May 2022 Chapter Chat


PUBLISHED ON: May 12, 2022

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Asia Pacific Chapter

Chapter News

The Asia Pacific Chapter has not been able to host a retraining conference since 2019 when we had a wonderful retrainer in Taiwan. Our conference to be hosted by the graduates of the Royal Malaysian Police has been cancelled on three occasions now due to international travel restrictions and uncertainty around attendance caused by the COVID outbreak. The good news is that the graduates of the RMP are still excited to host our 23rd Retraining Conference in Kuala Lumper which will take place on 25 June 2023. With the widespread vaccination program which has occurred Internationally and the easing of many COVID restrictions on travel and hosting large events we have a very high level of confident our retrainer program will be back stronger than ever. Please consider joining us next year on 25th June 2023 for a return of our Chapter retraining program. Celebrations will be unparalleled!


It is with much sadness that we advise our association of the passing of Malcolm Evans, Session 111, Graduating in September 1977. Malcolm was the Asia Pacific Chapters first Secretary Treasurer and was instrumental in setting up the chapter back in 1984.

Malcolm was a very strong supporter of the FBI NAA and attended many of the Chapters retrainers.  He also attended several National Conferences. In 2018 Malcolm returned to the FBI Academy for a visit, his first since he graduated. 

Des Lacy (current Secretary Treasurer) Greg Harrigan Session 222, Caroline Kerr Session 198 attended Malcolm’s funeral on the 20 April 2022.  

Malcolm is survived by his wife Bobbie and son Daniel.


Chapter News

Photo: Max Santiago, NA 214 swearing in the IACP Executive Board

California Chapter Secretary Max Santiago, NA 214, was honored to serve as the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) 2020-2021 Parliamentarian and swear in the 2021-2022 IACP Executive Board at IACP Headquarters. He and IACP President Cynthia Renaud, NA 214 also had the opportunity to meet with FBI Director Christopher Wray and thank him and his team for assisting evacuating our Afghan NA brothers.

Photo: L-R Max Santiago, NA 214, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and Cynthia Renaud, NA 214

Photo: L-R Celebrating his retirement is Eric at center, President in 2020.
On the left the 2022 President Eric Thunberg and on the right, Craig Chew,
the current Past President who was President in 2021)

Congratulations to our Chapter’s Past President Eric Sonstegard, NA 246, who had the helm in 2020, and will now be moving to Colorado as the new Chief of Police for Edgewater PD.

Photo: L-R Max Santiago, Doug Muldoon and Eric Thunberg

California’s Chapter President, Eric Thunberg, NA 255, had the honor of presenting a check on behalf of the California Chapter for $5000 to the Charitable Foundation. Accepting the check is the Foundation’s Chair, Doug Muldoon, and with him, Max Santiago (CA Chapter Secretary and Past President).


Photo L-R: Capt. Phil Collum, NA 278, Captain Eric Thunberg,
NA 255, Dan Peak, NA 274 and Chief Roxana Kennedy, NA 243

Congratulations to Dan Peak NA 274 on his promotion to Captain with Chula Vista Police department.


Congratulations Past President Eric Sonstegard, NA 246, who recently retired as the Deputy Chief at Oxnard PD, and after enjoying a whole month of retirement, will be moving to Colorado where he will take the helm as the new Chief of Police for Edgewater PD. We wish him all the best, he will be sadly missed, but not forgotten.



Congratulations to Bryan Bishop, NA Session 261, on his appointment to the position of Captain with the Newtown, CT Police Department. Bryan had previously served the City of Danbury, CT, for 26 years, where he retired as the commanding officer of the detective bureau.


Congratulations and best wishes to Darien Police Captain Robert Shreders, Session 272. Captain Shreders retired on February 1 after serving the Town Of Darien for 32 years.


The CT Chapter is sad to report the passing of retired Fairfield Police Lieutenant Raymond Rasmussen, Session 136. LT. Rassmussen served the Fairfield Police Department for 30 years. The CT Chapter sends our condolences to the Rasmussen Family


Eastern Pennsylvania


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


THE DATE is BOOKED!!! Registration is filled!

