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PORT READING, NJ 07064

"President's Message"
by Wayne J. Canastra

     

       The NJNEOA hosted the Basic “Tactical Narcotics Training” (TNT) Class #4 at the Middlesex County Fire Academy from March 4 – March 8, 2019. The feedback from this training has been extremely positive. I encourage new Narcotic Officers to go to our website and sign up for this training early. The TNT Classes are limited to 40 Officers and we always end up having to create a waiting list.

The April 16th Seminar is “Conducting Complete Traffic Stops” presented by Sheriff Mike Lewis, Wicomico County, Maryland. This training is hosted at the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Department and is free for all NJNEOA members.

The May 9th Special Training Seminar is on “Electronic Surveillance and GPS Installation Overview” presented by Lt. Gary Webb of the Union County Prosecutor’s Office Cybercrime Task Force and Special Agent Michael Goldfinger from the Drug Enforcement Administration. There are only 30 spots left for this training. Please sign up.

Then on May 10th we are presenting the ½ Day Addiction Training Seminar in Morris County. The topic for this training is “A Look at Addiction for Law Enforcement” presented by Sgt. Danielle Lo Russo (Retired), Doctor Jim Baird of Jefferson Health System and Michele Schreffler-Perez, Recovery Coach Specialist. This training has been requested by the NJNEOA more than any other training. If you have not had the opportunity to attend, I encourage you all to sign up. It is free for members and non-members.

In June the NJNEOA will host the 2019 Narcotics Training Conference. The week long training conference is from June 10th to June 13th at Bally’s in Atlantic City. The Narcotics Awards Luncheon is on June 13th. Last year we had over 700 people coming to the Awards Luncheon so please register early. The Awards committee looks at each and every submission from around the State. I often get asked why one award is for a job involving kilos and then another award is for something smaller. The answer is because we consider the size of the agency as a factor. If a small Police Department does a big narcotics job, the Officer involved deserve recognition. Whereas is the DEA did the same job, it might not rise to the same level. Please understand we take the Awards very serious. Please submit your jobs to us for review as soon as possible because the deadline is fast approaching.

To all our members, I hope to see you in June at our Training Conference and Awards Luncheon.

I encourage anyone that wants to be involved, provide feedback or to suggest a training to contact me directly on my cell phone at 732-585-8436 or email me at president@njneoa.org.

 

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