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at eric.sonstegard@oxnardpd. org for registration and event details. n Save the dates! 2017 Califor- nia Chapter Advanced Trainer will be held at the Hyatt Re- gency Mission Bay Resort in San Diego, California from August 30th to September 1st, 2017. Conference Chair and 1st Vice President Mike Barletta and his team are planning a memo- rable event full of outstanding presentations and social events. Registration will be open in the spring of 2017. PROMOTIONS n Congratulations to David Maggard Jr. , NA 178,

tensen and Immediate Past President Max Santiago .

(L-R) Eric Sonstegard, Bill Deasy.

(L-R) Ex-Board President, Joey Reynolds, Leon Panetta, Past-President Doug Muldoon.

n 4th Vice President, Eric Son- stegard , presented Sacramento members Bill Deasy and Scott Pearce each with a resolution from the membership. This is the highest honor bestowed by our Chapter. Congratulations Bill and Scott! Scott was not able to attend the conference and will be presented his plaque at the Sacramento Luncheon. n During the Monterey Trainer and Conference Craig Chew , NA 248 from the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office was elected as the new 4th Vice President with his term begin- ning in 2017. Craig will repre- sent the San Francisco Division. Congratulations Craig! n President Russell McKin- ney appointed Todd Garr, NA 250, as the Chapter’s first Area Representative. Todd’s appoint- ment is effective for 2017 and his responsibility is to expand services to those members in northern-most portion of the Sacramento Division. Congratu- lations Todd! n The 2017 California Law En- forcement Executive Develop- ment (LEEDS) Seminar is open and accepting registrations. The Los Angeles Division will be hosting the 2017 LEEDS seminar at the Mandalay Beach Em- bassy Suites, Oxnard, California. The dates are May 8-11, 2017. Contact Los Angeles Division Vice President Eric Sonstegard

undercover operations, combat- ing organised crime, anti-cor- ruption, change management, counterterrorism, international relations, internal communica- tion, public policy, intelligence analysis, crisis management, project management etc. Most notably, in 1995 he was chosen to be the first Romanian police officer to attend the FBI National Academy. Subsequently Gabriel took part in most of the retraining sessions of the FBI NA European Chapter and in 2009 he organised and hosted the retrain- ing in Bucharest as President. His main area of expertise was countering organized crime. In 1993 the Romanian Organized Crime Squad was created and he was one of the first officers that were recruited. He saw the first steps of this new field, he helped it grow and he remained devoted to it. He was succes- sively Head of Unit, Head of Office, Director and General Director of the General Director- ate for Countering Organised Crime within the Romanian Police Inspectorate. Gabriel took part in the negotia- tions for the establishment of the regional organization Southeast European Cooperative Initiative (SECI Center, currently SELEC) in Bucharest. After the centre was set up he joined it as the

& Central Intelligence Direc- tor Leon Panetta to the 2016 FBINAA California Chapter Re- trainer in Monterey, California EUROPE n Ion Gabriel Sotirescu , Session 182, Beloved son, husband and father and deserving police

on his ap- pointment to Chief of Police of the Los Angeles Airport Police.

officer, passed away on July 18,

2016 in his home city, Bucharest,

David Maggard, Jr.

n Congratulations to Eugene Harris , NA 263 on his

Roma- nia. He

appoint- ment to Chief of Police of the San Gabriel Police De- partment

was only 54-years

Gabriel Sotirescu

old and a very recent grand- father when he was snatched from among his loving family by a fierce illness that abruptly cut off his life and career. Gabriel graduated the Roma- nian Police Academy in 1983 and later on the Law School of the Bucharest University. During his first years as a police officer he successfully fulfilled various roles in the Homicide and Anti- Drug departments. Gabriel continued to expand his skills and expertise by attend- ing numerous post-graduate courses and training sessions in Romania and abroad, acquiring valuable knowledge in differ- ent areas of law enforcement such as criminal investigations,

Eugene Harris

END OFWATCH n The California Chapter con- veys our deepest sympathy to the family and love ones of: Alfred Mitchell , NA 107, Alam- eda Sheriff’s Office, EOW August 4, 2016. n Richard “Dick” Staniland , NA 130, Oxnard Police Department, EOW August 28, 2016. n Jymes Carter , NA 121, UCLA Police Department, EOW, 2016 n President Reynolds and Past President Muldoon welcome Former Secretary of Defense

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