Northern California Peace Officers Association 
PO Box 983
Sloughhouse, Ca. 95683
Dues for 2017/2018 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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Press release for immediate distribution

The Northern California Peace Officers Association (NCPOA) is proud to announce the 2016/2017 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 Chiefs Shrine Peace Officers 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 16th, 2017 NCPOA Luncheon at the Jose Rizal Center, 7320 Florin Mall Drive, Sacramento. 

The March 16th lunch will begin at 1130 hours and conclude by 1400 hours. This luncheon is hosted by Sacramento Sheriff Scott Jones. 

The 2016/2017 NCPOA Scholarships will be awarded to:

Teraja Golston: Will receive the CSUS Criminal Justice Alumni Scholarship provided by the Criminal Justice Alumni Chapter Board. 

Gabriel Gomez: Will receive the Michael Greene Scholarship in honor of our late recording secretary and past President Michael Greene, supervising Deputy Coroner (ret). 


Jennifer Gomez: Will receive the James Cameron Scholarship in honor of the late Sheriff of Yolo County and a founding member of the NCPOA.

Kaitlyn Gunther: Will receive the Three Professors Scholarship, a CSUS Endowment in honor of three distinguished Criminal Justice Professors, Leo Hertoghe, Paul Weston and Jerry Wolcott.

Matthew Ray: 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.

Matthew Ridgers: Will receive the Val Kobza Scholarship in honor of our Executive Director and retired Sacramento Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Val Kobza. 

Rachael Smith: Will receive the Larry Stamm Scholarship in honor of the former Undersheriff of Sacramento County and a past President of the NCPOA.

This year twenty eight students applied for the scholarships and eleven were invited to the interview process. From that group of 11, 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 Foundation 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
(916)682-4897
rdenham@ncpoa.net

The NCPOA Scholarship Foundation is a registered public charity, IRS Code 
501 (c) (3), Tax ID #27-4822850


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 2017/2018 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 JULY 1ST TO JUNE 30TH. YOU MAY OBTAIN YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD FROM THE TREASURER AT ANY LUNCHEON. 


JUNE 15, 2017
   11:00 A.M.
LUNCH 12:00

LINCOLN
McBEAN PARK
95 McBean Park Drive,
Lincoln, CA 95848)

OUR HOSTS:
PLACER COUNTY SHERIFF
DEVON BELL

LINCOLN CHIEF OF POLICE
DOUG LEE

AND CHP COMMANDER
CAPTAIN JOHN PRICE

Directions – TRAVELING FROM SACRAMENTO ON I-80 TO THE HIGHWAY 65 EXIT TO LINCOLN, IN LINCOLN MAKE A RIGHT ON McBEAN PARK DRIVE, FOLLOW SIGNS TO THE PARK (ON RIGHT), THE MEETING IS IN THE RECREATION BUILDING.

Free Lunches for this venue – Dottie Greene, Chuck King and Pat O’Neal

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 password is: ncpoapictures – click on PHOTO VIDEOS – PHOTOS DATE BACK TO 2009


NEWS BRIEFS: While the change of the date from Thursday to Friday may have impacted attendance, we still had fifty members and guests at the May luncheon and they were not disappointed. Super Burrito once again put on a great lunch and made for a good event. We did get to say goodbye to our host, retiring Woodland Chief of Police Dan Bellini, but he will be joining the NCPOA and we will see more of him in the future. Sheriff Prieto was in fine form and promises that he will run again and we will continue to see him as a co-host in the future. Chuck King, Woodland CHP Commander provided a good overview of the current activities of the California Highway Patrol. The Woodland Senior and Community Center is an outstanding venue, and the city of Woodland can be justifiably proud of the facility. Thanks to the staff for making the luncheon a success.  

Our next meeting will be the final meeting of the 2016/2017 season and the only required business meeting of the year. It will be held on June 15, 2017 at the McBean Park Pavilion in Lincoln. This is the annual meeting for the election of new officers and the Board of Directors for the coming year. We have some interested candidates for the office of Sergeant at Arms and are still open to additional candidates. Please make every effort to attend this meeting and show your support for this Association and the election of the 2017/2018 Board of Directors. Any additional business can be provided to the membership at the June Luncheon. Always a great raffle at this meeting as the Raffle Committee cleans out the closet before the summer break.  

We do not meet during the months of July and August and resume our luncheon schedule in Grass Valley on September 21st. hosted by the Sheriff Keith Royal and the Nevada County Sheriff’s Department.

SAD NEWS: George Meglemre, Special Agent, Dept of Treasury passed away on April 21st at the age of 81. His wife, Ilinka has made a nice donation to the Scholarship Fund in his memory. Rest in peace.

SCHOLARSHIP DONATIONS: Hal Barker made a substantial donation to the Sgt. Kelly Allen Fund which supplements our scholarship awards each year. Bill Cramer won the monthly drawing and donated the check to the SF. Also, auctioned off six Yolo Sheriff Ed Prieto Challenge Coins for a net $60. Thanks to everyone. All donations to the Scholarship Fund are fully tax deductable.

NEW MEMBERS: We need to remind everyone that the NCPOA is not just a retiree’s organization, but was founded to facilitate and foster communications and cooperation among all our member public safety and correctional agencies. . With the passing of several of our long term members in the past two years, attendance has been limited at several of the luncheons. Every member of our organization should be an active recruiter for new members, both active duty and retired personnel. Each of you knows personnel at your former agency that would be a good addition to the membership rolls. Bring them along; let them know what the NCPOA does and how it functions. Applications can be obtained from the web site and has information about the history, goals and activities of the Association. We need you to make your NCPOA strong into the future. 

TREASURERS REPORT: The Red Book of luncheon receipts and checkbook expenditures are available at the Treasurer's desk at every meeting. Membership renewals are going great for this year. 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 rdenham@ncpoa.net. 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.

SECRETARY NOTES: Don’t forget to submit your email address to the web master at rdenham@ncpoa.net. Of our membership roster of over 300 plus and we now have over 279 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.  An envelope has been included with this mailing to all members whose dues expired on June 30th 2017 or before to assist you in paying your dues for the coming year. Remember, your dues are what keep the NCPOA in business.


                                SEE YOU IN LINCOLN– DRIVE CAREFULLY!