New Members of the 2006–2007 IACP Board of Officers
Joseph C. Carter was sworn in as president of IACP during the 113th annual conference (please see the November 2006 issue of the Police Chief magazine), and four new members of the IACP Board of Officers were either elected or appointed during the conference. For information on all members of the IACP Board, please visit the leadership page of the IACP Web site at www.theiacp.org/leadership .
Chief Mark A. Marshall Fourth Vice President
Mark A. Marshall has been in state and local law enforcement for 21 years. At present he is the chief of police in Smithfield, Virginia, and has held that position for more than 14 years. His education includes a master’s degree in public administration from Old Dominion University and a bachelor of arts in criminology from Saint Leo University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (196th Session) and the Police Executive Leadership Program through the University of Richmond and the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation. Chief Marshall is past president of the Hampton Roads Chiefs Association and is currently on the executive board of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police. He is the IACP’s representative on the FBI Advisory Policy Board, CJIS Division. He has served on numerous committees and sections for IACP, including past chair of the Criminal Justice Information System Committee. He is involved with several initiatives involving information sharing, including the N-DEx project and the LINx program.
Chief Yousry “Yost” Zakhary General Chair, IACP Division of State Associations of Chiefs of Police
Yost Zakhary was sworn in as the general chair of the Division of State Associations of Chiefs of Police during the Boston conference. This is a two-year term of office. Chief Zakhary is a life member of the IACP. He currently serves on the Training and Education Committee and the Elections Commission. In 2001 he served as president of the Texas Police Chiefs Association. He has been chief of police in Woodway, Texas, since 1985. He holds master peace officer and master firefighter certificates. Chief Zakhary has a bachelor of arts degree in management and a master of arts degree in public policy and public administration from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He serves as an adjunct professor at Baylor University and McLennan Community College. Chief Zakhary is currently president of the McLennan County 9-1-1 Board of Managers and serves as chair of the Law Enforcement Advisory Board. He is a graduate of the 160th Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
Colonel Joseph R. “Rick” Fuentes, General Chair, IACP Division of State and Provincial Police
Rick Fuentes was sworn in as the general chair of the Division of State and Provincial Police, this is a two-year term of office. Fuentes was appointed superintendent of the New Jersey State Police in June 2003. He enlisted in the state police in January 1978, as a member of the 93A Class. He has served the state police throughout the state as a general road duty trooper in central and southern New Jersey, as an instructor at the Sea Girt Academy, and in other assignments. He also was a supervisor of the agency’s Joint Terrorism Task Force with the FBI, the Narcotics Unit, and the Street Gang Unit. Before being named superintendent, he was chief of the Intelligence Bureau, overseeing nine units in the Intelligence Section. 2
Chief William “Bill” Berger, Parliamentarian
Bill Berger is chief of police of Palm Bay, Florida, a community of 105,000 persons on the east coast of central Florida. He is a 32-year law enforcement officer who served with the Miami Police Department from 1974 to 1989 and the North Miami Beach Police Department, where he was chief of police from 1989 to 2004. Chief Berger was president of the IACP in 2001-2002 and currently chairs the IACP Forensic Science Committee. He is Florida’s SACOP representative and was president of the Florida Police Chiefs Association in 1996-1997. Chief Berger holds a master’s degree in public administration and a law degree.
Winners of the 2006 Exhibit Hall Drawing
During the 113th Annual IACP Conference in Boston, two lucky attendees won $500 each day the exhibit hall opened. In order to win this prize, the attendees had to visit four separate validation stations in the exhibit hall and drop their completed validation ticket in the drawing container at the IACP Programs and Services Booth. Two tickets were drawn at random on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, 30 minutes before the hall closed.
The 2006 cash prizewinners are Tony Autrey, Texarkana Police Department, Texarkana, Texas; Callista Freedman, Maryland Transit Administration, Baltimore, Maryland; Bob Metzger, Sylvania Township Police Department, Sylvania, Ohio; Mike Tarter, Rio Rancho Public Schools, Rio Rancho, New Mexico; Jim Walters, Greenwich Police Department, Greenwich, Connecticut; and John Wright, Rock Island Police Department, Rock Island, Illinois.
The purpose of the cash prize is to encourage conference attendees to participate fully in the law enforcement education and technology exposition during the annual conference.
IACP and Bank of America Join Forces to Help Consumers and Law Enforcement Address Identity Crime
The IACP and Bank of America announced a three-year partnership to help consumers and law enforcement officials understand and respond to identity crime during the 2006 annual IACP conference.
“The IACP is pleased to join with the Bank of America to battle the growing threat of identity crime,” said Mary Ann Viverette, IACP president (2005–2006) and chief of the Gaithersburg, Maryland, Police Department. “Law enforcement agencies and the banking industry must be better prepared to help victims of identity crime, and this partnership will provide both with the tools they need not only to assist victims but also to prevent identity crime.”
