March 2022 Chapter Chat


PUBLISHED ON: March 10, 2022

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Congratulations to our 2022 Chapter President, Eric Thunberg, NA 255, who has taken the helm from Past President Craig Chew, NA 248.


Congratulations to the Chief of USC Department of Public Safety, John Thomas, NA 218, who retired in January 2022 after serving for 9 years.

Prior to USC, Chief Thomas spent 21 years with LAPD.


Chapter News

Frank Papish, 237th, has returned back to law enforcement to the Kansas Department of Corrections with their Enforcement, Apprehension and Investigation Unit.

He will be supervising the Field Agents around the State of Kansas. He retired in June, 2020 from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation after a successful 27-year career in law enforcement.

Frank is also the current President of the Kansas-Western Mo Chapter. We wish him well in his new position!


Nelson Mosley, Session 241, has been named as the new Chief of the Kansas University Police Department in Lawrence, KS! Congrats, Nelson!

Curtis Nicholson, 244th, has been named as the Undersheriff of Wyandotte County, KS! Congrats to Curtis as well!

New Jersey

Recent Appointments

New Jersey State Trooper, Sean O’Connor #5877, was promoted to Captain as the Troop C Region Commander. Sean is a graduate of FBINA Session 276


Chief Chris Nitti retired from the Robbinsville Twp. Police Department after 28.5 years of service. He was a graduate of FBINA Session 272.

New York/Eastern Canada

Chapter News

THE FBINAA NEW YORK STATE/EASTERN CANADA CHAPTER will be holding its Saint Patrick’s Day Debriefing on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 between 6:00pm to 10:00pm at Legends NYC - 6 West 33rd Street Manhattan(Between 5th and 6th Avenue). Subscription cost of $80 covers buffet dinner & open bar. There will be a performance by members of the NYPD Pipes and Drums.

To Pay in advance visit Chapter website and use PayPal feature


After 46 years of distinguished service with Toronto Police, S/Supt. Don Campbell retired at the end of September. The ninth most senior officer was the Unit Commander in charge of Public Safety and Detective Operations. “I enjoyed the first day on this job as I have enjoyed the last day,” the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Medal winner and graduate of the 201st session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy said.

“Every day has been a great day for me.” S/Supt. Campbell we wish you well and happiness in retirement.



The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is making history by selecting Stephanie Schoenborn, Session 238, to serve as the next Chief of Police, effective Feb. 1, 2022. The first woman to lead the UTSA Police Department (UTSAPD), Schoenborn is a 26-year law enforcement veteran who has served as interim Chief of Police since April 2021. She recently led the UTSAPD through the successful Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) reaccreditation process.



Chief Deputy Dale Ward, Session 201, is retiring from the Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office after 45 years of illustrious service in law enforcement. Dale started his career in law enforcement with the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office in Malad, Idaho, on March 1, 1977, and served there for 8.5 years. It was a different time and they were required to answer almost every call for service alone. He worked his way through the ranks leaving as Chief Deputy on October 21, 1985. He then started work with the Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office in Brigham City, Utah, that same day and has been there ever since. He has worked and/or supervised every division in the Sheriff’s Office except Dispatch and Corrections, retiring as Chief Deputy for Sheriff Kevin Potter.

He graduated the 201st Session of the FBI National Academy on June 16, 2000 and remains active in the Utah Chapter.