We are excited to present the 2016 Winter edition of the California Police Chief magazine .
I hope you can take a few minutes to explore this issue and learn about some of the innovative programs and efforts underway by several of our member agencies and the work of the California Police Chiefs Association team . It serves as a clear example of the strength of policing in California in responding successfully to the ever-increasing challenges of our profession in service to our communities .
As my term as president enters the final quarter , I want to let you know what an honor it has been to serve as president and represent the many dedicated and talented policing executives serving across our great state . While we may have gained a few more challenges as the result of recent legislative and election outcomes , our organization has hit the ground running to develop and implement member resources and legislative remedies to help us rise to these new challenges .
During my comments at our 2016 installation dinner , I spoke about the greatest strength of Cal Chiefs being our extraordinary team of staff , committee and board members , as well as general membership and retired chiefs , willing to get involved in the success of our organization . What I have observed and been a part of over the last nine months has served to reinforce and strengthen my belief that a strong , dedicated team , focused on a mission , can deliver extraordinary results . I am confident the future success of Cal Chiefs and our profession is secure in the strength of our unity , teamwork and commitment to overcome adversity as we continue to serve as guardians in our communities .
As this holiday season continues , I wish you all a happy and joyous holiday as well as good health and success for the New Year . I ask that during this holiday season , we each take a moment to reflect upon the ten families in California who cannot spend the holiday with their loved ones because they made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty in service to their community .
Best Regards ,
Chief Ken Corney , President California Police Chiefs Association
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