April 2022 Chapter Chat


PUBLISHED ON: April 14, 2022

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Ken McCoy (Session 265) courtesy of the Anchorage Press

Chief Kenneth McCoy (NA Session 265) retired from the Anchorage Police Department on February 1st, 2022 after over 27 years of service with the department. Chief McCoy is a Army Veteran and served 10 years in the Alaska Army National Guard. On February 15th Chief McCoy took a new position at Providence Alaska as the first Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer. We appreciate all that Ken has done for the Association and wish him the best in his new position.

Chief Peter Mlynarik (NA Session 265) announced his resignation from the Soldotna Police department effective January 7, 2022, stating he is not retiring but seeking a new adventure in life. Chief Mlynarik has spent the last 31 and a half years serving the citizens of Alaska (22 years as an Alaska State Trooper) and the City of Soldotna as the Chief of Police.


Sean Case (NA Session 272) was promoted to Deputy Chief of the Anchorage Police Department. Deputy Chief Sean Case has been in law enforcement for over 20 years starting his career with the Los Angeles Police Department. While serving with the Anchorage Police Department, he has held various roles. Deputy Chief Case has a master’s degree in Criminology from Indiana State University, a master’s degree in the Psychology of Leadership from Pennsylvania State University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He currently conducts training nationally on critical issues including use of force and force investigations, internal affairs operations, and documenting and evaluating training.

Brian Wilson (NA Session 279) was promoted to Captain on 9/6/2021 and is in charge of the Patrol division of the Anchorage Police department. Captain Wilson has been with APD for 14 years working various positions and assignments.

Josh Nolder (NA Session 275) was promoted to Captain in April 2018 and currently leads the Crime Suppression Division.

Captain Nolder is a lifelong Alaskan and was honored to become an Anchorage Police Officer in 2002 and has worked in many assignments including Patrol, Vice, Community Action Policing (CAP), Detectives, and Crime Suppression.. He and his wife, Shannon will celebrate their 22nd wedding anniversary in April this year and they have five children ranging in age from 21 to 10.

Captain Nolder said that in 2019, “I was selected to attend the 275th session of FBINA and it was ten weeks that I look back on as a real turning point for me in a professional sense, but even more so as a husband and father. Whenever a chance comes up to improve myself, oftentimes sponsored by FBINA or the Alaska Chapter, I jump on the opportunity. Being a good leader is more of a journey than a destination and FBINA was instrumental to me learning that lesson.”

YLP Graduates for 2021

Alaska was blessed with the opportunity to send two fine young people to the FBI National Academy Youth Leadership Program in 2021. Grace DeGraaf and Jenna Dobson both provided an exceptional presentation at the December Executive Development Conference on their experiences and the value of the training.

2021 YLP Graduate Grace DeGraaf with her Dad, AWT Captain Derek DeGraaf (NA Session #266) Grace DeGraaf lives in Anchorage where her father is stationed with the Alaska Wildlife Troopers. Grace is attending the Liberty University Online Academy and supports her community through volunteer activities, food drives, VBS youth assistance and volunteers for track and field events. Grace stated that leadership “is a privilege that should only be bestowed upon those who show character and integrity.”

2021 YLP Graduate Jenna Dobson with her Dad, AWT Retired Lt. Matthew Dobson (NA Session #268) Jenna Dobson is a freshman who lives in Juneau, Alaska where her father was stationed and retired from the Alaska Wildlife Troopers. Jenna is an A student who participates in many volunteer groups to include the Girl Scouts, Softball and Basketball clubs and teams, and spiritual groups. She was excited to have the opportunity to attend the leadership program to learn what she felt were the three most important qualities that make up leadership. Jenna stated that “...when you lead with knowledge, courage and integrity you can be sure that the goal will be reached. That is what leadership means to me.”



Congratulations to Clay Reynard, NA 195, who got the honor of working the chain crew at this year’s Superbowl. Clay was our California Chapter President in 2005.


Congratulations to Mike Sullivan, NA 280, who has been promoted to Chief Investigator with the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office.  Mike has been a California peace officer for thirty years with experience as an officer with the Broadmoor Police Department, a deputy sheriff and sergeant with the Amador County Sheriff’s Office, then twenty years with the Sacramento County DA’s Office. 

