The Joe Surges Seminar Scholarship
In a gesture that reflects both gratitude and recognition, CLEARS proudly announces the establishment of the Joe Surges Seminar Scholarship. This scholarship, available in 2024, is a poignant tribute to Joe Surges, an individual whose mark on CLEARS has been both profound and lasting.
Joe Surges, a devoted figure within CLEARS, has played a pivotal role in advancing the organization’s mission. Throughout his tenure on the CLEARS Executive Board, Joe’s commitment to excellence, extensive knowledge of law enforcement legislation, and unwavering dedication to providing top-notch training have left an enduring impact.
Renowned for spearheading various trainings throughout the State of California, Joe Surges has been a beacon of knowledge, ensuring CLEARS members stay abreast of the latest developments. His commitment to disseminating crucial information has empowered members to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of law enforcement records.
As a testament to Joe Surges’ legacy, the CLEARS Executive Board has decided the Joe Surges Seminar Scholarship as part of the CLEARS grant program. This scholarship aims to recognize and honor Joe’s significant contributions by waiving the seminar registration fee. By doing so, CLEARS seeks to ensure that Joe’s spirit of continual learning and dedication lives on, empowering a new generation of law enforcement records supervisors and managers.
The decision to create a scholarship specifically tied to seminar aligns with Joe Surges’ enduring legacy in the realm of training. This scholarship, bearing his name, serves as a fitting tribute to a leader whose impact continues to resonate within the CLEARS community.
Joe Surges concluded his last year of service on the CLEARS Executive Board in 2023, leaving behind a legacy of excellence, passion, and service. The decision to name this scholarship after Joe is a reflection of the profound respect and admiration the State Board holds for his tireless efforts and significant influence.
The unveiling of the Joe Surges Seminar Scholarship is not just a scholarship; it is a symbol of appreciation and gratitude. It acknowledges a dedicated individual whose passion for training has shaped the professional journey of countless law enforcement records personnel. As CLEARS looks towards the future, this scholarship stands as a beacon, guiding members on a path of excellence, just as Joe Surges did throughout his tenure