M AY 2 0 1 5 J U N

M AY 2 0 1 5 J U N

May/June 2015 Volume 17 • Number 3

“Continuing Growth Through Training and Education”

3rd Vice President, Section IV – Scott Dumas Deputy Chief, Rochester Police Dept. (NH), sdumas@fbinaa.org Representative, Section I – Johnnie Adams Deputy Chief, Field Operations, USC Department of Public Safety (CA) jadams@fbinaa.org Representative, Section II – Kevin Wingerson Operations, Pasadena Police Dept. (TX), kwingerson@fbinaa.org Representative, Section III – Joe Hellebrand Chief of Police, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office (FL), jhellebrand@fbinaa.org Representative, Section IV – Ken Truver Chief, Borough of Castle Shannon (PA), ktruver@fbinaa.org Chaplain – Daniel Bateman Inspector (retired), Michigan State Police, dbateman@fbinaa.org Historian – Terrence (Terry) Lucas Law Enforcement Coordinator (retired), U.S. Attorney - Central District (IL), tlucas@fbinaa.org FBI Unit Chief – Mike Harrigan

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Association President – Joe Gaylord Protective Services Manager, Central Arizona Project, (AZ), jgaylord@fbinaa.org Past President – Laurie Cahill Detective Lt. (ret.), Ocean County Sheriff’s Dept. (NJ), lcahill@fbinaa.org 1st Vice President, Section II – Barry Thomas Chief Deputy/Captain, Story County. Sheriff’s Office (IA), bthomas@fbinaa.org 2nd Vice President, Section III – Joey Reynolds Police Chief, Bluffton Police Dept. (SC), jreynolds@fbinaa.org

Unit Chief, National Academy Unit (VA) Executive Director – Greg Cappetta FBI NAA, Inc., Executive Office (VA), gcappetta@fbinaa.org

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T his issue’s alliance spotlight is Verizon Wireless . Verizon Wireless is the FBINAA’s official wireless carrier and has supported the As- sociation since 2006. They began their alliance on the chapter level and quickly received overwhelm- ing support by the entire association due to their commitment to the law enforcement community. Some of the areas they support are crisis response, supporting families in the event of a line of duty death, and communication during disasters. Beginning in April 2011, Verizon Wireless began a partnership with the FBINAA in support of Law Enforcement Officers killed in the line of duty. In an effort to help the families of law en- forcement who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty, Verizon Wireless provides funds to the beneficiaries of fallen officers to help with immedi- ate expenses. The FBINAA is very proud to be a part of this program and works to ensure that every Officer’s family knows that both the FBINAA and Verizon are there in their time of need. The FBI- NAA utilizes NA members to coordinate the fund and works to distribute the funds as soon as pos- sible to help the family with unexpected expenses. Verizon Wireless also provides benefits to law enforcement during times of crisis and in times of




suggests using apps to stay informed about weather and other emergency situations, and having num- bers stored in your phone and set up under “In Case of Emergency” (ICE) contacts. These numbers or groups will be contact numbers for close family members or friends to let them know you are OK or if you are need of assistance. Verizon also sug- gests using text messaging to communicate during these times because those methods of communica- tion cause less network congestion and are more likely to get to the intended recipient. Lastly, Veri- zon suggests having a secondary battery source or connections like car chargers or solar chargers that do not rely on the standard power supply. These are important communication considerations in a time of emergency. Over the past several years, the FBINAA has worked closely with Verizon Wireless and their management staff. John Monroe , Jeff Favita , Gabe Esposito , Guy Johnson , along with many others have supported both the FBINAA and law en- forcement. Their efforts and dedication to the law enforcement profession are greatly appreciated and the FBINAA would like to thank them for their contribution.

natural disasters. Verizon Wireless has 43 crisis re- sponse teams that respond to areas in crisis where they set up and maintain portable cellular towers called Cell on Wheels (COWs) . These COWS are mobile towers and are completely autonomous and independent of their stationary cell towers. In the event of a power loss, backup batteries and in most locations permanent generators provide uninter- rupted service. Where needed, Verizon deploys a generator on a truck (GOAT) for temporary power until such time as land power is restored. The re- sponse time for Verizon is fairly quick because they monitor impending potential disasters and imme- diately mobilize their resources. In addition to the above, Verizon operates Network Operations Centers (NOC) . These cut- ting edge centers monitor transmissions from their towers and can identify automatically if a certain area around the country has a spike in usage. These centers and other assets are also very valuable to law enforcement in helping coordinate responses to natural disasters or some other event that may need law enforcement intervention. Verizon recently authored preparedness arti- cles regarding “Being Ready” for severe weather and “Virtual Survival Kits” . In these articles, Verizon













On the Cover: Reunification centers, once established, will serve a myriad of important functions: reuniting parents with children, determining which students may have investi- gative information, aiding in the identification of injured students, providing parents with official information and assisting with the overall student and staff accountability process.



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