Northern California Peace Officers Association
PO Box 983
Sloughhouse, Ca. 95683
Dues for 2018/2019 are now being accepted. You may send your check to the above address for prompt attention. Dues for all membership classes are $25 per year, July 1st to June 30th .You may obtain your membership card from the Treasurer at any luncheon.
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The Northern California Peace Officers Association (NCPOA) is proud to announce the 2017/2018 recipients of the NCPOA Scholarships. These scholarships, in the amount of $1,750 dollars each, are awarded to members of the junior or senior class enrolled in the Criminal Justice Degree Program at California State University, Sacramento. Each recipient also receives the Sergeant Kelley Allen - Shrine Peace Officers Scholarship Award, an additional $200 each from the Sacramento Shrine Law Enforcement Unit. These recipients were selected from qualified applicants and attended an interview panel to determine their eligibility. This year the panel selected seven applicants for scholarships. The NCPOA will award a total of $13,650 in scholarships at this luncheon. The seven recipients will receive their scholarships at the March 15th, 2018 NCPOA Luncheon at the Jose Rizal Center, 7320 Florin Mall Drive, Sacramento.
The March 15th lunch will begin at 1130 hours and conclude by 1400 hours. This luncheon is hosted by Sacramento Sheriff Scott Jones.
The 2017/2018 NCPOA Scholarships will be awarded to:
Jonathan Aguilar-Apolinar: Will receive the CSUS Criminal Justice Alumni Scholarship provided by the Criminal Justice Alumni Chapter Board.
Alfonso Alejo: Will receive the Michael Greene Scholarship in honor of our late recording secretary and past President Michael Greene, supervising Deputy Coroner (ret).
Austin Harris: Will receive the James Cameron Scholarship in honor of the late Sheriff of Yolo County and a founding member of the NCPOA.
Miguel Cordero: Will receive the Cal Florence Scholarship in honor of our past Executive Director.
Sonia Bola: Will receive the Bruce Verhoeven Memorial Scholarship from the Verhoeven Foundation named in honor of Bruce Verhoeven who was killed in the line of duty with the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department.
Daniel Bartlett: Will receive the Val Kobza Scholarship in honor of our Executive Director.
Devon Sobotka: Will receive the Larry Stamm Scholarship in honor of the former Undersheriff of Sacramento County and a past President of the NCPOA.
NCPOA Scholarships two students applied for the scholarships and twelve were invited to the interview process. From that group seven were selected by the committee to receive the scholarships for this year.
The NCPOA dates back to the 1930's and was formally organized in 1952 with the election of Sacramento Chief of Police Jim Hicks as the first President. The NCPOA was incorporated in 1978 as a tax exempt non-profit association. In 2011 the NCPOA Scholarship Fund was recognized by the IRS as a tax exempt public charity. The association is comprised of active and retired members of public safety departments at the local, state and federal level, Probation Departments, California Department of Corrections and other law enforcement personnel and associate members.
Social luncheons are held ten times a year in Sacramento and the contiguous counties. These luncheons are hosted by local agencies and give the members and guests the opportunity make new friends, renew old associates and foster communications among the membership. The principle philanthropic goal of the NCPOA is to provide scholarships to juniors and seniors enrolled in the Criminal Justice Degree Program at CSUS. The NCPOA takes applications for the scholarships in the fall and will award between four and eight scholarships each year.
Since 1984, the NCPOA has awarded over $220,000.00 in scholarships to over 200 deserving CSUS Criminal Justice students. Many of these recipients have gone on to have distinguished careers in public safety, parole, probation and corrections.
For further information, visit our web site at www.ncpoa.net.
For a contact person,
Robert N. Denham, Jr. Treasurer NCPOA
Chief Deputy Sheriff (ret)
Sacramento Sheriff's Department
The NCPOA Scholarship Foundation is a registered public charity, IRS Code
501 (c) (3), Tax ID #27-4822850
L-R Devon Sobotka, Daniel Bartlett, Alfonso Alejo, President Judy Denton, Executive Director Val Kobza, Manuel Cordero, Austin Harris, Sonia Bola and Scholarship Chair Rod Harmon
N C P O A
Official Newsletter of the
Northern California Peace Officers Association
P. O. Box 983, Sloughhouse, CA 95683 (916) 682-4897
“Working Today – For a Better Tomorrow”
DUES FOR 2018/2019 ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED. PAY YOUR DUES, IT KEEPS US IN BUSINESS. YOU MAY SEND YOUR CHECK TO THE ABOVE ADDRESS FOR PROMPT ATTENTION. EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 2009, MEMBERSHIP FEES FOR ALL CLASSES WERE SET AT $25.
