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New Members of the 2005-2006
IACP Board of Officers

Four new members of the IACP Board of Officers were either elected or appointed during the 112th Annual IACP Conference. For information on all members of the IACP Board, please visit the leadership page of the IACP Web site at

In addition, Chief Carl Wolf of Hazelwood, Missouri, was reelected to a second three-year term as IACP's vice president-treasurer.

Chief Walter McNeil,
IACP Sixth Vice President

Walter McNeil has served as a police officer in Tallahassee, Florida, for 28 years and as police chief for the Tallahassee Police Department for the past seven years. He holds a master's degree in criminal justice from Saint John's University in Springfield, Louisiana. His accomplishments include being appointed by Governor Bush to Florida's Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission; serving for seven years as a district director for the Florida Police Chiefs Association; attending the 158th session of the FBI's National Academy; instructing criminal justice courses at Florida A&M University; and representing Florida in the IACP Division of State Associations of Chiefs of Police.

In addition, the Tallahassee Chapter of 100 Black Men of America recognized McNeil for outstanding service to the community. He is a past board member of the Tallahassee Senior Citizen Committee. The U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Florida also recognized him for outstanding service to law enforcement. McNeil and his wife, Gloria, have three children.

Chief Sue Riseling,
Vice President at Large

Sue Riseling is associate vice chancellor (AVC) and chief of police at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to her appointment in 1991, she served as assistant chief and deputy chief at the State University of New York-Stony Brook Police Department. Riseling began her career at the University of Maryland-College Park as the manager of security for residence life. She served as the general chair of the IACP University and College Police Section for six years and has served on the IACP Executive Committee for seven years. Riseling is a past president of the Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association and the first woman and first university police chief to hold the position. She is a past president of the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives. In August 2003 Riseling was named the Motorola NAWLEE (National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives) Female Law Enforcement Executive of the Year.

Chief Ed Mosca,

Ed Mosca joined the Old Saybrook Police Department in 1960. He rose through the ranks, being promoted to detective in 1963, sergeant in 1966, and lieutenant in 1968. He was appointed chief of police in 1971. At age 33, he was then the youngest chief in Connecticut. Mosca has been very active in state and national law enforcement. He is past president of the Connecticut Chiefs of Police Association and a past member of its board of directors. He is a director of the Connecticut Law Enforcement Foundation. Mosca is a member of the IACP Executive Committee, chairman of the IACP Legislative Committee, past treasurer of the Police Association of Connecticut, and a member of the Connecticut Police Chiefs Selection and Nominating Committees. He is a member and past president of the Old Saybrook Rotary Club. In 1992 Mosca became a member of the Liberty Bank Board of Corporators.

2006 Annual IACP Conference
Workshop Planning Under Way

The 113th Annual IACP Conference will be held Saturday, October 14, through Wednesday, October 18, 2006, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The planning for the educational opportunities at the conference is under way now.
Applications for workshops are accepted electronically through the IACP Web site (go to, and click the conference logo).

There are different deadlines for the various tacks. For example the Technology Institute Certificate Track proposals are due by January 15, 2006. Those technology presentations accepted and delivered during the 30th Annual Law Enforcement Information Management Section Conference are also considered for the limited number of workshop slots in the Technology
Institute Track during the annual conference.

The deadline for the Chief Executive Track is March 15, 2006. Subjects of interest to this track include leadership, organizational development, management, contemporary issues, community policing, homeland security, personnel issues, ethics, and current operational issues. Of course, other suggestions are welcome.

All workshop proposals are subject to an evaluation process. The applications are reviewed and awarded points based on timeliness, appropriateness, and relevance to the audience. The evaluation process also considers the overall content to ensure that only state-of-art programs are presented.

When completing the workshop proposal, create a descriptive title of the presentation, be specific in your educational objectives, explain in a 50-word description the concepts being presented, identify presenters, and indicate the track that best fits the workshop.

Complete guidelines and responsibilities of workshop presenters are available on the IACP Web site (go to, and click the conference logo).

