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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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
(916)682-4897
rdenham@ncpoa.net

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


NOTICE
After over 15 years at the Gold Country Fairgrounds Sierra Building the Fair Board has advised that they will no longer provide the building for our April luncheon and if we wish to hold the luncheon at that site the cost would be $1,602.00.  Obviously the NCPOA can not afford that expense, but fortunately the American Legion Post 84 will make their facilities available to the NCPOA.  
The American Legion Veterans Hall is located at 100 East Street Auburn Ca. 95603.  Plenty of parking and a good replacement.  The NCPOA holds meetings at the Jackson and Placerville American Legion Hall and we appreciate the Auburn Post  coming to our assistance. 

Meeting will be on April 19th, doors open at 11 and lunch will be served by Cow Camp BBQ at 12 noon.  They will have there famous seasonings and sauces available for sale.  
 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. 


  APRIL 19, 2018
  11:00 A.M. 
LUNCH 12 NOON

***ATTENTION NEW LOCATION***

AMERICAN LEGION POST 84
100 EAST STREET
AUBURN, CA 95603

OUR HOSTS:
PLACER COUNTY SHERIFF
DEVON BELL

AUBURN CHIEF OF POLICE
JEFF RUFFCORN

 CHP COMMANDER
CAPTAIN JOHN PRICE

Directions – Take Highway 80 to Auburn, TAKE EXIT 119B FOR CA-49 s/Grass Valley highway – TURN RIGHT then .1 mile Turn right onto Lincoln Way, right onto East Street, destination will be 344 ft. on left.

Free Lunches for this venue – Al Bridges, Tom Guichard and Chet Madison

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 – click on PHOTO VIDEOS – PHOTOS DATE BACK TO 2009


NEWS BRIEFS: After over 15 years at the Gold Country Fairground in Auburn, the fair board will no longer allow Auburn Police and Placer Sheriff to host the luncheon at the Sierra Building unless they receive a payment of $1,602. That is a sum that we can not afford. Fortunately, Auburn American Legion Post 84 has stepped up and made their facilities at the Auburn Veteran’s Hall available for our April Luncheon. We now meet at American Legion Posts in Jackson, Placerville and now in Auburn.

We had a very good Scholarship Luncheon at the Jose Rizal Center. We presented six of the seven scholarships to be awarded this year, to an outstanding group of students from CSUS. The seventh, CSUS Alumni Scholarship recipient, Jonathan Aguilar-Apolinar had final exams and could not be released from class. He will receive his award at the Auburn luncheon. 

We did present the following scholarships to the recipients. Cal Florence Scholarship-Miguel Cordero; Val Kobza Scholarship-Daniel Bartlett; Sheriff James Cameron Scholarship-Austin Harris; Michael Greene Scholarship-Alfonso Alejo; Larry Stamm Scholarship-Devon Sobotka; Bruce Verhoeven-Sonia Bola. Each was accompanied by very proud family and friends to witness the honor.

Sheriff Jones was out of town but was ably represented by Undersheriff Eric Maness and we were honored to have District Attorney Anne Marie Shubert in attendance, but we think she may have been there recruiting! Unfortunately, attendance continues to be down this year and although we had 62 at the lunch, only 40 members were in the audience. If you have any ideas on how to increase attendance, please discuss your ideas with the board.  

This month will be the eighth of the luncheons for the year and looking forward to the last lunch in Lincoln on June 21st, when we will elect the new board and officers for your association. We need members to step forward to serve as board members for the coming year. Not a great deal of time and effort, but a good way to support the NCPOA and its activities. If you have suggestions or questions about the requirements you may ask any of the board members or our Executive Director.  

Some of you may not know, but the NCPOA web site, www.ncpoa,net has been joined by a Facebook page, check it out and give us a thumbs up “LIKE.” If you don’t know what that means, you are probably not on Facebook.

GET WELL, SOON: Marv Magers took fall at his doctor’s office and now has a new hip. It took a while for the hospital to find the right size. Our bartender, Sharon Nichols had a small stroke while at her doctor’s office and is now home recuperating. Prognosis for both is very good and Sharon said that she will be back bartending in May at the Woodland lunch. Doctor’s offices may be hazardous to your health.

NEW MEMBERS: Marni Wood, works with our VP Chris Champlin and formerly worked for the Butte Co. DA. Marni stepped in at her first meeting and helped photograph the event. Carol Daly, retired Undersheriff, Sacramento Sheriff’s Department, got tired of keeping track of her dues and became our newest life member. Welcome to you both.  

SCHOLARSHIP DONATIONS: Marci Stamm made a nice donation in honor of Larry. Doug Duncan won the monthly drawing and donated the check to the Scholarship Fund. Had another successful auction of challenge coins, including a 30 year anniversary coin from Mule Creek State Prison. Had successful bids from Tom Guichard, Rod Harmon and Don Savage. Thank you all for your support. 

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. With our membership roster of over 300 plus, we now have over 286 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 AUBURN– DRIVE CAREFULLY!

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