President’s Message

Dear Chiefs, Sheriffs, and Members, 

I am honored to serve in this great organization. I want to thank our past presidents and board members for their hard work, vision and help in guiding us to where we stand today. I also thank the current board members for everything they are doing now to further the organization. 

Our goal is to continue providing quality drug enforcement training for police officers as well as raising drug awareness and educating to the public. We are also focused on being involved with legislators and in the law making process, to keep our communities safe. If you’re a current member in good standing and want to be more involved, there are several board positions currently open. Please contact us. This is a combined effort and we encourage everyone to get involved! 

There are several major events coming in the next few months. The Benevolent Golf Tournament is May 31, 2019, at Cedar Hills Golf Course in Cedar Hills, Utah. The tournament raises money for our Benevolent Fund. Since last August, money from this fund has gone to the families of Officers Shinners and Romrell. Members and the public can support the families of fallen officers by sponsoring, donating, or participating in this event. 

The annual training conference and awards banquet will be August 13-15, 2019 in St George, UT. I am excited about the location of this event and the instructors we have lined up. The primary reason for having  the conference in state, is to provide all officers with the opportunity to attend. This event starts off with the Dope Open Golf Tournament on August 12, 2019. We rely on the support of members, local businesses, individual donations, and sponsorships to make this happen. 

There are other training classes hosted, co-hosted and sponsored across the state, check the website often to locate training classes in your area. If you have a training request, contact your region representatives and or any member of the board. If you’re involved with a community organization and need support or a presentation, please contact any region representative. 

I would also encourage members to share your knowledge with the rest of us. If you have a training class prepared or are willing to put one together let us know. 

Finally, I want to thank all of you and our community partners for the continued support. If there is anything we can do better please don’t hesitate to let us know.

Sincerely,
Scott Byington
UNOA President 

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Dear Chiefs, Sheriffs, and Members, 

I am honored to serve in this great organization. I want to thank our past presidents and board members for their hard work, vision and help in guiding us to where we stand today. I also thank the current board members for everything they are doing now to further the organization. 

Our goal is to continue providing quality drug enforcement training for police officers as well as raising drug awareness and educating to the public. We are also focused on being involved with legislators and in the law making process, to keep our communities safe. If you’re a current member in good standing and want to be more involved, there are several board positions currently open. Please contact us. This is a combined effort and we encourage everyone to get involved! 

There are several major events coming in the next few months. The Benevolent Golf Tournament is May 31, 2019, at Cedar Hills Golf Course in Cedar Hills, Utah. The tournament raises money for our Benevolent Fund. Since last August, money from this fund has gone to the families of Officers Shinners and Romrell. Members and the public can support the families of fallen officers by sponsoring, donating, or participating in this event. 

The annual training conference and awards banquet will be August 13-15, 2019 in St George, UT. I am excited about the location of this event and the instructors we have lined up. The primary reason for having  the conference in state, is to provide all officers with the opportunity to attend. This event starts off with the Dope Open Golf Tournament on August 12, 2019. We rely on the support of members, local businesses, individual donations, and sponsorships to make this happen. 

There are other training classes hosted, co-hosted and sponsored across the state, check the website often to locate training classes in your area. If you have a training request, contact your region representatives and or any member of the board. If you’re involved with a community organization and need support or a presentation, please contact any region representative. 

I would also encourage members to share your knowledge with the rest of us. If you have a training class prepared or are willing to put one together let us know. 

Finally, I want to thank all of you and our community partners for the continued support. If there is anything we can do better please don’t hesitate to let us know.

Sincerely,
Scott Byington
UNOA President