Questions about the workshops should be directed to Charles Higginbotham at IACP headquarters at 800-THE-IACP, extension 217, or (

2006 Law Enforcement Information Management Section Conference
The 30th Annual LEIM Training Conference and Exposition is being held June 5-9, 2006, at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. Topics of discussions are of interest to public safety technology professionals and include the following:

  • Systems integration and interoperability

  • Technology to support homeland security

  • Federal funding initiatives

  • Mobile computing

  • Record management

  • Information technology standards

  • Information system design and support

  • Multidiscipline technology projects

  • Wireless data communication
  • The LEIM Section is composed of more than 500 information technology professionals in the law enforcement field, from agencies of all sizes. It provides a forum for law enforcement executive and information management specialist to exchange information on technology initiatives and trends with a focus on computer and information management technologies.

    Information about the conference, registration, agenda, program, and the exhibits is available at the IACP Technology Web site, (

    Annual IACP Conference
    Prizewinners Announced

    During the 112th Annual IACP Conference in Miami Beach, two lucky attendees won $500 each day the exhibit hall opened. In order to win this prize, the attendee had to visit four separate validation stations in the exhibit hall and drop the 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 2005 cash prizewinners are Chief Bryan D. Ross, Berks-Lehigh Regional Police Department, Kutztown, Pennsylvania; Mariann Schira, Bloomingdale, Illinois; Laura Rudy, Stafford, Virginia; Vicki Cowan, Burleson, Texas; Lydia Mears, Maine Community Policing Institute, Augusta, Maine; and Christine Viens, Longmeadow, Massachusetts.

    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.

    Local Departments' Safe Storage of
    Explosives: Let ATF Help

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), in the U.S. Department of Justice, is raising awareness among local law enforcement of the federal requirements for the storage of explosive materials and for the reporting of materials that have been lost or stolen. ATF held a workshop at the annual IACP conference in Miami Beach to emphasize these requirements.

    Specifically, 18 U.S.C. 845(a)(3) exempts the transportation, shipment, receipt, or importation of explosive materials for delivery to any agency of the United States or any state or political subdivision. Federal law does not exempt state or local government entities from the storage requirements stipulated under 27 C.F.R. 55(K). As such, state and local government entities are required to store their explosive materials in accordance with subpart K.ATF has jurisdiction over the permanent storage of all explosive materials, including storage by state by local government. But ATF has not been mandated by Congress to inspect state and local magazines. Currently, inspection of state and local magazines has been voluntary. In the interest of public safety and in case of an emergency, ATF is requesting that agencies with magazines storing explosive materials voluntarily report the locations of these magazines to ATF. ATF will also inspect these magazines upon request and offer its guidance for storage. Any agency that is interested in having its magazines qualified by ATF should contact its local ATF office for assistance.

    In addition to storage, 18 U.S.C. 842(k) states that any person who has knowledge of the theft or loss of any explosive materials must report such theft or loss within 24 hours of discovery to ATF. State and local law enforcement officials should be sure to contact ATF whenever they have a report of an explosive case. Universities, transportation departments, park and natural resources agencies, and departments of agriculture all have a need to use and thus store explosives. State and local police departments should assist ATF with identify the magazine sites to ensure that the storage requirements are being met.

    For more information contact the ATF Explosives Industry Programs Branch at 202-927-2310. Additional information may be found on the ATF Web site at (

    DHS Equipment Direct Assistance
    Applications Due Date

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced the inauguration of phase 2 of the Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program (CEDAP); the window for applying for phase-2 equipment will close on January 13, 2006. Applications for participation in the program are accepted online at

    The IACP strongly supports CEDAP and has worked with DHS to ensure the program meets the needs of our members. As the program's title indicates, CEDAP is specifically designed to be a direct assistance program. It is a streamlined system that permits qualified law enforcement agencies to obtain assistance, effectively and efficiently, by applying directly to the federal government.

    To learn more about the program, go to CEDAP using your computer's search engine or call the DHS Central Scheduling Information Desk at 800-368-6498. For more information, call Joel Leson, IACP staff liaison to the IACP Homeland Security Committee, at 800-THE-IACP, extension 316, or write to him at See also "Responder Knowledge Base" on page 18 in this issue of the Police Chief. ■



    From The Police Chief, vol. 72, no. 12, December 2005. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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