Associated Highway Patrol Association BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

April 18, 2007

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT                        Page 2

AHPA STAFF PRESENT                           Page 2

MEMBERS PRESENT                              Page 2

GUESTS PRESENT                               Page 2

THANK YOU NOTES / FLOWERS                    Page 2

NEW SWORN MEMBERS                            Page 2

NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS                         Page 3

MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED                     Page 3

MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS                    Page 3

DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY/FAMILY                 Page 3

ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT NONMATIONS             Page 6

CENTRAL VICE-PRESIDENT NONMATIONS            Page 6

LABOR REPORT                                 Page 6

LEGISLATIVE REPORT                           Page 7

TREASURER REPORT                             Page 7

DEPARTMENT’S OFFICER MEMORIAL SERVICE        Page 8

STATE OF ARIZONA OFFICER MEMORIAL SERVICE    Page 8

LEGAL REPORT                                 Page 8

CALIFORNIA CASUALTY REPORT                   Page 8

ASSOCIATION MAGAZINE                         Page 8

20-YEAR RING PRESENTATION                    Page 9

REQUEST FOR FUNDING                          Page 9

NEW BUSINESS                                 Page 9

OLD BUSINESS                                 Page 9

NEXT MEETING                                 Page 9

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The meeting was called to order at 0900 hours by President Andy Swann at the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, Phoenix, Arizona.

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:

President Andy Swann; Executive Vice President & Southern Vice-President Jimmy Chavez; D-1 (Absent); D-2 Mark Hauguey; D-3 & Recording Secretary/Northern Vice President Jim Bee; D-4 (Proxy) Vice President Jimmy Chavez; D-5 (Proxy) Pat Eagan; D-6 (Absent); D-7 Raul Garcia Jr; D-8 (Absent); D-9 Robby Craig; D-11 (Proxy) Jim Bee; D-12 Nathan Teel; D-13 Metro East Bill Rogers; D-14 Metro West (Absent); D-15 Mike McCall; D-16 Matt Rosemeyer; Headquarters (Vacant); Northern/Western Air Rescue Pete Sadler; Southern/Central Air Rescue (Vacant); OCI (Absent); OCN/1 & Executive Officer Bob Gilbert; OCN/II John Eccles; Retired Northern Zone (Proxy) J.R. Ham; Retired Central Zone (Proxy) J.R. Ham; Retired Southern Zone J.R. Ham; Civilian Central Zone I(Absent); Civilian Zone II (Proxy) Betty Gallery; Civilian Central Zone III (Vacant); Assistant Treasurer & Ring Coordinator Beverly Fuller; Civilian Southern Zone Celina Murrieta Gonzales; Civilian Northern Zone Rebecca Smith; Retired Civilian Betty Gallery; Treasurer Dave Schroder.

AHPA STAFF PRESENT:

Executive Secretary – Colleen Girard

Legal Counsel – Greg Robinson

Lobbyist – Eileen Siqmund

Kelsey Lundy

Legal Services – Jan Feltz

Financial Advisor – Thomas Jonovich

MEMBERS PRESENT:

Gregg Girard

Fritz Renter

Ron Young

Susan Snow

Gustav Clark

GUESTS PRESENT:

Ron Snow

Wayne Baumann

Karla Clark

Toni Ray Davies

Jo Erikson

George Shipcott

Brent Dinerman

Paul Dinerman

FLOWERS THANK YOU LETTERS

Flowers – Charles E. Scott

Thank You Letters – Norma Jean Scott & family

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NEW SWORN MEMBERS:

Angel R. Rael #6541          Sallem M. Abdullah #6827

George E. Dudas #6831        Aaron M. Jacobs #6834

Matthew A. Villa #6857       Todd A. Thatcher #6872

Richard D. Gear #6907        Neal E. Peden #6908

Anton J. Vazquez #6913       Pedro L. Hernandez #6950

David E. Barajas #6955       Carlos Cortez #6957

Brian F. Jimenez #6958       Leonardo Jimenez #6959

Robert C. Jones #6960        Gary L. McCarty #6962

Robert C. Perry #6963        Henry J. Vega III #6965

NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS:

None

MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED:

None

MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS:

Sworn: None

Civilian: None

DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY / FAMILY:

Retired Officer Charles E. Scott #102 passed away on March 22, 2007

Motor Officer Paul Mudd”s 22 year old son passed away on March 29, 2007

Since the first of the year there have been 50 Police Officers killed in the line of duty nationally.  Nineteen Officers have died since the last meeting.

