force and Body Camera issues. Our thanks go out to the men and women of the University of Arizona Police Department who played excellent hosts for the event.

The Annual Membership BBQ was held in Glendale in March. As usual, no agenda or formal business, a great opportunity to rekindle old friendships and make some new ones with other Chapter members.

The Spring Retrainer was held in Oro Valley in April. The training focus was the horrific shooting at the Pulse Nightclub. Presentations from the police, fire, and medical perspectives provided an excellent “Lessons Learned” training opportunity.

Promotions
Congratulations go out to Wayne Booher, Session 215, and Jeff Grow, Session 244, of the Tolleson (AZ) Police Department. Wayne was recently promoted to Chief of Police and Jeff was promoted to Commander. Good luck to both!

Retirements
The following members of the Arizona Chapter have retired after lengthy years of service to the Arizona law enforcement community:
Tim Dorn, Session 175, retires after 10 years as the Chief of Police for the Town of Gilbert. During his 40 years in law enforcement, he also served with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and completed active duty tours of duty overseas for the Arizona National Guard.
G.T. Fowler, Session 197, retires as the Chief of Police for the Northern Arizona University (NAU) Police Department, where he has served for the last 10 years. Prior to NAU, G.T. served for the City of Mesa (AZ) Police Department, where retired after 25 years as an Assistant Police Chief and also served as the Interim Police Chief.
Ron Wheeler, Session 232, retires (again!) as the Interim Chief of Police for City of Sedona, where he had previously worked for 11 years. He left Sedona to become the Chief of Police for the Pinetop-Lakeside Police Department. He also previously served as President for our Chapter.

Congratulations to these fine men and thank you for your years of service.


CALIFORNIA CHAPTER

Interim Chief Brian Louie, NA Session 247 was sworn in on December 12, 2016 by California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye to serve as the interim Chief of Police for the Sacramento, California Police Department. Interim Chief Louie is a 36-year veteran of the Sacramento Police Department whose positions have ranged from student trainee to deputy chief, the role he held for nine years before his latest promotion. He will be the department’s first acting Asian-American chief.

Celebratory lunch for newly retired Deputy Chief.
Prior to NA class 256, we did not know each other even though we were from the LA area. During and after the NA we've become close friends and colleagues.

 

Annual Training Conference - 1st Vice President Mike Barletta and his committee are working hard to put the finishing touches on the California Chapter’s annual training conference. This year’s conference, “We Can Be Heroes” will be held at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Mission Bay in San Diego, California from August 30 - September 1, 2017. Please go to the California Chapter website at www.fbinaacalifornia.com and follow the links to register. Early bird registration will end on June 30, 2017 so don’t delay. If you have any questions, our Committee Chairman 1st Vice President Michael Barletta will be happy to assist you and provide answers. You can e-mail Mike at barfive@cox.net.

Scholarships - The California Chapter has opened applications for the 2017 College Scholarships on April 1, 2017. A total of four scholarships, one from each Division, will be awarded. Scholarship Guidelines and Applications can be obtained from Division Vice-Presidents or by going to the California website at http://fbinaacalifornia.com/home . Applications must be received by your respective Division Vice-President by June 30, 2017 at 5PM.

Amazon Smiles & 5.11 Tactical - If you shop on Amazon did you know that at no cost to you, 0.5% of all your Amazon purchases can be donated to the California Chapter? Go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/94-2763282 and log in using your regular Amazon log in name and password. There is no increase in the amount you pay for your item and you will be supporting the California Chapter.

Please do all your Tactical 5.11 shopping from the FBINAA National web site at http://www.fbinaa.org/ . When you log into 5.11 (under shop) from the FBINAA website, you will receive the member’s discounts automatically and part of your purchase price is donated to the California Chapter.

Highlights

San Francisco Division
San Francisco Division 4th Vice-President Craig Chew held his first luncheon on March 30, 2017 in San Francisco.  With 55 members attending all had a great time.  The first 20 that signed up got aboard one of the San Francisco Police Department's patrol boats for a tour of San Francisco Bay.


