Associated Highway Patrol Association
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
February 21, 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 2
  • MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED   – Page 2
  • MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS  – Page 2
  • DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY/FAMILY – Page 3
  • PRESIDENT ANDY SWANN  – Page 4
  • LOBBYIST REPORT  – Page 4
  • ASSOCIATION DUES INCREASE  –  Page 5
  • TREASURER REPORT – Page 5
  • 20- YEAR RINGS PRESENTATION   –  Page 6
  • NEW DISTRICT 15 REP  – Page 6
  • LEGAL REPORT   –  Page 6
  • NEW BUSINESS  –  Page 6
  • REQUEST FOR FUNDING  –  Page 6
  • OLD BUSINESS – Page 6
  • NEXT MEETING  – Page 6

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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 (Proxy) Jim Bee; D-3 & Recording Secretary/Northern Vice President Jim Bee; D-4 John Smith; D-5 & Central Region Vice President(Absent); D-6 (Absent); D-7 (Absent); D-8 Quentin Mehr; D-9 Robby Craig; D-11 Bert Cheney; D-12 Nathan Teel; D-13 Metro East Bill Rogers; D-14 Metro West (Absent); D-15 (Proxy) Jimmy Chavez; D-16 (Proxy) Jimmy Chavez; Headquarters (Vacant); Northern/Western Air Rescue (Proxy) Jim Bee; 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 Ernie Johnson; Retired Southern Zone J.R. Ham; Civilian Central Zone I(Absent); Civilian Zone II (Absent); Civilian Central Zone III (Vacant); Assistant Treasurer & Ring Coordinator Beverly Fuller; Civilian Southern Zone (Proxy) Rebecca Smith; Civilian
Northern Zone Rebecca Smith; Retired Civilian Betty Gallery;
Treasurer Dave Schroder.

AHPA STAFF PRESENT:
Executive Secretary – Colleen Girard
Legal Counsel – Greg Robinson
Lobbyist – Kelsey Lundy
Eileen Siqmund
Legal Services – Mike Napier

MEMBERS PRESENT:
Gregg Girard
Rudy Buck
Kim Karbon-Sines
Louie Gardies

GUESTS PRESENT:

FLOWERS THANK YOU LETTERS
Flowers – None
Thank You Letters – None

NEW SWORN MEMBERS:
Vern L. Alley #2854

NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS:
None

MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED:
Bob Cencelewski #2578     Sharon L. Manson #2554
Melvin L. Sanders #1763   Thomas L. Davis #824
Dennis C. McLouth #1951   Ellery C. Kramer #1043
Lacy M. Jenkins #870      Donald R. Olfers #616
Maria Lukacs #2448

MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS:

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Sworn: None
Civilian: None

DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY / FAMILY:
Since the first of the year there have been 17 Police Officers killed in the line of duty nationally.  Ten Officers have died since the last meeting.

Four were killed by gunfire
Six were killed in automobile collisions

Five were from Municipal Agencies
Four were from a County Agency
One was a State Trooper (New York)

All ten were male

1) Trooper Jose A. Rosado
New York State Police
Age 45     Years of Service 18
Killed Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Automobile Collision

2) Deputy Sheriff Alan Inser
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana
Age 43     Years of Service 17
Killed Thursday, January 25, 2007
Gunfire

3) Deputy Sheriff Harold Michael (Mike) Altman
Jackson County Sheriff’s Dept. Florida
Age 41     Years of Service 1
Killed Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Gunfire

4) Police Officer Shawn Joshua Dean (Josh) Williams
Old Fort Police Dept. North Carolina
Age 23     Years of Service 1
Killed Thursday, February 1, 2007
Automobile Collision

5) Deputy Sheriff Daniel Browne-Sanchez
Hawaii Dept. of Public Safety, Hawaii
Age 27     Years of Service 5
Killed Saturday, February 10,2007
Gunfire

6) Police Officer Sean Wissink
Des Moines P.D., Iowa
Age 35     Years of Service 9
Killed Sunday, February 11, 2007
Automobile Collision

7) Deputy Sheriff Michael Estes
Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office, Washington
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Age 43     Years of Service 1
Killed Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Automobile Collision

8) Lieutenant Dexter Holcomb
Oxford P.D., Alabama
Age 46     Years of Service 20
Killed Friday, February 16, 2007
Struck by Vehicle

9) Police Officer Charles J. Callemyn
Durham P.D., North Carolina
Age 33     Years of Service 8
Killed Saturday, February 17, 2007
Automobile Collision

10) Police Officer Anthony John Holly
Glendale P.D., Arizona
Age  24    Years of Service 2
Killed Monday, February 19, 2007
Gunfire

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

No family deaths were reported

A MOMENT OF SILENCE WAS HELD

PRESIDENT ANDY SWANN:
President Swann addressed the Board on several issues:
1) He will not be running for re-election for President
2) Gave a update on the Board positions which expired on January
31st.
3) There is a bill proposal to change the wording on the 2080 hours for
industrial leave for civilians & sworn.
4) There is a bill proposal from APA to add all police officers to the
current cancer insurance program.  Right now firefighters pay
$100.00 per member. Police officers involved in hazmat & labs are
currently covered.

