October 2021 Chapter Chat


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FBI National Academy Associates


YLP Session 23 is tentatively scheduled for June 16-24, 2022.
Chapter YLP Coordinator contact list is tentatively scheduled for release on the FBINAA website by November 30, 2021.

Hogan’s Alley Patch Request
The FBINAA is collecting Law Enforcement patches to fill the walls of Shooters Pool Hall in Hogan’s Alley. If you would like your agency patch memorialized in Hogan’s Alley, please mail your patch to:

Angie Wier
FBI Academy Bldg 8-102
Quantico VA 22135

Only patches received by November 1, 2021 will be included in the collection sent to Hogan’s Alley to be added to the walls of Shooters Pool Hall.



Kenneth McCoy, NA Session 265, was promoted to the Chief of Police for the Anchorage Police Department, on July 27, 2021. He began his law enforcement career with Anchorage Police Department in 1994, where he rose through the ranks, serving in command assignments in patrol, detectives, and internal affairs. He was promoted to Acting Chief in April 2021 after serving as Deputy Chief of Operations for 4 years. Chief McCoy is also a graduate of the FBI National Executive Institute, session 42. Chief McCoy is an executive board member of the Alaska Association of Chiefs of Police (AACOP) and the Vice President of the FBI National Academy Associates, Alaska Chapter. In 2019, he was inducted as an Honorary Commander for Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER). Congratulations!

Brian Wilson, NA Session 279, was promoted to Captain of the Anchorage Police Departments Patrol Division on September 3, 2021. Brian has been with Anchorage Police Department for nearly 14 years serving in various leadership roles. Most recently, he was the Lieutenant of Special Operations, where he was the commander of SWAT, K9 Unit, Investigative Support Unit (ISU), Anchorage Bomb Squad, Technical Support Unit, and Crisis Negotiation Team. In his new role as Captain, he oversees the entire Patrol Division. Congratulations!

Gerard Asselin, NA Session 276, was promoted to deputy chief of operations for the Anchorage Police Department on July 1, 2021. Deputy Chief Asselin began his law enforcement career with Anchorage Police Department in 1998. Since that time, he’s served as an officer and sergeant with the Patrol Division and a detective with the Crimes Against Children Unit. He’s also served with Warrants Unit, Special Assignment Unit-Drug Enforcement, Crisis Intervention Team, Crisis Negotiation Team, and Crime Scene Team. He’s worked as a field training officer and domestic violence instructor. Before becoming captain, he served as a lieutenant with the Special Operations Unit. Gerard is a lifelong Alaskan, a member of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, and a Service High School graduate and is pursuing his master’s degree in law enforcement and public safety leadership. Congratulations on your promotion and best of wishes.


Chief Justin Doll, NA Session 260, retired July 31, 2021, after 25 years of service to the Anchorage Police Department and the Anchorage community. Chief Doll was hired on September 30, 1996. In his 25 years of service, Chief Doll was a Patrol Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, and Chief. He served in many units throughout the department to include SWAT, Special Assignment Unit, Bomb Squad, Traffic, and Detectives. Chief Doll has earned many awards throughout his career, including a Life-Saving Award, Meritorious Conduct Award, Work Unit Award, Officer of the Year Award, Police Commendation Award, and Chiefs Letter of Recognition. Congratulations on your retirement, Justin and enjoy your new home in Lexington Virginia!


James P. (Pat) Wellington, NA Session 75, Colonel / Commissioner (Retired) and current member of the Alaska Chapter) passed away May 27, 2021, at a Portland, Oregon assisted living home. He joined the Seward Police Department after turning age 21 and then spent time with the Marshall service as a US Deputy Marshall. He moved to the Alaska State Police (predecessor to the Alaska State Troopers) graduating from Class # 5 in June 1960. In 1963 he took the job as Assistant Police chief in Juneau and was appointed Chief in November of 1963. In 1964 he was elected President of the Alaska Chiefs of Police Association. In 1970 Pat was appointed Deputy Commissioner and in April of 1975, Pat was appointed AST Director (Colonel) by Commissioner Dick Burton. 1977 Pat retired from state service and joined ARCO as their coordinator of Security and later transferred to Alyeska Pipeline as Security Chief. Pat was a founding member of the Fraternal Order of Alaska State Troopers and was a board member for many years. Pat also volunteered to be one of the employee representatives of the Public Employees Association’s Retirement Board. He advocated for members in the State Capital and was always very responsive in answering questions on retirement and our health program. Pat Wellington was a remarkable man and set the example for law enforcement, leadership, and public service involvement for others to follow. God speed Sir.


