Our Thanks

Here are just a few of the many people who have inspired and help build this program.

Special thanks go to Chief Tom Clemons for his inspiration and support; and Pat Fuller (former Chief of the Austin ISD Police Department, currently a Director atthe Austin Parks and Recreation Department) not only for shepherded this program through its early years, but allowing us to have some fun in the process.

The wonderful & Suzanne D’Ambrose (Monmouth County Voc-Tech School, Freehold, New Jersey) & John Schneiter.

Det Eric Edson, Sheboygan Police Department

Chief Chad Pusey, Oblong Police Department

Austin ISD Police Department

Chief Eric Mendez,  Austin Independent School District Police Department, Austin, Texas

Lt Rodney Anderson,  Austin Independent School District Police Department, Austin, Texas

Sgt. Beverly Freshour,  Austin Independent School District Police Department, Austin, Texas

Officer David Powers,  Austin Independent School District Police Department, Austin, Texas

Officer Mitchell Garcia: Houston Police Department, Texas

Officer James Adams: Hanford Police Department, California

Lt Robert Goetz, Everett Police Department

Officer John Clapp: Collin County Community College Police Department with campuses in Plano, Frisco, and McKinney, Texas

Officer James Taylor: Goshen Township Police Department, Ohio

Officer Mark Dillon: Hanford Police Department, California

Captain Tom Long: Herkimer Police Department, New York, retired

Deputy Cory Hughston: Crime Prevention Specialist, Victoria County Sheriff’s Office, Texas

Patricia Montemayor, Private Investigator.   Former SRO for Murchison Middle School, Austin ISD, Texas

Sgt. Pauleen Hatch

Austin Independent School District
Police Department, Austin, Texas

Sheila Anderson
Austin Independent School District
Police Department, Austin, Texas

Patricia Lyle
Retired, Lamar Middle School Principal, Austin, Texas

Officer Rick Jennings,
Pequannock Community Policing

NASRO

Bill Deckard, Secretary NASRO

Kansas City, Kansas Police Department

Chief Rick Armstrong of the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department

Assistant Chief Terry Zeigler of the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department

Dr. Cynthia Lane, Superintendent of the Kansas City Public Schools

Officer Steve Williams of the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department

Lt. Col Terence Hall of the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department

Lisa Garcia, Director of Student Services, Kansas City Public Schools

Officer Gary Richards, Temple, Texas Police Department

Charles A. Miller, Jr., Criminal Justice Teacher, Westwood High School, Austin, Texas, Lt. Colonel United States National Guard.

Ms. Rhonda Haynes, Project Director Public Service, Law- Related Education, State Bar of Texas

Ms. Jan L. Miller, Coordinator, Hatton W. Sumners Foundation Institutes on the Founding Documents, State Bar of Texas

We also benefit mightily from the time and dedication of countless volunteers and staff, including:

David Dierks
Kelly LeConte
June Mellon
Paul Kutak
Greg Bolin

And the late Edward J. Cain, Jr., Associate Professor, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, who, like the Northern Star, provided guidance and helped us take an idea and turn it into something that shines.

And to Robert LeConte, to whom this program is lovingly dedicated.

You have all enriched this program. To each of you, our heartfelt thanks.

Sincerely,

Phil LeConte, Executive Director

Board of Directors:

Chief Tom Clemons, Seward, Alaska

Suzanne D’Ambrose, Monmouth County Voc-Tech School, retired

Det. Eric Edson, Sheboygan Police Department

Chief Chad Pusey, Oblong Police Department

Phillip LeConte, co-founder