Arizona Highway Patrol Association BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

December 21, 2005

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT                        Page 2
AHPA STAFF PRESENT                           Page 2

MEMBERS PRESENT                              Page 2

GUESTS PRESENT                               Page 2

NEW SWORN MEMBERS                            Page 2

NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS                         Page 2

MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED                     Page 2

MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS                    Page 2

MEMBERS WHO HAVE QUIT AHPA                   Page 2

THANK YOU NOTES / FLOWERS                    Page 3

DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY/FAMILY                 Page 3

LEGISLATIVE REPORT                           Page 5

TREASURER REPORT                             Page 5

MEDIA GUYS                                   Page 5

LABOR REPORT                                 Page 5

LEGAL REPORT                                 Page 6

MEET & CONFER UPDATE                         Page 6

PRESIDENT ANDY SWANN                         Page 6

UNIFORM UPDATE                               Page 6

TWENTY YEAR RINGS                            Page 6

NEXT MEETING                                 Page 6

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The meeting was called to order at 0900 hours by Executive Vice President Jimmy Chavez at the Phoenix Mountain Reserve Reception Center located in Phoenix.  President Andy Swann was at St. Joseph hospital due to one of our motor officers being involved in a injury collision. During the meeting, President Swann arrived and advised that the officer was going to be held overnight for observation.

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:

President Andy Swann, Executive Vice President Jimmy Chavez; D-1 David Stopke; D-2 John Gigous; D-3 Jim Bee; D-4 John Smith; D-5 & Central Region Vice President Pat Eagan; D-6 Craig Bowles; D-7 (Absent); D-8 Quentin Mehr; D-9 Robby Craig; D-11 Bob Gilbert; D-12 (Absent); D-13 Metro East (Vacant); D-14 Metro West Rod Ferguson; D-15 (Proxy)Jimmy Chavez; D-16 Tim Kyochick; Headquarters (Vacant); Northern/Western Air Rescue Pete Sadler; Southern/Central Air Rescue (Vacant); OCI (Absent); OCN/1 (Vacant); OCN/II (Absent); Retired Central Zone (Absent); Retired Northern Zone Don Gump; Retired Southern Zone (Absent); Civilian Central Zone I Sandy Patterson; Civilian Zone II Vickie Williams; Civilian Central Zone & Assistant Treasurer Beverly Fuller; Civilian Southern Zone (Proxy) Becky Smith; Civilian Northern Zone Becky Smith; Retired Civilian Bob McCarthy; Treasurer Jack Hagarty

AHPA STAFF PRESENT:

Legal Counsel Greg Robinson; Lobbyist Stacey Gaus; Media Guys Michelle Davidson; Legal Services Jan Feltz & Mike Napier.

MEMBERS PRESENT:

Garland Copeland, Chaplain Joe O’Donnell, Jack Watling, Robert Stout, Kim Cline, Marty Fink, Dale Mace.

GUESTS PRESENT:

Pauline Watling

Brenda Stout

Nathaniel Fink

Debbie Fink

NEW SWORN MEMBERS:

Daniel L. Cutchen #5981

NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS:

Van R. Kelly #6492

Cindy Mason #6407

Pete Onni #5773

MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED:

Marilyn F. Connors #3622

W.D. Bill Murphy #3272

MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS:

Sworn: None

Civilian: None

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FLOWERS / THANK YOU LETTERS

Thank You Letters: Rex Tucker

Mack Crow

Linda Hirsch

J.T. McCann, Chief Flagstaff P.D.

William B. Pribil, Sheriff, Coconino County

Flowers: Gregg Girard

DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY / FAMILY:

Since the first of the year there have been 144 police officers killed in the line of duty nationally.  Sixteen officers have died since the last meeting.

Nine were killed by gunfire

Three were killed in automobile collisions

Two were killed by heart attacks

One was struck by a vehicle

One was a victim of vehicular assault

Twelve were from Municipal Agencies

One was from a County Agency

Two were State Troopers (Pennsylvania & California)

One was from a State Narcotics Bureau (Oklahoma)

Fifteen were male

One was Female

1)    Police Officer Brian Jackson

Dallas P.D. Texas

Age 28    Years of Service 5

Killed Sunday, November 13, 2005

Gunfire

2) Officer Andrew (Andy) Stevens

California Highway Patrol

Age 37    Years of Service 13

Killed Thursday November 17, 2005

Gunfire

3) Sergeant Scott Neal

Mexia Independent School District P.D. Texas

Age 31    Years of Service 3

Killed Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Gunfire (Accidental)

4) Patrol Officer Brandon (Teddy) Breland

Wiggins P.D. Mississippi

Age 23   Years of Service 5

Killed Sunday, November 27, 2005

Gunfire

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5) Patrol Officer Odell Fite

Wiggins P.D. Mississippi

Age 48    Years of Service 24

Killed Sunday, November 27, 2005

Gunfire

6) Detective Dillon Stewart

New York City P.D. New York

Age 35     Years of Service 5

Killed Monday, November 28, 2005

Gunfire

7) Officer Henry (Hank) Nava, Jr.

