Our Keynote speaker will be Debbie Johnson, Founder and CEO of Without Permission. The Without Permission mission is to create a working model for the community to follow in the battle for social justice as it relates to the evil of human trafficking in their local cities. Without Permission is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works in the battle to end sex trafficking through prevention awareness training as well as support survivors in their restoration process.
Debbie has collaborated with people in key leadership positions that share her commitment to serve first responders of law enforcement, social services, educators and medical staff. She has become a powerful force of justice. She has spearheaded the discussion to end the culture of human trafficking in the Central Valley. Her team has served over 100 victims of sex trafficking. Without Permission has impacted hundreds of law enforcement officers and tens of thousands of community members through awareness training.
This month’s meeting sponsor:
Address: 8th and 6th Street off Soscal Way. Go North on Soscal way. Left on 8th Street, Left at 6th Street which is the Wine Train Yard
Our keynote speakers will be members of the Sacramento Stand Down Association.
What is a Stand Down?
In times of war, exhausted combat units requiring time to rest and recover were removed from the battlefields to a place of relative security and safety. At secure base camp areas, troops were able to take care of personal hygiene, get clean uniforms, enjoy warm meals, receive medical and dental care, mail and receive letters, and enjoy the camaraderie of friends in a safe environment.
In the military, Stand Down afforded battle-weary soldiers the opportunity to renew their spirit, health and overall sense of well-being. Today’s Stand Downs affords the same opportunity to homeless veterans.
Stand Down refers to a grassroots, community-based intervention program designed to help the nation’s thousands of homeless veterans on any given night “combat” life on the streets. Homeless veterans are brought together in a single location for three days and are provided access to the community resources needed to begin addressing their individual problems and rebuilding their lives. There are over a hundred Stand Downs operating across the U.S.A.
What Happens at a Stand Down?
Hundreds of homeless veterans are provided a broad range of necessities including food and clothing; medical, legal and mental health assistance; job counseling and referral; and importantly, companionship and camaraderie to lift their spirits. It is a time for the community to connect with the homeless veteran population and address this crisis that affects each and every town, city and state in this country. The “give a hand up — not a handout” philosophy of Stand Down is carried out through the work of hundreds of volunteers.
Mike White – SSDA Board of Directors (2016)
Don Harper – Retired US Marine Corp Vietnam War Veteran
Bud Lee – SSDA Volunteer Since 2006
Christina Mason – SSDA Volunteer Since 2015
This Month’s Meeting Sponsors:
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Our keynote speaker will be Michael Morzouk with Alert Systems Group
David Frazer – Cal COP Statewide Program Manager, retired as the Police Chief for the City of McFarland, and also as a Police Commander/Battalion Chief with the Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety.
Overview of the Cal COP Program
The California Common Operating Picture for Threat Awareness, commonly called Cal COP, is a cloud-based, data-sharing environment available to public safety agencies within the eight California Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) regions as well as (4) State Agencies. Cal COP leverages local risk management and critical infrastructure assessments—layered with real-time, intentional, technological, and natural hazard threat information—to create a common threat awareness picture.
Inaugural Northern CA APCO Awards Dinner
Please join us for this special night as we honor all dedicated public safety communications, first responders.
The evening will begin a reception starting at 4:30pm and will conclude by 9:00pm
Our annual awards presentation will begin at 5:30pm
Dinner served at 6:15 and will be accompanied by live musical entertainment.
Tickets will be available through CVent and will be $40 per person with a $10 early registration discount and a $10 “couple” discount. No chapter business will be conducted, and this event will focus solely on honoring our local award winners. All are invited to attend and participate and show support for the hard working men and women communication officials of the Northern California Chapter of APCO International.
Register by September 30 for the early registration discount.