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NO. R-285. JOINT RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING JOSIE MCQUEEN ON HER ELECTION AS PRESIDENT OF POLICE CHIEFS’ SPOUSES WORLDWIDE.

(J.R.H. 222)

Offered by: Representatives Fox of Essex, Atkins of Winooski and Cross of Winooski.

Whereas, a stable and supportive family environment is essential if police chiefs are to successfully perform their vital law enforcement duties, and

Whereas, spouses of police chiefs are pivotal members of a police chief’s family life, and

Whereas, in recognition of the critical role that police chiefs’ spouses perform, the “International Association of Chiefs of Police” (IACP) in 1985, after considerable planning, established a spouses auxiliary, “Police Chiefs’ Spouses Worldwide” (PCSW), whose mission “is to promote the best interest and welfare of all persons and their spouses engaged in law enforcement throughout the world,” and

Whereas, at its recent conference held in Charlotte, North Carolina, the PCSW elected Josie McQueen, the wife of Winooski Police Chief Steve McQueen, as its president for the year 2000, and

Whereas, in this esteemed position, Josie McQueen will be promoting the activities of the IACP through educational, public informational and social activities, and

Whereas, Josie McQueen is a much respected member of her community who will bring great honor to her family and the PCSW during her service as the organization’s president, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly is delighted to congratulate Josie McQueen on the occasion of her election to the presidency of the Police Chiefs’ Spouses Worldwide, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Josie McQueen.