Congratulations to the 2016 AZ TLO Awards winners. The ACTIC presented the following individuals with awards to acknowledge and honor their service and efforts in the TLO program. The award winners are;
The AZ TLO Association would like to thank Bob Dougherty and Ashour Ebrahim of Adriden Global for speaking at the 2016 TLO Conference. There were 166 attendees from all over Arizona plus many volunteers assisting with putting on the conference. We were fortunate to be able to hold the conference at the beautiful new Falls Conference center in Gilbert, AZ. The staff was very professional, helpful and was available for any issue or need that occurred during the conference.
Key highlights included;
ACTIC Director Bill Long kicking off the conference with his keynote speech.
Gilbert Police Department Commander Pete Smith speaking on the TLO program and it’s importance in the community and state.
Gilbert Fire Department Assistant Chief Bob Badgett speaking on the importance of networks and community in the TLO program.
2016 ACTIC recognized award winners.
AZ TLO Association election of new board members and regional members.
Raffle winners and prizes.
We are collating the feedback forms from the conference and will provide an update once we have summarized all the information. In the interim, we have posted pictures of the event for everyone to see.
Thank you all who attended. Our speakers, Bob Dougherty and Ashour Ebrahim, extended their “Thank-You” to all the AZ TLO community for having them out to the conference. They mentioned they were impressed with the level of interest, passion and focus that AZ TLO’s have. They hope to be back again in the future to help Arizona anyway they can.
Hope you enjoy the pictures.
What hotel is the conference using?
The conference hotel is the Marriott Residence Inn at 3021 E Banner Gateway Dr. The room rate is the government rate of $89 per night. To reserve your room cal 480-699-4450. All rooms are the financial responsibility of the participant. There is NO funding for hotel rooms this year.
If you register before May 13 at noon use the discount code DISCOUNT for free registration. Failure to attend all class sessions on a free registration will result in your agency being notified.
After May 13th, registration will be $52.34 ~ Register online: http://tinyurl.com/zvgvxk9
The 2016 AZTLOA board is happy to announce the dates for the 2016 TLO Conference. This years conference will be held on June 9th & 10th, 2016. The location and details are still being finalized, but most likely it will be in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. We’ve also moved the date further out next year due to many people commenting that they were unable to attend past conferences due to the conflict with religious holidays and spring break following the week of the conference.
We are in the process of scheduling some very interesting and cutting edge speakers for this years conference. We will also be putting on a couple speaker fundraisers and events to help offset the costs of the conference this year.
Please forward this email to your TLO colleagues to help us get the word out. If you want to recommend a possible speaker we should contact to bring and speak at the conference, please let us know by emailing us.
Michael Coogan (LEPresident@aztloa.com) & Josh Friedman (FDPresident@aztloa.com)
LE President/Fire President
On the AZTLOA website home page, far right column, please look for the following area and click on the title “AZTLOA Membership” line of text. It’s best to use Firefox or Chrome for your browser as they seem to work better then others. Please make sure your browser allows popups for the windows to open up.
Once you have clicked on the AZTLOA Membership text title, it will take you to the following screen;
Enter the quantity of “1” and click on the “Add To Basket” button. Next you will see a window that pops up on the right column and looks like this;
Click on “Checkout” and it will transfer you to the Square payment process where you can enter your credit card. A new window will open and it will resemble the screen below. You don’t need to do anything but click on the “Checkout” button again (Unfortunately we have to do it this way as we have two different systems to process payments)
A new window will open up and you will be able to enter your billing information and credit card. Once you have entered your credit card and info, click on the “Place Order” button to process.
Once the order is placed, you will receive back a screen like the one below that confirms your order. Ignore the “order will be ready for pickup” as the square system has a standard line for the online store. You will receive an email confirmation your card has been charged within 24hrs.
If you have any questions, please email AZTLOA@AZTLOA.com and we can assist you with the process.
The AZTLOA Board is saddened today by the loss of not only one of our members, but also one of our good friends. MCSO TLO, Deputy Mike Traverse passed away suddenly this morning while out of state visiting his family.
Mike has given 20+ years of his life to the safety and security of not only Maricopa County, but over the last 4+ years he served as a TLO and helped to protect the State of Arizona. He will be truly missed. Information on services are on hold until his family can bring Mike back to Arizona. We will post more information as it becomes available.
Please keep Mikes family and his MCSO family and friends in your thoughts and prayers, as they cope with this tremendous loss.
Respectfully, AZTLOA Board
If you are one of the many officers who have used these your tools and training to save a life in 2014, please consider yourself one of the many Knights of Christmas By Lt. Dan Marcou
|Every year we at PoliceOne celebrate the ‘Knights Christmas’ — cops who have given many people the ability to enjoy Christmas and the coming year because of their life-saving actions.
Some of the incidents below would have been vastly different only a few years ago, because officers responding back then likely would have lacked the equipment and training which today is at the fingertips of first responding officers.
If you are a chief or sheriff who has innovative products and training tools such as Narcan, less lethal munitions, cutting-edge emergency medical care equipment, and the necessary training for your officers and tactical teams, you should also be commended. In doing so, you dismissed concerns of costs, liability, and accusations of over-militarization in favor of allowing officers to have and use life-saving tools.
Med Kit Use
Like a Ninja
Peel-and-Stick Chest Seal
Combining Equipment and Training
Narcan to the Rescue
About the author
Lt. Dan Marcou retired as a highly decorated police lieutenant and SWAT Commander with 33 years of full time law enforcement experience. He is a nationally recognized police trainer in many police disciplines and is a Master Trainer in the State of Wisconsin. He has authored three novels The Calling: The Making of a Veteran Cop , S.W.A.T. Blue Knights in Black Armor, and Nobody’s Heroes are all available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com. Visit his website and contact Dan Marcou