SNCA Mobile App Now Available

The Sabine Neches Chiefs Association would like to formally announce the availability of the SNCA Mobile App for iOS and android devices. The new mobile app allows you to access and view quicklinks to commonly accessed and updated information which includes meeting information, dues payment, the calendar, news events and more. To download the app you can search iTunes or at the Google Play Store for “SNCA” and download it to your iOS or Android compatible device. If you are having problems with either application please send an email to Direct links to the apps are provided below as well. Thank you and enjoy!

SNCA Mobile on iTunes:

SNCA Mobile on Google Play:

NFA Preparation for Initial Company Operations

Port Neches sponsors NFA Preparation for Initial Company Operations



NFA Direct Delivery


Preparation for Initial Company Operations


WHEN……………. March 1 – 2, 2014   8:00 am – 5:00 pm


WHERE………….. Effie & Wilton Herbert Public Library, 2025 Merriman Street, Port Neches


FEE……………….. *Free*     Limited to 30 Students 

This is a Regional Direct Delivery instructed by the National Fire Academy (NFA).


Select here for additional information








Annual Sabine-Neches Chiefs’ Association Bosses Night & Awards Ceremony






On December 2, 2013, the Sabine Neches Chiefs’ Association held its Annual Bosses Night at the Groves Activity Center.  This annual dinner is an opportunity for members to show their appreciation to their Boss’s and for the organization to recognize those outstanding within their membership.


This year, four awards were presented on the behalf of The Sabine Neches Chiefs’ Association as follows:


Community Service Award - “Presented to a member who has provided leadership, guidance, facilities, equipment, or support to an Emergency Response Program, a Community, or the Profession in the furtherance of emergency response activities”.


Presented to:

-Wilburn F. Lyons


Outstanding Member Award – “Presented to a member in recognition of exemplary performance relating to emergency management, emergency response, or emergency related duties or program administration”


Presented to:

- Ralph Valenciano

- Pat Grimes


Special Recognition Award The Awards Committee may recommend any Special Awards in recognition of contributions made in the advancement of Emergency Management, Emergency Response or Public Safety.”


Presented to:

-Captain Joe Paitl

2014 SNCA Eleventh Annual Scholarship Tournament

The 2014 SNCA Eleventh Annual Scholarship Tournament is now scheduled


Make plans to join us for another great golf tournament supporting the

Sabine-Neches Chiefs’ Association!

Monday, April 28, 2014*

*Rainout Date—Monday May 5, 2014

The Belle Oaks Golf Course

(15075 Country Club Drive)


*Four Person Scramble

*Par Is Your Partner

*$50 Individual Player Fee

*$200 Team Entry Fee

*$100 Hole Sponsorship

*Great Door Prizes!

If you/your organization has a door prize or goody bag items to donate, please let us know. If you have any

questions or need further assistance, please contact Stephanie Garsea.

Email: or cell (409) 284-3026.

Select Here to print a copy of the registration form

PER-240 WMD Responder Opps Course

The Beaumont Emergency Management has scheduled “PER-240 WMD Responder Opps Course”.

WMD Radiological/Nuclear
PER-240 Responder Operations Course

Host: Beaumont Emergency Management
Date: January 28-30, 2014
Time: 0800-1700
Location:  Beaumont EOC, 700 Orleans, 2nd Floor
Beaumont, TX  77701

Registration Contact:

Register on PreparingTexas.Org

If questions arise, call Tim Ocnaschek at (409) 980-7275 or
Select here for additional information  (link to PER 240 doc)

Human Trafficking Core Course

The Regional Police Academy has scheduled “Human Trafficking Core Course”.

Human Trafficking Core Course – January 23rd, Police Academy Classroom
Call  880-8022 to register.
Gary Duncan   MPA,  LCC
Director/Regional Police Academy
Lamar Institute of Technology
(409) 880-8022

Providing Quality Law Enforcement Training Since 1968

LIT Hosting Lecture By Noel Whelan, M.A.