Chapter News

Unfortunately, due to the large fires in California and the risk they presented, the California LEEDS training was moved from in-person to online. This did not affect the quality or content of the training and we thank everyone for their understanding.

The California Chapter Conference will be held in Carlsbad, CA from October 5 - 7, 2021. We look forward to reconnecting in person with our members.


Congratulations to Edwin Brock, NA Session 250, who was sworn in as the new Chief of Arvin Police Department.

Congratulations to Raffaello Pata, NA Session 259, who was sworn in as the new Chief of the City of Ross Police Department.

Congratulations go out to Ron Lawrence, NA Session 230, formerly the Chief of Citrus Heights Police Department, and now transferring to Southern California to take his position as the new Chief of the Costa Mesa Police Department.

Congratulations to Jeff Calvert, NA Session 266, who was recently appointed to Chief of Police for Laguna Beach Police Department.

Congratulations to Jamie Knox, NA Session 257, who we welcome as the new Chief of Police for Walnut Creek Police Department. Chief Knox came from San Leandro Police Department where he was a Captain.

Congratulations to Jennifer Gonzales, NA Session 271, who is the new Chief of Police for the Napa Police Department.


Sympathies go out to the family and friends of the San Jose Police Department, Retired Lieutenant Jack Woodall, NA Session 160, who sadly passed away in July 2021.


Chapter News

On September 16, the Connecticut Chapter gathered at Grace Farms in New Canaan for our Fairfield County Regional luncheon and training. The Chief State’s Attorney Rich Colangelo and Chapter President Tim Edwards provided an update on the impacts of COVID, the recent prosecutor transparency legislation, and CT’s police accountability bill.

The FBI New Haven Field Office presented a certificate of recognition to CT State Police Lt.(ret) Michael Hofbauer, NA Session 267, honoring his service and recent retirement.

The next chapter event will be our Annual Dinner Meeting on November 11, 2021, at the Tunxis Country Club in Farmington.

Eastern Pennsylvania

Chapter News

Eastern PA Chapter re-trainer is booked for May 15-17, 2022 in Gettysburg! SAVE THE DATE!!! Look for more information and registration shortly.

Eastern PA. Chapter members with spouses socializing at the Crossings Vineyard & Winery with a night out in Bucks County, PA listening to the fabulous Greaseband.

FBINAA and #GREYNATION – To further enhance our PSP involvement and commitment to the FBINAA, PA State Police Captain James Cuttitta, NA Session 279, was selected to serve as an “At-Large” position on our Eastern PA Board. Jim is assigned to the Bureau of Criminal Investigations. He joins our other two At-Large Board Lieutenant David Potter from Philadelphia Police - Training Bureau, and Chief Michael Jackson, of the Lower Providence Police Department. Great leaders with the motivation to lead into the future!


Horsham Township Chief William Daly, NA Session 250, a U.S. Air Force veteran, started his career with the Horsham Police in 1987. He rose through the ranks and was promoted to sergeant in 1998 and lieutenant in 2004, before being appointed the department’s first Deputy Chief in 2013. In January of 2014, he was promoted to the rank of Chief of Police. Chief Daly earned his B.S. from Delaware Valley College and his M.S. from West Chester University. He retired on October 15, 2021, and our Chapter wishes him a long healthy retirement.



Manuel Marino, NA Session 240, was selected as the new Police Chief for the Port Orange Police Department effective October 25, 2021. He is the Assistant Police Chief for Hollywood Police Department, where he started his career as a police officer in 1995.

Todd Michael Shear, NA Session 274, was promoted to Major at the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office in February 2020.

Dominick Marckese, NA Session 271, was promoted to Captain at the University of South Florida on September 17, 2021. Captain Marchese’s daughter, Emma, successfully attended this year’s Florida Youth Leadership Academy.


Thomas Grimaldi, NA Session 259, Chief of Police, Port Orange Police Department retired on June 11, 2021, after 33 years of service. Prior to his service in Port Orange, Chief Grimaldi had been the Chief of Police in Bristol, CT.

Paul Bovino, NA Session 271, Chief of Police, Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, retired on September 6, 2021.

Anthony Kalil, NA Session 245, Assistant Chief of Police, West Palm Beach Police Department, retired on August 21, 2021, after 30 years of service.

New Jersey


Congratulations to Arthur Waterman, NA Session 262, on his promotion to Chief of Police at the Medford Township Police Department. Chief Waterman had previously been assigned to the Administration Bureau overseeing the Office of Professional Responsibility.


