March is here and our training season moves forward to the upcoming Basic “Tactical Narcotic Training” Class #2 which is being held during the week of March 11-15th. I am happy to report that the class, which is restricted to a limited amount of attendees, is completely sold out. But for those interested, we will begin taking registrations in the near future for Class #3, which will be held in September.
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 NJNEOA Awards Letter_Submittal Form.pdf 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.