Congratulations to California Highway Patrol, Sacramento Division member, Jim Jacobs, NA 274 recently promoted to CHP Assistant Chief and assigned to Central Division, Fresno, CA.

Congratulations go out to Assistant Sheriff, Anthony Ray, NA 262, who has been named as San Diego County’s Interim Sheriff for the next nine months.

San Diego Sheriff’s Office also has a new Assistant Sheriff, Theresa Adams-Hydar, NA 271, who was promoted from Divisional Commander, congratulations Theresa!



The CT Chapter met in New Britain, CT, on February 17 for our annual Capitol Region Luncheon. The guest speaker was Dr. Mark Kirschner, Ph.D., ABPP (Board Certified in Police and Public Safety Psychology), who provided valuable information about the impacts and benefits of the recently mandated police officer wellness checks here in Connecticut. (Dr. Kirschner (left) with Chapter President Tim Edwards (right). The CT Chapter is grateful to InTime Public Safety Scheduling Software for sponsoring the event. CT Chapter President Tim Edwards (right) with InTime representative and CT Chapter Member Ricky Rhodes (left).


The Granby Police Department promoted Kurt LaFlamme, Session 254, to the rank of Captain. The CT Chapter wishes Captain LaFlamme the best of luck in his new position.

Congratulations and best of luck to Keith White, Session 268, on his promotion to Chief of Police for the Town of Monroe CT Police Department. Chief White has been with the Monroe Police Department for 27 years.


Congratulations and best wishes on the retirement of Monroe, CT Police Chief John Salvatore, Session 174. Chief Salvatore served in law enforcement for over 43 years, starting his career in Wethersfield before moving to Monroe, where he served 23-years as Chief.



Norfolk Southern Railway Police Superintendent Matthew M. Fogarty, NA Class 231 (Illinois Chapter), Retired April 1, 2022 after 40+ years of Service.

Kansas-Western Missouri


Our Chapter was fortunate to be able to hold two winter relaxers to bring members together and enjoy good fellowship! The first was held on February 10th in Wichita, KS with 45 members/guest in attendance and the other in Kansas City, MO on February 23rd with over 85 folks able to make it! We are happy to get back to networking!

The Kansas-Western Mo Chapter will be holding our annual Spring Retrainer on April 19-22, 2022 at the Bluemont Hotel in Manhattan, KS. Plans are being finalized now for excellent training and activities!



Chief Dave Teske retired on 02-02-2022 after serving as Chief of Police for the City of Richmond. Chief Teske began his law enforcement career with the HCMA Metro Parks as a Park Ranger in 1981 after working 7 years prior to that with the Detroit Fire Department-EMS as an EMT. He then went to the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office in 1982 and served in every capacity and held every rank retiring there as the Uniform Services Division Captain after 28 years. Chief Teske was then hired as Chief of Police and has served almost 12 years with the City of Richmond.

Chief Teske graduated from Michigan State University and attended the FBI National Academy Session #204. He was also on the Executive Board of the Macomb County Chiefs of Police Association as well as on the Advisory Board for the Macomb College Criminal Justice Training Academy.

Montana Idaho


Kevin Platts retired after 30 years of experience with the United States Marshals Service (USMS) as a Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal (17 years - Idaho); Assistant Chief (4 years) and Supervisory Criminal Investigator (2 years); an Inspector for the Federal Witness Protection Program (3 years); a Criminal Investigator (3 years), a Deputy U. S. Marshal (2 years), a District Security Officer, and a Student Volunteer.  After the USMS, Kevin was the Director of Public Safety Programs at the College of Western Idaho (CWI) for 3.5 years (2018 - 2022) with oversight on the implementation, maintenance, and evaluation in the areas of law enforcement, fire service, criminal justice,  public safety, and more. Kevin supervised a team of over 100 personnel at CWI that were very dedicated faculty and staff members that delivered these programs to help students achieve success in their career ambitions. ses

Kevin and his wife of 34 years have relocated to Vero Beach, Florida in 2022.  Kevin is staying busy as a FBI NAA Youth Leadership Program (YLP) Counselor and continues to volunteer with Boy Scouts of America.  Kevin is looking forward to joining the Florida Chapter of the FBI NAA soon!  Kevin can be reached at plattsebills@gmail.com or (208) 938-5152.