LOBBYIST REPORT:
Kelsey Lundy gave an update on the current Legislative session:
1) Update on the new change to the Meet & Confer Bill
2) DPS Budget – Employee Pay
a) Governor’s budget for pay:
1)  $2.5 million for sworn
2)  $ 0.00 for civilians
b) Legislative budget for pay:
1   $2.75 million for sworn
2   $ 0.00 for civilians

Eileen Siqmund gave an update on current bills:
1) Dispatchers CORP bill has moved through the House
2) DPS Department employee free titution waiver bill,
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held up in app. committee.
3) Prohibiting audio viewing bill still in Senate
4) Required U.S. citizen for registration, still in rules committee

ASSOCIATION DUES INCREASE REPORT:
The Dues committee gave the Board four proposals on the increase on dues. Using the current dues structure, a spread sheet was presented with the current dues broken down into 3 areas:
1) Per Capita Expenses
2) Overhead Expenses
3) Other Operating Expenses

After discussion, Robby Craig made a motion to increase dues to $24.50 per pay period, seconded by Bob Gilbert.  Motion passed.  (Each rep was given a copy of the spread sheet)

TREASURER REPORT:
General Checking:                $  104,847.72
Savings:                         $    6,006.67
Merchandise:                     $   12,995.98
Bass:                            $      784.55
Rodeo:                           $    4,090.52
Golf:                            $   25,414.65
Raffle:                          $   45,498.44
Charities:                       $    1,417.40
PAC:                             $   32,276.23
Merrill Lynch                    $  466,578.00
Monument Account                 $   16,495.00

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
Balance                          $    3,200.00

Sick & Distressed (Budgeted)     $    4,000.00
July Expenditures                $        0.00
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
Balance                          $      500.00
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Dave Schroder presented to the Board a policy proposal for membership loans.

The Association received a $200.00 donation from Bob & Judy Bolt due to a Southern Air Rescue mission, involving DPS pilot Will Morris and paramedic Troy Hayes.

20-YEAR RING PRESINATION:
President Andy Swann presented to Kim Karbon-Sines and Becky Smith their 20-year rings.  Executive Vice-President Jimmy Chavez presented to Louie Gardies his 20-year ring.

NEW DISTRICT 15 REP:
Motion made by Jimmy Chavez, 2nd by Quentin Mehr to seat Mike McCall as the new District 15 rep.  Motion passed.

LEGAL REPORT:
Greg Robinson addressed the Board on the letters received from Morris Mortgage to the members, and where the information came from.

Executive Vice President Jimmy Chavez made a motion to go into Executive session.  2nd by Beverly Fuller.  Motion Passed

Executive Vice President Jimmy Chavez made a motion to go out of Executive session.  2nd by Robby Craig. Motion Passed

NEW BUSINESS:
Motion was made by Dave Schroder, 2nd by John Eccles to adopt the new policy addressing the membership loan.  Motion passed.

Colleen Girard asked the Board to consider adding a Department C-34 driver into the sworn reserve classification.  This would allow insurance coverage when he was working the road.  Motion made by Jimmy Chavez, 2nd by Robby Craig.  Motion passed.

REQUEST FOR FUNDING:
1) Quintin Mehr made a presentation towards the 23rd Policia
Internacional Sonora Arizona conference being held in Tucson on
June 4th-6th.  The conference is for the exchange of information
involving approximately 50 law enforcement agencies.  Becky Smith
made a motion to fund $500.00. There was no 2nd, motion failed.
Jimmy Chavez made a motion to fund $1000.00, 2nd by Jim Bee.
Motion Passed

3) Bob Gilbert made a motion requesting a loan of $1,820.00 to go
towards the purchase of an ACTIC coin, 2nd by Dave Schroder.
Coin would be the same style as the 75th coin.
Motion Passed

OLD BUSINESS:
President Swann addressed the Board on the current Meet & Confer bill and meetings with the FOP.

MOTION TO ADJOURN BY BEVERLY FULLER, SECONDED BY DAVE SCHRODER.
MOTION PASSED.

NEXT MEETING:
Next meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2007
at 0900 hours at the Phoenix Mountain Preserve,
Phoenix, Arizona.

Respectfully Submitted,
Jim Bee, Recording Secretary

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