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CALEA Update Magazine | Issue 105

Five Commissioners Leave CALEA Board

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The terms of five Commissioners — Gayle Cameron, Richard Holden, Ted Kamatchus, DeWade Langley, and Grant Wegner— ended in 2010. At the November 2010 CALEA Conference in Garden Grove, California, Commissioners Cameron, Kamatchus, Langley, and Wegner were recognized for their invaluable contributions to the Commission over the past years. Commissioner Holden was not able to attend this conference, but will be recognized at a future conference.

Pictured from the left are: Executive Director Daughtry, Commissioners Cameron, Kamatchus, Langley, and Wegner, and Commission Chair Dekmar at the Garden Grove Conference Celebration Banquet.

Commissioner Gayle M. Cameron was appointed to the Commission effective January 1, 2008 and, before retiring in May 2008, was the Deputy Superintendent of Investigations with the rank of lieutenant colonel with the New Jersey State Police. The New Jersey State Police has been CALEA law enforcement accredited since 2007.

Commissioner Cameron served on the Standards Review and Interpretation Committee, the Recruitment and Retention Subcommittee of Strategic Planning, and Review Committee D. 

Commissioner Richard W. Holden, Sr. was appointed to the Commission effective January 1, 2004. He was at that time Commander of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, a position he held for over five years prior to his retirement in 2004. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol has been CALEA law enforcement accredited since 2000.

Commissioner Holden served as chair of the Outreach and Nominating Committee, the Recruitment and Retention Subcommittee of Strategic Planning, and Review Committee A.

Commissioner Ted G. Kamatchus was appointed to the Commission Board beginning January 1, 2002.  He was named Sheriff of Marshall County, Iowa, in 1988 and has been successfully re-elected to that post since then. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office has been CALEA law enforcement accredited since November 1999.

Commissioner Kamatchus served on the Corporate Affairs Committee, the Awards Committee, the Program Development and Enhancement Subcommittee of Strategic Planning, and as Chair of Review Committee B. He also participated as a member of the SRIC Focus Group.

Commissioner A. DeWade Langley joined the Commission on March 1, 2005 as Director of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, a position he had held since 1995. Commissioner Langley retired in 2010 to become the Chairman and Director of the University of Central Oklahoma's School of Criminal Justice. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has been CALEA law enforcement accredited since 2002.

Commissioner Langley served on the Standards Review and Interpretation Committee, as Chair of the Awards Committee, as Chair of the Recruitment and Retention Subcommittee of Strategic Planning, and on Review Committee E. 

Commissioner Grant S. Wegner was a 16th Judicial Circuit Court Judge in St. Charles, Illinois, when he was appointed to the CALEA Board beginning September 2003. Commissioner Wegner retired from the bench in 2009 and is now an attorney for a law firm and teaching at a law school.

He served on the Standards Review and Interpretation Committee, Communications Subcommittee of Strategic Planning, and as Chair of Review Committee C.

The Commission bids a fond farewell to these committed professionals and wishes them much success in their future endeavors. We are deeply indebted to them for their leadership and many hours of work and dedication to the Commission.

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