As 2019 comes to a close, it is a time to look back and evaluate the past year of accomplishments, progress and growth. It Is also a time of reflection.

 So let's reflect on 2019. As an Association, we have accomplished much. We have continued to live up to our Mission of "Impacting communities by providing and promoting law enforcement leadership through training and networking" by holding many Chapter retrainers and social events for our members and the law enforcement community. Thousands of attendees gathered at our national training conference and leadership forums and also joined us digitally through our training webinars. Additionally, we continue to be on the forefront of providing resources for officer resiliency with our Comprehensive Officer Resilience Program and relationship with Below 100.

 We grew and became stronger through the sharing of ideas in this incredible network of law enforcement leaders. 

 I have said numerous times when I joined with you at Chapter events that membership is the lifeblood of the FBINAA. I would like to take this moment to thank all of you for your involvement in the FBI National Academy Associates and your numerous contributions to our Association as a whole and to your Chapter.  I am looking forward to working with you and the Executive Board to make this great Association even stronger and embracing all the possibilities of 2020.


Wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.


Howard M. Cook
FBINAA Executive Director
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