“We’re committed to be a part of the solution when it comes to identity crime” said Mary Riley, director of corporate information security at the Bank of America. “In addition to the security information we have on our Web site, www.bankofamerica.com , our partnership with IACP addresses a real need for awareness and education programs for both consumers and law enforcement across the nation.”
The first step in the project is the launch of a comprehensive Web site, www.IDSafety.org , designed to help consumers and law enforcement officials prevent and report identity crime and help police investigate the perpetrators and respond effectively to victims.
As the partnership grows, the IACP and the Bank of America will develop a nationwide strategy aimed at raising citizen awareness of identity crimes and the steps to prevent being victimized, as well as bolstering law enforcement’s expertise in conducting investigations. The IACP and Bank of America formed this partnership because responding to identity crimes poses a significant challenge to consumers, financial institutions, and law enforcement agencies.
All too often, victims of identity crime are uncertain about the steps they should take if they suspect or discover identity crime. A report from the Federal Trade Commission found that in 2005, barely one-third of identity crime victims contacted police to report their losses.
Identity crime is the illegal use of another’s personal information, such as a credit card number, Social Security, or driver’s license number, to commit fraud or other crimes.
“This partnership brings leaders in the law enforcement community and in the banking industry to the table,” Viverette said. “By working together, we will face identity crime head-on.”
Bank of America has received widespread recognition for its identity theft initiatives. It was ranked no. 1 in Javelin Strategy & Research’s Identity Fraud Safety Scorecard in 2004, 2005, and 2006 and was ranked no. 1 by Global Finance for its information security initiatives. Its SiteKey security service has been cited as one of the best products of 2005 by BusinessWeek. A leading provider of online financial services, Bank of America is a founding member of the Identity Theft Assistance Center, an industry initiative sponsored by the Financial Services Roundtable and Bits that assists identity theft victims.
IACP members are encouraged to visit the Web site at www.IDSafety.org .
New Guide Helps Manage Sex Offenders
To cope with the expanding requirements, law enforcement is tapping citizens as a major resource. The Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) program, an initiative of IACP and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) at the U.S. Department of Justice, has identified law enforcement agencies using citizens to support and expand the department’s sex offender management activities.
In partnership with BJA, the IACP Citizen Involvement in Sex Offender Management Project (CISOM) has comprehensively examined work citizens are doing to help law enforcement manage sex offenders. Citizens assist with registration, community notification, address verification, and other monitoring and tracking efforts.
The IACP has identified, visited, and collected information from 13 local law enforcement agencies. This state-of-practice information has been used to develop this guide. The sections of the guide includes the following:
• Highlights of relevant federal, state, and local sex offender legislation that affects law enforcement
• Identify emerging operational challenges and potential policy implications that face law enforcement leadership
• Provide examples of how law enforcement agencies use citizens to support and enhance sex offender management
• Address the pressing need to better equip law enforcement to register, track, and monitor sex offenders
• Provide resource materials from profiled agencies and a sampling of national initiatives designed to increase law enforcement’s ability to prevent, reduce, investigate, and prosecute crimes committed by sex offenders
Managing Sex Offenders: Citizens Supporting Law Enforcement can be viewed and downloaded at http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/pdf/CISOM_Resource_Guide.pdf . For more information, write to Alissa Huntoon at the IACP at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Force Protection Equipment Demonstration VI
Force Protection Equipment Demonstration VI (FPED VI) will be held at Stafford Regional Airport in Stafford, Virginia, August 14-16, 2007. The event is sponsored by the Department of Defense through its Physical Security Equipment Action Group and cosponsored by the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s Directorate of Operations for Combating Terrorism, the Department of Energy, the Technical Support Working Group, and the National Institute of Justice.
After the June 25, 1996, bombing of Khobar Towers, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff wanted to find off-the-shelf materiel solutions for force protection. The chairman’s search led to the creation of the FPED.
The purpose of the demonstration is to show leaders and decision makers what is available to help meet their force protection needs. The inaugural demonstration in 1997 demonstrated and displayed force protection equipment from 184 vendors and was primarily intended for the Department of Defense.
FPED VI will bring more than 500 vendors and organizations with more than 3,000 pieces of force protection equipment to be viewed by attendees from federal departments and agencies, state and local law enforcement and other first-responder agencies, corrections agencies, and foreign governments. The demonstration is not open to the public.
The 20 categories of equipment include blast and ballistics mitigation; night vision and optics; barriers; individual protective equipment; nonlethal weaponry; chemical and biological detection, protection, and mitigation; explosive detection and cargo inspection devices; and biometrics.
Range demonstrations are conducted to demonstrate the blast, ballistic, and nonlethal products. A night vision demonstration will be conducted the nights of August 14 and 15.
FPED VI is part of an ongoing initiative to engage industry in antiterrorism and force protection efforts.
Attendee online registration will be available starting in January 2007 by going to www.fped6.org and clicking the registration button located under FPED VI attendees.
The points of contact for FPED VI are Jim Suarez, at 703-452-3756, and Calvin Mayo, at 703-452-3703.