July 2018 Print

President's Report

I attended the 2018 National Conferene in Quebec City, Canada this past week.  The conference was in a great location, and I met a lot of great folks from sessions past and many from recent sessions as well.

At the Chapter President's meeting, we discussed a couple of needs:

1) Membership is down in 2018 after reaching 17,000 members in 2017.  Membership dues are the primary source of revenue for operating expenses for both the National Chapter and our State Chapter.  With nearly 1000 new USA graduates each year, it's hoped to keep membership numbers high, but many recent graduates fail to renew.  As your president, I hope that keeping in touch and offering valuable training and networking makes your membership valuable to you and you are eager to renew.

2) The national office is researching ways to centralize chapter "business portals" (similar to our Chapter website) so chapters can communicate with members, host meeting information, and process meeting and event online registration.  I believe our chapter has been a pioneer in this effort, so I asked that the national office solicit feedback from our chapter and others before selecting or ruling out any solutions.

We also spoke with representatives of Verizon and the FBINAA Charitable Foundation.  If your agency has a line-of-duty death, contact your district representative, who can reach the National FBINAA office.  Verizon will pay an immediate death benefit families of slain law enforcement.  In addition, the Charitable Foundation will make payments to any FBINAA member in need during a crisis, so please remember this source of aid if you are aware of a member in need.

I thank you for your support this year.  It has been a pleasure to work with fellow board members and volunteers on the annual training conference we held in Atlantic Beach.  The 2019 President, Brian Regan, is working on the 2019 conference and will have additional information soon.  In the meantime, I look forward to seeing you in Clayton for the fall retrainer!

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Next Meeting Info

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Fall Re-Trainer - October 18 (17th too for those coming early for the Board Meeting/Golf/ Dinner) in beautiful Johnston County

October 18- A detailed agenda will be posted as we get closer to the event, but the training topic is "Branding Your Agency."  Doors at the Farm on 42 will open at 8am for registration and we will conclude by 2pm.  Lunch is being served by Redneck Scientific BBQ.

For those coming in early to attend the Board Meeting or take in the sights of Johnston County, a block or rooms is being secured at the Comfort Suites, 761 Enterprise Dr., Clayton NC 27520, 919-553-1234, $89 for a single, $104 for a double.  Use code NCFBINAA to get this pricing.

October 17- Wednesday afternoon golf will be held at the Neuse Golf Club, 918 Birkdale Dr, Clayton, following the Board Meeting.  Please add the golf outing as an add-on product to your registration, if you plan to play.  The cost is $27/player and includes the cart.  Call the Club to schedule your tee time, 919-550-0550.  Use code NCFBINAA to get this pricing.

October 17- Wednesday night dinner will be at La Cocina, just a few minutes walk from the host hotel, 11617 US Hwy 70, Clayton.  You can add Wednesday dinner to your registration, by selecting it as an add on product.  Dinner is on you, unless we get a sponsor.

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Calendar of Events

Veteran Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) teaches military veteran first responders, who are also CIT trained, how to effectively and peacefully resolve incidents involving a veteran in crisis.

This course will be offered to first responders who are also veterans on August 27 and 28 at the Holly Springs Police Department.  

If you would like to register officers for the class, please email Lt. Jessica McMillan @ jessica.mcmillan@Hollyspringsnc.usor Roosevelt Richard at rrichard@alliancebhc.org


Welcome New Members

We are looking forward to welcomiong Jeremy Dixon (Holden Beach PD), Jason Graham (Wake Forest PD), Lorie Smith (Garner PD), Frank Rodriguez (Moore County SO), and Ben Jones (Onslow County SO) to the Association.  Session 273 will graduate September 14.


North Carolina 2018 Command College

Sponsored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation

September 9th – 12th, 2018

Location: Historic Green Park Inn, Blowing Rock, NC

Deadline to Register is Friday, August 20th, 2018.

The Carolina Command College has been established to provide law enforcement executives and management personnel with information pertaining to recent developments and emerging issues that influence law enforcement policies and practices. The goal of the Command College is to assist executives and top management personnel to prepare for the growing demands and challenges that confront law enforcement. The faculty of the Carolina Command College consists of a wide range of experts including instructors from the FBI Academy.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF PARTICIPANTS

Interest is high and slots fill quickly. While courses are geared for executives and upper management, mid-level managers and rising executives are encouraged to apply.  Approximately sixty participants will be selected from North and South Carolina.  Registration is limited to one person per department until August 20th.

Tuition per attendee is $375.00 – Please make check payable to NCFBINAA (Due to limited seating, one person per agency is allowed to register at this time. A wait list is available via email request - any seats not filled by the August 20th deadline will open on first come, first serve basis to currently registered agencies).

To Register email Jwalea “Cookie” Smith, jgsmith@fbi.gov, to verify & secure seating. 


2018 Fall Re-Trainer

Chief Blair Myhand and the Clayton Police Department will host the Fall Re-Trainer at the Farm on 42 on October 18, 2018.  Training will be on "Branding your Agency."  Doors will open at 8am and the day will conclude by 2pm. 

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Promotions and Appointments

Matthew Beickert attended session 268 in 2017 as Chief Deputy of Currituck County.  Beickert won the party primary in May of 2018 and is now the sitting sheriff.  He is currently unopposed in the general election.  Sheriff Beickert has worked for the CCSO for 21 years and rose from the rank of Deputy to Chief Deputy prior to being appointed Sheriff.  Sheriff Beickert is pictured below at the far right during his orientation in March of 2017:


Please send any other known promotions (or new appointments) to the Chapter Historian (historian@ncfbinaa.org) for inclusion in the next newsletter.

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Retirements

On Friday, June 29, Captain Jacques Gilbert (Session 220) celebrated 28 years of service with his friends, family, coworkers, and law enforcement partners.  Jacques spent his entire career with the Apex Police Department and is exceptionally well known in his community for being an inspiration to youth.

Captain Mark Evans (Session 247) of the Kill Devil Hills Police Department retired after serving 28 years.  He began his career in Ahoskie before moving to Kill Devil Hills in 1993.  He worked his way through the ranks over the course of his career, proudly serving the citizens and making life-long friendships.

Congratulations to both men. 


Please forward retirement notifications to historian@ncfbinaa.org.

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Recognitions

Congratulations to the following members who were recognized for 20 years membership during the 2018 Summer Conference:

  • Chief Robert Temme, Session 190, Southern Pines PD
  • Chief Todd Sigler, Session 194, Davidson College
  • Chief Toussaint Summers, Session 181, New Bern PD
  • Deputy Chief Kevin Crowder, Session 187, Burlington PD

Congratulations to Josh Sink for completing the 2018 Youth Leadership Program.  Josh is the son of Mark Sink (session 232), Lexington Police Department.Josh Kink


Congratulations to 2018 Scholarship recipients Jackson Kruger, Emily Melvin, Meredith Leonard, and Jason Roselle.

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