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E-News, Issue #84

Annual Training Symposium/Conference
   
        Final arrangements are being made for our 2017 Annual Training Symposium/ Conference which is being held in Kansas City, MO.

       Be sure to check out www.alertconference.org  to learn more all about this year's training events.  The conference is being hosted by the Kansas City Police Department, MO and will be held at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza.  You can make your hotel reservations now by going to the ALERT Conference website under the "hotel" button on the main menu bar.




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       We have been placing a lot information on our Facebook page.  So if you have not "liked us" yet go do it NOW.... be sure to "like" and follow us on Facebook, also it would be great if you wanted to send a comment.

       Also, if you have something that would benefit the members please post it on Facebook.

Regional Events...

        Peel Regional Police will be hosting a Regional Training Symposium on May 10, 2017 from 8:00am-4:00pm at the Garry W Morden Center, 7535 Ninth Line, Mississauga, Ontario.  Contact:  Mr. Hugh Anderson, Specialist - Driver Training, 905-453- 3311 Ext. 3823 or Hugh.Anderson@peelpolice.ca
 
     "Professional trainers sharing thoughts and ideas;  keeping officers safe on the road!"

Presentations include:
  • Federal Signal- Risk Reduction Presentation
    Stop Stick Train the Trainer Certification
  • York Regional Police Vehicle Containment Stops
  • What we can learn from an MCB Investigator
       The Board of Directors is asking that ALL Regional Directors forward your proposed activities for this year's gathering to Duane Hampton, Board of Directors Regional Representative at Duane.Hampton@hpdnc.org.  

       If you need assistance pulling off a Regional Event please let Duane know and he will discuss with the Board of Directors.  Last year we only had one Region hold a Regional Gathering.  Lets plan on having every Regional come on board this year.


Web Site...Make Over....

        In the near future you will see a different look on the ALERT International web site. There will be total new look, easier navigation, the Forum will have easier access (hopefully more use) and the Members Section will have training materials for current members to review and available for incorporation into their training needs.

       Keep an eye out late April the new website will replace the current one.  The new site will be under the same address.  The ALERT Conference site is remaining the same until after this year's Training Symposium/Conference then we anticipate updating it also.
 
       
2017 ELECTIONS...Board of Directors positions
IMPORTANT

        The President's and Secretary's positions will expire at the end of the 2017 Annual Training Symposium/Conference.  We need members who are willing to make a two year commitment to keep ALERT International moving forward.  The previous and current Boards have done an exceptional job for ALERT.  The current finances of the Association are better than they have been in over a decade.

        It truly has been an honor and a pleasure for me to serve two terms as your President, but due to a number of situations in my life I must step aside and let someone else take the reigns after this year.  So I am asking, encouraging and praying that if you can commit to working on the Board for two years that you step forward and get involved.  If you are considering it but are not sure and would like to talk with me please do so at anytime.

 
Best  Regards and Be Safe,

Al

Albert Liebno 
ALERT President
 
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