The meeting was called to order at 0900 hours by
President Jimmy Chavez at the Phoenix Mountain
Preserve. President Chavez led the meeting with the
Pledge of Allegiance.
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:
President Jimmy Chavez
Executive Officer Pat Eagan
D-3 & Recording Secretary Jim Bee
D-4 Ed Simpson
D-6 Chris Dunn
D-7 Raul Garcia Jr
D-8 (Proxy) John Eccles
D-9 (Proxy) John Eccles
D-11 Bert Cheney
D-12 Nathan Teel
D-13 (Metro East) Bill Rogers
D-14 Mike McCall
OCI & Executive Vice President
(Proxy) Dave Schroder
OCN/II John Eccles
Civilian Northern Zone Rebecca Smith
Civilian Central Zone II Vickie Williams
Civilian Central Zone III Chris Ramsey
Civilian Southern Zone &
Southern Vice President Celina Murrieta Gonzales
Retired Central Zone (Proxy) J.R. Ham
Retired Southern Zone J.R. Ham
Retired Civilian Betty Gallery
Treasurer Dave Schroder
Assistant Treasurer &
Ring Coordinator Beverly Fuller
AHPA STAFF PRESENT:
Executive Secretary – Colleen Girard
Legal Counsel – Greg Robinson
Financial Advisor – Thomas Jonovich
Gregg Girard Paul Swietek
Patricia Simpson Billy Cloud
Sherman Corb Brian Preston
M.J. Mitchell Bruce Flickinger
Joy Craig Martin Tapia
Gerald P. Richard II Joanna W. Peters
Chief Jack Lane Tim Nelson
Mike Minter Steve Roethle
Pinal County Sheriff Chris Vasquez
FLOWERS / THANK YOU LETTERS:
Flowers – Roberta Shaeffer
Thank You Letters – Bernice Bouley
Helen & Pete Drummond
NEW SWORN MEMBERS:
Keith Mulvihill #4950
NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS:
Paul Swietek #5862
MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED:
Dick R. Wells #0570
Frank G. Valenzula #3148
Debra L. Howard #3448
Travis V. Qualls #3751
Billy Cloud #4748
MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS:
Sworn: Tad L. Hon #7072
James F. Smith #7102
NEW ASSOCIATE MEMBER: Robbin Gibbs
SICK & DISTRESSED:
DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY / FAMILY:
Robereta Shaeffer , former District One Office Coordinator, passed away on March 27, 2008.
Retired Sworn Patrick H. McCollum Badge @10, passed away on April 6, 2008.
Commander Bobby Holiday’s mother passed away on April 14, 2008.
Since the first of the year there have been 30 Police Officers killed in the line of duty nationally. Three Officers have died since the last meeting.
Two were killed in automobile collisions
One died from a heart attack.
One was from a Municipal Agency
One was from a County Agency
One was a member of the United States Department of Homeland Security – Customs and Border Patrol.
All three were male.
1) Police Officer James D. Fezatte
Millbrook P.D., Alabama
Age 41 Years of Service 1
Killed Saturday, March 29, 2008
2) Border patrol Agent Jarod Dittman
United States Department of Homeland Security –
Customs and Border Protection
Age 28 Years of Service 1
Killed Sunday, March 30, 2008
3) Constable Joe Howard
Harlan County Constable”s Office, Kentucky
Age 55 Years of Service 13
Killed Tuesday, April 1, 2008
For more information on these officers, refer to www.odmp
[Officer Down Memorial Page])
A MOMENT OF SILENCE WAS HELD
Lobbyist Kelsey Lundy gave a report on the following legislative actions:
a) State Budget still being worked on
1) Sworn Officer pay still in the budget
2) No pay increase for State employees
b) Cost of health insurance increase still be worked on
c) House Bill 2116 CORP – going to the floor next week
d) Redaction Bill – notice will be sent out prior to 6 months end of protection.
e) RICO Bill – moving to the floor
f) PRPRS Investments – would allow more flexibility in type of investments.
Last Month’s Minutes
Seat New Board Members/Proxies
Motion from Dave Schroder, seconded by Celina Murrieta-Gonzales, to accept the consent agenda. Motion Carried
GUEST SPEAKER: Gerald Richard
Candidate for Maricopa County Attorney addressed the Board. Former Phoenix Police Department Legal Advisor for 16 years, former Maricopa County Deputy Attorney.
GUEST SPEAKER: Billy Cloud
Candidate for Cochise County Sheriff wanted to thank the Board for last month’s endorsement.
