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E-News                    Newsletter #96                       June 2019
Dear Members,
  
2019 Annual Training Symposium/Conference

      Registration for the conference is well underway and we have finalized our track day activities.  Folks you will have the opportunity to be at TWO tracks this year.  There will be more opportunities to drive at our Conference this year than we have ever offered before!   Colorado State Patrol and Adams County will both have activities set up.  

      The Embassy Suites is starting to fill up so please reserve your room and register for the Conference today!   Go to www.alertconference.org 

     Remember this is our 30th Anniversary of ALERT so let's make the the best Conference we have ever held!  


 Z man Award

     Members we still need nominations for this important award! 

     Mark Y. Zylawy, "Z-Man", a highly regarded Portland police officer, died January 27, 2008 in a tragic and untimely accident at the age 40.
 
     In memory of Mark and what he stood for in regards to Emergency Vehicle Operations Training, ALERT International has set up the ACHIEVEMENT AWARD. This award is presented on an annual basis for the best innovative idea in Police Driver Training in the past year. We give out this award at our annual conference on the last night at our banquet.

     Do you know of a training unit or an individual that has made an impact on EVOC? Please submit your submissions at    info@alertinternational.com   or submit directly to me at    alert.president@gmail.com
 

Bruce Cabral Memorial Scholarship

     We still do not have any nominations for this exceptional Scholarship.  ALERT International provides educational scholarships each year to children of ALERT Members.  Applicants must:
    (1) be a son/daughter whose parent has been a member of 
          ALERT International for at least the 12 previous months
         (United States and Canada), 
    (2) be a graduating senior 
    (3) have a scholastic average of at least a B, or 3.0 on a 
         4.0 scale 
    (4) plan to attend a college, university, trade or business school. 

    Please email your application or questions to:   info@alertinternational.com  c/o Bruce Cabral Memorial Scholarship or email me directly at alert.president@gmail.com
 
     As many of you know we have a raffle on the last night of the conference to help fund the Bruce Cabral Scholarship. Last year we had many great items including TV's, Yeti Coolers, and many items from Cabela's outdoors. So we have lots of items to raffle off we like to have everyone attending the conference bring something from their agency to contribute to the raffle.  Please consider bringing coins, hats, shirts, or anything of interest to a police officer or trainer to bring to the conference. The more items we have the more successful the raffle will be!

Request from Ohio Highway Patrol 

      Ohio Highway Patrol is looking for any information on what agencies are using for violator vehicles that have and perform PIT as part of their curriculum.  

     Any information can be directed to Sgt Jonathan Davis of OHP at  jodavis@dps.state.oh.us


Thank you and stay safe!

Geoff Bush
ALERT President
  
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A.L.E.R.T. International is dedicated to the encouragement and correlation of research and development as well as the sharing of information, ideas and innovations in the area of emergency vehicle response operation. Additionally, A.L.E.R.T.'s mission is to provide assistance to states in establishing effective and defensible standards for employment and training of law enforcement officers in the field of emergency vehicle operations. Another aspect of the mission is the promotion of a positive, professional image of emergency response trainers.