Catawba County Officer Elected President of N.C. Law Enforcement Officers Assoc. 10/9/2012 3:01:14 PM
The North Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Association (NCLEOA) held their 50th anniversary training conference and annual meeting September 30 through October 3 at the Lake Lure Hotel in Lake Lure.
The NCLEOA is composed of sworn local, state and federal law enforcement officers. Training was provided by instructors from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Police, the Iredell Co. Sheriff's Office, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
At the business meeting, Deputy Sheriff Pete Sobotkin of the Catawba Co. Sheriff's Office was elected President of the NCLEOA. Sobotkin has been on the Board of Directors and served as Vice President over a span of more than twenty years.
An Army veteran, he attended Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, N.Y., the University of Arizona in Tucson Arizona and Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory. He has been with the Catawba Co. Sheriff's Office for over 29 years. Prior to working for the Sheriff's Office, Sobotkin worked for the IBM Corporation in the Washington, D.C. area and in Hickory.
(Pictured: Deputy Sheriff Pete Sobotkin, courtesy of Pete Sobotkin.)
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