FBINAA Associate Magazine Q3.2021


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F E A T U R E S 8 The Saves Club - A Club No One Asks to Join David Higginbotham 10 2021 Conference Highlights 16 2021 Memory Roll 20 2021 Yellow Brick Run

24 Youth Leadership Program

31 Sponsor Guide


C O L U M N S 4 Association Perspective 7 National Office Update 15 A Message from Our Chaplain 19 Historian’s Spotlight 22 FBINAA Charitable Foundation 27 Academy Update 28 Staying on the Yellow Brick Road


E A C H I S S U E 6 Strategic / Academic Alliances

A D I N D E X – University of San Diego 29 5.11 30 CRI-TAC



NATIONAL BOARD Association President / KENNETH M. TRUVER Chief, Borough of Castle Shannon (PA), ktruver@fbinaa.org

Representative, Section III / TIM CANNON Special Agent Supervisor, Florida Lottery (FL), tcannon@fbinaa.org

Representative, Section IV / BILL CARBONE Director, Suffolk County Crime Assessment Center, NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services, bcarbone@fbinaa.org Chaplain / MIKE HARDEE Senior Manager, Covert Investigations Group (FL), mhardee@fbinaa.org Historian / CINDY REED Special Agent (Ret.), Washington State Gambling Commission, creed@fbinaa.org

Past President / JOE HELLEBRAND Director, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office (FL), jhellebrand@fbinaa.org

1st Vice President, Section IV / TIM BRANIFF Undersheriff (Ret.), Thurston County Sheriff’s Office (WA), tbraniff@fbinaa.org

2nd Vice President, Section I / SCOTT RHOAD Chief (Ret.), University of Central Missouri (MO), srhoad@fbinaa.org

3rd Vice President, Section II / CRAIG PETERSEN Deputy Chief, Gulfport Police Department (MS), cpetersen@fbinaa.org Representative, Section I / JIM GALLAGHER Commander, Phoenix Police Department (AZ), jgallagher@fbinaa.org

FBI Assistant Director / TIMOTHY DUNHAM Assistant Director, FBI Training Division (VA)

Executive Director / HOWARD M. COOK Chief (Ret.), FBINAA Executive Office (VA), hcook@fbinaa.org

Representative, Section II / LARRY DYESS Captain, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office (LA), ldyess@fbinaa.org




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July/Sept 2021 | Volume 23/Number 3 The National Academy Associate is a publication of the FBI National Academy Associates, Inc.

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On the Cover: New Association President, Ken Truver, Chief, Borough of Castle Shannon (PA), addresses the attendees of The FBINAA National Training Conference in Orlando, Florida on July 10, 2021 after being sworn in as Association President.


Submit your proposal to be considered as a thought leader and presenter at the

2022 FBINAA National Annual Training Conference in Cleveland, Ohio by submitting your topic and speaker information to Ray Farris, Director of Education & Training at rfarris@fbinaa.org .

The Call for Presentations closes November 15, 2021.



Ken Truver

Fellow FBINAA Members,

W hen I addressed the membership at the annual confer- ence in Orlando, I started my comments by calling you “Friends”. I am overwhelmed with the support and friendship I have found in this elite association, and I am deeply humbled to be able to serve as YOUR President for the next year. In addition to thanking a host of our peers, contributing members, chapters, family, dignitaries, staff, and board members (past and present), and believe me, Paul Butler made us pay for the many acknowledgements by calling us out, I spoke of our continued efforts to govern the association with responsibility and transparency. The FBINAA National Board and National Office staff, under the direction of the Executive Director, are some of the most selfless and dedicated individuals I have ever had the pleasure of working with, and every one of them put the best interests of the association at the forefront of all they do. They are all to be commended for their efforts and actions. We as a group have spent countless hours, days, weeks, and months poring over the association guiding documents (Articles, Constitution, Bylaws and Polices) as well as reading and reread- ing Roberts Rules of Order. All with the intent of updating our guiding documents, to better reflect the times, and our practical association operations. Many times, during the 2020-2021 year of COVID, we had to shift gears and navigate unfamiliar territory. Our legacy should be and will be to “leave the place better than we found it” and provide a template to follow, for those who come behind us. Our plan for governance in the short term was to have a document ready for your vote on revisions to the guiding docu- ments. As we approached the proposed date for said vote, we received concerns frommembership, and additional questions. We have therefore delayed any movement on that front, to seek additional input and answer queries. I am hopeful that you will eventually see your way clear to support our attempts to make things easier for future boards, while providing service and leadership to our members. We will continue to listen to your concerns, and we pledge to continue improving our association governance, to the benefit of the members of the FBINAA, Inc. Our other focus this year will be the law enforcement training that we are famous for providing to our membership. In addition to your own Chapter training events, the National Office strives to be the “gold standard” for law enforcement leaders in this realm. Our podcasts, webinars, leadership forums, confer- ences and training committee work on Officer Safety and Well - ness, are all valuable resources and important member benefits that we can offer to our agencies and peers, to improve our

