Community Events

  • 4/22/2021
    FREE VIRTUAL EVENT: 12 Noon

Special Events

Geauga Bluecoats Offers Free Virtual Event on April 22, 2021 at 12 noon Topics Include: FBI Update-Domestic Violent Extremism and Terrorism; Critical Training Updates from Ohio Tactical Officers Association

Geauga Bluecoats will host a free virtual security event in conjunction with the FBI and Ohio Tactical Officers Association (OTOA) on the date of April 22, 2021 at 12 noon. The first guest speaker will be FBI Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Northern District Ohio—Eric B. Smith. SAC Smith has served in many roles in the FBI over the past twenty (20) years—including violent crime, counterintelligence and counterterrorism. He joined the FBI in 1999 where he was first assigned as Special Agent in Kansas City. In 2005, he transferred to the FBI Counterterrorism Division. In 2013, he led the Joint Terrorism Task Force and was Special Agent in Charge of Counterterrorism and Cyber Matters for resident agencies. In 2015, he became Chief of Staff to the FBI Director where he served before entering his assignment as Special Assistant to the Director in 2016. SAC Smith also led the FBI counterterrorism task force in Bagram, Afghanistan. Prior to his FBI career, he served as an officer in the United States Army Airborne Rapid Deployment Program as US Army Ranger. At the Geauga Bluecoats virtual event, SAC Smith will discuss the current threat environment as it relates to domestic violent extremism. He will highlight the challenges with the counterterrorism fight and detail recent cases in Northeast Ohio. SAC Smith will address how the FBI works closely with its partners to neutralize terrorist cells and operatives here in the United States— along with identifying and disrupting terrorist networks. 

Pat Fiorilli, Executive Director of OTOA will be the second speaker for this educational event. He has served over twenty-nine (29) years as a veteran of the Lakewood Police Department as well as Unit Commander for the Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT of Northeast Ohio. Fiorilli has received many national awards for his dedication in providing vital tactical training for safety officers across the country. Fiorilli will highlight the latest on defensive shield integration and life-saving advanced training technologies, tactical and triage solutions. He will also discuss the latest OTOA tactical classes offered to safety officers offered in the upcoming training programs. Both speakers are nationally known for their expertise and dedication to the safety of Northeast Ohio and the United States. The virtual presentation on April 22, 2021 is free and will be coordinated by the FBI logistics team, OTOA and Geauga Bluecoats via the Microsoft Teams platform. Geauga Bluecoats will provide a link for Microsoft Teams. Once we receive your email, you will be given instructions for the Microsoft Teams sign in. Geauga Bluecoats members and safety officers will be invited to this special event. This is Geauga Bluecoats first virtual program. We appreciate your continued support and look forward in your participation in this informative security event. 

Please provide your email at wishjackson@aol.com for the Microsoft Teams link. Any questions, please call Ann at (216) 509-6294.  

Geauga County Bluecoats hosts a variety of events through out the year to promote goodwill, awareness and support for the local officers in the community.

Some of Events are as follows:

Fund Drive
Beer And Brats Officer's Dinner
Annual Membership Cigar and Bourban Event
Fall Dinner
Holiday Delivery for Officers
Law Enforcement Seminar

We will keep you posted on event dates and details.

Fund Drive
March
Officers' Beer & Brats Dinner
May
Membership Cigar and Bourban Event
June
Fall Dinner
September
Holiday Delivery for Officers
December
Law Enforcement Seminar
December