Washburn County Sheriff Terry Dryden was recently presented with a plaque from Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel recognizing his 20 years of contributions to the TIME Advisory Committee. Walt Neverman, Director of the Crime Information Bureau for the Wisconsin Department of Justice, presented Dryden with the plaque at their last meeting and wrote a note to the Sheriff which Dryden posted on Facebook:
Sheriff Terry Dryden,
"I just wanted to follow-up on yesterday’s TIME Advisory Committee meeting where I had the pleasure and honor of presenting you with a plaque from Attorney General Brad Schimel which recognized your service and contributions to the TIME Advisory Committee for the past 20 years. Yesterday represented your last TIME Advisory Committee meeting as you approach retirement at the end of the year.
"The mission of the TIME Advisory Committee is to advise the Department of Justice on issues relating to the state’s law enforcement information network (TIME System). The Committee is composed of members from various enforcement associations within the state that are appointed by a variety of organizations to ensure that their user needs and issues are adequately addressed. Your continued service and representation to this committee for 20 years demonstrates the confidence the Wisconsin Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Association has had in your ability to represent their best interests.
"I have had the pleasure of working with you on the TIME Advisory Committee for approximately 19 of those years. For the past 10 years, I have also had the pleasure of working with you at the national level as you represented Wisconsin in the FBI’s Advisory Policy Board (APB) process as the local agency representative for Wisconsin and a member of the North Central Working Group. As a participant of the APB process, you have directly impacted and strengthened communications and connections between law enforcement organizations and the FBI Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division. Overall of these years and during numerous meetings, you have always demonstrated the utmost professionalism and dedication to improving the local, state and national systems to protect the officers and citizens of Wisconsin and the nation. On a personal note, I have also had the pleasure of getting to know you and am proud to have you as a friend.
"I wish you and your family the best as you transition into the next stage of your life and take this opportunity to say, Thank You!"
Sheriff Dryden also posted the following statement:
"I was totally surprised by this presentation of the plaque at my last TIME Advisory meeting on May 2, 2018. I thank Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel and Walt Neverman for the recognition plaque for serving on the TIME Advisory Committee for 20 years. I have endeavored and I think been successful when asked to be a member or a part of any committee, counsel or advisory group for the State of WI or the Federal Government, it had to directly impact Washburn County. I had three criteria’s before I agreed to part of any of these; it had to either directly or indirectly impact Washburn County citizens quality of life, all Washburn County Law Enforcement; and improve the safety of law enforcement officers across WI and the nation." - Sheriff Dryden