Ft. Worth P.D. Texas

Age 39     Years of Service 17

Killed Thursday, December 1, 2005

Gunfire

8) Detective Daniel Enchautegui

New York City P.D. New York

Age 28     Years of Service 3

Killed Saturday, December 10, 2005

Gunfire

9) Corporal Joseph R. Pokorny

Pennsylvania State Police

Age 45     Years of Service 22

Gunfire

10) Agent Choc Douglas Ericsson

Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics & Dangerous

Drugs Control

Age  38     Years of Service N/A

Vehicular Assault

11) Police Officer Courtney Dickerson

Danville P.D. Virginia

Age 24     Years of Service 1

Automobile Collision

12) School Safety Agent Vivian A. Samuels

New York City P.D. New York

Age 56     Years of Service 24

Heart Attack

13) Lake Ranger Glen M. Collins

Shawnee P.D. Oklahoma

Age 72     Years of Service 37

Automobile Collision

14) Deputy Sheriff Jason Alexander Oliff

Brazoria County Sheriff”s Office, Texas

Age 27     Years of Service 4

Struck by Vehicle

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15) Police Officer Paul Robert Salmon

Phoenix P.D. Arizona

Age 22     Years of Service 6 Months

Automobile Collision

16) Patrolman Richard (Rick) Spaulding

Portsmouth P.D. Virginia

Age 49     Years of Service 9

Heart Attack

(For more information on these officers, refer to www.odmp [Officer Down Memorial Page])

Every month there has been at least one officer killed by a

heart attack.  President Swann wanted to ask everyone to watch what you eat and participate in some type of physical activity to decompress from the job stress.

No family deaths were reported

A MOMENT OF SILENCE WAS HELD

LEGISLATIVE REPORT:

Stacy Glas advised that they have been working on two bills for the upcoming year.  They are the Drop program for ASRS and Industrial Sick Leave for civilians.  The hot topic is health cost for retirees.  They have been meeting with the leadership in the House & Senate, along with the Governor’s staff. The session starts January 9th.  

TREASURER REPORT:

General Checking:                $   96,125.91

Savings:                         $    5,579.52

Merchandise:                     $     7542.45

Bass:                            $     1030.44

Rodeo:                           $     6213.38

Golf:                            $   25,704.27

Raffle:                          $   52,600.04

Charities:                       $     1729.34

PAC:                             $   28,000.00

Smith Barney:                    $  495,487.65

Smith Barney (Monument)          $   15,698.93

Snedaker Account (Originally)    $   40,084.00

(Remaining)     $   21,784.00

MEDIA GUYS:

Michelle stated they have been busy on the monthly newsletter.

Working on the Xmas Bears media bulletins and television spots.

LABOR REPORT:

Jan Felts advised there are two pending hearings in January.  Charges have just been brought before POST on another employee.    

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LEGAL REPORT:

Greg Robinson stated he has sent the Corp. Commission our required annual report. 

MEET AND CONFER:

Both FOP Lodge 32 and the Association have agreed to use a third party arbitrator to run the election.  There are still details to be finalized. Costs will be split between the Association and FOP Lodge 32.  Election might be in February or March depending if the details can be finished.

Question being asked if what happens if the Association or Lodge 32 does not win by the required number of votes (half of the Department’s employees plus 1).  Lodge 32 is trying to get the rules changed in the statute to have the majority vote decide the election.

PRESIDENT ANDY SWANN:

Attended a meeting yesterday with Director Vanderpool and Deputy Director Felix.  Topics were: (1) 2080 hours of Industrial Sick leave for civilians, which the Department will support; (2) When overtime and sick leave can be used in the same week; (3) ASRS DROP program for civilians; (4) Department’s PE program; (5) Pay plans coming from the Governor’s office. (President Swann advised he has a meeting with the Governor’s staff in 2 weeks).  He would like to ask for the same amount given to sworn to apply towards civilian’s ($3 Million).

Due to the pending Meet & Confer election, no Executive Staff will be at our monthly meetings until after the election.

UNIFORM UPDATE:

Due to the new vendor asking to be included, the wear testers are waiting to be issued these uniforms which will be worn for 6 weeks.   

TWENTY YEAR RINGS:

President Swann presented 20 year rings to Jack Wating, Marty Fink, Dale Mack, Robert Stout, and Kim Cline.

MOTION TO ADJOURN BY ROBBY CRAIG, SECONDED BY JOHN , MOTION PASSED.

NEXT MEETING:

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday January 18, 2006 at 0900 at the Phoenix Mountain Preserve Reception Center, Phoenix, AZ.

Respectfully Submitted,

Jim Bee, Recording Secretary

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