Arizona Highway Patrol Association BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

February 20, 2007

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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-2 & Northern Vice President     Mark Haughey

D-3 & Recording Secretary         Jim Bee

D-4                               Ed Simpson

D-5 (Metro Central)               Tim Kvochick

D-6                               Chris Dunn

D-7                               Raul Garcia Jr

D-8                               Kevin McNichols

D-9                               Robby Craig

D-11                              Bert Cheney

D-12                              Nathan Teel

D-13 (Metro East)                 Bill Rogers

D-14 (Proxy)                      Rebecca Smith

D-15 (Proxy)                      Mark Haughey

OCI & Executive Vice President    Bob Gilbert

OCN/II                            John Eccles

Civilian Central Zone II          Vickie Williams

Civilian Central Zone III         Chris Ramsey

Civilian Southern Zone &

Southern Vice President           Celina Murrieta Gonzales

Civilian Northern Zone            Rebecca Smith

Retired Northern Zone             J.R. Ham

Retired Central Zone              Ernie Johnson

Retired Southern Zone (Proxy)     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

Legal Services – Michael Napier

Insurance Advisor – Pat Madden

MEMBERS PRESENT:

Ron Young

Fritz Renter

Ron Young

Jim Harnack

Gregg Girard

Bruce Flickinger

Jan Blaser-Upchurch

Larry Thompson

Dennis Isaacson

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GUESTS PRESENT:

Paul Babeu

Joseph McAuliffe

Charles Mauro

FLOWERS / THANK YOU LETTERS:

Flowers – Bill Bouley Jr

Harvey Golightly

Thank You Letters – none

NEW SWORN MEMBERS:

Sigifredo Casillas #7032

NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS:

Mary J. Carlberg #5309

Shannin Reed #5345

MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED:

Richard H. Watling #805

Pete L. Sadler #1939

Raymond O. Hamilton #2184

Thomas V. Lane #2878

MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS:

Sworn: Derek K. Arnson #4705

Scott C. Wold #6720

George R. Jones #7064

Civilian: Roseanne F. Martinez #4757

SICK & DISTRESSED:

Metro West Sgt. Mike Walters #4408, is recovering from T-11 back fracture.

Retired Rick Ayers had back surgery

Ed Short had heart surgery on 02-04-2008

Officer Fernando Ayon #5522, was hospitalized for pneumonia & influxema.

Officer Scott Hyatt #5014, involved in a 962A last week, sustained arm injury.

DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY / FAMILY:

Retired Member W.L. (Bill) Bouley Jr, #557 passed away on 01-17-2008

Ken Barton’s mother passed away

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Robert W. (Bob) Callahan, #318 passed away on 02-05-2008

Since the first of the year there have been 20 Police Officers killed in the line of duty nationally.  Fifteen Officers have died since the last meeting.

Eight were killed by gunfire, one accidental

Six were killed in automobile collisions

One was killed by vehicular assault

Seven were from Municipal Agencies

Three were from County Agencies

Three were from State Agencies (Arkansas State Police, Indiana State Police, & South Carolina Highway Patrol).

Two were from Federal Agencies (United States Department of Homeland Security – Customs & Border Protection, & Border Patrol, Virgin Islands Police Department).

Fourteen were male

One was female

1)  Police Officer Eric Barker

DeKalb County P.D., Georgia

Age 33     Years of Service 4

Killed Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Gunfire

2)  Police Officer Ricky Bryant Jr

DeKalb County P.D., Georgia

Age 26     Years of Service 2

Killed Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Gunfire

3)  Detective Jarrod Shivers

Chesapeake P.D., Virginia

Age 34     Years of Service 8

Killed Thursday, January 17, 2008

Gunfire

4)  Senior Border Patrol Agent Luis Aguilar

United States Department of Homeland Security – Customs &

Border Protection – Border Patrol

Age 32     Years of Service 6

Killed Saturday, January 19, 2008

Vehicular Assault

5)  Police Officer Matthew B. Thebeau

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Corpus Christi P.D., Texas

Age 25     Years of Service 2

Killed Sunday, January 20, 2008

Automobile Collision

6) Police Officer Akeem Basil (Teddy) Newton

Virgin Islands P.D., Virgin Islands

Age 43     Years of Service 13

Killed Sunday, January 20, 2008

Automobile Collision

7)  Detective Christopher A. Ridley

Mount Vernon P.D., New York

Age 23     Years of Service 1

Killed Friday, January 25, 2008

Gunfire (Accidental)

