Lake Charles Police Chief Don Dixon new president of FBI-LEEDA

The following is a news release from the City of Lake Charles:

Lake Charles Police Chief Don Dixon was recently sworn in as President of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association, Inc. (FBI-LEEDA) at its 19th Annual Executive Training Conference held in Atlanta, Georgia, March 29 – 31, 2010.

Said City of Lake Charles Mayor Randy Roach:

"The swearing in of Chief Dixon as President of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association, Inc. reflects greatly on his unwavering commitment to the highest standards of law enforcement.  His leadership to this distinguished national organization is both an honor for him personally and for our community.  We wish him well as he moves forward with his new duties as President."

Said Lake Charles Police Chief Don Dixon:

"It is a great honor to be President for such a great association of law enforcement executives."

FBI-LEEDA is an association of law enforcement executives who have completed studies at the FBI Academy in Quantico or one of its regional command colleges.

There were several hundred police executives in attendance including representatives from Canada, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

The conference attendees heard from FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III who addressed the group.  Director Mueller briefed the group on several initiates that the FBI was involved in, and praised the executives for the cooperative effort of state, local, and federal law enforcement.

A town hall type meeting was also held regarding the economic impact to law enforcement and the delivery of service to our communities.

On Wednesday Sheriff Greg Hamilton, Travis County Sheriff's Office, Austin, Texas was sworn in as Third Vice President and Director Sam Pennica of the City-County Bureau of Identification, Raleigh, North Carolina was elected Sergeant-At-Arms. Later that evening, Chief Donald D. Dixon of Lake Charles Police Department, Lake Charles, Louisiana was sworn in as President.  The oath of Office was administered by Assistant Director Ronald Ruecker, Office of Law Enforcement Coordination, FBI.  Assistant Director Ruecker in his remarks praised FBI-LEEDA for the strides it has made in educational opportunities for law enforcement executives internationally.

Upon being sworn in, Chief Dixon, who will lead the 5,000 member association, consisting of members from the United States and 14 foreign countries, committed to maintaining the strong education programs and executive services at a reasonable cost to agencies.  President Dixon thanked the leaders in attendance for the commitment to their communities and the association.