CAHN.US - California Association of Hostage Negociators

  Posted on: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
March 2017

First off, I want to take a moment and thank all of you for voting me into
this position as President of CAHN.  I am honored and humbled at the
opportunity to be able to serve such a wonderful organization such as this.


I also want to thank Matt Thomas for a job well done and for keeping the
organization running for the past 10 years.  He did a fantastic job and 

and transitioned to me a well proven program, which makes any leadership change much easier to handle.


We are blessed to have such a wonderful organization and training opportunities that are as robust and comprehensive as CAHN.  Over the past several years we have observed some wonderful speakers who have provided a wealth of knowledge on such an important topic as crisis negotiations.  When we look at what crisis negotiations is, it always comes down to one core value and that is developing and building human relations between people.  This idea of building relationships is more important today than it has been in a very long time.  We look at the changes that have taken place in our Country and, for better or for worse, we will survive any change that comes our way.  Our policies may change, our administrations may change; however, there will always be a constant.  And that constant is all of you; public servants, who took an oath to protect and serve. 


I am thankful and honored to work with each and every one of you (whether active or retired) in this profession we call law enforcement.  I do believe if we strive to do our best and continue to improve our perception of what reality is, then others too may come to the same conclusion as us.  We are blessed to be in such a wonderful country where we can sleep in peace when men and women like you are out there protecting us.  Nelson Mandela once said, "Whether you change the linen or stitch up wounds, cook the food or dispense the medicines, it is in your hands to help build a public service worthy of all those who gave their lives for the dream of democracy."  


Working with your CAHN Board, I will do my best to continue this program, to meet or exceed your expectations, and put on some of the best trainings possible to ensure that we continue to build the skill set necessary for us to do our job.  I do believe that if we maintain this path of progress for better institutional and reality based knowledge, then we can learn together and continue to forge those relationships necessary for us serve our communities; because it's in that service that we will honor those who have worked so hard to bring us where we are. 


Vinny Ginda


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