MAY/JUNE 2018 Chapter Chat
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Waqaa! (Hello in Yupik) from the Alaska Chapter. Our Secretary/Treasurer, Captain Andrew Merrill, NA Session 257, Alaska State Troopers and I were fortunate to have been able to attend the FBI National Academy Associates’ Chapter Officers’ meeting at Quantico March 5-8, 2018. We found the meetings to be well-structured and informative. Thank you to President Scott Dumas and the National Board for your presentations and demonstrated excellent leadership and support of the Chapters. Thank you to Executive Director Howard Cook, also for his excellent leadership, and to his friendly, helpful, and competent Staff.  Andrew and I brought back many good ideas and important information to our Executive Board. The willingness to share by other chapter officers, along with the leadership of President Dumas, Section I Representative Braniff, Executive Director Cook, and the rest of the board and staff recharged my energy to build upon our extremely high level of excellence, professionalism, and communications.

Andrew and I appreciated and seized the opportunity to meet with our two newest members of the chapter and graduates of Session #271 – Corey Rowley, Chief of Police for the Yakutat Borough Police Department and Lt. John McKinnon from the Anchorage Police Department. We had dinner at the Globe and Laurel and we had plenty of time to talk. We enjoyed hearing about their favorite classes and other experiences, and we’re looking forward to their involvement in our Chapter.

 We are pleased to announce that our Chapter is a $1000 donor to the FBINAA Charitable Foundation. We support the mission of helping our brothers and sisters in law enforcement when they need help just as much as the people they are helping. We appreciate the presentation of Chairman Doug Muldoon and the commitment to expediently come to the aide of those least likely to ask for help.

The bi-annual membership meeting will take place on May 7th starting at 3:00 p.m. in Fairbanks. We look forward to seeing our members from the Interior who cannot always make the annual meeting in Anchorage in December.  

We are pleased to be able to send three of our members to the National Conference in Quebec City. Two of our board members, Barry Wilson, NA Session 244, and Chad Goeden, NA Session 266, plan to attend along with another member, yet to be selected.


The Arkansas Chapter recently held its Spring business meeting.  David Bentley, NA Session 65, was  recognized by Chapter President Doug Avery, NA Session 241, as longest serving active member of the  chapter.

David shared his 1960 NA graduation photo of himself and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover.  


The 2018 California Law Enforcement Executive Seminar (LEEDS) took place in April.  The location was in the Napa Valley, at the Silverado Resort and Spa.  Not only was this in the middle of wine country, it was also at the most wonderful time of year when everywhere was green.  The speakers were phenomenal, attendees got to learn about leadership from a U.S. Marine Major General (ret.), Media and Ethics from journalists who star on the show 48HRS, hear about everything from Drone technology, active shooters, Islamic Culture to the emotional presentation by a survivor on surviving a debilitating on duty injury leaving you scarred for life.  One of the highlights of the seminar was getting to hear from “Donny Brasco” who worked undercover for six years and was successful in bringing down one of the biggest Mafia crime families in New York. (photos of Silverado Mansion and the NA wine bottle)

Three of our Past Presidents got together at the Asian Chapter Conference in Hawaii, where a good time was had by all.  (L-R: Russell McKinney, Ken Tanaka and Johnnie Adams)

The San Francisco Division of the CA Chapter, held their March luncheon at Facebook where four of our Chapter Officers met up.  (L-R: 3rd VP Craig Chew, NA Session 248, Secretary Max Santiago, NA Session 214, immed. Past President Ken Tanaka, NA Session 228, and Past President Kevin Jensen, NA Session 222.)


Congratulations to Scott Silsbee, NA Session 243, for being appointed to serve as the Deputy Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol, which is the largest state police agency in the nation. Well done Scott, we wish you all the best.

David Nisleit, NA Session 258, was promoted to Chief of San Diego PD.  Congratulations Chief!

Congratulations also go out to Mark Stainbrook, NA Session 240, who was appointed Chief of Police for the San Diego Harbor Police Department. 

Eric Thunberg, NA Session 255, and currently the 4th Vice President of the California Chapter, was promoted to Captain in April.  We are proud of you Eric, Congratulations!

Derek Williams, NA Session 263, was selected as Police Chief for Ontario Police Department.

David Valentin, NA Session 226, was appointed to Chief of Police for Santa Ana Police Department.

Congratulations to Ed Medrano, NA Session 220, who retired as the Police Chief for the City of Gardena and will now go on to be the City Manager for the City of Gardena.  Way to go!!

Michael Olivieri, NA Session 267, was promoted to Police Chief of Pomona Police Department after serving as their interim Chief.

Cindy Renaud, NA Session 214, left the City of Folsom to become Chief of Santa Monica Police Department. 

Congratulations to all!


Jimmy Walker, NA Session 254, retired in April 2018. 

Captain Mark Hanten, NA Session 269, also retired in April.  Congratulations!

