March 2018 Print

President's Report

Your chapter's Secretary/Treasurer, Ted Sauls, and myself attended the annual Chapter Officers' meeting in Quantico, VA March 5-8.  The event was a great opportunity to network with other chapter presidents and discuss ideas.  Topics of particular interest include:

  • Electronic voting:  The current national constitution and bylaws allow for electronic voting for changes to the constitution.  However, annual elections for section representatives are only allowed in person.  The national board is considering proposing a vote on a change to the constitution to permit electronic voting for section representatives.  This would allow members in the section, who cannot attend the conference, to vote.  There was widespread support from chapter presidents.  Policy on how to conduct the electronic voting would need to be established if the constitional change is passed.

  • The national office is considering hiring a firm to promote the Association and assist with crafting messaging for current events.

  • The national chapter has a grant award to provide assistance in Officer Safety and Wellness training.  Our chapter is making contact with the appropriate persons to host a train-the-trainer event in NC in the near future.


At the Spring board meeting in March, the board voted to hold a vote at the Summer annual meeting on a change to the chapter's constituion.  The change will correct conflicting wording in the constituion that prohibits the chapter Historian from voting.  Each chapter requires a Board of Directors that vote.  Our constitition includes the Historian in the Board of Directors, but later specifies that the Historian, Membership Coordinator, Training Coordinator, and Sponsorship Coordinator are not voting members of the board.  The proposed change will delete language that specifies the Historian is non-voting member.  A copy of the constition, with the exactly language proposed in the summer vote will be posted to the chapter website soon.

We also discussed at length how to establish duties and responsibilities for vice-presidents so they are well prepared to lead the chapter during their term as president.  We recently received a sample "continuity book" from the Oregon chapter and determined that it would be best to create a version of this continuity book for the NC Chapter.  This would specify nearly all operations of the chapter so that anyone needing to perform chapter business would have a guide.  This includes holding meetings, selections for YLP, etc.  When this book is completed, an electronic copy will be made available on the chapter website for all members to review.


We are continuing to prepare for the annual Summer Conference.  Please register early, as we will need information for planning for meals and materials well in advance of the actual conference.  We are using a new venue this year, as Shell Island had become too small for our needs.  We look forward to your feedback on this location so we can establish our location for 2019's Summer Conference immediately afterwards.

FBI Training Coordinator Jack Moore announced at our Spring meeting that the Charlotte office will involve the NC Chapter in locating and vetting candidates for the National Academy.  For sessions in 2019 and forward, all interested parties should contact the District Representative in their area.  The District Representative will assist the prospective candidate in the application process and will collect information on the candidate's credentials.  A committee of the Chapter including exective board members and district representatives will assist in making recommendations to the Charlotte office on candidates.   The goal of this process is to locate a diverse pool of candidates that meet the high standards of the National Academy.


We were saddened to learn of the passing of retired Captain Steve Duncan of the Gastonia Police Department on February 12th.  Steven retired from the Gastonia Police Department as Captain with 30 years of service. Among his many achievements, certifications, and accomplishments, he was an original member of the Gastonia Police SWAT Team and later the SWAT Team Commander, graduate of the FBI National Academy, Session 202, an NRA shotgun and firearms instructor, trained instructors for the NC Justice Academy, vice chairman of the Gaston Young Guns Shooting Sports, former Jr. Director of the NC Skeet Shooting Association. Steven developed and implemented the Sniper Conference bringing business to the Gastonia area, and was State Director of NC Youth Education Shooting Sports. He instructed marksmanship training for Homeland Security. Steven was a member of Sandy Plains Baptist Church where he was head of security.

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Next Meeting Info

Host hotel and conference site is Doubtree at Atlantic Beach offering all ocean front and ocean view rooms.  Rooms are available at the conference host hotel for $159 before and after the conference dates.  To reserve before or after the conference dates, you MUST call direct 252-222-4010 and use group code FBI.  Anyone in the sales office 252-222-4010 can assist with this reservation.

