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President's Message

Aloha FBINAA Hawaii Chapter Members,

Welcome to our Chapter’s presence on the web! I’m honored to be a member of the Hawaii Chapter of the FBINAA and humbled to serve as its president. Like you, attending and graduating from the FBI National Academy has been the highlight of my law enforcement career. When I was going through the nomination process to attend the academy I couldn’t have imagined just how much the experience would change my life both professionally and personally. From the knowledge and experience gained to the lifelong friendships and network created it was a transformative experience. I’ve found staying connected and active with the FBINAA has only strengthened the foundation put down at Quantico and I want to thank you for your continued membership and your time and support of the Hawaii Chapter through our events and re-trainers.

After missing two years of re-trainers due to COVID-19 concerns and restrictions it was a great pleasure to attend the 2022 Hawaii Chapter Re-trainer on the Big Island of Hawaii hosted by our now immediate past President Sherry Bird. The May 2022 event was a great success and I want to thank Sherry and everybody from the Hawaii Police Department who I know worked so hard to make it that way. In 2023 we will be hosting our re-trainer on the island of Oahu with a target of early June and I look forward to finalizing details so we can announce the specifics and invite all of you.

I’d like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the FBI Honolulu Field Office for the true support and encouragement they have provided and continue to provide to the Hawaii Chapter. Their involvement and assistance are a major factor in the successes we have achieved.

Thank you also to each of our members for renewing each year and allowing us to host training and quarterly meetings as well as creating the means for us to support the Youth leadership Program and the FBINAA Charitable Foundation.

As I reflect on the recent passage of 50 years since our chapter was founded I’m encouraged with the continued growth and advancements we see both in our chapter and our chosen profession year after year. As we strive to take care of our agencies and communities please don’t forget to take care of each other and even ourselves. Please reach out to me or any of our chapter leadership if we can be of any help. My best wishes for your continued health, safety, and prosperity.

Roland Turner,
President, FBINAA - Hawaii Chapter

Aloha Fellow FBI NAA Members,
A big mahalo goes out to our Immediate Past President Elliott “Kalani” Ke and his team for their efforts on our past Re-Trainer on Kauai. The event was well attended and a lot of fun.  Great job!

I am excited as I begin my year as your chapter president. We are already in the planning stages of our 2025 FBI NAA Hawaii Chapter Re-Trainer to be held on Maui at the Wailea Beach Resort Marriott, May 22 - 23, 2025. We will keep you posted as we continue creating a remarkable and memorable event.

I’m looking forward to working with our executive board and members this coming year. If you have any ideas or need any assistance, reach out to me. 
Until we see you on Maui, take care of yourselves and one another.
Wade Maeda, President
FBI NAA Hawaii Chapter
Session #272

Aloha Fellow FBI NAA Members,
We are grateful for those who attended our recent FBI NAA Hawaii Chapter Retrainer on Oahu. The event was well attended, informative and even included a fireworks show on Waikiki Beach! A big mahalo goes out to our Immediate Past President Roland Turner and his team who coordinated the effort. A job well done!
I am excited as I begin my year of leadership. We are already in the planning stages of our 2024 FBI NAA Hawaii Chapter Retrainer set for the island of Kauai. If you have never visited the Garden Isle, you will have your chance soon and you don't want to miss it. 
Know that the FBI NAA Hawaii Chapter is committed to creating a fun filled event with learning and networking at the core. The dates and location have yet to be set. More information will be posted here, so stay tuned. In the meantime, if you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. 
Until we see you again on Kauai, take care of yourselves and one another.
Elliott Ke, President
FBI NAA Hawaii Chapter
Session #262
Wade Maeda, Maui PD
Wade Maeda,
President, FBINAA - Hawaii Chapter



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The FBI National Academy is a professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement managers nominated by their agency heads because of demonstrated leadership qualities. The 10-week program—which provides coursework in intelligence theory, terrorism and terrorist mindsets, management science, law, behavioral science, law enforcement communication, and forensic science—serves to improve the administration of justice in police departments and agencies at home and abroad and to raise law enforcement standards, knowledge, and cooperation worldwide.

Leaders and managers of state, local, county, tribal, military, federal, and international law enforcement agencies attend the FBI National Academy. Participation is by invitation only, through a nomination process. Participants are drawn from every U.S. state and territory and from international partner nations.

Academy Associates

The FBI National Academy Associates, Inc., is a dynamic organization of over 17,000 law enforcement professionals who actively work to continue developing higher levels of competency, cooperation, and integrity across the law enforcement community.

Hawaii Chapter

The FBINAA Hawaii Chapter was organized in 1971 and currently consists of over 100 active members representing the State of Hawaii, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Northern Marianas, America Samoa, the Republic of Palau and Guam.

The FBI National Academy Associates, Hawaii Chapter, is a private 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization and is not a part of the ​Federal Bureau of Investigation or acting on behalf of the FBI. (EIN 99-0210175)
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