Thanksgiving Food Drive

FBISTLCAAA in partnership with St. Louis Food Bank is sponsoring The Officer Tamarris Bohannon Food Drive

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 – Tuesday, November 24, 2020

St Louis Metropolitan Police Officer Tamarris Bohannon was shot and killed on August 29, 2020 while answering an emergency call for help in the 2nd District of the City of St. Louis. Officer Bohannon, 29, was the first officer to die in the line of duty in St. Louis City since 2011. He leaves behind a wife and three young children.

Shortly after Officer Bohannon’s death, Sanford (Sandy) Mangold, Executive Director of the FBINCAAA, contacted our chapter. Sandy offered the resources of the National office and its corporate partners to assist the Bohannon family in whatever manner they deemed appropriate. The family requested to honor Officer Bohannon with a food drive to assist those in need.

How to help:

Donate directly the St. Louis Area Food bank site dedicated to Officer Bohannon (https://vad.techbridge.org/vfdhtml.cfm?driveid=49583)

Make an online monetary donation via our Donation page.

If you would like to mail a check or sponsor a donation bin, please Contact Us.

Donation Bin Locations

 Donation Drop OffStreet AddressCity, State, Zip
Manchester Police Department200 Highlands BlvdManchester,  Mo  63011
Creve Coeur Police Department350 N. New Ballas RdCreve Coeur, MO  63141
Frontenac Police Department10555 Clayton RoadFrontenac, MO  63131
St. Charles County Police Department101 Sheriff Dierker CourtO’Fallon, MO  63366
Clayton Police Department10 S. Brentwood BlvdClayton, MO  63105
Brentwood Police Department272 Hanley Industrial CtBrentwood, MO  63144
Ellisville Police Department37 Weis AvenueEllisville, MO   63011
St. Louis County Police 1st Precinct11815 Benham RoadSt. Louis, MO  63138
St. Louis County Police 2nd Precinct1333 Ashby RoadSt. Louis,  MO  63132
St. Louis County Police 3rd Precinct5030 Griffin RoadSt. Louis, MO  63128
St. Louis County Police 4th Precinct323 Sappington Barracks RdSt. Louis, MO  63125
St. Louis County Police Fenton Precinct625 Smizer Mill RoadFenton, MO  63026
St. Louis County Police Wildwood Precinct16860 Main StreetWildwood, MO  63040
St. Louis County Police 7th Precinct232 Vance Road, Suite 101St. Louis, MO  63088
St. Louis County Police Jennings Precinct5445 Jennings Station RoadJennings, MO  63136
St. Louis County Police Emergency Operations Center1150 Hanna RoadSt. Louis, MO  63021
St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy1266 Sutter AvenueSt. Louis, MO  63133
St. Louis County Police Headquarters7900 Forsyth BlvdClayton, MO  63105
St. Louis Police Officers Association3710 Hampton Ave.St. Louis, MO 63109
Ballwin Police Department300 Park DriveBallwin, MO  63011
Ballwin Golf Club333 Holloway RdBallwin, MO  63011
Ballwin Government Center#1 Government CenterBallwin, MO  63011
Warson Capital Partners7701 Forsyth BlvdClayton, MO 63105
Warson Capital Partners7733 Forsyth BlvdClayton, MO 63105
Rockwood School District – Kellison Elementary1626 Hawkins Rd.Fenton, MO 63026
Drug Enforcement Agency – St. Louis317 S 16th StSt. Louis, MO 63103
U.S. Marshals Service – St. Louis111 S 10th St., Ste. 2.319St. Louis, MO 63102
St. John’s Lutheran Church3738 Morganford Rd.St. Louis, MO 63116
Clayton On The Park8025 Bonhomme Ave.Clayton, MO 63105
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Headquarters1915 Olive StreetSt. Louis, MO 63103

Chasing the Dragon

On March 12th, our St. Louis chapter in conjunction with the Kansas City chapter jointly presented “Chasing the Dragon” in Jefferson City. This is the second time in as many years, the FBISTLCAAA helped the FBI and DEA inform the public about the dangers of abusing prescription drugs. This year’s panel included a mother and daughter who gave very emotional testimony about the daughter’s journey from addiction to recovery. These two women actually attended our “Chasing the Dragon” event in Festus almost exactly a year ago. Watching the film helped both women see each other’s perspective. After more tough love from her mother, the daughter finally agreed to an out-of-state treatment program that lasted 10 months. The women’s courage to testify at the event gave hope to other families suffering from drug addiction. Thank you Board Director Pastor Randy Gray for spearheading this event.