Los Angeles Division
It is our long time members with their continual support of our Chapter that keep our organization strong. Special appreciation and recognition to Russell Galbreath, NA 164, and Carmelito “Lito” Mateo, NA 101, for more than a quarter of a century of support. Los Angeles Division 3rd Vice-President Eric Sonstegard presented each of them with a 25+ year pin.



PROMOTIONS

Congratulations to Devon Bell for his appointment as Sheriff of the Placer County Sheriff’s Department upon the retirement of Sheriff Bonner. Sheriff Bell is a graduate of 222 session and served as the Under Sheriff prior to his appointment. Congratulations Sheriff Bell.

Congratulations to James Fryhoff for his promotion to Chief of Police for the Ojai Police Department, Ojai, California. James is a graduate of the NA 261th session and was selected for this position from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.  Congratulations Chief Fryhoff.

Congratulations to Carlos Islas for his promotion to Chief of Police for the Bell Police Department, Bell, California. Carlos is a graduate of the 250th session and was selected for this position from the Los Angeles Police Department. Congratulations Chief Islas.

Congratulations to David Salcedo for his promotion to Chief of Police for the Baldwin Park Police Department, Baldwin Park, California. David is a graduate of the 244th session and was selected for this position from the Inglewood Police Department. Congratulations Chief Salcedo.

Congratulations to Andrew Salinas for his promotion to Chief of Police for the Port Hueneme Police Department, Port Hueneme, California.  Andrew is a graduate of the 253rd session and was selected for this position from the Oxnard Police Department.



RETIREMENTS
Congratulations to the following recent retirees:
Edward Bonner, NA 139, Placer County Sheriff Department
Chris Carroll, NA 256, FBI, San Francisco Division
Tim Curran, NA 229, San Diego Sheriff’s Department
Todd Frank, NA 231, San Diego Sheriff’s Department
Mitch Tavera, NA 199, El Segundo Police Department

 

IOWA CHAPTER

Our fall luncheon was attended by nearly 60 members in Ames. Our sponsor was Acadia Healthcare and Janelle Cronk made the trip to join us and share more about what Acadia does. Thanks to Acadia Healthcare for their partnership and support of the Iowa Chapter. At the luncheon the Iowa Chapter voted to donate $5,000 to C.O.P.S. for their capital campaign. We hope that other chapters are also stepping up to support this worthy cause.

Tim Sitting, Session 223, started work as the Chief of Police in Fort Madison on November 14, 2016. We wish him the best there. Session 255 graduate Lt. Wes Breckenridge, Newton Police Department, was elected to the Iowa House of Representatives for District 29. He beat the incumbent by a 2-1 margin.

We bid adieu to two long-serving public servants and Iowa Chapter Board members recently. Dubuque County Sheriff Don Vrotsos, Session 204, retired at the end of 2016. Don had most recently served as the Iowa Chapter Secretary/Treasurer. Iowa State Patrol Colonel Mike Van Berkum retired on March 3, 2017. Mike was an Iowa Chapter President. We wish both Don and Mike all the best in retirement.

Finally, we want to share that former Scott County Deputy and NA graduate John F. Grothus passed away on October 16, 2016. We pray for comfort for his family and draw inspiration from his service.


KANSAS/WESTERN MISSOURI

The Kansas-Western Missouri Chapter sends out greetings from the middle of the United States!! We would like to honor several of our Chapter members who are retiring! Between these three folks, they have a total of 103 years of experience that will be missed!!

Captain Mike Pattrick, Session #235, retired March 17, 2017 from the Lawrence, KS Police Department with nearly 28 years of law enforcement service! He spent his entire career with Lawrence PD and serving his community! Mike was involved in several different capacities including the agency coordinator for the Central States L.E.E.D.S program for the past eight years, Commander of the Detective Division for six years, and also part of the Northeast Homeland Security Council. Mike is going to relax for a few months, enjoy some time with his family, and then see what the future holds for him!! Congratulations on your retirement and thank you for the many years you have given!! 

