FBINAA Associate Magazine Q3.2021


F B I N A A . O R G | J U L Y / S E P T 2 0 2 1

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


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