It's a New Year and a New Start! 

We're going digital with the FBI National Academy Associate Magazine beginning with the January/February 2017 issue. The November/December 2016 Associate Magazine will be the last print issue.   Here's a preview of what's to come!

Our commitment to you...  YOU are not losing anything - YOU are gaining a more robust reading experience.

Cover Credit: Lance Morrison is Chief of Police from Ravenswood Police Department in Ravenswood, WV.  He is a graduate of Session 266, and a member of the West Virginia Chapter.



ARTICLES


Raised Red, White and Under the Shadow of Blue  |  BY DAVID THATCHER
In 1960 my father, Norman R. Thatcher, Jr. who was just 22 years old and married with four (4) children received paperwork from the Selective Service System with a directive that he report to the U.S. Army Induction Center in Providence, RI.  The draft was in full force...
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Psychological Autopsies as a Tool for Law Enforcement in Death Investigations 
|  BY DAVID ESTEP
Contemporary law enforcement agencies today rely upon as well as utilize the behavioral/psychological sciences during the course of criminal investigations that they must perform. One such tool used is a “Psychological Autopsy”...
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Congratulations to Two of Our Own  |  BY JOHN G. SIMMONS
Two members of the Kansas/Western Missouri Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates – both assigned to the Wyandotte County (Kansas) Sheriff’s Office were recently presented two prestigious awards for their volunteer service.  Sheriff Donald Ash (211th Session) and Lieutenant Kelli Bailiff (200th Session)...
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How a Pot Hole Saved an Officer’s Life  |  BY TIM LENTZ

As the police chief of a small town, I have direct influence over, and participate extensively in the hiring of a new recruit.  I have learned throughout my years of hiring officers to not give so much attention to the candidate’s resume, but spend some time getting to know them...  
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COLUMNS



  Association Perspective 
|  BY JOEY REYNOLDS
 

  Staying on the Yellow Brick Road  |  BY E.J. O'MALLEY                     

  A Message from Your Chaplain  |  BY DAN BATEMAN 

  Historian's Spotlight  |  BY PAT DAVIS 

  Chapter Chat  |  BY OUR MEMBERS 
          


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