Many of our graduates have been meeting up at different events all over the State. At the Northern California Peace Officers Association luncheon, Shown L – R: Don Savage
, NA Session 151, Sacramento Sheriff's Department (Ret.), Mary Savage
, NA Session 165, Sacramento Police Dept. (Ret.), and Hal Barker
, NA Session 86, El Dorado County S.O. (Ret.), were able to chat and catch up.
At the Post Naval Graduate get together in Monterey on February 20th, three members from FBINA Session 225 ran into each other. (Shown L—R: Gina Haynes
, Sacramento Police Department (ret.), Mark G. Stigler
from Waukesha, Wisconsin and Lisa Shahade
, Deputy Chief of AMTRAK).
Graduates from Session 274 met up at the Sacramento Division Luncheon. This was the first luncheon as a member of the FBINAA since graduating from the Academy at Quantico. It was so good to see new graduates getting involved and continuing to expand their education, training and networking. (Shown; L—R: Dan Morrissey
, Sacramento Sheriff’s Department; Bryan Fritsch
, West Sacramento PD; James Jacobs
, California Highway Patrol; Jason Bassett
, Sacramento PD).
During the yearly President’s Meeting at Quantico, the 2019 California Division President, Daman Christensen, NA Session 242, the Secretary Max Santiago, NA Session 214, and Treasurer Cris Trulsson, NA Session 227, got to meet up with the California graduates of Session 275 and take them to dinner. Meeting the graduates gave the Board members the opportunity to introduce themselves and tell the graduates about the National Academy Associates.
NA grads meet up and attend the 4-day shooting course at Front Sight in the desert outside of Las Vegas. CA Chapter Historian, Gina Haynes, NA Session 225, and Citrus Heights Commander, Jason Russo, NA Session 272, were able to hone their shooting skills by shooting 600 rounds and getting some of the best firearms training there is. Congratulations to Jason who came back with the “Distinguished Graduate” Certificate.
On November 8, 2018, Chief William Imboden, NA Session 258, was sworn in as the Chief of Police for the Hercules, CA, Police Department. Congratulations Chief. (See photo 1)
Congratulations are also in order for California Highway Patrol (CHP) Lieutenant Jim Jacobs, recent graduate of NA Session 274, who was recently promoted to Captain and made Commander of the CHP’s Office of Internal Affairs.
Congratulations to Jim Macedo, NA Session 262, of the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office who was recently promoted to undersheriff.
Jim Wickham, NA Session 214, was elected to Mayor of the City of Mill Valley on April 1, 2019. This is the first father/son Mayorship in Mill Valley, as Jim’s father George Wickham served as Mayor for 1970 to 1972.
Pictured with his children, grandchildren and wife, left to right – back row - Sarah, Ashley, Scott, Jim Wickham, Suzie, Ryan, Lauren, front row – Kaiden and Sienna.
Congratulations to Dennis Vrooman, NA Session 242, on his retirement from the Murrieta Police Dept. After a wonderful 3-day retirement, congratulations were again in order for Dennis on his appointment as Assistant Sheriff with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Dept.