profession. Please look out for more information on these op- portunities, to include the Active Bystandership for Law Enforce- ment (ABLE) Project, the next “big thing” in law enforcement, as we move forward. Additionally, I would like to acknowledge our outgoing board member and past president- Kevin Wingerson , our immediate past president-Joe Hellebrand, our outgoing Chaplain- Jeff Kruit- hoff , and our past Director of Strategic Partnerships- Greg Guiton . Your service and leadership to our association are to be admired and commended. We appreciate and honor your contributions. To incoming 3rd VP- Craig Peterson , incoming Section 3 Representative- Tim Cannon , Incoming Chaplain- Mike Hardee , new Deputy Executive Director- John Kennedy , new Director of Strategic Partnerships- Ronnie Carnahan , and new Director of Training and Education- Ray Farris , we welcome you to the team. Expectations are high, but you have terrific support, and we have every confidence in your anticipated success. Finally, you as a member have the benefit of support, in many forms, from your association. Financial support is avail - able through the FBINAA Charitable Foundation. If you know of a member in need, please direct them to the Foundation. Likewise, please support the Foundation’s mission, by directing contribu - tions their way. Faith support is available through our Chaplain, Mike Hardee. Please direct any member in spiritual need to Mike for attention and devotional assistance. Member support in general, is available in many forms, through the terrific National Staff. Please reach out with specific needs, and the staff will gladly direct you to the appropriate program director.

As is our legacy, let’s support each other as well! I am at your service.

Kenneth M. Truver, President FBINAA Chief of Police, Borough of Castle Shannon (PA) FBINA 225

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Association President / KEN TRUVER Chief, Borough of Castle Shannon (PA)

Past President / JOE HELLEBRAND Director, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office (FL)

1st Vice President, Section IV / TIM BRANIFF Undersheriff (Ret.), Thurston County Sheriff’s Office (WA)

2nd Vice President, Section I / SCOTT RHOAD Chief (Ret.), University of Central Missouri (MO)

3rd Vice President, Section II / CRAIG PETERSEN Deputy Chief, Gulfport Police Department (MS)

Representative, Section I / JIM GALLAGHER Commander, Phoenix Police Department (AZ)

Representative, Section II / LARRY DYESS Captain, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office (LA)

Representative, Section III / TIM CANNON Special Agent Supervisor, Florida Lottery (FL)

Representative, Section IV / BILL CARBONE Director, Suffolk County Crime Assessment Center, NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services

Chaplain / MIKE HARDEE Senior Manager, Covert Investigations Group (FL)

Historian / CINDY REED Special Agent (Ret.), Washington State Gambling Commission

FBI Assistant Director / TIMOTHY DUNHAM Assistant Director, FBI Training Division (VA)

Executive Director / HOWARD COOK Chief (Ret.), FBINAA Executive Office (VA)












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Howard Cook

W hat a difference a year makes. With everything the pandemic threw at us, we adapted and found a way to still come together. I will say it again... nothing compares to our membership coming together, reconnecting old friendships, creating new ones and sharing ideas and best practices to make our leadership law enforcement community stronger. That’s exactly what happened this year in Orlando, Florida. If you were able to join us, I hope you enjoyed this year’s FBINAA National Training Conference as much as I did. Highlighting this year’s event were 6 keynote presentations, attendee participa - tion in over 25 breakout sessions, and we were joined and sup - ported by over 125 sponsors and exhibitors. I would like to recog - nize and thank the Florida Chapter for all their collaboration and dedication in making this year’s conference a tremendous success. In addition, I would like to also recognize our FBINAA staff and meeting planners for all their hard work in the planning and execution of the conference. In this issue of the Associate Magazine , you will read some updates from our FBINAA Charitable Foundation which include a very successful 2021 Yellow Brick Run and the Science and Innovation Award Recipient and inclusion of the submissions. My sincere thank you to all that participated and continue to support our Foundation. I challenge each and every member to participate in next year’s Yellow Brick Run. Run, jog or walk... in a group like your Chapter or Session, or alone... I urge all to take part in this fantastic and bonding event. As we move through the second half of 2021, I look forward to seeing you all at the numerous Chapter Retrainers and Leader- ship Forums that are scheduled during the remainder of the year. For dates, locations and information on these events, visit www.fbinaa.org .

In closing, I would like to have everyone “Save the Date” for the 2022 National Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. If you have never attended a national conference, I strongly encourage you to join us next year. The Florida Chapter set the bar high at this year’s conference but I have no doubt that the Ohio Chapter will host an equally great event.