Double congratulations go to Ed Medrano, NA Session 220, who retired as the Police Chief for the City of Gardena and will now go on to be the City Manager for the City of Gardena.  Way to go!!

Fontana Police Chief, Robert Ramsey, NA Session 221, retired at the beginning of May, Captain Billy Green was named his successor.

Steven Kea, NA Session 260, retired from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

Joe Cusimano, NA Session 244, retired from the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department.

Thank you all for your years of service.


Marvin Herrington, NA Session#110, retired Stanford University Chief of Police from 1971 – 2001, passed away on December 27th, 2017.

Richard Madrid, NA Session 172, retired Lieutenant from Burbank Police Department, also passed away in December.

Robert M. Salas, NA Session 135, from the Ventura District Attorney’s Office, passed away in February.

Our sympathies to the family, friends and departments.




Donna Lusczynski, NA Session 231, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, was promoted to Chief Deputy. 


David Allen, NA Session 218, retired as Chief of Police for the Surfside Police Department on June 30, 2018. He had previously retired from the Miami Beach Police Department as a Major of Police on February 28, 2007. 


Director Ed Pavey, NA Session 137 and retired on June 16, 2018 from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) after over 49 years of public safety service!!  Ed was with the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department for 20 years before joining the KLETC in 1989.  He served as the Assistant Director of KLETC before becoming the Director in 1995.  Pursuant to Kansas Law, Ed also held the title of Director of Kansas Police Training who oversees all law enforcement basic training in the State of Kansas.  He is a graduate of the 32nd Session of FBI LEEDS (1995), Leadership Kansas (1996), winner of the FBI NAA Kansas-Western Missouri Chapter Clarence M. Kelley Meritorious Award (2002), Past President of the Kansas-Western Missouri Chapter (1993-94), and currently on the Governor’s Law Enforcement Memorial Committee (1997-present).  Ed is always at our Chapter events and active member!!  We wish him well in his retirement and thank him for over 49 years of service to his community and law enforcement community!!   

Major Kirk Manlove, NA Session 246, retired on June 22, 2018 from the Springfield, MO Police Department after 24 ½ years of service!!  He has held numerous positions within the Springfield PD over the years and is retiring as the Investigations & Support Services Bureau Commander!!  Kirk has been active with our Chapter and has enjoyed attending the Retrainers throughout the years!  He is truly retiring and we wish him well in his retirement and thank him for his many years of service to our community!!   


In April, Members of the Nebraska Chapter attended the Spring Re-trainer in Kearny, Nebraska. The training agenda included opening remarks from FBI Omaha SAC, Randall Thysse, followed by a Presentation from FBI SSA Eric Ruona and guest covering the Bonanno Crime Family, Douglas County Attorney Don Klein and Omaha Police Detective Derek Mois covered the Anthony Garcia Homicide Case, and Sarpy County Sheriff’s Department Captain Kevin Griger, NA Session 238, covered collaborative response standards for active shooter incidents, focusing on Unified Command and Rescue Task Force.

Retired FBI SAC Weysan Dun was awarded the FBINAA Nebraska Chapter Centurion Award for his contributions to the chapter.

Special thanks to our 2018 sponsors: Verizon, 5.11, American Military University, Kearney Visitors Bureau, Glock, and Axon.

Captain Kevin Griger, Session 238, has spearheaded a planned large scale Active Shooter exercise hosted by Bellevue University on May 18th. The goal of the exercise is to provide training for multiple public safety disciplines and agencies, in response to a mass casualty incident. An after action report and training video will be published following the drill.

Kurt VonMinden, NA Session 270, was recently promoted to Captain with the Nebraska State Patrol in Command of Troop E, Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Congratulations Captain!


Current FBINAA Nebraska Chapter Vice President, Mary Newman, NA Session 230, retired from the Omaha Police Department. She retires after a great career, reaching the rank of Deputy Chief. Newman will remain active on the executive board. Best of luck in retirement Mary!

Chief of Police, Mike Swain, NA Session 149, of the North Platte Police Department, retired after forty-four years of service, and eight years as Chief.  Best of luck in retirement Mike!


Darrell Wilkins, NA Session 158,Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, Ivan Kasum, NA Session 261, Croation General Police Directorate-Office of Corruption & Organized Crime Service, Split, Croatia, and Alan Feinstein, NA Session 203, Suffolk County NY Police recently met up in Croatia.  Ivan met Darrel and Alan for coffee during their visit to Split in February.  They shared very interesting conversation regarding the 1991-95 Balkans war between Croatia, Bosnia and and Serbia.  Ivan is head of his office, which is overseen by the Ministry of the Interior.



Lt. Dave Okada, NA Session 200, Salem Police Department

Chief Vern Thompson, NA Session 198, Eagle Point Police Department

Chief Don Johnson, NA Session 185, Lake Oswego Police Department

Chief Terry Moss, NA Session 225, St. Helens Police Department



Captain Dale Jorgenson, NA Session 244, Lake Oswego Police will be promoted to Chief of Police July 1, 2018.