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served as the Commanding Of- ficer of the Western District Major Crime Squad, Troop G and the Bureau of Professional Standards and Compliance. In 2008, Colonel Meraviglia was promoted to the rank of Captain where he served as the Executive Officer of Central District, then as Acting Com- manding Officer. In 2009, Colonel Meraviglia was promoted to the rank of Major where he served Districts, the Bureau of Criminal Investigations and his current assignment as Acting Lieuten- ant Colonel in the Office of Field Operations. Colonel Meraviglia began his law enforcement career as a police officer with the Trumbull Police Department where he was a patrol officers for three years. During his career, Colonel Meraviglia has earned a number of departmental awards, including Meritorious Service Awards, an Outstanding Award for Public Service and Multiple Unit Citations. Colonel Meraviglia is a graduate of the University of Connecticut Executive Program and the FBI National Academy. as the Commanding Officer of the Western and Central
members of the Maine State Police command staff, Massachu- setts State Police command staff, and Providence, Rhode Island Police command staff. Retired Wilton, Connecticut Police Chief and former Connecticut Chapter President Ed Kulhawik , 184th Session, current Eastham, Massa- chusetts Police Chief (Cape Cod); and retired Connecticut State Police Lieutenant Peter Wack , 225th Session, current Sandwich, Massachusetts Police Chief (Cape Cod) both joined their former Connecticut law enforcement colleagues and brother and sister chapter members at this event. n Colonel Brian Meraviglia , a member of the FBI National Academy’s 226th Session, has been promoted to serve as the Deputy Commissioner/Colonel of the Connecticut State Police. Colonel Meraviglia is a 28-year veteran of the Connecticut State Police. He has worked as a Patrol Trooper, a Resident Trooper and a Major Crime Detective and Sergeant. In 2002, Colonel Meraviglia was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant where he
(L-R) Joe Gaylord and family.
ARIZONA n As most of you should know by now, Arizona’s very own Joe Gaylord will be serving as the FBINA President beginning in January. He was sworn into office at the Annual Training Conference in Philadelphia in July. This quite an honor for Joe and the Arizona Chapter. Congratulations Joe! n After over 40 years in law enforcement in both Pennsylva- nia and Arizona, Paradise Valley Police Chief John Bennett has announced his retirement. Chief Bennett, a graduate of the 188th Session, has been an active ad- vocate on military affairs and for the Arizona Special Olympics. He also served on IACP’s Civil Rights Committee since 2005 and as the President of the Association of Arizona Chiefs of Police in 2012. We wish him a happy retirement. n Arizona State University Police Chief John Pickens , 146th Session, is stepping down after 14 years as the head of that agency. During his tenure, Chief Pickens made several improve- ments to the police department
and served in several outside leadership positions, including serving as the President of the Association of Arizona Chiefs of Police. His law enforcement career also included serving in Missouri and Illinois. Chief Pick- ens is taking on a new responsi- bility with the university as the Executive Director of University Security Initiatives. We wish him good luck in his new role. n Phoenix Police Commander Mark Cousins retired to take the position of Transit Enforcement Head with the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) in Canada. As a result he had resigned as our Chapter Treasurer. CONNECTICUT n In August, one hundred and thirty active, retired, and guests of Connecticut Chapter members gathered at the United States Coast Guard Academy’s Officers’ Club in New London, Connecti- cut for the chapter’s annual sum- mer luncheon. Keynote speaker was Boston Police Commissioner William Evans , 220th Session. Among the many guests in atten- dance at this year’s event were
(L-R) Connecticut State Police Major Michael B. Darcy (234th Session), Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans (220nd Session), Frank Darcy, Trooper John S. Darcy, Maine State Police.
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