All members invited,


LIT is hosting a lecture by Noel Whelan, M.A. K.M.S.T.A., International Counter Terrorism & Security Advisor from Dublin, Ireland. Please review the attachment for additional information.


When: November 4, 2013 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Where: Lamar Institute of Technology – Multi-Purpose Center  Rm 159;   802 East Lavaca – Beaumont, Texas

How: Reserve your space by calling 409 839-2967  “Select Here for Details

Child Abuse Core Course

The Regional Police Academy has scheduled the “Child Abuse Core Course” on November 12-14.
The academy will present the course in the small classroom.

Gary Duncan   MPA,  LCC
Director/Regional Police Academy
Lamar Institute of Technology
(409) 880-8022
Providing Quality Law Enforcement Training Since 1968

Regional Police Academy Schedules Classes

The Regional Police Academy has scheduled classes for “Crime Scene Core Course” and “Criminal Drug Interdiction Techniques and Concealment Locations”.
Crime Scene Core Course:
When:  November 18-21 (32 hours)
Location: Police Academy.

Criminal Drug Interdiction Techniques and Concealment Locations:
About: The Regional Police Academy will host this class provided by Public Agency Training Council (PATC) January 6-8, 2014.  No cost to agencies in the academy’s service region but enrollment is limited to 30 for them.   Those outside the Jefferson/Hardin/Orange county region may register directly with PATC.  Class is 20 hours in duration.  Length of Seminar: 2.5 Days.  Instructor: Greg Goltz

Course Overview: Students will see firsthand how Criminal patrol techniques can yield large and small drug and other type arrests from traffic stops and other legal contacts with people of society regardless of age, sex, race, gender or any other class or designation.  These students will learn about the growing number of drugs they may see in their area and how to battle them.  The students will learn how to put these legal techniques into place with these types of contacts after completing the class.

Upon Completion:  Each student will have been provided the instruction to:

  • Learn the History of contraband saturation into the U.S. and how over time the trends and patterns have shifted
  • Identify legal traffic stops
  • Identify the conversational questions and concealed interviews during the encounter
  • Identifying indicators
  • Detect that some terrorists networks are tied to drugs and how to stop them
  • Requesting Consent legally
  • Identifying search and seizure laws especially search incident to arrest, probable cause, consent and other legal techniques
  • Properly using K-9’s and the case law pertaining to their deployments
  • Identify how be more officer safety conscious
  • How actual search techniques should escalate
  •  Locating hidden contraband in very sophisticated compartments
  • Identify Cover loads
  • What to do after criminal activity or contraband is located
  • Documenting  these arrests properly
  • How Controlled deliveries can develop into more arrests and the perks with them
  • Recognize Escort/Decoy Vehicles and the awareness with them needed
  • Identify Currency seizure procedures and how they benefit your agency….AND MORE


Students will learn the incredible advanced concealment places in land vehicles that smugglers and other people involved with drugs hide the drugs, weapons and currency.

Gary Duncan   MPA,  LCC

Director/Regional Police Academy
Lamar Institute of Technology
(409) 880-8022
Providing Quality Law Enforcement Training Since 1968


Groves Fire Department Open House

The Groves Fire Department will host an open house from 6:00am to 8:00pm on Tuesday october 9th, 2013.  For more information please CLICK HERE

Regional Police Academy schedules “Legal Update” for next cycle

I have scheduled the following legal updates:
October 4, 9am – noon
October 14, 9am-noon; 1pm-4pm  (2 sessions)
October 18, 9am – noon
Space is limited and enrollment will be on a first come/first enrolled basis.   I will conduct more but this is what I have for the moment.   This is the only mandated course for the two year period of 9/1/2013 thru 8/31/2015.
Gary Duncan   MPA,  LCC
Director/Regional Police Academy
(409) 880-8022
Providing Quality Law Enforcement Training Since 1968