Stay safe, stay well,

Howard M. Cook FBINAA Executive Director FBINA 224



And sadly, membership in the club continues to grow. It’s up to 2116 as I’m writing this piece. While it is an appalling number, this group is more than a shocking statistic that reflects the danger inherent in law enforcement; it is a testament to the ubiquitous nature of armor and the efficacy of the materials that are currently available. The Safariland Saves Club is living proof that armor works. And Safariland continues to lead in armor innovation. The early Kevlar vests made by Second Chance were a firm foundation that Safariland continues to build on. Kevlar remains a go-to for soft armor design, and new material options allow for armor plates to be lighter, thinner, and even multi-hit capable. Take Safariland’s collaborations with Hardwire ®. The Hardwire Ballistic Panel is made of compressed Dyneema fibers. These tiny strands are all pressed together and the combined strength of the fibers creates Hardwire’s unique threat arresting properties. Dyneema is ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE). Anything described as having an ultra-high molecu - lar weight sounds like it would be heavy, but it isn’t—at least when compared to other materials common in body armor construction. Dyneema is renowned for being incredibly light. And the UHMWPE fibers are cut resistant. Unlike many materials, Dyneema is also resistant to UV deterioration. Hardwire has a proprietary procedure that presses the stra- tegically aligned fibers together with 25 million pounds of force. The resulting compression adds to the potential strength of the UHMWPE. When a projectile strikes a Hardwire plate, the force is dispersed along the lengths of these fibers and back into the projectile itself. The fibers allow for very little plate deformation. Hardwire has achieved a resilient barrier that can be pressed thin without sacrificing its threat-stopping efficacy. This translates into less bulk and less weight. Safariland’s Hardwire plates are the thinnest and lightest level II and IIIA ballistic panels available in soft body armor and weigh just .51 and .68 pounds per square foot for level II and IIIA, respectively. As with all armor, performance is key. And Hardwire has a solid pedigree. This armor will stand up to a range of special threat rounds above NIJ standards and the technology was originally developed for use by the elite U.S Special Operations Command and Marine Corps. But performance measures go way beyond how well a plate stops a threat. Those lightning-fast moments of critical performance are essential, but so too is the comfort level needed to ensure that LEOs can wear their armor comfortably, and that it won’t add unnecessary weight or bulk that could interfere with their daily duties. By combining Safariland’s proprietary ballistic panel shapes with carrier systems designed to maximize both comfort and protection, this latest generation of the Hardwire ballistic technology takes ballistic protection to a new level. These new Hardwire Level II and Level IIIA ballistic panels will be available for use in all of Safariland’s concealable and tactical vest designs and platforms.

DAVID HIGGINBOTHAM Back when the total number of Safariland Saves was still in just double digits, Agent Bob McCann was working undercover in Chicago. As McCann reports, he was on foot when he found a man injured in the street. But when agent McCann bent over the man to provide assistance, the man pressed a gun into Agent McCann’s stomach and demanded he hand over his wallet. THE CLUB A CLUB NO ONE ASKS TO JOIN A gent McCann didn’t capitulate, though, and identified him - self as an FBI agent. The man with the gun fired two rounds into McCann’s stomach. The agent survived the shooting with little more than bruis- ing on his abdomen. The two humble rimfire rounds were easily stopped by the Second Chance vest McCann was wearing during his undercover foot patrol. At contact distances, though, the shots could have been fatal. The only visible signs of the incident were what McCann described as “two strawberry bruise marks.” The incident was the 76th recorded incident of Safariland’s armor protecting an officer and McCann was admitted into The Saves Club—a club no one asks to join, but a club every member is proud to be part of.

While Hardwire may be at the heart of Safariland’s armor, carriers and vests remain critical components. Safariland has

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(1) Incoming President Ken Truver is sworn in by Donald Baumgarten , the Borough Mayor of Castle Shannon (PA). (2) The 2021 Beccaccio Award is awarded to Clyde Doty . The award was accepted on behalf of Mr. Doty by NYEC Chapter officers, 1st Vice President Francis Pierri and 2nd Vice President Anthony Raganella .

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(3) The 2020 Becaccio Award is presented to Doug Muldoon by President Joe Hellebrand. (4) The 2021 Les Davis Award is presented to Al Lamberti by President Joe Hellebrand . (5) The 2020 Les Davis Award is presented to Rick Smith by Past President Kevin Wingerson .

(6) 5.11 Tactical presented a check to the FBINAA Charitable Foundation with support $31,511 in donations from St. Michael T-Shirt sales. (7) Dan Linza (FBINA Session 71) is awarded a special recognition of the FBINAA Member of Distinction award for the Longest Standing Member attending conference. (8) Past President Kevin Wingerson receives a Proclamation for dedication and service to the Association. (9) Jeff Kruithoff receives a Proclamation for dedication, service and support to members as outgoing Chaplain for the Association. (10) Mike Hardee begins his term as new Chaplain of the Association. (11) Joe Hellebrand received a CZ-USA FBINAA commemorative gun with his name and the NA seal as a thank you for his outstanding leadership on the Executive Board. (12) The 2021 Legacy Gift recipient is Dueling Dragons of Orlando, Florida. The award was accepted by program alumni Chris Durant and Vionn Welcome . (13) The 2021 Youth Leadership Wagner Award Winner was presented to Connor Rotolo by JFCU Representative Judy Pollard during the Youth Leadership Breakfast. (14) The FBINAA Charitable Foundation 2021 Science and Innovation Award is presented to SPIDR Tech ’s interactive customer service software package. The award is presented by Foundation Selection Committee Chair Steve Cox and Science and Innovation Award sponsor Joey Reynolds with ThermoFisher. (15) The HI Chapter receives the honor of holding the title for the 2021 Yellow Brick Run Chapter with the Highest Participation Percentage. The Chapter will proudly display the Trophy for the next year. (16) Greg Guiton is awarded a special recognition of the FBINAA Member of Distinction award for Valuable Member in the Section. (17) Craig Petersen is sworn in as 3rd Vice President. (18) Tim Cannon is sworn is as Section Representative, Section III.