8) Trooper Daniel R. Barrett

Indiana State Police

Age 25    Years of Service 6 Months

Killed Sunday, January 27, 2008

Automobile Collision

9) Police Officer Nicola Cotton

New Orleans P.D., Louisiana

Age 24     Years of Service 2

Killed Monday, January 28, 2008

Gunfire

10) Lance Corporal James D. Haynes

South Carolina Highway Patrol

Age 38    Years of Service 11

Killed Friday, February 1, 2008

Automobile Collision

11) Sergeant Richard C. LeBow

Arkansas State Police

Age 51     Years of Service 27

Killed Monday, February 4, 2008

Automobile Collision

12) Deputy Sheriff Dustin Duncan

Latimer County Sheriff’s Office, Oklahoma

Age 28     Years of Service 10

Killed Monday, February 4, 2008

Automobile Collision

13) Police Officer Tom Ballman

Kirkwood P.D., Missouri

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Age 37     Years of Service 11

Killed Thursday, February 7, 2008

Gunfire

14) Sergeant William Biggs

Kirkwood P.D., Missouri

Age 50     Years of Service 20

Killed Thursday, February 7, 2008

Gunfire

15) Police Officer Randal (Randy) Simmons

Los Angeles P.D., California

Age 51     Years of Service 27

Killed Thursday, February 7, 2008

Gunfire

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

[Officer Down Memorial Page])

A MOMENT OF SILENCE WAS HELD

CONSENT AGENDA:

Last Month’s Minutes

Seat New Board Members/Proxies

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

GUEST SPEAKER: PAUL BABEU

Paul Babeu, Chandler Police Officer, candidate for Pinal County Sheriff, addressed the Board, seeking the endorsement of the Association.

GUEST SPEAKER: PAT MADDEN, INSURANCE ADVISOR

Pat Madden addressed the Board on the issue of carving out DPS employees from the current State health care program.  By carving away from the current plan, our employees would not have any increase in cost; we would have the same or improved benefits.  The Association is starting the process of this process.

GUEST SPEAKER: RON YOUNG

Ron addressed the Board asking for support on the 3rd annual Peace Officer Memorial Golf Tournament, being held on May 3rd.    Motion made by Celina Murrieta Gonzales, 2nd by Mark Haughey to fund $500.00.  Motion voted on and passed.

GUEST SPEAKER: JAN BLASER-UPCHURCH

Jan addressed the Board and wanted to express her appreciation for the Associations support for her and Concerns for Police Survivors (COPS).

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LEGISLATIVE REPORT:

President Jimmy Chavez gave a report on the following pending bills:

a)  There is a problem in the wording of the bill which would allow new employees to pay into a medical savings plan.  This would provide funds after retirement for health care.

b)  Moving dispatchers into CORP (Correction Officers Retirement

Plan).  Current bill would drop any time our dispatchers

have in ASRS.  2nd bill would allow this time to be carried

into new plan.

c) Redaction bill moving thru the process.

d) Health care subsidy for retirees

e) Vehicle registration bill has a problem with DMV.

LEGAL REPORT:

Greg Robinson reported on the following matters:

1)   Looking at By-Law changes, per the By-Lay committee

2)   Reviewed the lease agreement with the Department on the Forest Lake property.

RAFFLE REPORT:

Bev Fuller advised the Board that all prizes from lat year’s raffle have been paid.  2006 grand prize is still outstanding.

Raffle committee is looking into giving credit cards as the prizes for next year.  Greg Robinson will look into the legality of this option.

COMMITTEE BREAK-OUT: REPORTS

Awards – Nominations were made for the two awards:

a) Mary Bowman Award nominee is Fritz Renter

b) Skip Fink Award nominee is Mike Lehar , Badge #2592

Motion made by Pat Eagan to accept nominated names for the awards, 2nd by John Eccles.  Motion voted on and passed.

Membership – Working on a tri-fold brochure for membership

benefits.

Website – A few changes have been made, continuing to work on

website improvements.

