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January 2012 IACP News

Left to right: John Grebert, executive director, New York State Association of Chiefs of Police; Tom Constantine, administrator (retired), Drug Enforcement Administration, and IACP Honorary President (1997); Carol Oropallo, daughter of Chief Dominelli; JoAnn LeDuke, daughter of Chief Dominelli; and Joseph Waldron, president, New York State Association of Chiefs of Police.
Left to right: Ronald S. Neubauer, executive director of the Eastern Missouri Law Enforcement Training Center and IACP Past President (1998–1999); Carl Wolf, chief, Hazelwood, Missouri, Police Department, and IACP Vice President–Treasurer; George Damos, detective (retired), Saint Louis County, Missouri, Police Department; and G.H. Kleinknecht, superintendent (retired), Saint Louis County, Missouri, Police Department, assistant director (retired), U.S. Marshals Service, and IACP Past Treasurer (1988–1995).

Families of Recently Deceased IACP Past Presidents Presented Commemorative Bowls for Service

Members of the IACP Past Presidents Committee presented commemorative bowls to the families and colleagues of IACP past presidents Joseph S. Dominelli, chief of police (retired), Rotterdam, New York, Police Department; and James P. Damos, chief of police (retired), University City, Missouri, Police Department.

Chief Dominelli died June 29, 2011. Chief Damos died September 10, 2011.

Daughters of Chief Dominelli—Carol Oropallo and JoAnn LeDuke—accepted the IACP engraved crystal bowl at the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police.

Chief Dominelli served 36 years as Rotterdam Police Department chief, and then served the next 20 years as executive director of the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police. He served as IACP president from 1979–1980.

Representing Chief Damos’s family, Saint Louis County Detective George Damos (retired) accepted the IACP engraved crystal bowl at the Saint Louis, Missouri, Area Police Chiefs Association. He expressed sincere appreciation to the Past Presidents Committee and the entire membership for this recognition of his father’s service to the association and the law enforcement profession. Detective Damos is one of two Damos sons who retired as law enforcement professionals.

Chief Damos served 28 years as University City Police Department chief until his retirement in 1989. He served as the IACP president from 1981–1982.

National Center for the Prevention of Violence Against the Police Releases Assessment Tool

Preventing Line of Duty Deaths: A Chief’s Duty, developed by the National Center for the Prevention of Violence Against the Police, is an agency self-assessment tool designed to help law enforcement leaders evaluate their agencies’ efforts to fully address the safety needs of their officers. This tool is intended to allow executives to proactively examine a range of critical officer safety strategies and determine areas where their agencies can take action to improve. Through the examination of key infrastructure and systemic and policy issues, executives can enhance officer safety and potentially prevent acts of violence against their officers.

This tool, additional resources, statistics, and facts, are available at

IACP International Policing Division Welcomes New Leadership

The IACP’s International Policing Division would like to welcome the new International Vice President, Colonel Nelson Werlang Garcia of the Military Police of the Federal District of Brasilia, Brazil; and the new IACP International Division Vice Chair, Chief Superintendent Barbara Fleury of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Both were installed at the 118th Annual IACP Conference in Chicago, Illinois.

Colonel Garcia succeeds David Beer, international policing advisor for the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Colonel Garcia brings with him more than 25 years of law enforcement experience, including various international assignments, most recently his secondment to the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Guinea-Bissau. Currently, Colonel Garcia is the director for the Center of Community Policing and Human Rights.

Chief Superintendent Fleury is the director general of international policing for the RCMP. ■

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From The Police Chief, vol. 79, no. 1, January 2012. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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