Orin Orchard, FBINA Session #272, was recently promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief with the Papillion Police Department.  Orin has been with the PPD for 26 years and has worked numerous assignments throughout his years with the department.  In addition to his time in civilian law enforcement, Dep. Chief Orchard also retired from the U.S. Army Reserve at the rank of Major serving multiple overseas deployments.  Good luck in the future!

Scott Gray, FBINA Session #255, was recently promoted to a new position within the Omaha Police Department, Executive Deputy Chief.  Scott has been with OPD for 26 years and his role now is essentially that of Assistant Chief, while maintaining supervision over the Uniform Patrol Bureau.  UPB oversight includes all five city precincts, plus Tactical Operations, Traffic and K9.  Scott is excited to take on this new role and especially so since he is the first to hold this position. 

The Omaha Police Department promoted Tom Shaffer to the rank of Deputy Chief in December.  Tom is a graduate of the 278th Session of the FBI National Academy.  Tom will now be overseeing the Criminal Investigations Bureau at OPD which is a sizable task.  Good luck! 


Greg Gonzalez retired from the Omaha Police Department at the rank of Deputy Chief after 27 years of service.  He was a graduate of the 249th Session of the FBINA.

New Jersey


John P. Corcoran, Deputy Chief – Ret., Montclair, NJ PD, Session 116, passed February 14, 2022.  He was 93 years old.



Matt Peters, Session 176, unexpectedly passed away February 6th. Chief Peters, who retired after 42 years in law enforcement, worked for several law enforcement agencies before spending 22 years in Saint Peter as chief of police.




281 graduated on March 17th with bricks in hand!!!!

Congratulations to George Crolly - Springfield PD, Neil Charlton - Tigard PD, and Phil McDonald - Curry County SO. Nicely done fellas, can't wait to hear the stories.


Spring training is a go in MLB and FBINAA. A flier is currently under construction and we'll get that out to y'all hopefully next week. I can share a few details on the front end as a teaser; Date will be April 20th, location is Linn County Fairgrounds, Cost will be free, Lunch will be provided, and speakers will cover Stoneman Douglas active shooter for sure and hopefully some threat assessment type presentation to piggy back (still finalizing that part).


The Brenda K. Hamann Scholarship is awarded to up to two (2) recipients per year. Eligible recipientes must be either the child or grandchild of an Oregon Chapter member in good standing. The 1st VP, Jason Harvey, will be the point of contact and coordinator for the scholarship program this year. Eligible candidates must submit a letter of interest, resume, and most recent transcripts to VP Harvey no later than May 1st, 2022. The Scholarship committee will rank the candidates to be approved by the Board for award decision.

Additionally, any member in good standing wishing to participate in the Scholarship Committee, please reach out to myself or VP Harvey.

As of this letter we have had no submissions. I know every little bit helps as you send the little ones off to college so get those apps in!


VP Joe Hogue, and his fabulous committee have completed their work and a selection has been made! This was a super competitive process with amazing applicants, making the selection difficult for sure. Thank you to all that applied for taking the step forward, being interviewed, and expressing a strong desire to lead! Congratulations to Hannah Gilbert for coming out on top of the scoring and being selected to represent the Oregon Chapter, well done! A great philosopher once said "the future is so bright, I gotta wear shades".....so profound, I think it was Socrates! Hannah is the daughter of Lyle Gilbert session 272, congratulations dad!


Great feedback from the February 24th lunch in Albany. We are still looking for someone willing to host an event in the Portland Metro area in April. Please reach out to any board member if you are interested. Let’s have lunch!


Had the outbound lunch for 282 at the Oswego Grill in March. Thank you to all those who attended and provided great, or in my case terrible, advice for the eager students.

Oregon representatives for Session are:

Chief Deputy Erroll McCrea from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Captain Jerry Drum from the Albany Police Department

Lieutenant Andy Shadrin from the Woodburn Police Department

Bon Voyage and Safe Travels


Now for some important stuff! I will be brief, as I don't want to hog all your time. I am giving you all plenty of notice to start your workout routine for the annual PIG OUT on August 4th. We have dialed in the food and beverage, so be looking for an official flier as we get closer.

