Associate Magazine-Jan/Mar 2021
MEET THE CANDIDATE SECTION III REPRESENTATIVE TIM CANNON F ellow FBI National academy graduates, my name is Tim Cannon , proud graduate of the 234th Session of the FBI National Academy and candidate running to be your Section III Representative to the FBINAA National Board in 2021. As a gradu- ate, I believe it is my responsibility to give back and serve our organization. My passion for the FBINAA is greater now than ever and I hope to contribute at the national level for years to come. It is for this reason that I proudly offer my service to you and to the National Board of the FBI National Academy Associates as candidate for Section III Representative. I was raised in central Florida after moving from upstate New York. The youngest of five boys, I was given a lot of brotherly advice while trying to determine my career path. I had contemplated joining the military service but after attending a friend’s police academy graduation and doing several ride-alongs, I immediately knew that was my path. I graduated from the JC Stone Memorial Police Academy in Orlando and was appointed as a Deputy with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office where I served in many diverse assignments eventually retiring with the rank of Captain in 2010. I have since served as the Assistant Executive Director for the Florida Sheriffs Association (501(c)3), as Lieutenant Colonel for the Florida Department of Financial services, as Inspector with the Florida De- partment of Law Enforcement, and now as Special Agent Supervi- sor with the Florida Lottery Law Enforcement Division. I am a graduate of the FBI National Executive Institute (NEI), the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Drug Unit Commanders Academy (DUCA), the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Develop- ment Seminar (LEEDS), the FBI Domestic Security Executive Academy (DSEA) and the Southern Police Institute Command Officers Development Course, as well as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Chief Executive Seminar. I hold a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Florida State University. In 2008 I was selected by the FBI Training Division in Quan- tico Virginia to serve as a Leadership Fellow teaching topic on leadership and ethics at the FBI National Academy, Regional Command Colleges, and the International Law Enforcement Academy in Budapest, Hungary. During my National Academy experience, my passion for our organization continued to grow. I took the assignment of “social event” coordinator for my Section and my commitment to give back has not wavered. After graduating, I immediately engaged with the Florida Chapter as an Area Representative and began serv- ing on several committees as well as the Training Committee Chair for the 2013 National Conference. I was elected to the Executive Board where I served for nearly six years serving and as the Florida Chapter President in 2017 and as the interim President in 2019. As the 2017 President of the Florida Chapter, I worked diligently advancing our organization with complete transpar- ency and strong communications. One of my greatest accom- plishments was working with my Executive Board and our Area
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Representatives to increase the active paid membership of our Chapter to 1,047 members making us the 3rd largest Chapter in the world and breaking the 1,000-member mark for the first time in our chapter’s 70-year history. I have always valued and modeled myself as a servant leader. With a proven record of hard work, enthusiasm, and lead- ership, I have worked diligently to promote our organization and its members. As a progressive law enforcement leader with over 35 years of experience, along with my direct involvement as a board member of the Florida FBINAA Chapter and serving on the Finance and Membership committees at the national level, I have a complete appreciation and understanding of the responsibili- ties of this position and its requirements. As your Section III Representative, I offer my commitment to be your voice, lending my diverse career experiences, extensive leadership background and strong Association relationships to represent the Members and Chapters of Section III with honor. In expressing my desire to run for this position, I have the full support of my wife, family, friends, agency, and the Florida FBINAA Chapter. Whether it be for professional or personal networking; our National Academy bond has always been there for me. As your Section III Representative I will be committed to working hard for our members especially in times of need. I can’t think of a better way to accomplish this than through continuing to grow our mem- bership, member benefits, and most importantly, through the efforts of our Charitable Foundation. Having the ability to provide support to our members in need will remain my top priority. I am committed to becoming your Section III Representa- tive and fulfilling the responsibilities it entails. I look forward to the opportunity to run for election at the 2021 National Training Conference to be held in Orlando, Florida, July 7th-10th. I look forward to seeing all in Orlando. If you have any questions, or if I can be of service, please call me at 850-766-0069 or email me at email@example.com . For more information please visit my website at https://sites. google.com/view/cannon4section3/home .
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