2021 is coming to an end. As I look back at the year, we had a lot of challenges. COVID continued to hamper our training seminars but we managed the best we could. We followed the guidelines and rules of each venue who allowed us to continue our training throughout these challenging times. We will continue to provide the necessary and valuable training in 2022. So, I encourage you to take advantage of our low cost or no cost training.
On January 6, 2021, we saw the disgraceful attack on our Capitol. Other protests turned into lootings, assaults and robberies. We cannot condone this behavior but must condemn these acts. Police Officers across the nation were targeted by a few individuals but at the same time anti-police sentiments continued. We also saw arrests of police officers for a number of crimes. We all need to do our part - the public and the law enforcement personnel need to be lawful and respect each other and keep everyone safe. Until each member of society does not act in a humane manner, we are going to continue the downward spiral we are seeing today. Family members need to figure out a way to help each other and neighbors any way possible. Integrity, honesty, respect, loyalty, responsibility, humility, friendliness, open minded values are needed very much and are critical for the human race.
Thanksgiving was a day for all the good things in our lives and I for one am very thankful to my family and friends. In addition, I am thankful to those Members of the Board of the NJNEOA who are committed to the association. As the president of the association, I will continue to grow the NJNEOA with the help of all our members and supporters.
Christmas is around the corner so give the gift of respect, love and togetherness as we roll into 2022. Remember there are people and families who are out there who are not as lucky as we are. We make decent wages and have health benefits. Let us all do our part as individuals and as a family, as a group and as a nation. God bless you all, Stay Well and STAY SAFE.
As law enforcement battles to survive every day let us stay well and STAY SAFE. We thank the citizens for their continued support and now if we can get those few politicians to support us and become tough on crimes the country will be safer. Thank you.