Eastern Pennsylvania


Eastern PA Board members welcomed members of Session #281 on their “Philly Excursion Trip” at FOP Lodge #5 – an opportunity to escape Quantico for the weekend, build the network and see the famous sites, including the mummers in Philly!

Eastern PA Chapter re-trainer is booked for May 15-17th 2022 in Gettysburg!

BOOK THE DATE!!! Registration is filling up but still OPEN!



 Congratulations to NJ Chapter President Brian Melnick and your slate of 2022 Officers. Our Chapter Board members were honored to be at your Chapter Inaugural meeting. #OneMissionOneTeam.

The Eastern PA Chapter would put a “shout out” to our valued National Academy critical partner who always kept us engaged;

National Membership Engagement Coordinator Jennifer Watson! Thank you for all you have done to provide constant communication and engagement to our chapter. #FBINAAConnectapp

As well as our own;

Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter Social Media Coordinator Craig Rudisill! Thank you for your dedication and time spent toward improving our chapter communications. Follow us on social media; https://conta.cc/3qso7JT

Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter hosted our “welcome back” and training event at Subaru Park Stadium on March 24th. We welcomed graduates of Session #280 and #281 into our great association and educated our Session #282 candidates on what to expect.

Session #280; Braxton Ditty and Joseph Greenwalt

Session #281; Chris Winters, Chris Porter, Brian Winne, Kenny McKinney(not pictured), Keith Christie, and Serell Ulrich.

Session #282; Steve Morris, Jamill Taylor, Kevin Carey, Keith Stambaugh, Christian Browne and Bob Wagner.

Our Chapter also recognized and welcomed Jackie Maguire, the new FBI Special Agent in Charge of the Philadelphia Field Office as well as Chester County’s District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer.

Our training instructor was Attorney Christopher Boyle (chrisboyleconsulting.com), providing current issues in Municipal Liability and Civil Rights for Public Officials and Law Enforcement.

The Eastern PA Chapter would like to thank Verizon and their Fallen Officer’s fund for their contribution to the family of PSP Troopers Martin Mack and Brenden Sisca. Your compassion and concern for the trooper’s beneficiaries within 72 hours is amazing. #NAPartners.


Eastern PA Chapter members are encouraged to head west (driving distance)

July 30-August 3, 2022 to our National Conference in Cleveland, Ohio.

Keynote presentations, breakout sessions and professional development seminars.


Follow us on social media; https://conta.cc/3qso7JT

Please continue to support the Charitable Foundation!


Congratulations to Delaware County CID detectives John “Hoff” Hoffner (Session 173) after serving 42 years with Morton PD, Sharon Hill PD and County CID with Lt. Joseph O’Berg Jr. (Session 122) on their official retirement on January 21, 2022 from their law enforcement career.

Our Chapter wishes you a happy and healthy retirement!

Rocky Mountain


The Rocky Mountain Chapter will be hosting a chapter luncheon on April 21st at the Pueblo Country Club. All alumni are invited!

Planning for 2023 National Conference is underway at a furious pace. Please plan to join us in Denver next July for some Rocky Mountain frivolity and Western hospitality


Jim Jensen (174th) was appointed Chief of Police for the Keenesburg (CO) Police Department in December. Chief Jensen is starting the town’s police department from scratch.

Chief Bob Ticer (238th) has accepted appointment to Chief of Police in Prescott Valley Police Department and will be leaving the Rocky Mountains. We wish him well as he returns to Arizona after 12 impactful years in Colorado.

Congratulations to Joe Harvey (250th) who has been named Chief of Police in the Golden (CO) Police Department. He replaces Bill Kilpatrick (185th) who is entering retirement!

Welcome Sherry Burlingame (271st) to the Rocky Mountain Chapter. She joins the Steamboat Springs Police Department as their police chief, coming from Arizona. We congratulate her on her appointment.


Congratulations to Chief Bill Kilpatrick (185th) on his retirement from the Golden (CO) Police Department where he served as police chief for 20 years. We wish him well after a career of distinguished service.


The Rocky Mountain Chapter is saddened to share news of Chief Tom Deland’s (153rd) sudden death in February. Chief Deland served his community, Broomfield, CO, for 37 years for 23 of which he was police chief. He is missed by his chapter and his community.