FBINAA New York State & Eastern Canada Chapter

Representing members of the FBI National Academy Associates
from New York State and the Eastern Provinces of Canada

Executive Board Bios




Past President (2016)

Antoine Karam

Tony Karam has served 27 years as a police officer which included service with the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office and the Troy, N.Y. Police Department.  He has spent the last 20 years with the Office of the New York State Attorney General working his way up from Investigator, to Supervising Investigator, Assistant Chief, to his current rank of Deputy Chief.  Tony oversees the Investigations Division’s Upstate New York operations.  This includes Criminal Investigations, Public Corruption, Sexual Offender Management Unit, and threats made against the AG.  He is a 2007 Graduate of the FBI National Academy Session #228 and has been active with the chapter since graduation holding every position from Board of Governor to President.  In 2013 he was awarded the Chief Edward F. Moore Award for Integrity, Ethics and Professionalism in Law Enforcement.  In addition, he holds Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Political Science from the State University of New York College at Brockport, and a Master of Public Administration from the State University of New York at Albany Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy.  Tony resides in the Capital Region with his wife and two daughters.            


William Carbone

Bill Carbone is a 35 year veteran and a third generation member of the NYPD. He has spent over 30 years conducting investigations into all aspects of criminal activity for the NYPD's Detective Bureau, Organized Crime Control Bureau and the Internal Affairs Bureau where he investigated Force Investigations. He is currently the Commanding Officer of the Brooklyn Robbery Squad where he leads the investigations into pattern robberies and violent home invasions. He is a senior member of the NYPD Hostage Negotiations Team with over 18 years of experience and a team leader in the newly formed Counter Terrorism Team . He holds a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Science degree in Criminal Justice and is a graduate of the 217 Session of the National Academy. He has been awarded both the Bart Hose Award and the Joseph Montieth Awards for Excellence by the Chapter. He is a married father of two [one a fourth generation NYPD Detective] and grandfather of three.

1st Vice President

Daniel Kinsella

Dan Kinsella is in his 30th year of policing with the Hamilton Police Service in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.  He has worked in many areas including Patrol, Training, Emergency Response/Explosive Disposal and Criminal Investigations.  Dan has held numerous supervisory positions and is currently the Command Officer in charge of the Investigative Services Division.  The Investigative Services Division is comprised of the Homicide Unit, Vice, Drugs and Gangs Unit, Victims of Crime Unit, Major Fraud Branch and the Forensics.  Dan holds a Bachelors degree in Labour Studies and a Masters in Criminal Justice.  Dan is a graduate of Session 241 of the FBINA and has been an active member of the NYS/EC Chapter since that time.  Dan is married with two daughters.

2nd Vice President

Mitchell Paurowski

Mitch Paurowski has been a police officer in various capacities for 31 years, retiring with the rank of captain in 2011 from the City of Troy Police Department.  That same year, Mitch went on to take a full-time position teaching for the College of St. Rose, School of Criminal Justice.  In 2012, Mitch applied for and was offered his current position as an investigator with the Investigations Division of the NYS Office of the Attorney General, where his duties primarily deal with investigating public corruption and with deaths involving unarmed civilians when encountered by the police.
Mitch holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Science from Russell Sage College in Troy, NY and a Master of Public Administration degree from the Sage Graduate School in Troy, NY.
In 2007, Mitch attended and graduated from the F. B.I. N.A. Session 228 and has been an active member of the New York State/Eastern Canada Chapter since that time.  Mitch resides in the Capital Region with his wife and their two daughters.

3rd Vice President

William Leahy

Lieutenant William Leahy began his law enforcement career 30 years ago with the New York City Police Department in 1985 serving in patrol, anti-crime and Narcotics units.
In October 1990 he joined the Nassau County Police Department, after three years of patrol he was assigned to the newly formed Problem Oriented Policing Unit in the Fifth Precinct.  Lt. Leahy was promoted to Detective in 2000 and then Sergeant assigned to the night platoon.  Currently, Lt. Leahy is serving as the Administrative Supervisor of The Homeland Security – Emergency Preparedness Unit in the Tactical Field Services Bureau. Lt. Leahy has served as the Deputy Commanding Officer of Community Affairs, Homeland Security, and Counter-Terrorism< Bureau and the Commanding Officer of The Homeland Security Unit.  During that time he was promoted to Detective Sergeant.
A graduate of the 227th session of the FBI National Academy Lieutenant Leahy in addition to his duties in Homeland Security - Emergency Preparedness is serving as the Security Police Information Network (SPIN) coordinator.   SPIN has been called “a model for America” by ASIS International leadership in Washington, “a best practice in action” by a member of the Department of Homeland Security’s Private Sector Office, Lt. Leahy was the project leader for the Illegal Massage Parlors / Houses of Prostitution program. The program was recognized by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and was a semi-finalist for the Webber Seavey Award for Quality in Law Enforcement.   In 1998 the Police Executive Research Forum recognized Lt. Leahy and the Fifth Precinct POP Unit for the problem oriented policing program Crimes Against the Elderly.  The program received the Herman Goldstein Award for Excellence in Problem Oriented Policing.
Lieutenant Leahy works with Department of Homeland Security Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, SLSWG on equipment, training and interior focus groups. Lieutenant Leahy has been a member and Officer of the Oceanside Fire Department for thirty-five years and is a Level 1 Firefighter, Officer and New York State certified Fire Instructor.  He resides on Long Island with his family.