General Checking: $ 165,800.51
Savings: $ 56,201.87
Merchandise: $ 12,606.05
Bass: $ 4,179.06
Rodeo: $ 7,048.55
Golf: $ 18,068.48
Raffle: $ 69,237.24
Charities: $ 2,654.60
PAC: $ 24,273.39
Merrill Lynch $ 440,625.00
Monument Account $ 14,150.00
Snedaker Account (Originally) $ 40,084.00
(Remaining) $ 21,784.00
Request for Funding(Budgeted) $ 5,000.00
Sick & Distressed (Budgeted) $ 4,000.00
Western Air Rescue (Donation) $ 1000.00
May (2007) $ 435.00
April (2008) 565.00
Balance $ 0.00
Dave Schroder advised the Board he had spent $139.14 for the velvet boxes and coin holders to be used at the Department’s Officer Memorial service.
GUEST SPEAKER: Tim Nelson
Candidate for Maricopa County Attorney addressed the Board. Former General Counsel for Governor Napolitano & Special Counsel for Arizona Attorney General Office.
GUEST SPEAKER: Chief Jack Lane
Chief Lane addressed the Board on several issues:
1. There is 1 Lt & 4 Sgt openings right now, more to follow
2. This week is National Dispatcher Week
3. Department Budget
a) Governor still wants to finish our pay parity, looking at 2.5 to 3 million.
b) State hiring freeze, hurting civilian hires and promotions
a) 50 orders a day are being sent out
b) Contact Superior Uniforms on complaints
c) After first delivery, orders should take two week turn-around
5. MDC Update
a) District 1-3-4-9 should be up by July
b) GPS system has a problem with the software
a) New electronic system should be in place by June
7. More rifle schools planned
8. There are cadets in the system, between new cadets to advance basic.
9. Motors – looking at Honda or Harley to replace BMW’s
10. Off-duty work – Department looking at 3rd party running the
system, Director would like the Department to get out of
this issue due to time spent running the program.
11. Body Armor – Department now using the NIJ standards since the Colorado standards are no longer there.
20 YEAR RING PRESENTATION:
President Jimmy Chavez presented Martin Tapia & Jeff Mitchell with their 20 year rings.
Greg Robinson reported on the following matters:
1) Due to a very late member’s loan not being paid back to the Association, Lawsuit was filed with default judgment
2) Reviewed and sent out By-law changes to By-law committee.
Southern Civilian – Celina Murrieta-Gonzales
a) Rodeo manual in the works
b) Working on CORP Bill
c) Member concerns
Retirees – J. R. Ham & Betty Gallery
a) Meeting next in Payson on May 3rd from 1-4 pm
b) Membership now at 650
Civilian North – Becky Smith
a) CORP issues
OCN II – John Eccles
a) Assisted Department employee with collision issues, contacted Mike Napier’s office.
Civilian Central Zone III – Chris Ramsey
a) Advised the Board that Officer Clark, involved in a vehicle/pedestrian collision had sustained 6 broken ribs.
Executive Officer – Pat Eagan
a) Advised the Board he had posted the information on our webpage on the Phoenix PD class on Spanish for Law Enforcement.
District 7 – Raul Garcia Jr
a) Advised the Board that there were 9 new motors Officers
b) One sustained a crash in the long ride
c) Motors had several other crashes since last meeting
FINANCIAL ADVISOR: THOMAS JONOVICH,
Mr. Jonovich advised the Board on the status of our various accounts in the current Market. Information classes will be held in Prescott, Yuma & Benson. DROP rate is at 8.5%, anyone looking at entering DROPS should consider this due to the interest rate dropping in July.
GUEST SPEAKER: Pinal Sheriff Chris Vasquez
Sheriff Vasquez addressed the Board on his candidacy for re-election. Sheriff Vasquez advised of the improvements he has made since he was elected and what he would like to improve in the future.
President Jimmy Chavez advised the Board on the off-duty committee:
a) Three areas of the off-duty program
2) fairness of work
3) electronic system in place
b) Executive staff would like the Department to get out of this program, due to the time & resources involved.
c) Secondary manual being re-wrote
Dave Schroder had posted for display the new Association banners.
Dave Schroder addressed the Board on the Association cabin. Improvements will be bided out for raising the cabin for a new foundation and floor installed.
REQUEST FOR FUNDING:
President Chavez presented to the Board a request to fund refreshments for the three award ceremonies in May. Motion made by Dave Schroder to fund $500.00, seconded by Celina Murrieta-Gonzalez. Motion Carried.
PRESIDENT JIMMY CHAVEZ ASKED THE BOARD FOR A MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION. MOTION MADE BY DAVE SCHRODER TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION. SECONDED BY VICKI WILLIAMS.
PRESIDENT JIMMY CHAVEZ ASKED THE BOARD FOR A MOTION TO GO OUT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION. MOTION MADE BY DAVE SCHRODER TO GO OUT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION. SECONDED BY VICKI WILLIAMS.
President Jimmy Chavez asked the Board for a motion to adjourn. MOTION TO ADJOURN BY BERT CHENEY, SECONDED BY VICKI WILLIAMS.
Next meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 21st, 2008, at the Phoenix Mountain Preserve located at 1431 East Dunlap. Meeting will start at 0900 hours.
Jim Bee, Recording Secretary
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