Due to overwhelming response and interest in the Eastern PA Chapter retrainer conference, May 15-17th in Gettysburg PA, and since we have reached hotel, venue and busing capacity, we will not be accepting any additional registrations for this year’s retrainer event in order to proper facilitate a great experience. We are record setting registrations and appreciate your continued interest in the association. The Executive Board wishes to thank all those who registered early and had a desire in attending, and look forward to seeing you at our future events. Thank You! John L. Hearn President FBINAA Eastern PA Chapter.

The Eastern PA Chapter would like to thank Verizon and their Fallen Officer’s fund for their contribution to the family of Lieutenant William Lebo (Lebanon City Police). Your compassion and concern for the family 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.


Congratulations to Pat Davis, Session 152, on your retirement April 29th, 2022 after serving 46 years of public service. Pat started his career with the Thornbury Township Police Department on June 26, 1976, then serving with the Uwchlan Township Police Department from November 1977 to January 2007 rising through the ranks and retiring as Chief. Pat was then appointed in the Chester County District Attorney’s Office from January 2007 to April 2011 as the Law Enforcement Liaison, and then followed with the Chester County Department of Emergency Services from April 2011 to April 2022 where he was Deputy Director for Law Enforcement Services 2011 – 2019. In 2020, he became the Director of Training and Development until his retirement. Pat is a PROUD Graduate of FBINA Session 152 – Active with the EPA Chapter since graduation in March of 1988, serving the Chapter as 1st VP, President, Chaplain and 2014 Conference Chair. He was appointed to the National Academy Associates Executive Board where he served as Historian from 2016 -2019.

Our Chapter wishes you a happy and healthy retirement!



Stephen A. Petrilli, Jr., Session 264 and FBI LEEDS Session 80 was promoted to Chief of Police at Normal PD (Illinois) on April 25, 2022.


Michael David Green, Session 186, of the Town of Jacksonport, passed away Friday morning, February 11, 2022 at the Pete and Jelaine Horton Skilled Nursing and Hospice Care Center at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay. . Mike was an active member in the FBINA Northern Illinois Chapter until he moved to Wisconsin several years ago.

Kansas-Western Missouri


Photo: L-R SA Michael Mrachek, Tonya Johnson, and Chapter President Frank Papish

Congrats to the five attendees from our Chapter who graduated from Session 281 on March 17, 2022: Keith Kirchhoff, KCMO PD; Joe Mabin, KCMO PD; Jeff Simbieda, US Army CID, Ft. Riley; Matt Simpson, Marysville (KC) PD; and Josef Suddeth, Olathe PD. We look forward to having you active in our Chapter!

The Kansas-Western Mo Chapter held another successful Spring Retrainer on April 19-22, 2022 at the Bluemont Hotel near Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS. Special thanks to the Chapter Board and FBI Kansas City Division for hosting such a great event! Our National Academy Coordinator, SA Michael Mrachek, made a special presentation to Tonya Johnson, Training & Civic Liaison Specialist, thanking her for all of her work! Tonya will be moving to another position within FBI KC Division in the near future. We will miss you, Tonya!

Photo: L-R Curtis Bryant, SSRA-Jefferson City, ASAC Chad Jaffe, SAC Charles Dayoub,
and Missouri Capitol Police Chief Zim Schwartze, Session 231.

Several from the FBI Kansas City, Mo Division came to visit and tour the Missouri Capitol and Governor’s Office this past month. Our Chapter would like to officially welcome the new SAC and ASAC and look forward to working with them! 


Congrats to Jim Sutterby, 268th, who was recently promoted to Major at Overland Park, KS Police Department. You will do a great job for OPPD!

Richard Harris, 282nd, was promoted to Major with the Kansas City, KS Police Department and promptly left for Quantico to attend the NA. Congrats and good luck! 