Assistant Director Dave Warry, Session #116, retired March 31, 2017 after 45 years in the law enforcement profession! Dave served with the Wichita, KS Police Department for over 20 in various divisions to include detective, Vice and Narcotics, Training and Special Operations. He worked his way up through the ranks to Captain before retiring in 1992. He started his second career with the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) as an instructor in 1992 and promoted to Assistant Director in 2002. A major highlight of his career was attending the FBI NA in 1991. It was a dream of Dave's to attend the Academy and words cannot express how important to his career and life the friends he made through this wonderful organization has been. Dave plans on continuing to attend the Retrainers and FBI NA gatherings! He is also a member of the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police, Kansas Sheriff's Association, Kansas Peace Officers Association, International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training, Sedgwick County Chiefs Association, and a member of the Governors Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board.  Dave truly is going to retire this time with golf plans and spending time with his wife, Vicky, traveling the country and having fun on cruises. Thank you, Dave, for 45 years of distinguished service to your communities and the many people you have touched over the years!!

Captain Lance Royer, Session #227, retired on March 20th from the Shawnee County, KS Sheriff's Office with 30 years of service! His entire career has been dedicated to law enforcement and public safety communications. Lance started his career as a part-time dispatcher in Abilene, KS Police Department, worked with the Shawnee County, KS Sheriff's Office in various capacities (since 1988), the Dickinson County Sheriff's Office, and the Kansas Bureau of Investigations as a Law Enforcement Telecommunications Officer. Over the years, Lance held several positions in law enforcement and communications working his way up through the ranks! He took his Communications Center to another level of professionalism, standards, technology, radio systems and CAD equipment. Lance has received numerous awards and recognition over the years as well as belongs to numerous organizations, local and nationwide!! He has been active in the Kansas Chapter of APCO (Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials) for nearly 20 years. Lance will be 'retiring' and selling real estate to keep him occupied!! Congrats on your prestigious career and upcoming retirement, Lance!



MONTANA/IDAHO CHAPTER

SAVE THE DATES!
September 24th to September 27th, 2017
FBI NAA Montana/Idaho Chapter 2017 Annual Conference
The Lodge at Whitefish Lake,
Whitefish, Montana

Check in and registration September 24th.
Training September 25th & 26th.
Chapter business meetings September 27th.

 

NEBRASKA CHAPTER

Retirement congratulations go out to Captain Dan Williamson (Session 135) and Captain John Kucer (Session 167) of the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Department. Capt. Williamson retires with over 44 years of service with the Sheriff’s Department and Captain Kucer with over 40 years.

Congratulations to Grand Island Police Chief Steve Lamken, Session 244, who retired after over 40 years in law enforcement. Lamken was the chief in Grand Island for the past 10 ½ years and also during his career served as the Director of the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center. Lamken’s final message to the citizens of Grand Island: “It’s been a great honor for me to serve with you.” Robert Falldorf, Session 209, a Grand Island PD Captain, was promoted to Police Chief upon Lamken’s retirement. 

La Vista Police Captain Kevin Pokorny (216th Session) has retired after 32 years in law enforcement, the past 28 in La Vista. The retirement was short-lived as Kevin is now the Director of Administrative Services for the City of La Vista.
 


NEW YORK/EASTERN CANADA CHAPTER

Friday, February 24, 2017 was the 64th Annual Dinner Dance of the NYPD Emerald Society honored as Irishman of the Year retired Sergeant, and former NYPD Emerald Society Pipes & Drums Bandmaster, Brian Coughlan, NA Session 235. Brian is most fitting of this honor, having served almost 28 years with the NYPD and on the Band's board for twelve. He is only the second member to have served as both Pipe Major and Bandmaster. Despite the hectic workload, he balanced as a Bomb Squad supervisor for the last 15 years of his career, Brian also managed to devote time to the Physically Challenged Irish and American Youth Team, which provides young physically challenged athletes the opportunity to compete in organized competitions on a global scale. In the past, Brian, a proud member of the AOH Division 15, has served as an Aide to the Grand Marshal in the Brooklyn St. Patrick's Day Parade and has been honored by both The Great Irish Fair of New York and the Irish Echo. This year, he was named the Grand Council of Emerald Societies' Irishman of the Year and will serve as their Aide to the Grand Marshal in the 2017 NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Columbia Association ( NYPD) 85th Anniversary Awards Dinner will be held Friday, May 5th at the El Caribe Country Club, 5945 Strickland Avenue Mill Basin, Brooklyn. Cocktails begin @ 6:30 PM, Dinner @ 7:45 PM. Honoree of the Lieutenant Joseph Petrosino Award is Deputy Chief Paul Ciorra “Man of the Year”. Deputy Chief Ciorra is a graduate of the NA 206th Session.


