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CHAPTERCHAT Traffic, Family Violence, Com- munity Services, administration of the Kirkland Municipal Jail, Kirkland Emergency 911 Com- munications Center, Records, and Training. Eric has been an active repre- sentative to numerous regional and national committees relat- ing to public safety, including the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Police Executive Research Forum, F.B.I. National 2011), National Tactical Officers Association, King County Police Chiefs Association, Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforce- ment Agencies, and served as Academy Associates (Wash- ington Chapter President in president of Washington As- sociation of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs in 2014. Eric was active in the Kirkland community, raising funds for WA State Special Olympics, and lo- cal scholarship funds, is a mem- ber of Kirkland Rotary and the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce and has served as Chair of an

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Ethics Board in the community in which he resides. During his tenure as Chief of Police, he led KPD through an an- nexation in which Kirkland grew from a city of approximately 40,000 to just over 80,000. As a result, the department itself dou- bled in size, with added sworn and support staff. In addition, Eric was integral in the conver- sion of a former Costco Home warehouse into the current Kirkland Justice Center which is a joint home to our municipal court and the police department. Eric lives in the Seattle metro- politan area with his wife and three children. He looks forward to more time with his family and his new venture with Zetron, a public safety communication systems company, as the NW Regional Manager of sales/cus- tomer service. WEST VIRGINIA n The WV Chapter of The IASIU (The International Association of Special Investigation Units) said

The West Virginia Chapter of The International Association of Special Investigation Units

“goodbye” and “good luck” to a great partner and great friend as they honored Inspector General Gary Griffith of the WV DOI Fraud Unit upon his retirement. Gary was the founding member of the WV Fraud Unit and built it from nothing into a formidable anti-fraud unit that worked closely with IASIU and NICB to fight fraud in WV. At a lunch meeting on 9/25 he received a plaque from both IASIU and the NICB (National Insurance Crime Bureau) thanking him for his service.

In 1983 Gary andWV IASIU President Steve Bodge, of Nationwide Insurance SIU, were the lone representatives from WV to attend and graduate from the 135th Session. Pictured with the plaque, with Gary on the right. Also pictured is NICB Special Agent Bruce Adkins, 133rd Session, on the far right. Gary’s daughter Jessica is standing beside him. She was born during the 135th, and fortunately Gary made it home in time for the big event.


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