The National Tactical Officers Association announces the results of the NTOA’s recent election for Regional Directors. The new members to the NTOA Board of Directors will begin their 3-year term in January 2014. The elected directors must be individual members of the NTOA for at least five consecutive years and preside within the geographical region of the United States which represents the position for which they are nominated. Regional directors act as a liaison between NTOA members and the Board of Directors.

NTOA congratulates Master Police Officer Stephen Mescan, Assistant Chief Bob Chabali and Capt. Kevan Dugan.

Eastern Region:

Stephen Mescan
Master Police Officer Stephen Mescan

Master Police Officer Stephen Mescan is a 19-year veteran of the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and is currently assigned to the SWAT Team’s Tactical Operations Section. Officer Mescan has served as President of the Pennsylvania Tactical Officer Association and is the instructor for the NTOA who co-authored the NTOA Team Leader Development Program. He has instructed for numerous state tactical associations and has consulted as an expert to area SWAT teams.

Central Region:

Bob Chabali
Assistant Chief Bob Chabali

Assistant Chief Bob Chabali is a 35-year member of the Dayton (OH) Police Department where he has served as an operator, team leader, commander and incident commander of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team for over 25-years. He has also served as an NTOA Central Regional Director since 1998 and currently serves as Chairman of the Board. He has participated in numerous projects and committees for the NTOA including Less-lethal and Hostage Rescue Delphi Studies and has assisted course development.

Western Region:

Capt. Kevan Dugan
Capt. Kevan Dugan

Capt. Kevan Dugan, PA State Police (ret.), most recently served as an NTOA Eastern Regional Director and is the current Secretary of the Board. He now resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico. During his 29 years with the Pennsylvania State Police, he served in a variety of areas, including the Special Emergency Response Team. On behalf of the NTOA, he has participated in development of training course content and the NTOA SWAT Standard. He also served as Chair for the NTOA’s Tactical Commander’s Section.

Images courtesy National Tactical Officers Association

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