With the arrival of February, spring is not too distant in the future. That means that we are in the height of our training season that the Training Committee has planned. The next four months each have a seminar, leading us up to the Annual Narcotics Training Conference in June.
The first of which has Mike Conner of the Maryland State Police speaking about "Passenger Vehicle Interdiction and Concealed Compartments." Mike has provided training for the NJNEOA in the past and his seminars are always very well attended and highly praised.
March brings us the Basic “Tactical Narcotics Training” Class #2 which is being held during the week of March 11-15th. This is a specialized training program and is the only one of our seminars that has certain restrictions regarding registration, size limitations and attendance. This is also the only training that isn’t included in our “free training for NJNEOA members.”
April's Seminar will once again be held at the Ocean County Fire Academy, located in Waretown, NJ. The topic being presented is "Terrorism Briefing W/Focus on Narco-Trafficking" by Special Agent Daun White of Homeland Securities Investigations /ICE.
Then on May 24th, we are co-sponsoring a special half-day seminar with the Gloucester & Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office at the Bergen County Police Academy in Mahwah, NJ. It is our third such seminar focusing on "A Look At Addiction" which is specially designed for law enforcement officers. It is an attempt at providing a different perspective towards understanding the reason behind this ever-increasing phenomena.
During the week of June 4-7th, our 49th Annual NJNEOA Annual Narcotics Training Conference will once again be held at Bally’s Hotel & Conference Center in Atlantic City. This will be the 6th year in row that the NJNEOA is offering free attendance to the conference for its members, along with a minimum fee of $40.00 for non-members.
The conference week culminates with our Annual Awards Luncheon at 1:00pm on the 7th. The past few years we have had over five hundred individuals in attendance for this event. We ask that any submission please be submitted as soon as possible. It is a pretty big undertaking planning such an event, so we need as much time as possible. All submission forms must be received by the Awards Committee prior to March 31st.
As you can see, the Training Committee, along with the Board of Directors have been busy during the planning the best possible training program for the members of the NJNEOA. So take advantage of the opportunities available to you as members and visit our Training/Events Calendar to register online. Even if you are not a member, you can still take advantage of the training for a minimal fee.
Thank you again for all your support.