By-Laws – Continuing to work on By-Laws updates

MERCHANDISE REPORT:

Tim Kvochick reported to the Board on several items:

1)  Key chains are in

2)  New Tee-shirts are in

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3)  Tomorrow there is an art viewing at the locker located at Indian School and 27th avenue.  Several people have asked to look at the art for possible purchase.

TREASURER REPORT:

General Checking:                $  179,671.94

Savings:                         $   56,064.84

Merchandise:                     $   15,156.56

Bass:                            $      940.82

Rodeo:                           $    7,048.55

Golf:                            $   18,113.48

Raffle:                          $   69,242.24

Charities:                       $   23,454.60

PAC:                             $   41,674.43

Merrill Lynch                    $  442,641.00

Monument Account                 $   14,232.00

Snedaker Account (Originally)    $   40,084.00

(Remaining)     $   21,784.00

Request for Funding(Budgeted)      $    5,000.00

July                                        0.00

August                                  1,000.00

September                                 550.00

October                                     0.00

November                                    0.00

December                                  750.00

January                                     0.00

Balance                                 2,700.00

Sick & Distressed (Budgeted)     $    4,000.00

July                                      0.00

August                                    0.00

September                                 0.00

October                                   0.00

November                                  0.00

December                                  0.00

January                                   0.00

Balance                               4,000.00

Western Air Rescue (Donation)    $     1000.00

May (2007)                       $      435.00

Balance                          $      565.00    

GUEST SPEAKER: SGT. DENNIS ISAACSON

Dennis addressed the Board on this year Association Golf Tournament which will be held in Prescott on June 14th.  The annual June meeting & golf dinner will be held at the Prescott Resort, with the contract thru 2010.  Cost of the golf tournament

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for Association members is $75.00, non-members $110.00.  Rooms are $100.00; telephone number for reservations is 480-598-3727.

Looking at moving the tournament back to Phoenix after that date.

Golf tournament is looking at anyone willing to serve on the committee, as current members are retiring.

GUEST SPEAKER: DENNIS BURKE

Dennis Burke, Chief of Staff for Governor Napolitano, addressed the Board on this years State budget.  Mr. Burke stated that this year’s budget is $1.5 billon short due to several factors: housing/construction & economy.  To make up this short-fall Mr. Burke stated there were several solutions:

1)    Spending reduction

2)    Using money from the rainy-day fund

3)    Capital financing

Mr. Burke stated that the Governor wants to use the money from photo enforcement to replace the department’s budget from the General fund.

OLD BUSINESS:

President Chavez advised the Board that the family members selected to travel back to Washington D.C. for National Police Week have declined to go.  Nathaniel Teel & Bill Rogers, will still travel back to gain escort experience.

DPS Officer Memorial service will be held in front of the headquarters building on May 5th. Bob Gilbert is looking for assistance with the service.

Fallen License Plate motion untabled by Bob Gilbert from last month meeting.  2nd by Dave Schroder.  Motion voted on and passed.  New motion made by Bob Gilbert to have the license plate AHPA placed on the Association vehicle.  2nd by Bev Fuller.  Motion voted on and passed.

NEW BUSINESS:

Robbie Craig made a motion to endorse Billy Cloud for Cochise County Sheriff.  Motion 2nd by John Eccles.  Motion voted on and passed.

Dave Schroder made a motion to endorse Paul Babeu for Pinal County Sheriff.  2nd by Robbie Craig.  Motion voted on and passed.

President Chavez advised the Board of a vacancy on the Department’s PSPRS Board.  Bev Fuller volunteered.

DISTRICT REPORTS:

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District 7 – Raul Garcia Jr

a)  There are 7 students in the current motor school.

b)  Looking at replacement of equipment for the Code 34 vehicles.

District 8 – Kevin McNichols

a)     Rodeo committee meeting will be at 1200 hrs on March 3rd at the Tucson 103.

District 6 – Chris Dunn

a)     Xmas Bear program was featured in the National Police Beat magazine.

MOTION TO ADJOURN BY DAVE SHCRODER, SECONDED BY NATHAN TEEL.

MOTION PASSED.

NEXT MEETING:

Next meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 19th 2008, at the Phoenix Mountain Preserve.   Meeting will start at 0900 hours.

Respectfully Submitted,

Jim Bee, Recording Secretary

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