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.
Press release for immediate distribution
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.
DECEMBER 20, 2018
ELK GROVE PAVILION
ELK GROVE, CA 95624
ELK GROVE CHIEF OF POLICE
The facility is in Elk Grove Park which is between Highway 99 and Elk Grove-Florin Road south of Elk Grove Boulevard. From 99 or I-5, take the Elk Grove east exit and drive through the City of Elk Grove. Turn south on Elk Grove-Florin Road. You must enter the park from Elk Grove-Florin Road, drive in and take a turn to the left for the Pavilion. It is very visible and there is plenty of parking.
Free Lunches for this venue – Dottie Greene, Paul Heitala and Barbara Smith
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 were all impacted by the devastating and tragic fires in Paradise. While it will be a long process of recovery, we hope they have all the support and assistance they require. Unfortunately, the fires even had a impact on our attendance at the November luncheon in West Sacramento. The smoke was so bad that it was rated unhealthy and recommended that everyone stay indoors. It was a shame, our host, Chief Tom McDonald and his staff from the West Sacramento Police Department did a outstanding job preparing the City Hall Galleria for the meeting, complete with Thanksgiving decorations. Although we had planned for 55 members and guests, we only had 35. But all was not in vain, we extended an invitation to on duty personnel and the City Hall staff to join us and a good number enjoyed Mike Garcia’s Thai Mex Catering. So, a good time was had by all. Although breathing was a bit labored.
We are now looking forward to our annual Christmas lunch hosted by Chief Bryan Noblett, Elk Grove PD and Sacramento Sheriff Scott Jones, at the Elk Grove Park Pavilion. Always a very nice venue, with nice facilities and plenty of convenient parking. We will be continuing with the tradition of plenty of egg nog and a fine meal for all the members and guests. Our raffle table should be loaded with items for that last-minute shopper that needs just one more gift. Torrential rains have impacted our attendance in the past, so we while we need the rain, lets hope for a break on the 20th and have a good turnout for this lunch. It will give you an opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Bring your spouse, significant other, friend or even better, a potential member.
We have been actively recruiting applicants for this year’s scholarships and have been successful and received thirty six applications for this year. President Champlin and members of the scholarship committee even visited the campus to make a personal pitch to the classes. The committee will be reviewing the applications in December with interviews in February and we hope to award six to eight scholarships at the March 21st luncheon in Sacramento. It is our principle philanthropic endeavor and the result of the hard work and support of the entire membership of the NCPOA.
Sad News: Fred Arthur, Deputy Chief SPD (ret) and former Sgt at Arms of NCPOA has entered hospice due to his battle with pancreatic cancer and has resigned himself for that final journey. Fred does have a Facebook page, if you want to send him a message.
SCHOLARSHIP DONATIONS: The NCPOA was guided for many years by the late Sheriff of Yolo County, Jim Cameron. Jim prepared the incorporation documents in 1978 and was always a stalwart supporter of the NCPOA. Although, departed, an annual scholarship is presented in his honor. Jim’s family continues to support the scholarships and once again has made a substantial donation to the fund. Thanks, we all miss Sheriff Cameron and value your support. Larry Bowler won the monthly drawing and sent the check to the SF. Dottie Greene and Marci Stamm both made nice donations in honor of their late husbands.
NEW MEMBERS: We welcome Hector Chavez, Sr. CDC Parole Agent (ret) and Donald J. Ratkowski, USMC and defensive tactics consultant as new members. 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 ELK GROVE – DRIVE CAREFULLY!