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  • Retired St. Louis Police captain killed after responding to a …
    6.4.20 – WGNTV – A retired police captain fatally shot during looting in St. Louis was … Dorn, 77, was killed while responding to an alarm at a pawnshop overnight …
  • Apple Watch called 911 when Chandler man was left …
    6.5.20 – KTAR – On April 23, the Chandler Police Department’s Communications Center received a 911 call from a computer-enhanced voice indicating an Apple Watch user had fallen and was not responding. The voice provided near-exact latitude and longitude coordinates of the man’s location to first responders.
  • Trump signs update to Paycheck Protection bill
    6.5.20 – SIW – Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act lets businesses qualify for loan forgiveness up to $10 million if they meet certain criteria
  • Can fever detection tech truly protect against the spread of …
    6.5.20 – SIW – Can fever detection tech truly protect against the spread of coronavirus? Experts weigh in on topic during SIA GovSummit 2020. Jun …
  • New Regulator Warns Health Measures, Like Masks, May Hurt …
    6.1.20 – NY Times – Brian P. Brooks, the acting head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, warned state and local leaders that requiring face masks could help bank robbers. … including mandates for the use of masks in public — could endanger … Brooks’s letter was unusual in its tone and scope; banking regulators …
  • A pandemic bright spot: In many places, less crime
    5.28.20 – The New York Times – Chief David Todd of the Fargo Police Department periodically abandons his desk to walk the beat downtown. In recent weeks, he found the North Dakota streets so utterly deserted that he commissioned a movie about it. Shot in black and white, the short, stark film shows police officers patrolling an eerily empty city: People evaporated from stadiums and playgrounds.

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NESA is a federation of state associations established to serve and promote the electronic systems industry at the direction of, and through its affiliated state associations. Seven state associations are part of NESA – Arkansas Security Alarm Association (ASAA), Kansas Electronic Security Association (KESA), Louisiana Life Safety & Security Association (LLSSA),  Maryland Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (MDBFAA), Mississippi Security Association (MSA), Oklahoma Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (OKBFAA) and Texas Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (TBFAA).  For more info visit www.nesaus.org.

NESA Board of Directors

  • President – Chris Russell
  • Vice President & – Maryland Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Director – Craig Bober
  • Secretary – Kathleen Schraufnagel
  • Treasurer and Arkansas Security Alarm Assn. Director – Rick Howell
  • Past President – Jordon Brown
  • Kansas Electronic Security Alliance Director – Vacant
  • Louisiana Life Safety & Security Association Director – Dera DeRoche Jolet
  • Mississippi Security Association Director –  Jack Torrence
  • Oklahoma Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Director – Steven Brekel
  • Texas Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Director – John Helweg
  • Associate Director – Brian Villari
  • False Alarm Reduction Association Director – Kerri McDonald
  • Executive Director – Brad Shipp
  • Louisiana Life Safety & Security Association Alternate – Amy Fuselier
  • Mississippi Security Association Alternate – Shelley Pettit
  • Maryland Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Alternate –  Jim Emerick
  • Oklahoma Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Alternate – Danna Fowble
  • Texas Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Alternate –  Kelly Ryan
  • False Alarm Reduction Association Alternate – Alicia Vela