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ARIZONA n Our Fall Retrainer was held at the beautiful Glendale (AZ) Regional Public Safety Training Center. We were fortunate to have Chief Paul Butler (Ret.) and former NASA Astronaut, Dr. Jim Reilly , has our presenters. From their very different perspectives, they shared lessons in man- agement and leadership with our members. As usual, it was first-rate training provided by the Chapter. Our thanks go out to Commander Andre Ander- son and Lt. Brad Harkleroad for hosting and putting the event together. n Looking forward to our next Retrainer in Southern Arizona. It will be held on Friday, Febru- ary 17 at the University of Ari- zona Stadium Club. We will hear from Dr. John Azar-Dickens on “Contemporary Issues in Use of Force & Body Worn Cameras.” We are looking forward to see- ing everyone at this timely and worthwhile event. n Congratulations to our most recent graduates from the Na- tional Academy: Session 265 Jeffery Glover , Tempe PD Bradley Mihalik , NAU PD Christopher Tucker , Phoenix PD James Hughes , Maricopa County SO Greg Roberts , Tucson PD Session 266 Michael Beaton , Mesa PD Randy Rody , Surprise PD William Beck , AZ DPS Byron Gwaltney , Pima County SO

n Congratulations also go out to Phoenix PD Commander Jim Gallagher , who has announced his candi- dacy for Section 1 Repre- sentative to the National FBINAA Board. Jim has been active with the Arizona Chapter since graduating from the 245th Session of the National Acad- emy. He also held a leadership role when the Arizona Chap- ter hosted the 2007 National Conference and Co-Chairing the 2019 Conference that will again be in Phoenix. Good luck, Jim! CALIFORNIA n President Kenneth Tanaka is currently Chief of Police for the West Valley- Jim Gallagher where he has served for the past 5 years. Ken is responsible for two colleges within the district, West Valley College in Saratoga, CA and Mission College in Santa Clara, CA. The District Police are responsible for all law enforcement along with the safety and security for over 17,000 students, staff and faculty at the two colleges. The officers are sworn officers with Ken Tanaka Mission College District in Saratoga, California

tees beginning with the 2008 California Chapter conference committee, chapter YLP and Youth Scholarship commit- tees, hosted several divisional lunches, Chapter Recording Sec- retary from 2009-2012, Interim Vice President 2012, elect Vice President 2012-2016, planned and hosted the successful 2016 Chapter Annual Re-Trainer in Monterey, CA, Chapter President 2017. Ken is a devoted member to the Associates and stated: “I am grateful for the opportunity to have been selected by my agency (San Jose PD) to attend the NA, and for the experiences but most of all the friendships developed through the NA and the NAA.” Congratulations Ken and we look forward to your leadership in 2017. n The new Sacramento Field Office was dedicated on Oc- tober 11, 2016. The California Chapter presented a spectacular plaque to FBI Director James Comey and SAC Monica Miller . Presenting the plaque is 2nd Vice President Daman Chris-

the same training and authority as municipal police officers and county sheriff’s deputies. Ken previously served with the San Jose Police Department (CA) for 28 years. While with the San Jose Police Department he served in numerous assignments and ranks as an officer, detective, sergeant and lieutenant includ- ing, patrol, FTO, special inves- tigations, special operations, backgrounds, general investiga- tions, auto theft, internal affairs, financial crimes, burglary, court liaison, patrol supervisor and patrol watch commander. Ken holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Ad- ministration. He is married to his lovely wife Elizabeth and has two beautiful daughters, Colleen (YLP Session 12 graduate) and Melanie . Ken graduated from the National Academy in March of 2007 with the 228th Session. He has at- tended two National Conferences (2011, 2015), every chapter confer- ence since 2008, and the California 2013 LEEDS conference. President Tanaka has been an active supporter of the NA. Ken served on several commit-

(L-R) SAC Miller, Director Comey, VP Christensen, IPP Santiago.

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