John Simmons, 215th, retired again on March 18, 2022 after eight years from his post-law enforcement career with CZ-USA as the Director of Law Enforcement and Military Sales Department. He was able to grow sales to over $10 million annually! He served in law enforcement for over 28 years before retiring as the Chief of Mission, KS Police Department in 2013. He also served as the Chief of Lansing, KS PD (2000-05) and Fairway, KS PD (2005-11).

In addition, John served in the US Army for over 22 years and was our FBI NAA Chapter’s Secretary-Treasurer for seven years. He received our Chapter’s Clarence M. Kelley award in 2015 as well. John has served on many Boards and organizations throughout his career and hopes this third retirement is his last! He intends to spend some quality time with his sons and grandson!  Congrats, John – it is time to finally relax!

Undersheriff Wayne Minckley, Session 257, retired from the Miami County, KS Sheriff’s Office on April 1, 2022. Wayne served nearly 31 years in his community and worked his way up the ranks starting as a Jailer in 1991 and the past 11 years as the Undersheriff. He is extremely proud to have been chosen to attend the FBI NA. He is also proud of all law enforcement across the country right now, especially those who demonstrate some backbone!

In his ‘retirement’, Wayne will be taking over his family’s ranch with this wife, taking care of his parents, continuing his strong faith, and enjoying quality time with his three children and seven grandchildren. Congrats, Wayne! We wish you the best!

Mark Goodloe, 213th, will be retiring in early April after nearly five years from his second career at Verizon Wireless. Mark helped facilitate several thousands of dollars in chapter conference support every year. He also made sure the important work of money being distributed from the Verizon/ FBINAA Fallen Officer Fund in our region was given to officers’ families.

After 41 years in law enforcement, Mark retired as a Major and Commander of the East Region for the Kansas Highway Patrol (1984-2017). He also served as an Officer with the Caseyville, IL PD (1979-1984) and USAF Staff Sergeant-Security Police/Law Enforcement Specialist (1975-1979). Mark was very involved as an Executive Board Member – HELP, Inc. and IACP Police Officer Safety Subcommittee. He was our Chapter’s President in 2012 and our Clarence M. Kelley Award winner in 2016.

Mark is retiring to travel more with his wife Suzanne (mainly on their motorcycle) and spending more time with grandchildren and family. He will continue to work on the Verizon Fallen Officer Fund and is on the 2024 National Motorcycle Ride Committee being held in Kansas City, MO!! Congrats, Mark - we wish you the best!

Major Mark Folsum, Session 268, retired from Kansas City, MO Police Department on April 16, 2022. He served his entire 35-year law enforcement career in Kansas City and retired as the Executive Officer of the Investigations Bureau. Mark received numerous medals and awards over the years for valor and his heroic actions. He ran the KCPD Explorer Post, updated department training programs, body worn camera project for KCPD and the expansion for detectives. Mark served on several boards including as the Governor appointee on the Child Abuse and Neglect Review Board for Missouri, Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA), Collection of Victim Evidence Regarding Sexual Assault (COVERSA) and the Child Protection Center. Mark attended the FBI NA, Senior Management Institute for Police, and the NCMEC Executive Officer Course.

Mark has accepted the position of Assistant Director of Civil Process for the 16th Judicial Circuit in Jackson County, Mo. Congrats on your ‘retirement’ and good luck in your new position!



Director Gregory M. Laurain, Session 220. retired on February 2, 2022 after serving as the Director of Public Safety for Van Buren Township Public Safety Department.

Director Laurain began his law enforcement career with Van Buren Police in 1980 as Reserve Police Officer. In 1981 he began as a rookie police officer and worked his way up through the ranks during his 40-year career. He was appointed Director of Public safety in 2013.

During his career he has served in many capacities, including 27 years in a multi-jurisdiction SWAT team, and 10 year being the team Commander, State Police Narcotics Team and DEA Task Force.

He was on the Executive Board of the Wayne County Chiefs of Police and served as their President in 2020.