Captain Carlos Trujilo-Tovar, NA Session 268, a member of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, passed away on September 22, 2021.

Retired Chief of Police, John J. Marlot, NA Session 220, Deptford Township Police Department, passed away on May 21, 2020.

South Carolina

Chapter News

Thanks to Chief Luther Reynolds, NA Session 224, and the Charleston Police Department for hosting a great dinner and meeting. There were 50 members and guests in attendance. 1st Vice President Matt Davis chaired the meeting. Chief Reynolds invited Dr. Janie Wilson of Peninsula Biblical Counseling Ministries to speak. Dr. Wilson gave a very uplifting and motivating message about our service to the communities we serve. FBI SAC Susan Forensic gave an update from Bureau. Session 280 started on October 4th (we also secured a third slot). The new FBI Headquarters building construction is coming along well. They hope to take occupancy in January 2023. SAC Forensic and ASAC Reid Davis worked last week to reach out to their partners to assist in rescuing several NA graduates in Afghanistan.


Chris Cowan, NA Session 235, has been selected as the next Chief of Police for the City of Cayce. Chris previously served as Chief Deputy at the Richland County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Cowan is a 29-year law enforcement veteran.

Commissioned as a United States Naval Officer; he received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of South Carolina and a master’s certificate from the Australian Institute of Police Management. Chris is a graduate of the South Carolina Executive Institute, the FBI National Academy, the FBI Command Leadership Institute, and the FBI Hazardous Devices School Executive Management Program.


Prayers were requested for G. Fred Riddle, NA Session 175. Fred’s wife Linda passed away on August 14, 2021. Prayers were also requested for Chief Charles Barranco and the Aiken DPS family in the loss of Officer Kevin Simmons. Thank you Chief Reynolds for hosting and your department’s continued commitment to OUR association. Please also keep Chief John Thomas and the North Augusta Public Safety family in your prayers. They lost Officer Dustin Beasley on Monday.

Kansas Western Missouri

Chapter News

The Eastern Missouri and Kansas Western Missouri Chapters hosted a combined Retrainer at Margaritaville at beautiful Lake Ozarks, MO in early September.

Congrats to Dave Williams, NA Session 231, who was named as the 2021 recipient of the Clarence M. Kelley Award for Meritorious Service. This prestigious award is given to a Missouri Chapter member every fall for their contributions to law enforcement. Lieutenant Williams has served with the Jefferson City Police Department (MO) for the past 28 years.

During the Retrainer, Scott Munsterman, NA Session 270, was elected Second Vice President of our Chapter’s Executive Board during the fall business meeting. Steve Cox, NA Session 143, was re-elected to his second four-year term as the Secretary/Treasurer for our Chapter. The 2021-22 Executive Board was officially sworn in by Kansas City SAC Charles Dayoub on September 14th. Congrats to Scott, Steve, and our Board who are dedicated to making our Chapter the best! They continue to plan for the 2024 National Conference in Kansas City, Missouri….so plan on being there!

(PHOTO: From left to right: Frank Papish, NA Session 237, President, CEO Extra Duty Solutions Rich Milliman, Kelli Bailiff, NA Session 200, President-Elect, Paul Butler, Speaker) Motivational speaker and educator Paul Butler, NA Session 220, joined us for a great leadership presentation during our Retrainer. He is a retired Chief from the Aynor, SC Police Department. His powerful message for today’s law enforcement leaders was right on point. We appreciate him spending some time with our Chapters!


Congratulations to Buck Buchanan, NA Session 270, who has been chosen as the Chief of Police for Andover Police Department (MO) effective in late September. Buck succeeds Chief Michael Keller, NA Session 222, who retired on September 24, 2021! We wish you the best, Buck!


Major Curt Mansell, NA Session 250, retired on July 30, 2021, from the Lee’s Summit Police Department (MO) after a 33-year law enforcement career. Curt started with the Liberty Police Department (MO) in 1988 and was trained by Jim Simpson, NA Session 188 (who now serves as the Liberty Police Chief)! After three years, Curt began with the Lee’s Summit Police Department and rose through the ranks over the next 30 years. He served in every division since his promotion to Major in 2008.

Curt is a graduate of the School of Police Staff & Command, #241, and was Class President. He currently serves as the President of the Missouri Polygraph Association. Curt was named as the Chief of Westwood Police Department (KS) effective August 2, 2021. Congrats to Chief Mansell for his retirement AND appointment as Chief!!