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PORT READING, NJ 07064

"Message from the Editor"
by Albert J. Camisa

     

The arrival of fall, signals the start of our NJNEOA Membership Dues Renewal season.

Our membership period runs in conjunction with the calendar year, January 1st through December 31st. What that means is that if you joined the NJNEOA, for a 1-year term, during the period of January 1st through August 31st, your membership is about to expire, and you will be receiving an email to renew shortly. Anyone who’s 3-year membership is expiring will also receive a similar email. Those who joined after September 1st, receive the benefit of the fall for free, and expiration will be at the close of 2019.

One of the benefits of membership is free training. With each membership comes a guarantee of the opportunity to receive at least fifty dollars’ worth of training for only your thirty-five-dollar membership fee. Obviously, joining/renewing at the beginning of the year ensures you the most training opportunities for free. That would be a minimum of one-hundred fifteen dollars of training.

     During the calendar year, included are the free February, April and October seminars, along with the Annual Training Conference. This year there is also a 3-day seminar in November that is being included.

       Speaking of the remaining 2018 training events, we have the following: October 16th at the Kenilworth Veteran’s Center – “High Level Interdiction & Concealed Compartments”, November 7-9th at the Middlesex County Fire Academy – “Commercial Motor Vehicle Interdiction & Concealment.” Please check online for further details and to register.

      The Basic “TNT” Class #4 is already scheduled for March 4-8th. This course is now being held at the Middlesex County Fire Academy in Sayreville. After completing the first 3 classes, we have decided that the course will be given a bit fine tuning. It will cover the basic knowledge needed to conduct a drug investigation from start to finish and is to include a little “practical hands on exercise.” We will be beginning an Advanced “TNT” Class to address the technical and skilled sides of drug investigations in the near future.

Information pertaining to the 2019 February, April and October seminars will be forthcoming soon. So be sure to check our website often for the exact: dates, times and topics.

       Please note that next year's conference has already been scheduled for the week of June 10th – 13th. We will begin taking registrations as soon as the speakers and topics are confirmed. We again will be culminating the conference with the NJNEOA Annual Awards Luncheon, which will be on the afternoon of the 13th.

        Once again, please be sure to renew/pay your dues prior to January 1st so that you won’t be suspended and thereby making you ineligible for free training.

        Thank you for your support of the NJNEOA.

 

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