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T he FBINAA selected the Dueling Dragons of Orlando , Florida as the 2021 FBINAA Legacy Gift Recipient. The Dueling Dragons of Orlando is a program supported by the Orlando Community and Youth Trust, Inc . The Dueling Dragons of Orlando program is an unlikely partnership between inner-city teens and officers from the Orlando Police Department, who have joined forces to become a one- of-a-kind, mentoring, year-round dragon boat racing team. This program has 162 young participants and has had a successful pro- gram engagement with these young teens achieving zero school dropouts, zero arrests, and maintaining a 2.0 grade point average. The FBINAA Legacy Gift was started in 2017 with the forma - tion of the FBINAA Community Engagement Committee. The focus of this committee is to look at ways to strengthen the bond between law enforcement and the communities they serve. The FBINAA Legacy Gift of $1,500 is awarded during each FBINAA national training conference year to a local youth non-profit organization that fully embodies the mission of strengthening these relationships. This year's FBINAA Legacy Gift was presented to program participants by Association President Joe Hellebrand and the Community Engagement Committee Chair and National Board FBINAA AWARDS LEGACY GIFT TO THE DUELINGDRAGONS

member Jim Gallagher during the FBINAA National Training Conference held recently in Orlando, Florida. “Dueling Dragons deeply appreciates receiving the FBINAA Legacy Gift. We are proud to be able to have our Dueling Dragon Alumni represent us when the team was traveling to compete in Sarasota, FL. Thank you FBINAA for supporting programs that involve law enforcement and youth." Andrea Eliscu , Founder of Dueling Dragons. The FBINAA looks forward to awarding a Legacy Gift each year at its annual conference to an organization dedicated to building trust between law enforcement and the young people of the communities they serve. (L-R) is FBINAA Section I Representative Jim Gallagher, Dueling Dragon representa- tives Vionn Welcome and Chris Durant, and FBINAA President Joe Hellebrand.

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Jeff Kruithoff

The Memory Roll

A honored tradition of the annual FBINAA Training Confer - ence is when we collectively take time to pause to remem- ber and honor those graduates who have passed away since our last training conference, or their passing was not previously noted because their death only recently came to the attention of the National Office. We do this through the Memory Roll Ceremony. Last year our Memory Roll was virtual due to COVID virus restrictions; which, prohibited us frommeeting in person. You can still view that Memory Roll on the FBINAA web-site if you missed it. This year, our training conference in Orlando Florida was in person and we were able to recognize the passing and deaths of graduates near and dear to many of us. This year was especially meaningful to me since it was my last opportunity to facilitate this ceremony as your National Chaplain. I have had the privilege to convey to many of the fami- lies or departments of graduates who have died the thoughts, prayers, and condolences of the Executive Board and the general membership. Doing that for the past four years was a tremen- dous honor. The duties of the National Chaplain will now fall to Michael Hardee from the Florida Chapter. Mike is excited and honored to be chosen by the National Board as the next National Chaplain. I would ask that you give him and Jennifer Watson from the National Office the same support and assistance assembling the Memory Roll as you have provided during these last four years. The graduates honored at the Memory Roll Ceremony are more than a list of names. There are many fascinating stories behind each of the names. It has been a tremendous blessing to read the obituary’s and see the dedication and commitment the persons honored at the ceremony have made to our profession and to their community’s. Just as a police funeral is rich with symbolism; the American flag, the shrouded badge, and the cadence walk of an honor guard, we also mark the occasion of the Memory Roll with sym- bols. These symbols link the profound impact these individu- als have had on our lives and our great organization: the FBI National Academy Associates. Memory Table – vested with simple but meaningful symbols of honor. 1. The table, covered with a white cloth, symbolizes the loyalty and commitment of these graduates throughout their career of service to their respective communities. 2. An encased and folded American flag placed on the table to represent the courage and sacrifice of these graduates as they protected our freedom and provided a safe environment for the citizens they served.

3. A single red rose in a vase placed on the table to symbolize the family and friends of these graduates left behind. 4. A police hat and badge placed on the table to symbolize the absence of these graduates.

5. A lit white candle placed on the table as a constant reminder that these graduates are not forgotten.

6. A framed list providing the name, session, and date of death of each fallen graduates posted on the table to allow conference attendees an opportunity to review and reflect upon their lives and service. The Memory Table, as always, remained on display through- out the 2021 conference so attendees could review, reflect, and remember friends who had passed on. For those who could not attend the Training Conference in Orlando, please take a moment to review and reflect on the following list of graduates. Remember them fondly and keep their family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

Jeff Kruithoff FBINAA Chaplain

jkruithoff@fbinaa.org 937-545-0227

This column is Jeff Kruithoff 's last message as acting Chaplain for the Association. Next issue we will hear from our new Chaplain Mike Hardee .