SOUTH CAROLINA CHAPTER

The FBINAA South Carolina Chapter held our annual Spring Training Conference March 16-19 in Myrtle Beach, SC. We had 112 members in attendance.

The event began with a golf outing at the Legend’s Golf Resort. 27 members and their guests enjoyed lunch and a chilly round of golf. Our training began on Friday morning with FBI SAC George Piro. As the agent in charge of the High-Value Interrogation Group, George was the team leader and interrogator of Saddam Hussein and other key figures within the former Iraqi regime. We ended the day with a presentation from Mr. Mel Stubbs on financial planning. On Friday evening over 200 members, family and guests enjoyed a cookout at Alligator Adventure. The entire park was closed for our group. On Saturday, we heard from Orlando Deputy Chief Eric Smith on the Pulse night club shooting. Deputy Chief Smith gave an overview of the shooting and the city’s response.

Ms. Holly Butler, daughter of Paul (Session 220) and Cheryl Butler spoke to the members about her experience attending Session 18 of the Youth Leadership Program. We had to add a few tables to accommodate the over 200 that attended our Saturday evening banquet. Our guest speaker is a legendary and well respected longtime Horry County attorney Tommy Brittan. Mr. Brittan gave some great remarks on his view of law enforcement officers and the service, honesty and integrity he has seen displayed by law enforcement officers throughout his legal career.

President Cook presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to retired SCCJA Director Billy Gibson (Session 93).

President Cook presented the President’s Award to retired FBI SAC Dave Thomas.

Our Sunday morning prayer breakfast brought some great music from President Cook’s son, Christian, his brother and sister-in-law, Trahern and Lori Cook and their children. Lori also again brought our scriptural message. President Cook then conducted our yearly business meeting. Secretary/Treasurer Jones Gamble (session 215) presented the association’s 2016 financial report and answered questions about our finances.

Our February meeting and dinner was hosted by Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott (Session 152). The dinner was held at The Zone at Williams-Brice Stadium. There were approximately 130 in attendance. The attendance was one of the largest in recent years. Sheriff Lott invited Governor Henry McMaster to be our guest speaker. Governor McMaster thanked the group for their law enforcement service and stressed his appreciation, respect and support for our nation’s law enforcement officers.

SC Department of Public Safety Bureau of Protective Services Promotions
*Major John Hancock (Session 248) has been appointed to serve as Chief of Police. John has served with BPS for 21 years and most recently served as Assistant Chief. John is a graduate of Wofford College and is a Certified Public Manager.

*Lt. Matt Calhoun (Session 265) has been promoted to major and will serve as Assistant Chief. Matt has served with BPS for 18 years and most recently served as Training Coordinator and Field Commander. Matt is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and is a Certified Public Manager.

Recent FBINA Graduates – Session 267 – March 17, 2017
Chief Deputy Greg Shockley - Lexington County Sheriff’s Office, Captain Lee Boan, Camden Police Department, Lieutenant Billy K. Floyd, Jr., South Carolina Highway Patrol - Troop 5

Retirements
Chief Dan Reynolds (Session 136) – Greer Police Department - Retired March 31, 2017 and Chief Zack Wise (Session 230) – SCDPS Bureau of Protective Services – Retired March 31, 2017.



