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We’ve partnered with The Salvation Army this year for a Christmas Toy Drive – Sharing with The Shield! Bring or ship new, unopened toys for children ages birth-2 years and 9-12 years to FMRT Offices located in Asheville, Charlotte, Greenville, Raleigh, and Winston-Salem by December 14th!  Lend a hand in ‘Sharing with The Shield’ this holiday season!

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Reflection and Important Information to Share 


I and FMRT’s Client Coordinator, Allison, and Intern Izak recently attended the NC Chapter FBI-NAA Summer Conference. Izak and Allison had the opportunity to see the dedication to leadership displayed by the members, which I’m honored to experience every year. 

One of the conference’s most impactful sessions was led by Chief Snellgrove, who delvedinto the vital topic of leadership during times of crisis. His presentation underscored the significance of enhancing response capabilities, crisis management, and decision-making under pressure in today’s complex law enforcement landscape. Chief Snellgrove shared his account of dealing with a tragic kidnapping and murder case during his tenure as Chief of the Cayce Police Department in SC. We commend his emphasis on the importance of trusting one’s instincts and the value of collaboration, including contacting the FBI as early as possible. Their expertise in handling missing persons can guide a department in the right direction. He also emphasized the significance of fresh perspectives during investigations, avoiding overtaxing department resources by ensuring team members have adequate rest, food, and recovery time. He encouraged attendees toleverage resources from various agencies and departments while acknowledging that the ultimate responsibility for the investigation lies with the local department, including the accountability to the media, families, and the community, and taking ownership of your decisions.  

Have you heard of the term INCEL?

During the conclusion of Chief Snellgrove’s presentation, he introduced an emerging criminal group unfamiliar to many attendees. The suspect, in this case, was a self-proclaimed INCEL. The term INCEL is derived from “Involuntary Celibate.” These individuals consider themselves societal outcasts. Often teens/young adults, gamers, Caucasians, and males. These individuals believe they are unattractive and unable to find romantic partners (a reality they refer to as being “black-pilled”). They harbor resentment toward women and some men. Psychological studies have shown that male resentment can stem from perceived rejection by females. However, INCEL individuals also resent males they perceive to be in the top 20% of attractiveness and social status. Members of these groups may advocate for and incite violent acts against this 20% of society to eradicate them. 

We encourage agencies to learn more, consider a specialized team to investigate, and remain vigilant for these organizations. FMRT will also share this with our clinical team and take steps to include specific language in our screening tools to assess candidates’ knowledge or possible involvement. 

If you’re interested in learning more or having Chief Snellgrove present at your agency or next association training, he welcomes you to contact him:

Byron Snellgrove

Snellgrove & Company 

(803) 855-4993



Elizabeth Morris, M.A.


Phone: 336-761-0764 ext. 1011

Email: elizabeth@fmrt.org 

NC Drug Screening Requirement 

12 NCAC 09C.0310 references the requirements for a drug screen before certification, which will be considered a 2nd drug test. Please review the Secondary Drug Testing Process and contact Holly@fmrt.org if you’d like to discuss further. 

Background Information Request

The FMRT Group is requesting the inclusion of additional data for the evaluator to review before your candidates’ appointment. For our NC law enforcement agencies, the F-8 will be requested in addition to the existing F-3 form or when scheduling applicants’ appointments. Our colleagues in SC have an equivalent system called ACADIS/Background. To ensure a seamless transition and address any queries you may have regarding the background information request, you can reach Kaci via email at kaci@fmrt.org

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  • July 9th – 11th
    • SC Sheriff’s Association Summer Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC
  • July 16th – 19th
    • NC Police Executives Association Summer Conference in Wilmington, NC
  • July 21st – 24th
    • NC Sheriff’s Association Summer Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC

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