OCTOBER 18, 2018
550 BERCUT DRIVE
SACRAMENTO, CA 95811
CHIEF OF POLICE
IN SACRAMENTO: NORTH END OF CITY OF SACRAMENTO ACCESS BY I-5/99 OR HIGHWAY 160 AND 12TH STREET, TAKE RIGHARDS BLVD. LOCATION IS JUST NORTH-WEST OF THE SACRAMENTO PD BUILDING LOCATED ON RICHARDS BLVD. PARKING IN THE FRONT AND REAR OF 550 AND 570 BERCUT, ACCESS TO FACILITY ON EAST SIDE.
Free Lunches for this venue – Chuck Brasiel, Judy Denton and Tom Guichard
REMINDER: LUNCH - $18 (MEMBERS AND GUESTS)
UNIFORM PERSONNEL $13
RAFFLE - 10 FOR $7 ATTENDANCE DRAWING: $25 (Must be present to win-we now draw from tickets of those present) REMINDER - CHECK OUR WEBSITE – THIS BULLETIN IS POSTED BY THE 1ST!
(THERE IS A GREAT SLIDE SHOW OF PICTURES OF LUNCHEONS – CLICK ON “PHOTO ALBUM” ON THE WEB SITE) IT TAKES YOU TO A SNAPFISH SITE LOGIN OF ORANGECAT8239@COMCAST.NET and password is: ncpoapictures –
Photos are also posted on our Facebook page.
NEWS BRIEFS: We have started the new season with our first luncheon in Grass Valley, Nevada County with a great meal prepared and served by Sheriff Keith Royal and his staff. This will be Keith’s last luncheon as host as he heads into retirement this January. Keith is a life member and we look forward to seeing at luncheons and events in the future. We were fortunate to have two special members attend the luncheon. Marv Magers has had serious health issues of late but did not want to jeopardize his perfect attendance record so he made the trip. Great to see Marv. We also welcomed Fred Arthur back. Fred has also had some health issues and it was great to see him up and about.
The announcement for the 2018/2019 NCPOA Scholarships has gone out and applications are now being received. Members of your board of directors will be visiting CSUS to ensure that the information gets to the students and we get a good selection of candidates for this year. Applications must be submitted by October 26th and interviews will be conducted in November. We hope to award between six and eight scholarships this year. This is the fiftieth anniversary of the Criminal Justice Program at CSUS and it continues to be one of the largest criminal justice programs in the country. A series of events and activities are being planned to commemorate this milestone culminating with a black-tie dinner and reception in March 2019.
Our next luncheon will be hosted by Sacramento Police Department and Chief Daniel Hahn at the SPOA Headquarters. Always a good meeting and we hope to see a lot of our friends and colleagues from Sac PD in attendance. If you know of guests that are not members bring them along and we will sign them up.
SAD NOTE: Sacramento Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Stasyuk was shot and killed in the line of duty and Deputy Julie Robertson wounded when they responded to a routine call for service at the PEP Boys in Rancho Cordova. It is a constant reminder of the hazards that all members of the public safety profession willingly face in their careers. It is a very sad occasion but the overwhelming support and response from the community has been gratifying.
SCHOLARSHIP DONATIONS: Donations were received from several members this month. William Kleppe, Daniel DiRusso in honor of his father Paul, Dorothea Greene, Rich DeCuir, Maria Mangandid, Don and Mary Savage, Bob and Sharon Nichols, Bob Denham, Jim Estelle and Peter Scordakis. Robert Gentry won the monthly drawing and donated the check to the Scholarship Fund. Thank you for your support.
NEW MEMBERS: We welcome three new members this month. Dennis Smith, Deputy Commissioner Board of Prison Term (ret); Marcia Whitaker, Union City Police Department, Communications Center Manager (ret) and James R. Williams, Sergeant, California Highway Patrol (ret). President Champlin has graciously pledged that each member that recruits a new member will receive a beautiful NCPOA challenge coin for their efforts. Welcome aboard.
TREASURERS REPORT: The Red Book of luncheon receipts and checkbook expenditures are available at the Treasurer's desk at every meeting. Membership renewals are a little slow for this year. Dues run from July 1 thru June 30th, check and make sure that you are current, Dues keep the NCPOA functioning. Remember to pick up your membership card from the Treasurer at the next meeting. If you don’t know if you are current, ask the Treasurer, he has the roster at all the meetings
or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. The treasurer will either endorse your membership card or issue you another upon request. We will mail you a membership card upon request if you include a SASE or you may pick yours up at a luncheon.
If you do not have an NCPOA name tag or are having a hard time remembering your name, the name tags are $8 and can be obtained from the Treasurer. Name tags are complimentary for Life Members.
SECRETARY NOTES: Don’t forget to submit your email address to the web master at email@example.com. Of our membership roster of over 300 plus and we now have over 299 on file. We will continue postal service to those without email connections. If you move or change email address let us know so we can keep in touch.
SEE YOU IN SACRAMENTO – DRIVE CAREFULLY!