SESSION/NAME 40 SilasB.Welch 40 IvanD.Mapp 40 LeeW. Baker

DATEOFPASSING December 14, 2002 January29, 2015 March16, 2015 October 30, 2005 February4, 2020 January12, 2021 November 21, 2020 November 6, 2020 December 29, 2020


DATEOFPASSING December 19, 2019

104 JosephR. Schaap 104 JohnH. Shields 105 LawrenceR. Slater 106 DavidMatthews 106 ThomasS. Fisher 107 JohnP. Leszcynski 107 JereD. Gardner

March7, 2021 May15, 2021 August 7, 2020

45 MerlinL. Holmquist

57 Bill J. Read

September 29, 2020 September 20, 2009

59 JohnL. Carlisle

70 ClarenceH. Hoffman

July1, 1019

72 BruceBishop

107 BernardE. “Ted”Gannon, Sr.

September 1, 2020 September 1, 2020 December 19, 2020 November 1, 2008 November 21, 2020 October 26, 2020 December 16, 2020 December 14, 2018 November 22, 2020 December 31, 2020 November 23, 2020 June12, 2020 January10, 2021 February1, 2020 August 14, 2020 January16, 2021 January29, 2021 March25, 2021 October 18, 2020 December 23, 2020 July31, 2020 May15, 1981 July2, 2017 June26, 2020 May13, 2021

73 John“Bruce”Thompson, Jr. 75 J.Warner “Pa”Wiley 78 DominicA. Zacchio 79 RobertW. Dailey 80 JosephE. “Pete”Stout

107 JohnF. Duignan 108 James L.Messick

July12, 2020

109 ThomasM. Brennan, Jr. 109 RogerD. Altman 110 TimothyP. Daley 110 PaulM.Melancon 112 JamesR. Coker 112 JamesM. Hurley 112 DonaldW.Mahoney 114 Francis J. Coney, Jr. 117 JeanL. Eisentraut 117 BernardE. Chisholm 113 KennethKelly 117 FranklinW.Milholland 117 RobinL. Cunning 118 Bert R. Pumphrey 118 LeroyJ. Victorine III 118 AnthonyJ.Ward 117 Albert R. Elwell

November 14, 2020

July30, 2021

November 2, 2020

80 Bert R. Seymour 81 WilliamRusso 81 RogerM. Smyth 81 Robert C. Perkins 83 Carl B. DeNisio 87 RichardT. Small

June10, 2021

September 1, 1998 September 2, 2020

May15, 2021

January21, 2021 October 24, 2020 November 25, 2020 December 26, 2020

88 LavernJ. “Sonny”Krause

91 Bill N. Spognardi

92 RobertW. “Bob”Molleck 92 KennethP. Gamache 92 Clarence“Mel”Fisher 94 Ronald“Vernon”Branch 94 EugeneT. Broaders 95 EdwardH. Heighton 95 JohnW. Anderson 95 Arnold“Arn”Carlson 97 WilliamD.Mortimer 93 JohnR. Pollei

June19, 2020

November 11, 2020

May4, 2021

December 26, 2020 December 12, 2020

April 27, 2021

119 JimC. Elliott 119 RegMadsen 119 James L. Kistler

February1, 2020 September 26, 2020 October 23, 2020 November 28, 2019 January10, 2020 November 28, 2020 October 12, 2020 December 15, 2020 February24, 2021 July4, 2020

121 ReginaldG, Underwood, Jr.

97 Robert L. Exley 97 GeraldJ.Murphy 98 ThomasGood

121 RolleW. Green

121 MarvinH. Dawson

April 21, 2021 June14, 2021 April 29, 2021 March14, 2018

121 JimWillis

98 EdwardA.McNamara 98 LawrenceA. Hamilton 98 WayneR. Rogillio, Sr. 16 F B I N A A . O R G | J U L Y / S E P T 2 0 2 1 99 ElmerMeyer 99 BarryS. Zehnder 99 RaymondJ. VandenBerghe, Sr. 99 KennethJ. Sechoka 100 Chester S. Nowak 100 George“Al”Howenstein 101 DavidA.Weeks, Jr. 101 C. DavidStone 102 WilliamDougherty 103 LouisE. Charboneau

124 David“Bucky”Walters 125 Paul Q. Copeland 125 JamesM. Knoch 125 Lloyd“Doug”Blaine

November 9, 2020

April 7, 2020 May15, 2020

April 16, 2021

126 BrianM. Speer 127 BillyMorgon 127 GeorgeSweat 129 JohnE.Walsh


August 2, 2020

September 24, 2020 October 10, 2020

December 11, 2020 February19, 2021 March12, 2021 February14, 2021

July20, 2020

129 ThomasH. BentonJr.

November 16,2020

130 JakeD. Evans

August 12, 2020

130 WilliamH. Vanderhoof, Jr.

December 15, 2020 December 10, 2020 February27, 2021

April 16, 2021

132 ThomasH. Stigler 132 C.Michael Seibert

September 5, 2020 October 23, 2018

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DATEOFPASSING January4, 2021 February9, 2021

June22, 2020

171 SandraHutchens (neeAnderson)

132 DonaldR. Boyd, Sr. 133 Roger J. Dennerll 133 JosephP. Smith, Jr. 137 JimmyL.Mosley

December 20, 2020

177 JoeG. Frega

April 12, 2021

177 JeffreyJ. Straub 179 AllenJ. Sherven 181 PaulMascolo 187 Daniel Scimeca 187 RaymondJ. Flynn III 188 KennethG. Graham 189 WilliamsE.Watkins

