The National Executive Board is excited to present the following candidates for our open election. National Executive Board members are collectively responsible for running the Association on behalf of our membership. We ask that you exercise the care and sound judgement when reviewing the candidates’ qualifications and casting your vote.
Due to the recent by-law changes, voting will now be conducted membership-wide.
Check your email for e-ballots and information regarding the election timing.
Running for: Sergeant at Arms
Sgt. Stephen M. Kleeman
I am asking for your vote for the Sergeant at Arms position on the NAFTO board. Field training has always been a passion of mine and I would love to get involved on a national level. I would be an honored to serve each member of NAFTO.
My passion for teaching and helping others began in 1995 when I received my Indiana Law Enforcement Academy instructor license and began teaching police officers. In 2000, I became a Field Training Officer for the Evansville Police Department where I was a street FTO for ten years. After joining the Army Reserve in 1991, where I was a Military Police Officer, my commitment to field training was solidified. In 2001, I was selected and completed the Army Drill Sergeant School through the 100th Division (IT), which continued my teaching and training career to new students… Click Here to Continue Reading
Jeffery A. Crippen
I would like to begin with telling the membership who I am. My name is Jeffery A. Crippen, I am a Senior Police Officer / K9 Handler in Washington State. I have been a certified Police Officer since 1992 in both the State of California and the State of Washington. My wife and I have been married for twenty four years and we have one twenty two year old son.
In 1995 I was promoted to the rank of Police Corporal with part of my duties to be a Field Training Officer (FTO) for my department. Due this promotion discovered a passion for teaching others to include the public we all serve. During my time in Southern California I created community orientated policing projects to educate the work force, the community and high school children about the effects of alcohol usage and sales to underage minors. With the implementation of these programs, my agency was the first in the region to conduct these types of community programs which also included creating public service announcements that aired on local TV stations in the Coachella Valley of Southern California… Click Here to Continue Reading