Eight were killed by gunfire (One was accidental)

Seven were killed in automobile collisions

One was killed during a pursuit

One was killed in an ATC accident

One was killed in a boating accident

One was the victim of vehicular assault

Thirteen were from Municipal Agencies

Three were from a County Agencies

One was an agent of a State Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (Florida)

One was an agent with the United States Department of Justice (FBI)

One was a member of the United States Coast Guard Office of Law Enforcement

All nineteen were male

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1)   Deputy Sheriff Eric Sikes

Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia

Age 24     Years of Service 1

Killed Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Automobile Collision

2)   Senior Corporal Mark Timothy Nix

Dallas P.D. Texas

Age 33     Years of Service 7

Killed Friday, March 23, 2007

Gunfire

3)   Officer Daniel C. Martinez

Ft. Smith P.D. Arkansas

Age 33     Years of Service 5

Killed Friday March 23, 2007

Gunfire

4)   Police Officer Lonnie Wells

Moncks Corner P.D. South Carolina

Age 40     Years of Service 2

Killed Sunday, March 25, 2007

Gunfire

5)   Petty Officer Ronald Gill

United States Coast Guard

Office of Law Enforcement

Age 26     Years of Service 4

Killed Sunday, March 25, 2007

Boating Accident

6)   Police Officer Doug Byrne

Aurora P.D. Colorado

Age 37     Years of Service 9

Killed Monday, March 26, 2007

Automobile Collision

7)   Corporal Marcus Stoles

Moncks Corner P.D. South Carolina

Age 26     Years of Service 2

Killed Monday, March 26, 2007

Gunfire

8)   Police Officer Sean Clark

Charlotte-Meckenburg P.D. North Carolina

Age 34     Years of Service 1

Killed Sunday, April 1, 2007

Gunfire

9)   Police Officer Jeff Shelton

Charlotte-Mecklenburg P.D. North Carolina

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Age 35     Years of Service 6

Killed Sunday, April 1, 2007

Gunfire

10) Constable Ronnie K. Jones

Barren County District Two Constable’s Office

Kentucky

Age 58     Years of Service 4 Months

Killed Monday, April 2, 2007

Automobile Collision

11) Deputy Sheriff Jason Lee Saunders

Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia

Age 24     Years of Service 3

Killed Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Vehicle Pursuit

12) Lieutenant Corey Dahlem

Gainesville P.D. Florida

Age 45     Years of Service 22

Killed Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Vehicular Assault

13) Special Agent Barry Lee Bush

United States Department of Justice (FBI)

Age 52     Years of Service 20

Killed Thursday, April 5, 2007

Gunfire (Accidental)

14) Police Officer Wayne Pitt

Metropolitan P.D. District of Columbia

Age 57     Years of Service 24

Killed Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Automobile Collision

15) Police Officer Robert Winget

Ripon P.D. California

Age 57     Years of Service 37

Killed Tuesday, April 10, 2007

ATV Accident

16) Police Officer Thomas Lindsey

Utica P.D. New York

Age 32     Years of Service 5

Killed Thursday, April 12, 2007

Gunfire

17) Lieutenant Delmar Teagan

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

Age 32     Years of Service 10

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Killed Friday, April 13, 2007

Automobile Collision

18) Police Officer Andrew Esparza

Irving P.D. Texas

Age 26     Years of Service 2

Killed Friday, April 13, 2007

Automobile Collision

19) Police Officer Jason Campbell

Greenville P.D. North Carolina

Age 35     Years of Service 10

Killed Saturday, April 14, 2007

Automobile Collision

For more information on these officers, refer to www.odmp

[Officer Down Memorial Page])

A MOMENT OF SILENCE WAS HELD FOR THE FALLEN OFFICERS AND FOR THE 32 VICTIMS KILLED AT VIRGINIA TECH.

Motion from Celina Murrieta-Gonzales, seconded by Dave Schroder, to accept the consent agenda.  Motion Passed

NOMINATIONS FOR NEW ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT:

Motion made by Jim Bee, seconded by Bob Gilbert, to open nominations for the position of Association President.

Jimmy Chavez was nominated by Jim Bee.  No further nominations were given.  Motion to close nominations made by Robby Craig, seconded by Dave Schroder.  Motion passed

Due to there only being one nomination, Jimmy Chavez will be the new Association President.

NOMINATIONS FOR CENTRAL VICE-PRESIDENT:

Motion made by Jimmy Chavez, seconded by Dave Schroder to open nominations for Central Vice-President.

Bob Gilbert nominated by Dave Schroder, Pat Eagan nominated by Celina Murrieta-Gonzales.  Pat Eagan declined the nomination. Motion to close nominations made by Jimmy Chavez, seconded by Dave Schroder.  Motion passed

Due to there only being one nomination, Bob Gilbert will be the new Central Vice-President.

Nominations for a new Southern Vice-President will be taken at the next meeting.

LABOR REPORT:

Jan Feltz advised that there had been was one reinstatement decision on Merit System on Sgt. William Duff.  He will receive his back pay from 11 months, but will have a 30-day suspension.

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LEGISLATIVE REPORT:

Kelsey Lundy reported to the Board on the current budget being worked on down at the Legislative.  The budget is not close to being finished and being sent to the Governor. The latest information is $2.7 million for sworn officer pay; they are still talking about pay for civilians.  Pay raise for the other State employees is unknown; it could be between 2.5% to 3.5%.

