Congratulations to our FACAP 2020 Award Recipients
Public Sector Investigator of the Year - Shaun Tyson
Private Sector Investigator of the Year - John Haight
Lifetime Membership Award - Gina Smith
Ed Meshalko Distinguished Service Award - Aimee Nocero & Todd Jameson
FACAP 2022 Annual Seminar
March 2-4, 2022 @ Florida State Fire College
The Florida Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention is now taking nominations for investigator of the year from the public sector and private sector. All nominations should include a detailed summary of why the nominee deserves to be investigator of the year. The awards will be presented to individuals whose dedication, service, investigation, and work product, has resulted in a direct impact on Florida’s citizens and insurance policy holders, through their efforts, skills and dedication in combating the crime of arson.
Nominations should be submitted in a word document to email@example.com by 5 PM on January 15, 2022. The awards will be presented to the recipients at the March 2022 conference.
News around the State
June 30, 2020
The Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Investigative and Forensic Services (DIFS), Bureau of Fire, Arson and Explosives Investigations (BFAEI), lost one of its own, former Det. Roland “Tony” Gray, who passed away on June 22, 2021, after a hard-fought battle with cancer.
Tony was a U.S. Air Force veteran and worked for over 28 years in law enforcement, beginning his career as a New York City Police Department (NYPD) officer in 1990 where he served for 20 years until his retirement in 2011. During his time with the NYPD, Tony rose to the rank of detective and was awarded the NYPD Combat Cross, the second highest medal awarded by the agency. After the NYPD, Tony moved to Florida where he continued his law enforcement career as Bay Harbor Islands Police Department officer in 2011 working general investigations. Tony was promoted to the rank of detective in 2013 and was later recognized with the 2014 Police Officer of the Year award.
Tony began his career with DIFS in May of 2015 as a detective with the BFAEI in the Jacksonville field office. In June of 2016, Tony transferred to the Tallahassee field office to accept the K-9 detective position where he was assigned to work with accelerant detection canine (ADC) “Mumsie” until his retirement in March of 2019.
Tony touched the lives of all he came in contact with and will be greatly missed. It was a pleasure to work with him and to know him. Our deepest condolences go out to the Gray family. Please keep them all in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Rest in Peace Tony. You are always in our hearts.
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