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PRESIDENT
First I want to thank the members of the Florida Association of Hostage Negotiators (FAHN) for allowing me to serve as President. I feel it is a true honor to be a part of this great association. I am only as strong as my team and members.  These individuals bring experience, knowledge, expertise and talent to help our association achieve the best training in the State of Florida.  One of the most valued benefits of FAHN is the opportunity to network with other members throughout the state. The depth of knowledge combined with the variety of different backgrounds and experience is undoubtedly our greatest resource.

 

I know and have built relationships with many of you through FAHN, but for those I have not met, let me share with you my path towards becoming involved with this great association.  I became a member of FAHN in 2008 and was elected Region 4 training director in 2009.  Serving as Ambassador at Large and then Vice President for the past three years. As your President, I am proud and honored to serve you this year. My goal is to make this year, and the years to come, remembered as helping this association grow and succeed. 

 

I’d like to give a special shout-out to Luis Pratts and our Board of Directors for all the resources, guidance and support they provide.  I would also like to welcome the new Board members.  Together we will continue to provide the best networking and training throughout the State of Florida.

 

Due to Covid, we weren’t able to provide the regional training we were striving for.  We will continue to further enhance our web-based membership database and expand our social media presence.  We also plan to get back on track with increasing training availability in each region to a minimum of two sessions per year.  Please check our website often for new training opportunities in your area.

 

We are looking forward to the 2022 conference as this will be our 25th anniversary. It will be held June 6-10, 2022, at the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek in beautiful Orlando, Florida.  During our conference, we will be hosting the NCNA Board. Some of these members may be presenting and they will be available to provide new innovative ways of expertise from other states.  Information can be found on the "conference" page of this website and on our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/floridanegotiators/ .  As the conference approaches, we will update both pages.

 

For those of you visiting our website from outside the State of Florida, your point of contact is Dave Tuck, FAHN Ambassador at Large.  For those of you from within the State, view our FAHN Regional Directors page and locate your director.

 

I look forward to a productive successful presidency. I promise to lead with the integrity and with the best interest of FAHN in mind.  If you have questions, ideas or suggestions please contact me any time (Sandim326@yahoo.com). If your Regional Director is unavailable, I will arrange to facilitate training in your area.  We are always looking for new training ideas that we can bring to members throughout the State of Florida.  Be well, stay safe, and as always, thank you for all you do each and every day!







 
 
President

Sgt. Sandi Myers

Alachua County S.O.

Sandim326@yahoo.com

 


1996-1997
Deputy Farnell Cole
Alachua County SO
(352) 955-1835



1997-1999 
Lt. John "Butch" Jones
Alachua County SO (Ret)
(352) 374-3654


1999-2001 
Sgt. Terry Converse
Gainesville PD (Ret)



2001-2003
Chief Chris Summers
Leon County SO
(850) 251-3407 


2003-2005 
Major Brent Coughlin (Ret)
Leon County SO
(850)-528-8353


2006-2008
Jim McDonald
Department of Corrections
(Ret)


2008-2010
Asst. Chief Mary Olsen
Delray Beach PD 
(561) 243-7859


2010-2012
Allan O'Keefe
Hillsborough County SO (Ret)



2012-2014
Capt. Lorenzo Waiters
(Ret. Manatee County SO)
Palmetto PD
(941) 723-2000 x6103


2014-2016

Sgt. Brian Shorette

Escambia County SO

(850) 436-9630


2016-2018

Capt. Adam Goodner

St. Lucie SO

 (772) 370-2676  

 

2018-2021

D/S Luis R. Pratts-Martinez
Highlands County S.O.

(863) 214-4136

Florida Association of Hostage Negotiators

P.O.BOX 21282

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA 33335

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