BY KEVIN WINGERSON
Dear FBINAA Family and Friends,
We are in an unprecedented time and continue to make decisions with the best interest of our FBINAA community in mind and follow the recommendation of international, federal, state/provincial, and local public health experts.
With new guidelines from the White House that recommend avoiding gatherings of 10 people or more, the FBINAA National Office is postponing Leadership Forums, Train-the-Trainer Programs and other in-person events through the month of May. Those registered will receive event-specific notifications regarding the rescheduled dates and your registration fee will be applied.
The Executive Board met on March 19th and decided that with the health and well-being of our youth in mind, the 2020 Youth Leadership Program, June 18-26, will be canceled. The Youth Leadership Program is one of our “crown jewel” programs and, while disappointing, the best interest of our youth and counselors must come first.
The planning, promotion, scheduling, and execution of the FBINAA Annual Training Conference, July 18-21, 2020 in New Orleans, LA, is continuing and we will share details as they are confirmed via our website, social media, and regular e-mail communications. We are planning an exciting event and plans will continue until further notice.
For 85 years, the FBINAA has been committed to our core values of Knowledge, Courage and Integrity. We have successfully weathered many global and national crises and challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic is another transformational event for us and with the daily uncertainties we are facing, it is imperative that we stay focused, connected, and take care of our families, fellow brothers and sisters, and the communities we serve. As an Association, we will continue to offer insight, share best-practice policies and guidelines, and continue to foster dialogue amongst our network.
We are a nonprofit organization. Our success is based on the support of our members and partners. The National Office and Chapters are affected by the cancelations and postponements of our in-person events, not only financially but because these events are mission-driven and provide cutting-edge law enforcement leadership through education and networking to our members and their staffs. Your financial support is needed more than ever.
If you have renewed your membership, we thank you. If you have not renewed yet, we ask that you renew today.
Thank you for your continued support.
Please be well and safe,
President FBI NAA
Assistant Chief, Pasadena Police Department (TX)
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