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Date: May 24, 2023

Fellow Member, 
The results of the vote to amend the bylaws have concluded and the results are in. They have been shared with the Board in a separate email. 
We had a total of 978 sent out to the membership, with six returned as having an incorrect email address. As you may be aware, we need 2/3 of the vote to approve any changes. The two (2) proposed changes are APPROVED.
This Board will waste no time in improving the experience of this great organization for the membership.  We will continue to increase our active membership, plan the best events for our membership and guests, improve our communication with a new website and most importantly support all our law enforcement agencies. This Board will meet during the summer to get ready for the second half of the year. 
Our next and last event before the summer will be our June meeting on June 14th. Please look on the website for details and tickets. Our scholarship winners will be joining us as they are presented with their awards. 
Thank you, Maria for all your work on this important program. Thank you also to our additional sponsors which allowed us to have a total of seven (7) recipients. 

Date: May 11, 2023

Dear Fellow Members:


The election for our proposed bylaw amendment changes will commence Friday, May 12th and conclude Friday, May 19th at 3:00 pm. 

You will be receiving an email ballot from a company named Eballot.  This ballot will be sent to your listed email address with NLEA.  This is a secure anonymous ballot and will be tallied electronically on Friday, May 19th

A communication from the Board will follow shortly thereafter.  A total of 978 members on file are listed in the EBallot.  As I stated before, for the proposed changes to go into effect, we need 2/3 vote in favor of them.    If you know a member who did not receive a ballot, please contact me ASAP so that we can have them included in the vote.

I ask the membership to be patient as this is the first time, we will be using an electronic method with this company.   A lot of effort was put into selecting a company that was reliable and affordable for us to conduct this important vote.

In other NLEA news, we would like to congratulate James O’Sullivan membership # 3318 for winning the deluxe New York Mets ticket package. This was from our early dues payment raffle.

Thank you for your continued support and trust in this organization. 





Michael Casey




Date: April 2023

Dear Member,
Play Ball! And with those words, Spring is ushered into New York as our two teams make a run for the World Series. I hope you all had a nice Spring Holiday celebrating your induvial faith.
The March pre-Saint Patrick’s Day dinner was a great success with plenty of Irish fare, music, bagpipes, and proper pints of Guinness for all. A big thank you to Ken, Al B., and Matt for chairing the event.
Our next event will be on April 18th with lunch at Arno (141 West 38th Street) at 12 pm. Kevin Fitzgerald and Mike Sweeney are chairing this event. Commissioner Rodney Harrison of the Suffolk County Police will be our speaker.
As you all know during the height of Covid-19, the Board was forced to extend the term of the Officers for one year as we navigated out of Covid and back to a functioning organization. The Board’s decision was made as an emergency decision, and Dan was sworn in via Zoom. Dan and his Board served for two years.
Getting this organization up and running with an active membership and participation in our events has been a true challenge. The good news is we are making progress every month.
Our current Board is the most Agency diverse team we have had in years and it comes with the support of these agencies. The current Board consists of the highest number of active Law Enforcement professionals serving in three (3) separate agencies also with the full support of the agencies.
I know this active and diverse Board has been key in the recovery of this organization with members with paid dues and attendance at events has been on the rise.
During the February Board meeting, the Board made a motion to make two changes to ensure our continued recovery and success. The motion called for all Officers to have a two (2) year term. The second part of the motion was to add an additional Board spot to aid in membership retention and recruitment.
The motions were voted by the entire Board, with me abstaining, and were unanimously voted in favor of the motion.
During the February and March meetings, no one came forward to the nominating committee to express an interest to become the Sergeant at Arms.
Since we are no longer in the pandemic emergency we will need to go to our By-Laws. As per the By-Laws we will need to send this motion to the entire membership for a vote.
The most efficient method seems to be a confidential ballot emailed to the membership with a voting time frame announced. Any motion needs 2/3 of the membership for it to be approved and the amendment placed into the By-Laws.
The motions are: (a) All Officers serve a two ( 2) year term starting in June of each year (b) The board is expanded by one member.
We still have time in the established calendar to get this accomplished and keep the organization running.
I will be available for any questions on the 18th and as always via email and/or a call. (347) 752 7928.
Hope to see you all soon.





Date: JUNE 2022

Dear Fellow Associate,


I am proud to write you this newsletter as the 75th President Of National Law Enforcement Associates. I would first like to thank Dan for his historic two year term as our President. Dan, you kept the organization together during the pandemic and I pledge to continue to get us back to full strength over the next year. I would like to welcome my Board into their new roles in our organization. Matt McCartin will serve as 1st Vice President, Tim Harrington will serve as 2nd Vice President, and Kevin O ’Malley will be our Sergeant at Arms. John Kenna will stay on as Executive Secretary and Henry de Vries will stay as Treasurer. Team, I look forward to working together to make this organization even better.


I have set a goal for us to improve or replace our current web page. We learned during the pandemic that an interactive platform that is easy to use is needed to communicate to the membership. We have wasted no time as your new board and had our first board meeting and have calendared our events for 2022 into 2023. You, the membership, need to know we are looking at ways to make each event as affordable as possible.  We all understand the financial pressures many face and we will explore ways to maintain the quality events we all want and are famous for.


I am very fortunate to become the President of this organization as we are coming out of this pandemic. Our partners in Law Enforcement need our support now more than ever. This City is a different place than it was just two years ago and we stand ready to support all law enforcement. I don’t think the public/private partnership has been as important in the last 21 years as it is now.


Please feel free to reach out to me with any concerns or ideas you may have and I will respond to you. My email address is


As mentioned above we have set dates for our events and the next one will be President's Night June 1st at The View at Battery Park Gardens. This will start at 1800 and our four scholarship winners will be awarded their checks. We will then meet again for our Annual Picnic which will take place on September 9th at Alley Pond Park in Queens at 11am.


I am looking forward to enjoying the fellowship that this organization was formed for and continuing our great traditions and mission. 




Mike Casey