I hope this
message finds you all well. With this
national election behind us we hopefully can begin to focus on the matters at
hand making our jobs safer than they have been recent months.
I would like to
take this time to give a huge thanks to Missy Morris for her organization for
this year’s conference. It was an
amazing week of training and hope you all gleaned the information and lessons
taught by our instructors. In reviewing
the comments from the completed surveys, it appears everyone enjoyed their time
both in and outside of conference. We
hear your requests for not only more debriefs, but debriefs from within the
state. Realize we are constantly
monitoring the news channels about current incidents as they occur and reaching
out to agencies within California to bring those incidents to you. This process takes time as most times it has
to wind its way through the court system, then someone has to compose the
presentation and, in most cases get approval from their agency to present the
incident. Unfortunately, we have to
reach out to our sister associations for new training topics and presenters
from time to time to bring you quality speakers. The membership has provided some outstanding
drawings/doodles again for us this year, thank you all for sharing your talent.
I know there were some complaints about the
temperature in the room. This is just a
reminder that in a room that large with a large group, trying to regulate the
temperature is difficult at best. Our
best effort is to keep the room cool as it is much easier to keep the room cool
than to turn up the temperature and then attempt to reduce the temperature
again. I also hear you that you would
like the coffee service to last longer, an issue that I will be looking into
for the future. There were a couple of
comments about an offensive t-shirt from the vendor concerning the “black
rifles matter” shirt. Please know it was
not our intent to offend anyone. The
vendors pay a fee to be at the conference so it is hard to monitor the items
that are being sold. Having said that,
it was not brought to anyone’s attention on the board that I know during the
conference. It was not addressed until
the evaluations were turned in at the end of the week. If a board member was advised, we would do
our very best to see if we could rectify the issue at the time. So please, in the future, notify a board
member so we can address the problem at the time it is occurring.
The Embassy Suites
have been a great friend to CAHN, much like the Hyatt has been to us in the
past, and taken great care of us while we have been with them for the past 4
years. While there have been some
glitches along the way, they have been very attentive to your needs. I would like to extend a thank you to Jessica
Haydis, Erica Perez, Stephanie Koch and their staff for taking good care of us
during our time there. We are off to
Reno for 2017 and looking back to locations in southern California, and
hopefully back to a north south rotation.
Suggestions are always appreciated.
are coming for several positions, both on the state and region boards. Our board is composed of current, in the
field law enforcement and some are retired from their agencies. I believe all provide valuable insight and
assistance to providing the membership with an organization to be proud to be a
member of and an organization that strives to provide invaluable training. Having both points of view, I believe, gives
our association the dedication and determination to continue moving forward to
provide relevant trainings and presentations.
It is also great to see our membership interested in running for the
open positions as it will be good to have some new faces on board. The association is yours and in order to
continue to provide beneficial training at both the regional and state level,
it is important you get involved. Aside
from running for a board position, voting is the next best way to be involved.
As always, this is
your association, please contact myself, or any other board member with any
concerns you may have so we may deal with them in a timely manner.