WISCONSIN CHAPTER

PROMOTIONS/ADVANCEMENTS/RETIREMENTS

Terry P. McHugh, 265th Session was selected by the Kronenwetter Police and Fire Commission in November of 2016 to become the Chief of the Kronenwetter Police Department (KPD). Terry officially assumed those duties on January 1, 2017. Terry grew up in Oshkosh, WI and after high school, joined the U.S. Army. He served in the first Gulf War as a Combat Engineer. Following his military service, he attended and graduated from UW-Oshkosh in 1996 with a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in Spanish. Terry began his law enforcement career in 1996 in Albuquerque, NM before leaving Albuquerque for the City of Madison PD from 2000-2006. In July 2006 he started with the KPD where he was promoted to Lieutenant, in July 2009. Terry also served as a Field Training Officer at both Madison PD and Kronenwetter PD. As a Lieutenant, he supervised the KPD field training program. In 2014 Terry graduated from the Wisconsin Command College and earned the title of Certified Public Manager (CPM) through the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In September, 2016 he graduated from the FBI National Academy, a member of Session #265, where he earned a Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice from the University of Virginia.

Craig Moser, 231st Session, recently retired following nearly 32 years of dedicated service to the citizens of the City of Muskego, Wisconsin. Chief Craig Moser retired on January 6th. He began his career with Muskego PD in 1985 as a patrol officer. He served as an acting detective with the Waukesha County Metro Drug Unit, and as a member of the department’s SWAT team, retiring from the team as Team Leader in 2010. Craig continued to serve in various capacities and was appointed as Chief in 2013. One of his first acts was to establish a very popular K-9 program. He also oversaw the upgrade of the department’s Emergency Dispatch Center, and laid the groundwork for the department to move forward with Body Worn Cameras and the utilization of drone technology. Everyone at the Muskego Police Department wishes Craig and his family all the best as they embark on the next chapter of their lives and thanks Chief Moser for his dedication, guidance, leadership, and friendship. He will be missed.

Lisa Walter, Session #210, retired on January 6th, 2017. Chief Walter served 23, of her 32 years in law enforcement, with UW-Stout in Menomonie, WI.

Jason Spetz, Session #263, was recently selected to replace Lisa Walter, as the next Chief of Police at UW-Stout in Menomonie, WI. Jason has worked at UW-Stout PD for the past nine years, serving as officer, Patrol Sergeant, and Assistant Chief of Police. Prior to his service with UW- Stout PD, Jason served as a Wisconsin State Patrol trooper for nine years, and more recently as a firefighter/medic for the City of Menomonie Fire Department. Chief Spetz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in law enforcement from Minnesota State University – Mankato, and is a graduate of the 263rd Session of the National Academy. Jason begins his duties as police chief on March 6th.

David Reid, 232nd Session, retired from the Chenequa Police Department, effective April 2016, where he held the rank of Captain. Dave began his law enforcement career as a City of Brookfield Cadet/Dispatcher and EMT in 1980. He completed police academy training in 1984 and became a member of the Village of Hartland PD. Dave began part-time employment with Chenequa PD in 1990 while also working in the private sector. He returned to full-time law enforcement with the City of Oconomowoc PD in 1993, leaving Oconomowoc in 1996 to accept a full-time position with Chenequa PD. During his time at Chenequa, Dave advanced through the ranks of officer, master patrol officer, sergeant, and captain. He retired in April of 2016 as Captain, the rank he had held since 2003.

Dan Neumer, 259th Session, was promoted from Sergeant to Captain of the Chenequa Police Department in August 2016. Dan has been a member of the Chenequa Police Department since October 2012 when he was hired as a result of an outside search for a sergeant. Dan is a graduate of the Executive Development Institute (EDI), a 10-week management skills program. Dan is also a member of NA Session 259, having graduated in March of 2015. Since graduation Dan has remained active in the Wisconsin Chapter of FBI National Academy Associates and is developing a valuable peer network of command level officers across the state, nationally, and internationally.