March6, 2021

December 31, 2020 August 18, 2020 January26, 2021 February21, 2020 December 25, 2020 January16, 2021 November 22, 2019 October 4, 2020 June30, 2019 February7, 2021 August 1, 2020 September 4, 2020 April 10, 2021 September 6, 2020 October 22, 2020 February22, 2021 March31, 2021 January29, 2021 March2, 2021 August 30, 2020 January4, 2021 June21, 2020 April 17, 2021 August 7, 2020 January4, 2020 February27, 2021 April 13, 2019 October 7, 2020 December 30, 2020 May5, 2021 December 17, 2020 March6, 2021 December 13, 2020 February27, 2021 May16, 2021

December 23, 2020 September 18, 2020 January28, 2015 November 12, 2020 October 25, 2020 December 18, 2020

137 JohnS.Mullins

137 Robert A. Rossman 138 JamesM. Knowles

138 EdwardRay

139 ThomasM. Vetter 140 Jerome“Jerry”Lee 140 JosephF. Greenya 142 CharlesE. Palazzolo 142 HenryW. Sinclair 144 DennisA. Parker 144 James “Pete”Gill 145 James J. Shanahan 145 FrancisGreen, Jr. 147 RichardA.Metro 147 CraigA. Short 148 RenardRogers 148 ThomasN. Davidson 149 William“Bill”Patterson 150 WilfordE. Hingston 152 BennyN. Napoleon 143 TerryL. Fell 145 GlenFord 146 DonaldJ. Duman 146 Robert “Bob”Blankenship 152 CharlieMauch 154 J. R. Thomas 154 WilliamS. Reid 155 MaryK.Ward 156 WilliamB. Smith 158 ArthurH. RyanSr. 158 DennisGeorge 162 KennethE. Bramlett 165 RonaldJ. Carbaugh 166 Edgar Fernando Javier Fritzde laOrta 167 AndrewW.Marceau 168 JeffreyA.McCue 170 RichardV.Manis 157 ArturoJimenezMartinez 164 (FBI) Thomas L. Anderson 165 DavidJ. Boyle

193 FranciscoJavierGranadosGonzalez

July10, 2020

195 GusH. Kolilis

February4, 2021

198 JosephA. Devine 200 (FBI) StuDoyle

April 26, 2020

February2, 2021 November 19, 2020

202 MarkDorsey 205 JamesP. Ryan 206 BrianC. Spring 206 Scott P. Brunson 206 ThomasA. Tizzard 207 ThomasR. Garbedian 207 JohnE. Herman, Jr. 208 RichardBarta 215 JamesBMcCarty 217 WilliamE. Herkert, Jr. 220 MatthewJ. Clancy 220 Michael F.McCarthy

April 12, 2020

October 18, 2020 December 30, 2020 January12, 2021

July7, 2020

August 5, 2020

December 9, 2020 January26, 2021 February20, 2021

July29, 2020

February10, 2021 March22, 2021

220 FredA. Posavetz 221 Paul B. Leingang

July11, 2017

226 DonaldJ. Gasparini, Jr. 230 Anthony“Tony”Strianese

October 11, 2020 April 13, 2021 August 17, 2020

238 BrianL. Copper, Jr. 241 DanielMcDonald

April 8, 2021

245 JodyMakuch

September 7, 2020

251 MohammadAnwarMonniri 274 Miguel JuanCervinoChamorro 275 MatthewA. Stofflet FBI RonaldW. Olender FBI JamesDavis, Jr. FBI JamesA. Bobbitt FBI John“Jack”Conahan

July8, 2020

January28, 2021 December 27, 2020 December 1, 2019 October 30, 2020 October 30, 2020 December 21, 2020

April 16, 2020 July20. 2020

FBI LarryD.Welch

April 7, 2021

September 21, 2020

April 18, 2019

December 3, 2020 November 23, 2020 September 4, 2020

171 AlfredO. Olson

July17, 2020





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Cynthia Renaud

T he International Association of Chiefs and Police (IACP) and the FBI National Academy Associates (FBINAA) have always shared the common theme of police leadership. There- fore, it is no surprise that the leadership of each organization has members who have been involved in both organizations. The first President of IACP was Webber Seavey of Omaha, Nebraska who served from 1893-1895, forty years before the for - mation of the FBI National Police Training School in 1935... later to become the National Academy. According to a citation in the 75th Anniversary Book of the FBINAA, it was the IACP who “upon seeing the high standards of training that were continually being developed for FBI agents, came out in favor of a national police school in 1934, asking, demanding really, that training similar to the FBI’s be provided for police officers across the country.” In the past thirty years, starting in 1990, 23 of the 30 IACP Presi- dents have been FBINA graduates. The 2020-2021 IACP President is Cynthia E. Renaud , who is also the second woman to lead this prestigious organization since 2005-2006 when Mary Anne Viverette from Gaithersburg, Maryland was elected to the position. Mary Anne is a member of the 155th Session (1988) and Cynthia attended the 214th Session (2003). President Renaud spent many years working both uni- formed patrol and special investigations. She began her career in 1991, serving twenty years with the Long Beach Police Depart- ment in Los Angeles County and rising to the rank of commander. Subsequent to leaving, she served in the Folsom Police Depart - ment in Sacramento County for seven years and finally served as the Chief of Police in the Santa Monica Police Department finally

retiring in October 2020. Other supervisory positions during her three decades in law enforcement included Internal Affairs, the Field Training Program, Academy Director, Patrol Watch Com - mander, Communications Division Commander, Patrol Division Commander and Investigations Division Commander. Cynthia is a native of Long Beach attending California State University in Long Beach where she completed a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature in 1996 and a Master’s Degree in Eng - lish Literature in 2000. In 2010, she completed a second Master’s Degree in National Security Studies at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey. She received the Outstanding Thesis Award for her thesis submissions in both graduate programs. Not sur- prisingly with this extensive literature and writing background, she continues to write professionally and has had articles published in the Homeland Security Affairs Journal, the Journal of Leadership Studies, and Tactical Edge magazine as well as the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin.

