With the end of summer in sight, the NJNEOA Training Committee is busy preparing an extensive list of training for the remainder of the 2018 session, and for 2019.
As a service to the community, the NJNEOA, along with the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, DEA, City of Angels, Futures Palm Beach and Royal Albert’s Palace is hosting a special event on the evening of September 12th, from 6-9pm, at Royal Albert’s in Fords, NJ. The topic being discussed that evening is “Recognizing and Understanding Addiction.” This free event is open to: teachers, parents and family members. Speaking that evening is: Vance Johnson (former NFL wide receiver) of “Futures Palm Beach”, S/A Tim McMahon of “DEA”, Sgt. Danielle Lo Russo of the “Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office”, and both Michele Schreffler-Perez and Richard Lo Russo of “City of Angels.”
Regarding Law Enforcement training, the following is what the committee has lined up so far:
The Basic “Tactical Narcotic Training” Class #3 is scheduled for the week of September 10-14 and registration has already begun. This particular course is limited to 40 attendees. So if you are planning on attending, register ASAP, while there is still availability. It is being held at Royal Albert’s in Fords, NJ.
The October Training Seminar will be held at the Kenilworth Veteran’s Center on October 16th. Detective Brad Gilmore of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office will be speaking all day about "High Level Interdiction & Concealed Compartments."
The NJNEOA, along with the Motor Vehicle Interdiction Association (D.I.A.P.) will be hosting a 3-day Training Seminar at the Middlesex County Fire Academy on November 7th-9th. Attendance is mandatory for all 3-days, as well as passing a test, in order to receive a D.I.A.P. certificate. This training is limited to 60. So once again, register ASAP to ensure availability.
At the beginning of October, our database will begin emailing notifications to those members whose dues expire on December 31st. Please renew prior to the expiration date to avoid being suspended.
As future training becomes available, it will be posted on our website and registration will begin. Check back frequently to keep abreast of what our committee is scheduling. As always, there will be seminars in both February and April, but often other training may be scheduled during the winter and spring months.
Please note that next years conference has already been scheduled for the week of June 10th – 13th, 2019. We will begin taking registrations as soon as the speakers and topics are confirmed. As in the past, we will be culminating the conference with the NJNEOA Annual Awards Luncheon on the afternoon of the 13th.
Lastly, I look forward to working with the new NJNEOA President, Wayne Canastra. I have known Wayne for over 10 years, and have had the honor of working with him in the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. I know he will be a true asset to the leadership of NJNEOA. With both Wayne and 1st VP Nitin Daniels leading the way, the association is in good hands going forward during the foreseeable future.
Thank you again for all your support.