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2nd CR in Panjway, Afghanistan. Upon redeployment, DJ was selected to serve as a China Foreign Area Officer (FAO). He completed Command and General Staff College and spent a year in Beijing, China conducting in-region training as a FAO. Later that day, during the Recognition Luncheon we welcomed 53 new chiefs and recognized 15 chiefs for their years of service ranging from 5 -30 years. A special recognition was given to Chief Martin Nicolas from the Weed Police Department for his 30 years as a police chief. The CPCA & Motorola Technology Innovation Award which recognizes a California municipal police agency’s superior achievement and innovation in the field of information technology was awarded to the Modesto Police Department. At Wednesday evening’s Installation Banquet, Chief Ken Corney was honored for his leadership as the outgoing Cal Chiefs’ President. Chief Corney was instrumental in strengthening the association’s legislative efforts, improving the image of law enforcement through media outreach and ensuring additional funding for city police departments. The association welcomed Chief Edward Medrano from the Gardena Police Department as the 52nd President. Chief David Swing from the Morgan Hill Police Department was elected as 1st Vice President, Chief Ron Lawrence from the Citrus Heights Police Department was elected as 2nd Vice President and Chief Eric Nuñez from Los Alamitos Department was elected as 3rd Vice President. Retired Chief Bob Lehner from the Elk Grove Police Department received the Joe Molloy Award which is presented to a Cal Chiefs’ member based upon the recipient’s professionalism, leadership, energy, and commitment to the mission of the association. This year we were pleased to honor one the association’s dedicated members, Retired Chief Sal Rosano, with the annual Allen W. Sill Founders Award. This award was adopted by the Board of Directors in 2015 to honor the vision and accomplishments of West Covina Police Chief, Allen W. Sill and the founding chiefs who created the California Police Chiefs Association. Throughout the entire symposium attendees heard from experts in the field of leadership, communications, and recruitment. The event wrapped up Thursday morning with a powerful, informative and relevant debriefing of the Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting. We would like to thank our Training Symposium Sponsors: AXON, IBM, AT&T, American Military University, Motorola Solutions, ecoATM, Harris Corporation, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, Jones & Mayer and Atkinson Andelson Loya Rudd & Romo, CYRUN, SpeakWrite, Verizon, Watch Guard and Adamson Police Products. In addition, we would also like to thank the CPCA Training Committee for their outstanding job in selecting the training for the Symposium, as well as our gracious host, Chief Dave Hober and the members of the Monterey Police Department and the Region 9 police departments and chiefs. The 41st Annual CPCA Training Symposium will be held in Long Beach, March 18-22, 2018. We hope to see you all there! ■ SPRING 2017 | California Police Chief 19