Scott Fraser

Scott Fraser started his career in 1991 with the Vancouver City Police. While with the Vancouver Police, Scott held a variety of positions and worked in several areas of the City.
In 1998, Scott relocated to the City of Brockville and joined the Brockville Police Service. Scott held several different positions within the Brockville Police Service including breathalyzer technician, mountain bike officer, intelligence/drug officer, Sergeant in charge of Criminal Investigation, Staff Sergeant in charge of Criminal Investigations and Inspector of Operations and Support Services.
Scott holds a certificate in Police Foundations from Sir Sandford Fleming College in Peterborough. Scott also holds several certificates from courses offered at the Canadian Police College and the Ontario Police College including investigative and supervisory courses. Scott also holds a certificate in Police Administration from Dalhousie University. Scott was also awarded a Certificate in Criminal Justice Education from the University of Virginia.
Scott attended the 226th session of the FBI National Academy at Quantico, Virginia in June of 2006. Scott was the only Canadian among 250 attendees for the 10 week course.
Scott has been invited to lecture at the Canadian Police College to members of Police Services across Canada and has acted as syndicate leader within the Canadian Police College Drug Investigative Techniques Program numerous times.

Secretary / Treasurer

William Sheron

William A. Sheron, Jr. has over 39 years of experience with the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, serving as second in command for the past 20 years. He began his career in June 1977 as an emergency services dispatcher and was subsequently promoted through the ranks of Deputy Sheriff-Corrections, Deputy Sheriff- Road Patrol, Sergeant, Investigator and Chief Deputy-Road Patrol.  In January 1996, he was appointed Undersheriff. 

He is is a graduate of the New York State Commission of Corrections Training Academy, Erie County Central Police Services Basic Police Officer Training Academy, New York State Division of Criminal Justice Police Supervision Course, United States Drug Enforcement Agency Drug Interdiction Course, New York State Division of Criminal Justice Hostage Negotiations, the F.B.I. National Academy in Quantico, Virginia and the F.B.I. National Academy Executive Development Program.

Undersheriff Sheron is credited with the formation of the Genesee County Local Drug Task Force in 1989 which began as a one-man unit and developed into a county-wide collaborative Task Force with the City of Batavia and Leroy Police Departments. He has also served as a Field Training Officer, Hostage Negotiator and a member of the department’s Crash Management Team.

Over his career, Sheron has received departmental recognition awards including Officer of the Year in 1982, Meritorious Service in 2000 and 2009, and Commendation Awards in 1986, 1988, 1989, 1994 and 1996.

As Undersheriff, his responsibilities include the oversight of the operations of the Sheriff’s Office, along with the administration of grants and governmental programs; oversight of the department’s training, development and adherence to departmental standards; investigation of allegations against departmental members; recruitment and selection of personnel; and responsibility of the operations of Genesee Justice and the Justice for Children Advocacy Center.

Undersheriff Sheron served as the 2006 President of the F.B.I. National Academy Associates New York State /Eastern Canada Chapter; has held several positions on their board of directors and currently serves as the Chapter’s Secretary Treasurer.  Sheron is an active member of the Genesee County Traffic Safety Board, Genesee County Stop DWI Advisory Board, the Mental Health Association of Genesee/Orleans County Board of Directors, Genesee County Republican Committee, City of Batavia Republican Committee and Batavia Kiwanis Club.  He previously served as the Vice President of GCASA Board of Directors.   He was elected Sheriff of Genesee County and took office January 1, 2017.

Sheriff Sheron is a lifelong resident of Batavia.  He attended St. Mary’s Grade School, Notre Dame High School and is a graduate of Genesee Community College with a degree in Criminal Justice.  He and his wife are parents to a family of five children and six grandchildren.


Michael Sale

Michael Sale served thirty years as a member of the (Metropolitan) Toronto Police, retiring as an inspector in 2002.  Over the course of his career, he served in a variety of uniform field units in addition to a series of public affairs assignments at police headquarters as a cadet, constable, sergeant and staff sergeant, culminating in a promotion to inspector and an appointment as director of corporate communications for the largest municipal police force in Canada.  In addition to his twelve years in communications, he also specialized as an event planner/coordinator/chairman for a number of international state visits, civil emergencies and more than six major conferences for the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police and FBI National Academy Associates.  He is a life member of the Ontario, Canadian and International Associations of Chiefs of Police and served for twelve years as the deputy general chairman for the IACP Public Information Officers Section, where he was a contributing author for IACP’s Best Practices in Law Enforcement Public Information (2006).  
Mike is a graduate of the 169th Session of the FBI National Academy and has been an active member of the FBI National Academy Associates for the past 24 years.   He received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal in 2013.  After retiring from Toronto Police, he served as a manager of facilities and emergency management for the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.  For the past five years, he has been the Canadian representative on the law enforcement outreach team at American Military University where he continues to work with police leadership organizations across Canada and the United States.


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