President's Message


It is an honor and a privilege to once again represent the Northern Chapter of CLEARS for 2021. I have to immediately thank Jo Ann Briseno for getting us through the unprecedented events of 2020. This was no simple task, and Jo Ann gave this organization her all. Please thank her when you see her.

As we are still in the thick of this global pandemic, we have learned to adapt and overcome. Our jobs go on, and so shall CLEARS. I don’t know about you, but I can’t do one without the other. The major adaptation for us has been the introduction of virtual training. We have been so pleased that our members have responded so positively to the virtual training platform and eliminating travel has increased training opportunities for so many agencies. This, to me, is exciting! Equally exciting, is that there is some “new blood” on the Northern Chapter Executive Board this year. I am so thankful for those that have dared to dip their toes into the CLEARS eboard pool. I strongly believe that the more you put into CLEARS, the more you get out of CLEARS.

So, come to our trainings, stay for the business meetings, ask questions, get involved…and come on, turn your camera on.

Jeremy Beck
Newark Police Department
37101 Newark Blvd.
Newark, CA 94560
(510) 578-4365