The highlight of his career was attending the 220th session of the FBI National Academy in 2005. Since then, he has been very active in the FBINAA Michigan Chapter, serving on the Curriculum Committee and as Co-Chair and also on the Executive Board. Most recently serving as their Chapter President 2021-2022.

Greg will be staying busy on their local chapter as Ambassador for the Charitable Foundation and working with Michigan Police Executive Development School (MPEDS) held annually each fall. Most recently, Greg is now a LE Consultant for Flock Safety (G Laurain LE Consulting LLC.)

Greg and his wife of 40 years will be staying in Michigan and spending most of their summers in South Haven, MI. Greg can be reached at or 313-215-3425



Photo: L-R State Chapter Presidents and Conference Committee:
Nebraska President Bryan Waugh, Session 263, Jeremy Kinsey,
Session 274, Leanna Ellis, Session 263, Iowa President Denise
Brotherton, Session 255 and Todd Weddum, Session 256.

The Nebraska Chapter held our annual retrainer with the Iowa Chapter in downtown Omaha, April 6-8. The conference was well attended with terrific presentations on two murder cases as well as a presentation on DNA Tracing and the ABLE Program. Along with a banquet, an Irish Night was also held at a local pub complete with an Irish band.  Thanks to Jeremy, Leanna and Todd for a tremendous job to make the conference a success.

New York/Eastern Canada


On April 14th, Chief Thomas McGovern, Jr., NA 199, retired from the Town of Warwick, NY Police Department. Chief McGovern began his 43 year career in 1979 with the Village of Warwick PD and joined the Town of Warwick PD when the town absorbed the village department in 1992. Chief McGovern was promoted to Chief in 2000, serving over 22 years in that position. At his walkout ceremony, he passed his Chief’s badge over to Lt. John Rader, NA 236, who will officially take over the department later this month.

Rocky Mountain


282 is underway and on the journey! Enjoy the time fella's it is once in a lifetime deal.

By now you all should have seen the training flier for April 20th at the Linn County Fairgrounds. There is still room available so please get in touch with Amanda Johnson at the Portland FBI office to attend. The price is right for any budget at $0 and lunch is also included. The training promises to be excellent and engaging. We hope to see you there!

We are nearing the finish line for speakers, vendors, and swag for the fall retrainer. Make sure to mark your calendars for September 14th -16th at Eagle Crest. We have secured some fantastic speakers on leadership and other topics / case studies. More to come or as some people say "I will circle back". 

Deadline for submissions is May 1st, so get those apps in. All you folks with kids in college know every little bit helps.

There will be a regional lunch in Bend, OR this June. working on a venue and a date, likely mid-month on a Friday. More to come in the May newsletter for sure if not before.

The Portland FBI office and your board are working on finalizing the 283 candidates and will get that information out in the next newsletter.

The arrangements for the pig out are finalized and a flier is in the works. It will be in the same location as last year in Willsonville. Food, beverages, and raffle prizes are all set.

August 4th, mark your calendars!

Greg Olson and Michael Womer attended the Chapter Leadership Summit two weeks ago in Quantico. It was fun to be back and network with other Chapter Boards, particularly those within our section. Not a lot of news that hasn't been pushed out in the massive number of emails we all get from National. We would like to remind everyone that there are also scholarships available from National in addition to the Brenda K. Hamann so please take advantage of this member benefit.

We continue as an organization both nationally and at the state level to struggle with retiree engagement. We have pushed ideas through at the national level to include a lifetime membership proposal. The "concept" has been approved by the National Board, but no structure yet regarding the potential details and benefits. Your board will keep you updated as this process continues being fine-tuned.

On that note, look for a survey monkey (not a trunk monkey) coming your way from yours truly. We would like to hear more from the membership on what we are doing well and where we need to get better. We have the privilege and honor of being elected by you to serve you and want to be sure we are doing what we can to hit that mark. That will be coming out in the next few weeks and appreciate all input.

The National Conference in Cleveland is fast approaching. We hope to see all of you there! Meeting with the Chapters that put it together was insightful and it promises to be a worthwhile conference to attend.