National Conference of Law Enforcement Emerald Societies

President's Message

Brothers and Sisters, A Chara,

Let’s start by saying on behalf of the entire NCLEES Board of Officers I hope everyone enjoyed a Holy and Merry Christmas, yes, I did say Merry Christmas not Happy Holiday, all of us who believe still say Christmas. Next, followed by a Happy and Safe New Year. I say safe because the climate of the Country today has us at war. Not just a war against terrorism abroad and at home but for us more importantly a war against Police on the everyday beat. The blatant disrespect for Law Enforcement Officers is at a populists high. It is inconceivable to watch how people believe they have the right to disobey and resist Law Enforcement Officers in the lawful performance of their duty. But what is almost worst is the everyday disrespect shown in non-enforcement situations. The problem is becoming epidemic and the blame falls squarely at the feet of our elected officials for not only allowing this condition but in many cases for they themselves being in the forefront of these demonstrations and horrific displays of lawlessness and disrespect. How many times in the past year have we witnessed so called Community Leaders and Politicians spewing hate and falsehoods before the facts can be manifested? And when proven wrong how many apologies have been issued? When was the last time you saw a Presidential representative at the funeral service of a slain Officer; compared to them marching in the front of demonstrations in support of criminals and against Police. The greatest country ever to exist on this earth is in danger of falling and it is because we are rotting from the top down. One of the primary objectives of subversive organizations is to infiltrate and create unrest in the community. Tell me this is not happening now, but, I still believe. I believe we can take our country back and I sense a rumbling in the “good people” that this might be happening. We need to be active in our communities and use our strongest weapon our vote. Be diligent, do your homework and vote for the candidates that will reverse this calamity before it happens. I’m not telling you who to vote for, let your minds and hearts do that, but I am saying that we need a change. A change from the Socialistic and Progressive attitude that prevails in Washington today and the one they so want to perpetuate. Until that happens and everyday into the future, please, be careful and diligent during every tour of duty. The Thin Blue Line is not just a saying, it is something that can be very strong. Give every tour of duty your best honest effort and as you’ve heard me say in the past and as I’ve said many times turning out the platoon....”Remember the most important thing you will do today is go home to your family.” God Bless You and God Bless America

ls mise le meas - Joseph J. Keenan, President NCLEES

Well now that I’ve gotten that off my chest (if I offended you I apologize, not for what I said but that you were offended) let’s get down to business. Below I’ve listed the Hotel information for Police Week 2016 in Washington D.C. I know many of you have locations where you stay yearly and that’s fine but the Hyatt on New Jersey Ave. is where we will be having our Annual May Meeting on May 14th at 1000 hours. In addition the Annual Memorial March will step off sharply at 1800 hours from the site next to the Hotel. If you intend on participating in the March please complete the application.

Hyatt Regency Washington, DC on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001, US
The Hyatt is accepting online hotel reservations for our upcoming event. Through this website you can book, modify or cancel your hotel reservations at any time. We look forward to seeing you!

Also, the Annual Fall Convention Meeting will be hosted by the Emerald Society of New Orleans September 29th to October 1st 2016 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside at Two Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. A dedicated website is now available for attendees to book their hotel rooms online