Arizona Highway Patrol Association

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

January 18, 2006

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT                        Page 2

AHPA STAFF PRESENT                           Page 2

MEMBERS PRESENT                              Page 2

GUESTS PRESENT                               Page 2

THANK YOU NOTES / FLOWERS                    Page 3

NEW SWORN MEMBERS                            Page 3

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

BOARD POSITIONS EXPIRING                     Page 5

LEGISLATIVE REPORT                           Page 5

BUDGET                                       Page 6

LEGAL REPORT                                 Page 6

MEET & CONFER UPDATE                         Page 7

EXECUTIVE STAFF MEETING                      Page 7

TREASURER REPORT                             Page 7

HEADQUARTERS REP POSITION                    Page 7

UNIFORM UPDATE                               Page 7

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 Reserve Reception Center

located in Phoenix.

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 Herb Groll; D-8 Quentin Mehr; D-9 Robby

Craig; D-11 Bob Gilbert; D-12 Nathan Teel; D-13 Metro East

(Vacant); D-14 Metro West Rod Ferguson; D-15 & Northern

Region Vice President Bob Cencelewski; D-16 (Proxy) Jimmy

Chavez; Headquarters (Frank Valenzuela; Northern/Western Air

Rescue Pete Sadler; Southern/Central Air Rescue (Vacant);

OCI Wes Ellington; OCN/1 (Vacant); OCN/II John Eccles;

Retired Central Zone (Proxy) J.R. Ham; Retired Northern

Zone (Proxy) J.R. Ham; Retired Southern Zone J.R. Ham;

Civilian Central Zone I(Proxy) Bev Fuller; Civilian Zone

II Vickie Williams; Civilian Central Zone & Assistant

Treasurer Beverly Fuller; Civilian Southern Zone Celina

Murrieta Gonzales; Civilian Northern Zone Becky Smith;

Retired Civilian Bob McCarthy; Treasurer Jack Hagarty

AHPA STAFF PRESENT:

Executive Secretary Colleen Girard; Legal Counsel Greg

Robinson; Media Guys Michelle Davidson; Insurance Advisor

Pat Madden.

Motion made by Bob Cencelewski, seconded by Jimmy Chavez

For the Consent Agenda.  Motion voted and passed.

MEMBERS PRESENT:

Gregg Girard, Betty Gallery.

GUESTS PRESENT:

None

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FLOWERS / THANK YOU LETTERS

Flowers: Tom Jonovich, Bill Matthews, Stan Kimball

NEW SWORN MEMBERS:

Shaun M. Enrico #6497

Hector M. Cortez #6599

Curtis Farley #6602

NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS:

Cynthia J. Mason #6407

Velma J. McClain #5451

MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED:

Robert J. Edgren #1473

John D. Barber #3673

Michael S. Weede #4995

MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS:

Sworn: None

Civilian: Lisa M. Fabay #5642

DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY / FAMILY:

Retiree Jamie Teyechea #44

Retiree W.L. Bill Matthews #144

Retiree Stan Kimball #116

Since the first of the year there have been 7 police officers

killed in the line of duty nationally.  Twelve officers have

died since the last meeting.

One was killed by gunfire

Seven were killed in automobile collisions

Two were struck by another vehicle

One was killed during a pursuit

One was a victim of duty related illness (Brain Aneurysm)

Four were from Municipal Agencies

Four were from County Agencies

Three were State Troopers (2 from California, 1 from Texas)

One was a State Corrections Officer (New Jersey)

All Twelve were male

1)    Officer Erick Manny

California Highway Patrol

Age 35    Years of Service 8

Killed Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Vehicle Pursuit

2)    Police Officer Robert Nguyen

Jersey City P.D., NJ

Age 30    Years of Service 6

Killed Sunday, December 25, 2005

Automobile Collision

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3)    Police Officer Shawn Carson

Jersey City P.D. NJ

Age 40    Years of Service 16

Killed Sunday, December 25, 2005

Automobile Collision

4)    Deputy Sheriff Lester Dewayn

Trinity County Sheriff’s Dept. TX

Age 42    Years of Service 15

Killed Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Automobile Collision

5) Lt. Michael Walker

California Highway Patrol

Age 47   Years of Service 24

Killed Saturday, December 31, 2005

Struck by Vehicle

6) Trooper Billy Jack Zachary

Texas Highway Patrol

Age 32    Years of Service 1

Killed Sunday, January 1, 2006

Struck by Vehicle

7) Patrol Officer James F. Knapp

Cook County Sheriff”s Dept. IL

Age 50     Years of Service 16

Killed Wednesday, January 4, 2006

Automobile Collision

8) Deputy Sheriff Ethan Collins

Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office, OH

Age 29     Years of Service 6

Killed Wednesday, January 4, 2006

Automobile Collision

9) Officer Richard May

East Palo Alto P.D. CA

Age 38     Years of Service 14

Killed Saturday, January 7, 2006

Gunfire

10) Senior Corrections Officer Wayne Clark

New Jersey Dept. of Corrections

Age 62     Years of Service 23

Automobile Collision

11) Police Officer Francis (Frank) Hennessy

New York City P.D. NY

Age  35     Years of Service 8

Duty Related Illness (Brain Aneurysm)

