The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has transitioned to new leadership for the 2017-2018 term, naming Capt. Christopher Turner of the Kansas Highway Patrol as its new president.
Capt. Scott Carnegie of the Mississippi Highway Patrol is the new vice president and Sgt. John Samis of the Delaware State Police is now secretary.
CVSA’s most recent president, Julius Debuschewitz of Yukon Highways and Public Works, will be unable to serve his term as past president. Per CVSA bylaws, the board of directors shall be comprised of the three most recent past presidents able to serve. As a result, previous past presidents Sgt. Tom Fuller of the New York State Police and Deputy Chief Mark Savage of the Colorado State Patrol have each agreed to serve one more term as past president.
The organization’s new president Capt. Turner has served in law enforcement for 20 years and manages the Kansas Highway Patrol’s Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP), motor carrier inspectors fixed/mobile weight enforcement, and crash reconstruction teams.
Capt. Carnegie has been with the Mississippi Highway Patrol for 24 years and is currently the director of the Motor Carrier Division. He leads multiple aspects of Mississippi’s commercial motor vehicle enforcement and operations programs, which include: commercial driver’s license, information technology, compliance investigations, safety audits, and outreach and enforcement operations.
Sgt. Samis has been with the Delaware State Police for 24 years and is currently the MCSAP supervisor of its Commercial Motor Vehicle Unit.