In 2015 Chief Renaud was named California State Legislature “Woman of the Year” for Assembly District 6. Then in 2016 she was selected by the Sacramento Business Journal as one of the year’s “Women Who Mean Busi - ness” honorees. Cynthia has many fond memories of her time at the Academy in Quantico. Below she shared some thoughts with current members of the Association: “First, it should never be lost on anyone that attending the FBINA is not only a privilege, but also a sacrifice. You’re away from your family, from your organization, from your home, and from your friends. In my particular case, my daughter was 14 months old when I was afforded the opportunity to attend the FBINA. I won’t bore you all with the details of the struggle I went through trying to come to terms with how to accept this opportunity and still be a good mother to my baby, but I’ll

(L-R) Cynthia Renaud; the Renaud family; Graduation.

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The 2021 Virtual Yellow Brick Run once again provided amazing support for your FBINAA Charitable Foundation . Thank you to all the participants for lacing up your shoes, submitting your photos, and supporting your Foundation. T his year’s event had 942 participants including NAA members, family members, and friends who embraced getting out and getting moving. The Competition between chapters was close and came down to the wire. Congratulations to the Hawaii Chapter for the highest percentage of par- ticipation and winning the coveted YBR trophy. The runners up were Alaska in 2nd place, Nebraska in 3rd Place, DC in 4th Place, and Kansas/Western Missouri in 5th Place. We also had great session participation with Session 273 coming in 1st closely followed by Session 277 in 2nd and Session 268 in 3rd. We had over 200 submissions of photos and race results. The 2021 Virtual YBR video is posted on the FBINAA Foundation web - site. Thank you again for all the support received for this great organiza- tion. We look forward to your participation in the 2022 Virtual YBR opening in February 2022. Keep moving, stay healthy, and next time register a friend and bring them on the journey.

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2021 Science and Innovation Award Nominees

I n 2021, the Charitable Foundation Science and Innovation Award received four nominations for programs, projects, and products. Since the purpose of this award is to recognize and promote creative thinking and problem-solving, it is worthwhile to share each nomination. Maybe a project or program can be replicated in your agency or community; maybe it can be adapted to fit your unique needs; or maybe it will spark a totally new idea that you can put to work. Every one of these nominations is worthy of the spirit of our award. Thank you to the NA members who served on the 2021 selection committee: Bill Berger , Florida; Nick Onken , New Mexico; Jeff Tate , Minnesota; and Brian Gould , New York. Thanks also to Thermo Fisher Scientific for their sponsorship of the Science and Innovation Award! The 2021 award winner is SPIDR Tech’s interactive customer service software package. SPIDR Tech CUSTOMER FOCUSED COMMUNICATIONS – ALLEN, TEXAS SPIDR Tech is a customer-focused communications platform used by the Allen, Texas Police Department. It was built exclusively for law enforcement use by a team with extensive front-line law enforcement experience. SPIDER Tech CEO Rahul Sidhu is a veteran law enforcement officer from Southern California.

The software interacts with an agency’s RMD and/or CAD system to inform callers of the status of response, to give details on disposition of the incident, and to send a customer survey after the call is closed. These contacts can be made by email or text and are fully customizable. For example, Allen PD used different messages describing response during COVID protocols, and burglary calls contain links to crime prevention information. Calls that are queued for 15 minutes generate a message detail - ing and apologizing for the delay. In Allen, more than 24,000 messages and more than 11,000 surveys were sent to callers by the program over the course of 12 months from January 2020 to January 2021. Allen’s response rate for the survey has been 21%, far better results than a typical survey. Although generally quite positive, negative feedback is helpful for improving the department’s performance. Respondents can ask for contact from a supervisor by phone or email. Positive feedback received from the surveys is shared directly with the employees involved and their supervi- sors. This acknowledges members’ hard work and reinforces positive behaviors.

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T he FBINAA and its 48 Chapters in cooperation with the FBI National Academy , Society of Former Special Agents , and FBI LEEDA , hosted the 22nd Youth Leadership Program in June at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA. Fifty-nine students from around the United States partici - pated in the program, which is designed to benefit young people and future leaders. Students came from a rigorous selection process representing the 44 North American Chapters , FBINAA Latin American Chapter , as well as FBI LEEDA and Society of Former Special Agents . Over the course of the week, participants focused on core subject matter which included Leadership, Ethics, Values and Choices, Juvenile Crime, Character Matters, Goal Setting, Bul- lying, Ethical Decision Making, Accountability, Social Media, and Financial Responsibility. These students also traveled to Washington, DC to visit several museums and memorials, including Arlington National Ceremony. The eight-day program culminated with graduation ceremonies. “Where the FBI National Academy Program is the crown jewel of the FBI, the Youth Leader-