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12) Deputy Cory Allen Ricks

Seward County Sheriff’s Office, KS

Age 33     Years of Service N/A

Automobile Collision

(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

BOARD POSITIONS EXPIRING:

The following board positions will be expiring

January 31, 2006

D-1  David Stopke

D-9  Robby Craig *

D-13 Vacant

D-14 Rod Ferguson *

D-15 Bob Cencelewski *

D-16 Tim Kvochick

North-Western Air Rescue Pete Sadler

Central-Southern Air Rescue Vacant

OCI  Wes Ellington

OCN/I Vacant

OCN/II John Eccles

Retired Northern  Don Gump

Civilian Central Zone I Bev Fuller *

Civilian Central Zone II Vickie Williams *

Civilian Central Zone III Sandy Paterson *

Retired Civilian Bob McCarthy

Headquarters Vacant (**)

(*) Stated they would continue for another term on the

board)

(**) Frank Valenzuela appointed as HQ Rep.

District 2 rep John Gigous advised he has been promoted

To CI, and two members have indicated their interest in

The position.  District 2 will have a vote to decide.

LEGISLATIVE REPORT:

President Swann advised that he has been tracking 102 bills

which have been submitted in the Senate & House, which might

have some level of impact with the Department. Following

is a summary:

(House Bill)

#2058 – Allows the spouse of an National Guard member to

receive a public higher education tuition waiver if

certain conditions are met. (Association would try

to get our members eligible.)

#2071 – Enforcement of immigration laws

#2072 – Enforcement of immigration laws, immunity

#2074 – Eliminates the refresher firearms training

requirement for the renewal of a permit to carry a

concealed weapon.

#2077 – Fee required for concealed weapon class

#2082 – ASRS benefit election, prohibits a member from

selecting or changing beneficiaries or annuitants

without notifying the

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current spouse, if the selection is someone other

than current spouse.

#2099 – Cellular telephone use while driving prohibited,

unless equipped with a hands-free device.

#2104 – ASRS Retiree health care expands AHCCCS for state

employees.

#2128 – Charitable organizations amusement gambling

#2178 – Child passenger restraint systems, changing age

from 5 to 8 years of age.

#2228 – Dangerous drugs definitions

#2231 – State employees annual leave transfers

#2234 – Overtime compensation, Law Enforcement

#2251 – Photo Radar Enforcement

#2300 – Cellular telephone minors

#2299 – Crime victims police reports

#2335 – ASRS Return to work requirement

#2336 – PSPRS compensation off-duty pay

#2339 – DPS industrial injury leave (civilians 2088 hours)

#2340 – ASRS deferred retirement repeal

#2390 – ASRS retiree graded multiplier increase, years of

service

#2476 – State retirees health insurance payments

(Senate Bill)

#1064 – Minors entry into Mexico

#1070 – Group life insurance, coverage requirement

#1105 – Personnel files right to copies

#1139 – DPS Officer organizations (Changes requirement on

Meet & Confer election to majority winner as long

as 50% employees vote.)

#1146 – Photo radar, controlled access highways

#1165 – Law enforcement merit system fees

web site – azleg.state.az.us

BUDGET: President Swann stated the Governor’s budget plan

is for 7.5% for all state employees and a additional $3

Million from the parity fund for sworn.  President Swann

stated he had a meeting with the Governor’s staff and

advised them the Department needed additional money outside

the parity fund for sworn and additional money for civilians.

House & Senate budget plan is for 5.0% for state employees.

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LEGAL REPORT:

Greg Robinson gave a recap of last year activities.

MEET AND CONFER UPDATE:

Both FOP Lodge 32 and the Association will have a meeting

on Friday January 20th, to iron out further details on the

election.

EXECUTIVE STAFF MEETING: Vice President Jimmy Chavez

attended Executive staff meeting on Tuesday.  Topics

discussed were:

1)    Photo Radar on 101

2)    Sick leave & overtime in same week

3)    Vest replacement dates

4)    Fuel sites DPS & ADOT

5)    A.R.S. 28-733 (Ped’s of the road)

6)    A.R.S. 28-775E (Move-over law)

TREASURER REPORT:

General Checking:                $  113,846.50

Savings:                         $    5,973.96

Merchandise:                     $     7940.85

Bass:                            $      986.58

Rodeo:                           $     6213.38

Golf:                            $   25,124.83

Raffle:                          $   23,956.88

Charities:                       $      979.34

PAC:                             $   N/A

Smith Barney:                    $  503,309.49

Smith Barney (Monument)          $   15,744.96

Snedaker Account (Originally)    $   40,084.00

(Remaining)     $   21,784.00

HEADQUARTERS REP POSITION:

Motion was made by Pat Eagan, seconded by Craig Bowles, to

seat Frank Valenzela as the Headquarters rep.  Motion voted

and passed.

UNIFORM UPDATE:

Vice President Jimmy Chavez advised that each officer will

receive a pro-rated amount for new uniforms.

MOTION TO ADJOURN BY PAT EAGAN,SECONDED BY PETE SADLER,

MOTION PASSED.

NEXT MEETING:

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday February 15, 2006

at 0900 at the Phoenix Mountain Preserve Reception Center,

Phoenix, AZ.

Respectfully Submitted,

Jim Bee, Recording Secretary

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