|JCPRD's Foland Elected to National Post|
Foland was elected to the post on March 8 during an annual PLEA banquet in Bowie, Maryland, which was part of the organization's 23rd annual conference. This year's conference was hosted by the Maryland National Capital Park Police, Prince George County Division.
PLEA is a national organization with the mission of improving law enforcement and visitor protection services through professional development and networking.
Foland's two-year term began immediately. As the organization's chief executive, his duties will include: presiding at several meetings of the board of directors and executive board each year including the mid-year board meetings conducted in conjunction with the National Recreation and Park Association's Annual Congress; assisting in the coordination and distribution of the organization's newsletter; and working closely with providers of administrative services for the PLEA website and membership list.
His personal goals for his term, Foland added, include improving networking among member agencies and state chapters to improve communications, and establishing new state PLEA affiliates.
Foland has been involved with PLEA since 1984 and has been employed by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District for 22 years.