There is a new Senate chairperson for the retirement committee, Pamela Gorman. She is learning the different systems involved in the retirement programs.  She stated she did not want to make any changes this year, so all retirement bills were not heard.  The only benefit bill that has moved forward is the Cancer Bill which is adding Police Officers into the coverage with Firefighters.

Latest information on current bills:

House Bill 1605 – Industrial Injury Leave, in Appropriations committee.

House Bill 2570 – Vehicle Title & Registration Bill, still moving forward.

House Bill 2209 – Notice of Investigations, moving forward.

Senate Bill 2457 – Officers allowed to carry weapons off duty, going to Governor’s desk for signature.

TREASURER REPORT:

General Checking:                $  88, 652.74

Savings:                         $    6,009.58

Merchandise:                     $   13,430.98

Bass:                            $    2,907.41

Rodeo:                           $    4,090.52

Golf:                            $   34,464.65

Raffle:                          $   43,498.44

Charities:                       $    1,593.40

PAC:                             $   36,384.15

Merrill Lynch                    $  464,907.00

Monument Account                 $   15,611.00

($-1000.00 to clean statue)

Snedaker Account (Originally)    $   40,084.00

(Remaining)     $   21,784.00

Funding Requests (Budgeted)      $    5,000.00

July Expenditures                $      400.00

August Expenditures              $      100.00

September Expenditures           $      600.00

October Expenditures             $      600.00

November Expenditures            $      100.00

December Expenditures            $        0.00

January Expenditures             $        0.00

February Expenditures            $     1000.00

March Expenditures               $        0.00

Balance                          $    2,200.00

Sick & Distressed (Budgeted)     $    4,000.00

July Expenditures                $        0.00

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August Expenditures              $    1,000.00

September Expenditures           $    1,500.00

October Expenditures             $        0.00

November Expenditures            $    1,000.00

December Expenditures            $        0.00

January Expenditures             $        0.00

February Expenditures            $        0.00

March Expenditures               $        0.00

Balance                          $      500.00

The Association received a Wal-Mart gift card from Sgt. John Dover on behalf of his PR talks.  Card will be placed as a door prize at the Golf Tournament.

DEPARTMENT’S OFFICER MEMORIAL SERVICE:

Bob Gilbert advised the Board that this year’s service will be held on May 7th, starting at 0900 hours in front of the Monument located at the Headquarters building.  Speakers will be Governor Janet Napolitano and Director Roger Vanderpool.  The monument and plaques were cleaned.  After the service, there will be a luncheon held at Marie Calendar’s located at I-17 and Northern.

STATE POLICE OFFICER MEMORIAL SERVICE:

The 34th annual Police Officer memorial service will be held at the Wesley Bolin Plaza on May 7th starting at 1900 hours.  Class A uniforms will be the required if uniforms are worn.

LEGAL REPORT:

Greg Robinson advised the Board of the following matters:

1)      He filed the annual report with the FCC on the Association’s behalf.

2)      He did a follow-up on a member’s late loan status.

3)      Approved the renewal contact with William’s & Associates

4)      Reviewed A.R.S. for proxies voting at the monthly meetings.  Changes were made on the current form to allow this process.

CALIFORNIA CASUALTY:

George Shapcott State Manager, Jo Erikson State Account Manager, and Toni Ray-Davies Field Marketing Manager gave their annual status report to the Board.  California Casualty has added Identity Theft Resolution service to members.  Toni can be reached at 1-877-411-3426 for more information or quotes on home or auto coverage.

ASSOCIATION MAGAZINE REPORT:

Paul Dinerman reported that they have signed a new agreement with a new distributor, who will handle the mailing of the magazines.  Paul also advised the Board of the upcoming contract renewal.

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20-YEAR RING PRESENTATION:

President Swann presented to Bud Clark, Gustav Clark, and Susie Snow their 20-year rings.

REQUEST FOR FUNDING:

None

NEW BUSINESS:

President Andy Swann signed a new agreement with lobbyist firm Williams & Associates.

Northern Vice-President Jim Bee advised the Board that due to a new job position, he was stepping down from this position.  Motion was made by Becky Smith to appoint Mark Haughey, seconded by Robby Craig.  Motion passed

President Swann advised the Board that our Human Resources department had been back to Michigan to recruit members of the State Police, due to the lay-off because of budget issues.  The Department has approximately 58 Michigan State Police officers starting the 2nd phase of joining our Department.  Next step is polygraphs.

President Swann was asked to speak with Director Vanderpool in reference to 3-5 laterals coming on as new hires and going straight into CI GTIEM as Detectives after Advance basic.  President Swann was going to get more details on this.

Bob Gilbert asked all members to look at the Association’s Strategic Plan located on the web site for any upgrades or changes that they wanted to have made.  If after viewing, contact Bob for any changes.

OLD BUSINESS:

None

MOTION TO ADJOURN BY DAVE SCHRODER, SECONDED BY BILL ROGERS.

MOTION PASSED.

NEXT MEETING:

Next meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 16,2007

at 0900 hours at the Phoenix Mountain Preserve,

Phoenix, Arizona.

Respectfully Submitted,

Jim Bee, Recording Secretary

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