Welcome to the Southern Police Institute Alumni Association website. SPIAA is an exclusive association open to those graduates of any Southern Police Institute course or program. Our association has a rich tradition and I am proud to be the 65th President.
As I shared in a letter to our members, law enforcement professionals face a myriad of challenges today. We are being challenged in the following ways:
· Test the validity of new and innovative crime reduction strategies versus traditional past practices.
· Test our ability to deliver law enforcement services in an effective and efficient manner while budgets have decreased and demand has increased.
· Utilize technology ethically and in a prudent manner.
· Ensure we police in a fair and impartial manner using our authority in a legitimate way.
Our communities deserve our best efforts and I believe the Southern Police Institute is the place to do it. Contemporary police professionals and SPI graduates know that you’re learning never ends. Our alumni association was created to ensure there is always a venue for continued learning and sharing of the latest in criminal justice innovation. We are proud to be able to showcase our graduates present the latest in criminal justice innovation from the beginning of an initiative to the evaluation phase.
The ability to network and information share on an informal basis is just as important as formal communication. The Executive Board of SPIAA will be looking for ways to build the “value added” aspect of your membership in SPIAA. We respect that you must invest your training dollars carefully. I would like your annual investment in SPIAA to be an easy decision.
I do need your help; please reach out to me or any of our Executive Board members with your suggestions or comments to make our association better. For current SPIAA members, please ensure your username and password set up to fully utilize the “members only” information our website.
Southern Police Institute Alumni Association
You can contact me as follows:
Chief of Police
Tallahassee Community College Police Department
Swearing in of the new 2016 SPIAA Executive Board:
President: Chief Chris Summers, Tallahassee (FL) Community College Police Department
First VP: Undersheriff (Ret.) Tim Kuzanek, Washoe County (NV) Sheriff’s Office (Ret.)
Second VP: Chief J. Phillip Webster, North Myrtle Beach (SC) Public Safety Department
Third VP: Captain Shon Barnes, Greensboro Police Department
Treasurer Lt. Cheryl Curtis, Greenville (NC) Police Department
National Secretary Sgt. William Willhoite, Jefferson County (KY) Sheriff’s Office
Captain Norman Wilson, Charlotte County SO, and President of the 131st AOC, being presented his SPI Dean's Scholar certificate from his Sheriff recently.