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Savannah, Georgia
August 24, 2020

Chair Donna Lusczynski called the meeting to order. Chair Lusczynski gave an explanation of the Membership Meeting.

*Chair Lusczynski noted that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Dallas conference scheduled in March was cancelled and a membership meeting wasn’t held. She noted that the minutes from the September 9, 2019 Membership Meeting in Little Rock, Arkansas, are posted on the ROCIC Conference Website. Joe Costa made a motion to accept the minutes, seconded by John Miller.  Unanimous.

Secretary John Samaniego announced the following agencies were accepted for membership at the Board of Directors Meeting on August 23, 2020. 

These agencies include:


  • Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Office, Luverne
  • Dallas County Sheriff’s Office, Selma


  • Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, Salem
  • Gravette Police Department, Gravette


  • Aventura Police Department, Aventura
  • Plant City Police Department, Plant City
  • Wildwood Police Department, Wildwood
  • S. Border Patrol – Miami Sector, Pembroke Pines
  • S. Department of Health & Human Services – Office of Inspector General, Miami Lakes


  • Cecil Police Department, Cecil
  • Effingham County Sheriff’s Office, Springfield
  • Pine Mountain Police Department, Pine Mountain


  • Commonwealth Attorney’s Office – 39th Judicial Circuit, Stanton
  • Covington Police Department, Covington
  • Elkton Police Department, Elkton
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation HEAT Task Force, Pikeville
  • Oak Grove Police Department, Oak Grove
  • Scott County Sheriff’s Office, Georgetown
  • Southeastern Kentucky Federal Bureau of Investigation Drug Task Force, London


  • Centenary College Police Department, Shreveport
  • S. Customs and Border Protection – New Orleans Sector – Intelligence Unit, New Orleans


  • Grifton Police Department, Grifton
  • Manteo Police Department, Manteo


  • Mannford Police Department, Mannford


  • Covington Police Department, Covington
  • Drug Task Force 5th Judicial District, Maryville
  • Rutherford County Fire-Rescue Arson Investigative Unit, Murfreesboro
  • S. Department of Veterans Affairs – Murfreesboro, Murfreesboro


  • Bexar County Fire Marshal’s Office, San Antonio
  • Bridgeport Police Department, Bridgeport
  • City of West University Place Police Department, Houston
  • Crockett Police Department, Crockett
  • Denton County Water District Police Department, Savannah
  • Forney Police Department, Forney
  • Odessa Police Department, Odessa
  • Webb County Sheriff’s Office, Laredo
  • Willow Park Police Department, Willow Park


  • Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, Floyd
  • Roanoke Police Department, Roanoke
  • Louisa County Sheriff’s Office, Louisa
  • Vinton Police Department, Vinton

Chair Lusczynski discussed the 2020 Board Elections. The states of Kentucky, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Virginia will begin their new three-year term in 2020. The state of Louisiana will fill the unexpired term through 2021. All candidates were unopposed, therefore, per the Constitution and By-laws, no election was necessary. Chair Lusczynski congratulated the following Board Members:

KENTUCKY:                         Director Tommy Loving – Bowling Green-Warren County Drug Task Force                                                                                          

LOUISIANA:                         Sheriff Steven McCain – Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office

OKLAHOMA:                       Chief Brian Edwards – Grand River Dam Authority Police                                                                                                       

SOUTH CAROLINA:           Deputy Chief Scott Deckard – North Charleston Police Department

VIRGINIA:                            Chief Jeffrey Faries – Colonial Heights Police Department

Chair Lusczynski announced the newly elected Board Officers for the upcoming year:

Chair – South Carolina Board Member Deputy Chief Scott Deckard

Vice-Chair – Alabama Board Member Sheriff John Samaniego

Secretary – Virginia Board Member Chief Jeff Faries

Chair Lusczynski recognized and presented a plaque to Wesley Nunn for his support and contributions to ROCIC and his service to the ROCIC Board of Directors.

Chair Lusczynski recognized and thanked Vice-Chair Scott Deckard and Secretary John Samaniego for their service as Board Officers this year. 

Executive Director Williams presented a gavel to Chair Donna Lusczynski in appreciation of her term as Board Chair.

Chair Lusczynski asked for any unfinished business or any new business.

*There being no further business, a motion was made by Joe Costa, seconded by John Miller, to adjourn the meeting. Unanimous.

The meeting was adjourned.

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