Little Free Library Donation Campaign

“The FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association has joined efforts with Little Free Library (LFL) to improve literacy in the FBINCAAA affiliate chapter communities. Stewarding Little Free Libraries provides a great way for chapters to connect community, law enforcement outreach, and education. Free Library® is the largest grassroots book sharing literacy network in the world with over 90,000 Little Free Libraries in 91 countries and in all 50 states. As partners we can work together to address the growing illiteracy crisis in the United States. LFL’s mission is to inspire a love of reading, build community and spark creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world.”    
– FBI National CAAA, 2019

The FBISTLCAAA has purchased two libraries and are in the process of choosing their location. We need books to fill these Free Little Libraries! The plan is to purchase a wide variety of books for all ages to fill our Free Little Libraries.

Please donate by clicking here. All donations received will be used to purchase books for the FBISTLCAAA chapter Little Free Libraries now and in the future.

Lambert Security Tour

On February 14, 2020, FBISTLCAAA members joined DHS, TSA, and Federal Air Marshalls at the St. Louis Lambert International Airport for a behind-the-scenes look of airport security operations.  Attendees learned about the airport’s different security programs and also watched a K-9 explosives search demonstration and baggage search demonstration.  Thank you to the fantastic airport security personnel who keep all of us safe when we travel!

FBI St. Louis Citizens Academy Alumni Association 2020 Goals and Objectives

  1. In coordination with FBI, organize, invite, and present cyber security information to businesses and non-profits, especially those that do not have dedicated IT resources.
  2. Support FBI Citizens Academy in addition to the new half-day version for executives.
  3. Support FBI Teen or Youth Leadership Academy, where top junior or senior high school students will be invited to participate.
  4. Co-sponsor and support the annual LDA memorial golf tournament.
  5. Fundraise, possibly at Top Golf, to increase general revenue to enable FBISTLCAAA to better support and/or execute initiatives that make a difference in improving the community.

FBISTLCAAA Holiday Reunion

The FBISTLCAAA held its holiday reunion at Spazio Westport on December 12th. Approximately 40 members gathered to enjoy each other’s company, food, and the following:

  • Emeritus and founding member Norm Appelman was recognized for his enormous generosity. He gifted his shares to start an investment account to sustain the viability and to support the mission of FBISTLCAAA. Happy 93rd Birthday Norm!
  • Immediate Past President Gary Chan recapped how our chapter won two national awards, the Presidential Chapter of Excellence & Public Safety Innovation Award, which were presented at last August’s National Citizens Academy Alumni Association Leadership conference in Houston.
  • Chapter President David Brickhaus and FBI SAC Richard Quinn signed the 2020 Memorandum of Agreement, which includes five objectives for our chapter.
  • SAC Quinn presented significant investigations accomplished by FBI St. Louis in 2019 and answered lots of questions.

Thank you to all who brought books to the event to help launch our chapter’s “Little Free Library.” Installation locations TBD.

Presidential Chapter of Excellence & Public Safety Innovation Award

The FBISTLCAAA received two national awards at the recent annual 2019 National Conference: the Presidential Chapter of Excellence and the Public Safety Innovation Award. Thank you to all our members for helping us achieve this honor.

Presidential Chapter of Excellence Award
This award is given to an FBICAAA chapter, which has exhibited excellence in all organizational aspects: strong partnership with their local FBI Field Office; successful community outreach programs; sustained membership growth; full compliance with all documentation required by the Federal, state, and local entities to be a certified 501(c)(3), non-profit organization; meeting all FBINCAAA standards for professionalism and participation to include attendance at the previous year’s FBINCAAA Leadership Conference.

FBINCAAA Innovation Award
This award is given to chapters, who exhibit uncommon innovation and creativity. This includes innovative approaches to community outreach; developing and maintaining excellent chapter membership participation; creating unique partnerships within their communities; and/or leading the way in establishing true “Best Practices,” which can be replicated by other FBICAAA Chapters.

Redbird Rookies

On June 29th, members supported the FBI at the annual Redbird Rookies Health Fair, hosted by Cardinals Care, the team’s community foundation dedicated to improving the lives of children. Our booth sported giveaways, community-relevant FBI information, and a virtual reality experience. This combination made the FBI/FBISTLCAAA booth the hit of the event with crowds lining up to learn about the FBI and play games.