Carl Gloede, 258th Session, and Captain with the City of Madison Police Department recently retired after 29 years in law enforcement. His career included serving with the USSS Uniformed Division and the City of Madison Police Department. Highlights of Carl’s career include assignments in the Drug Gang Task Force, Traffic, SWAT, Crowd Management, Dignitary Protection, Records/Technology, and Honor Guard. He recently relocated to Louisville, Kentucky.

Peter Running, 223rd Session, retired on January 16th from the Village of Winneconne PD where he served as Chief. Pete began his law enforcement career in the US Army as an MP in 1983. He served on various departments during his career. He was appointed Chief of Police in the Village of Winneconne in June, 1996 where he served until his retirement on January 16th of this year. Interestingly, Pete was the arresting officer of Wisconsin serial killer, David Spanbauer. Pete completed an Associate degree in Criminal Justice in 1994 from Fox Valley Technical College and a Bachelor's degree from Mount Senario College in 1995. He was the first from Winneconne PD to be selected to attend the FBI National Academy. Pete was very actively involved in the communities he served throughout his law enforcement career and he continues to serve in the US Army Reserve, with over 34 years of continued service to the nation.

Terry Hansen
, 190th Session, who held the rank of Captain, retired from the Menomonee Falls, WI Police Department on December 31, 2016, after nearly 43 years of service. Terry was hired on February 18, 1974 and served the department in virtually all capacities including: patrol officer, juvenile officer, patrol supervisor and commander, services supervisor and commander, department training officer, SWAT team member, accreditation manager, and finally protective service commander. Terry graduated from the FBINA in 1997. For the past nineteen years, Terry was a very active member of the Wisconsin FBINAA Chapter. Terry is also fitness fanatic. It was common to see Terry in the department fitness room daily, sometimes twice a day! Even more impressive was his ability to maintain and still fit into his National Academy PT shorts! We wish Terry a long and well deserved retirement as he trades in his old patrol boots for a pair of Silver Sneakers!

Kris Zhea, 224th Session, retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Lt. Colonel as of October 1, 2016. Kris is now employed as the manager of Corporate Security at WEC Energy Group.

James Pfister, 259th Session, City of Oconomowoc Police Department, promoted from Lieutenant to Captain.

Matt Carney, 262nd Session, Village of Pewaukee Police Department, promoted from Sergeant to Lieutenant.

Congratulations and best wishes to all!

DAVE MALONE RECEIVES “FIRST EVER” FIERCE FREEDOM AWARD
Fierce Freedom is an Eau Claire, Wisconsin based, non-profit organization dedicated to educating and raising public awareness about human trafficking in northwestern Wisconsin. At their annual banquet on February 23rd, 2017, Fierce Freedom awarded Dave Malone, (retired Chief of Police, Eau Claire, WI) 104th Session, their first “Malone for Excellence Award.” The award acknowledges Dave’s years of support and volunteer efforts as a law enforcement officer. Fierce Freedom will select law enforcement personnel annually, who have provided support and efforts toward the same cause, to receive the “Dave Malone for Excellence Award.” Dave is currently a manager of Applied Learning-Law Enforcement with the American Military University (AMU) and is also a Life Member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).

MOST RECENT GRADUATES
Congratulations to Wisconsin’s most recent National Academy graduates:

267th SESSION – March 17, 2017
Assistant Chief Robert Abraham, La Crosse Police Department
Lieutenant Cory Schalinske, Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office
Captain Curtis Fell, Rock County Sheriff’s Office
Lieutenant David Stecker, Jr., Oak Creek Police Department
Lieutenant Krista Ewers-Hayes, Dane County Sheriff’s Office

MEMBER ACCOLADES
City of Waupun, Deputy Police Chief Scott Louden, 244th Session became President of the Fond du Loc County Law Enforcement Executive Association on February 1st. Waupun Police Chief Dale Herringa, 209th Session was honored with the President’s Award for his 41 years of law enforcement service and being the personification of a good law enforcement officer.

END OF WATCH
On behalf of the Wisconsin Chapter, our sincere sympathy to the family, loved ones, friends, and associates of:
Richard A. Hartwig, 102nd Session, UW-Madison Police Department, EOW – January 27, 2017.



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