ship Program is the crown jewel of the FBI National Academy Associates. We look forward to seeing where the journey of these impressive young leaders takes them in the future,” said FBINAA Executive Director Howard M. Cook . "A program of this scope takes the collaboration and dedica- tion of many people to make it a success," said Cook. "We would like to thank our colleagues at the FBI Academy, the program sponsors Justice Federal Credit Union, FBI LEEDA, Society of For- mer Special Agents, and Command Excellence for their support, the FBINAA Chapters for their diligence in the selection process and support for the program, our members, and to the YLP counselors William Gardiner , Lori Andrews , Julie Barry , Timothy Gatley , Thomas Krsnich , Catherine Milone , Reva Navarro , Kevin Platts , and Angie Wier from the FBINAA national office for talents and commitment to these young leaders." The first FBI National Academy Associates Youth Leader - ship program took place in 1998 and since then, twenty-two programs have taken place with over 1,000 students graduating from the program.

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Verizon Offers SupportWhere It Matters, When It Matters. For many years, Verizon has supported Public Safety and the families of law enforcement who have made the ultimate sacrifice. To date, Verizon has donated more than two million dollars to the surviving families. These funds are distributed through Verizon’s partnership with the FBI National Academy Associates, Inc. In many instances, members of the local FBINAA Chapter will present the donation to the family. Please contact the office of the FBI National Academy Associates with information on any sworn officer killed in the line of duty, feloniously or accidentally. The Association will coordinate with Verizon and The Verizon Fallen Officers Fund to distribute funds to that officer’s designated beneficiary. VERIZON’S PUBLIC SAFETY OUTREACH PROGRAM Verizon is committed to supporting the public safety community across the United States and takes pride in its partnership with federal, state and local agencies. Verizon sponsors numerous public safety events, associations and FBINAA Chapters throughout the country. Verizon is a proud partner and sponsor of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and Museum and a proud alliance partner of the FBI National Academy Associates. BETTER MATTERS.

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phrase it here: a friend frommy police academy had been in the military prior to entering police work and was still a captain in the Army Reserves. After 9/11, she was called to active duty. I watched as she left her two young daughters behind to answer the call and serve her country. I decided that if she could do that, I could make a few short months apart work for me and my daughter as well. With an internal promise that I would take the red-eye flight back home to California every weekend if that’s what I needed to do, I would go through with the opportunity and attend the FBINA. In doing so, I learned more about my daughter than about myself. I learned that I had built her a network of loving family members and that she felt secure, safe, and loved, even in my absence. And when she came for a long stay during my session, I learned that the sight of her playing on the stairs by the library brought some pretty tough men to tears, thinking about how they missed their own children! And I don’t have to remember the connections I made almost twenty years ago, because I am still actively engaged with many of my classmates. I had the honor of appointing Max Santiago IACP parliamentarian a few months ago. When I go to New York, it’s always great to connect with Sean O’Connor and Bobby John- son ; I was texting with my two closest girlfriends frommy class yesterday wishing them a happy Mother’s Day; and as I prepare to travel internationally, I have been connecting with a classmate from Turkey. I was also very honored when, during my NA session, I was asked to chaperone the 6th Youth Leadership class through their Yellow Brick Road run. The few hours I spent with those teenagers back in 2003 taught me then that the greatest thing we can do is be part of that bridge to the future. Every hour we spend, every moment we invest, and every part that we contribute to these teens who are so hungry to be our best and brightest future is time well-spent."

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W e have missed five NA sessions because of the pandemic. It has been rough on all of us and the light at the end of the tunnel for session 280 in October is what keeps us going. The session starting Oct 4th will be half the size (130) of our typical full session (267) but will be a very similar experience for those who attend. There will be slight differences because of the ongoing pandemic which I want to explain. The first explanation is why we are bringing in fewer students. We cannot maximize every bed on campus as we need a couple empty floors as an isolation/quarantine area to react to any COVID breakthroughs so we can continue operating. There simply are not enough beds to bring in a full session this fall. We assume that we will be able to return to a full session in January. We will be using the Jefferson dormitory rather than the Madison. The Jefferson has only single rooms which is helpful to us in case there is a COVID issue. Due to the total number of students being 130, we will break into four sections rather than the typical five. That puts the fitness class/homerooms at approximately 32 rather than the typical 52. The fitness instructors are looking forward to the slightly smaller classes that will allow for a more personal experience. We are bringing in 4 federal and 4 military which al - lows one per section. Travel restrictions have prevented us from inviting the international students who had planned to attend 280 but we have come up with a solution to our strong desire to have international representation in the session. We have found great candidates that are internationals temporarily living in the United States. These are law enforcement professionals stationed at their country’s embassies. We are happy to report we will be bringing in 4 of them. The class options are still varied with offerings in leadership, communication, behavioral sciences, and specialized courses. There are, obviously, fewer total classes offered but the mix of classes is what you would expect in a full session. As of today (mid-August), we have plans to include the enrichment activities and field trips that we typically have. The guest speakers are anx - ious to get back in front of the NA and share their passions. The staff and instructors are geared up and ready to make this a great session. I personally believe that it will be a uniquely awesome experience for those who attend, and it will meet or exceed the high expectations every NA candidate should have. October can’t get here fast enough.


Stay Safe,

Cory McGookin Unit Chief, FBI National Academy


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