Hafa Adai

“Hafa Adai” is the traditional Chamorro greeting used in Guam and is generally accompanied by a warm smile that foreshadows the hospitality of the island.   Stateside, we often think our agency’s issues are unique to our own jurisdiction which is isolated from the rest of the contemporary policing issues.  A trip to our western-most U.S. Territory convinced me that…

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NAFTO Heads to Guam

“Where America Begins Its Day” This month, NAFTO President Paul Hasselberger and Training Coordinator Graham Tinius traveled to Guam to meet Training Sergeant Magdalena Naputi, of the Guam Police Department, and provide the first FTO training courses in the region. Sgt Naputi, along with her training and command staff reached out to NAFTO last year, requesting a review and…

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FTO of the Year Interview

At our 2018 Conference in Shreveport, Louisiana, we proudly named Deputy Mark Benner as our FTO of the Year.  Mark was among numerous FTOs whose agencies supported by nominating them for this annual award.  Rather than try to replicate his well-written nomination in this article, I encourage you all to check it out here (Read the Nomination Now)  Instead,…

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Immediate Past President Message

It’s been a week since we wrapped up our annual conference in Shreveport. I’m still adjusting to my new role as the Immediate Past President. NAFTO has been an important part of my life for many years now. My year as your President was a rewarding one. Your National Board accomplished many goals over the last twelve months. While…

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