If you only wish to stay Sunday, June 10th and depart as late as Wednesday, June 13th, you can use this link: CLICK HERE  Again, if you use this link and select dates before or after the conference dates of June 10-13, you will not get the $159.  Instead, call 252-222-4010 and use group code FBI on the phone.

Annual Training and Business Meeting

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 Saturday, June 9th

  • Optional pre-conference social activities may include golf and a group trip to Shacklford Banks or Cape Lookout

Sunday, June 10th

  • Executive Board Meeting @ 10am
  • TENTATIVE: Pre-conference harbor boat tour, Beaufort 1230pm-2pm
  • Event check-in 3pm-6pm
  • Evening reception (poolside cookout) 6pm-8pm
  • Hospitality & Networking 8pm-11pm

Monday, June 11th

  • Family breakfast 7am-8am
  • Joint training sessions 8am-12pm
  • Member lunch 12pm-1pm
  • Joint training sessions 1pm-5pm
  • Family night at NC Aquarium Pine Knoll Shores
    • Social hour 5:30-6:30 in Freshwater Aquariums
    • Dinner 6:30-8:30 in Ocean Aquariums
  • Hospitality & Networking 9pm-11pm at hotel

Tuesday, June 12th

  • Family breakfast 7am-8am
  • Joint training sessions 8am-12pm
  • Member lunch 12pm - 12:30pm (working lunch)
  • Annual business meeting 12:30-3:30pm
  • Gala banquet 6pm-9pm
  • Hospitality & Networking 9pm-11pm

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Annual Election Information

The chapter will hold annual elections at our summer conference.  The positions coming vacant will be:

3rd Vice President and even numbered district representatives.

District representatives will be responsible for maintaining contact with members in your district, hosting (or co-hosting) an annual district meeting, and receiving nominations for new National Academy candidates.  Attendance at the Chapter's Spring, Summer, and Fall board meetings is also required.

The 3rd Vice President is a member of the Chapter's board of directors and is responsible for supporting various chapter operations and will provide assistance for the YLP selection process, scholarship selection process, and assist with holding the three annual chapter wide meetings in the Spring, Summer, and Fall.  Attendance at the Chapter's board meetings is also required.

If you are interested in these positions, please submit a letter of interest, with a letter of support from your Chief Executive to the Secretary/Treasurer.

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Calendar of Events

The orientation for Session 272 is March 8th.  Members of the executive board will be meeting with the next session to help prepare them for their NA experience!

FBI LEEDA Training

The Roxboro Police Department is hosting the Supervisor Leadership Institute, Command Leadership Institute, and the Executive Leadership Institute in 2018.  Any individual who has successfully completed FBI-LEEDA's Supervisor Leadership Institute, Command Leadership Institute and Executive Leadership Institute will receive the FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Award.  Awards will be sent to the recipient's home agency within 6-12 weeks of receipt of the Trilogy Application.  See for more information.

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.


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, [email protected], to verify & secure seating. 


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Promotions and Appointments

Please send any other known promotions (or new appointments) to the Chapter Historian ([email protected]) for inclusion in the next newsletter.

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After 27 years at the Gaston County Sheriff’s Office, Captain James D. Bailey retired in July of 2017. It has been a busy retirement so far.  Captain Bailey has gone back to work for the Billy Graham Evangelical Association in Charlotte, NC, while staying on part time with the Sheriff’s Office, coordinating jail schools and helping with training.  

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Member Benefits

First Tactical is offering a 20% discount to members that use the code "NC18" at checkout.  In addition, the chapter will receive 10% of your order.  Visit

5.11 Tactical has been a longtime supporter and partner of the FBINAA. In conjunction with your membership renewal, 5.11 has developed a special offer of 30% off their full catalog created exclusively for the 2018 FBINAA members. After 3/31/18, the special pricing will revert back to 25% off for the remainder of 2018.  As an added BONUS receive a FREE 5.11knife for purchases $100 or more, use the promo code FBINAA2018.  The chapter will also receive a portion of all purchases made when you visit the link through the national chapter website CLICK HERE.


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