BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

July 18, 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 3

MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED                     Page 3

MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS                    Page 3

NEW ASSOCIATE MEMBERS                        Page 3

DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY/FAMILY                 Page 3

CONSENT AGENDA                               Page 6

GUEST SPEAKER – DIRECTOR ROGER VANDERPOOL    Page 6

GUEST SPEAKER – CHIEF JACK LANE              Page 7

GUEST SPEAKER – CHIEF MIKEL LONGMAN          Page 7

GUEST SPEAKER – PHILIP CASE                  Page 8

LABOR REPORT                                 Page 8

LEGAL REPORT                                 Page 8

RAFFLE REPORT                                Page 8

20-YEAR RING PRESENTATION                    Page 9

TREASURER REPORT                             Page 9

ASSOCIATION LAND & BUILDING REPORT           Page 9

STRATEGIC PLAN                               Page 9

NEW BUSINESS                                 Page 10

OLD BUSINESS                                 Page 10

REQUEST FOR FUNDING                          Page 10

NEXT MEETING                                 Page 10

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The meeting was called to order at 0900 hours by President Jimmy Chavez at the MTBA building located at University & 32nd Street, Phoenix, Arizona.  President Chavez led the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:

President Jimmy Chavez; Immediate past President Andy Swann (Absent); Executive Officer Pat Eagan; D-2 & Northern Vice President Mark Haughey; D-3 & Recording Secretary Jim Bee; D-4 John Smith; D-5 (Metro Central)(Proxy) Pat Eagan;

D-7 Raul Garcia Jr; D-8 Korey Lankow; D-9 Robby Craig; D-11 Bert Chaney; D-12 Nathan Teel; D-13 (Metro East) Bill Rogers; D-15 Mike McCall; D-16 Matt Rosemryer; Northern/Western Air Rescue Pete Sadler; OCI & Executive Vice President Bob Gilbert; OCN/1 John Eccles; Retired Northern Zone (Proxy) J.R. Ham; Retired Central Zone (Proxy) J.R. Ham; Retired Southern Zone (Proxy) J.R. Ham; Civilian Central Zone I (Proxy) Vicki Williams; Civilian Zone II Vicki Williams; Civilian Central Zone III Chris Ramsey; Civilian Southern Zone & Southern Vice President Celina Murrieta Gonzales; Civilian Northern Zone Rebecca Smith; 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 – Janet Feltz

Michael Napier

Anthony Coury

MEMBERS PRESENT:

Director Roger Vanderpool

Chief Mikel Longman          Peter Onni

Susan Snow                   Gregg Girard

Stuart Anderson              Neil Finch

Brad Power                   Rich Thacher

Gerald Brown                 Randy Arthur

GUESTS PRESENT:

Chief Jack Lane

Philip Case

FLOWERS / THANK YOU LETTERS

Flowers – Bill Cramer Sr

Thank You Letters – None

NEW SWORN MEMBERS:

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Jeffrey L. Eavenson #4492

Jamie E. Contes #5768

NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS:

Robert Hochstetter #6918

MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED:

Sherrill “Woody” Wood #1472

Michael A. Godinez #3813

Susan D. Snow #3833

Gloria I. McPherson #3901

MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS:

Sworn: Lewis S. Shupe #5567

Civilian: Robert H. Schermer #5941

NEW ASSOCIATE MEMBERS:

Alan K. Graham

Robert L. Pucker

William B. Perkins

DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY / FAMILY:

Retired Sworn Reserve William “Bill” R. Cramer, Sr passed away on July 17, 2007.

Since the first of the year there have been 101 Police Officers killed in the line of duty nationally.  Nineteen Officers have died since the last meeting.

Eight were killed by gunfire

Five were killed in automobile collisions

Two were killed in motorcycle collisions

Two were struck by vehicles

One was killed during a pursuit

One was killed due to weather/natural disaster

Five were from Municipal Agencies

Nine were from County Agencies

Three were from State agencies (California Highway patrol, New Mexico State Police, and Indiana State Police.

One was a State Corrections Officer (Utah)

One was a Tribal Officer (Fallon Paiute-Shoshone, Nevada)

All nineteen were male

1)   Deputy First Class Hilery A. Mayo Jr.

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St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana

Age 32     Years of Service 10

Killed Saturday, June 9, 2007

Automobile Collision

2)   Officer Robert Franklin Dickey

California Highway Patrol

Age 37     Years of Service 5

Killed Sunday, June 10, 2007

Automobile Collision

3)   Chief of Police Randy Lacy

Clay City P.D., Kentucky

Age 55     Years of Service 23

Killed Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Gunfire

4) Patrolman Christopher Mirabal

New Mexico State Police

Age 34     Years of Service 9

Killed Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Motorcycle Collision

5) Sergeant Linden (Beau) Raimer

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff”s Office, Louisiana

Age 35     Years of Service 10

Killed Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Weather/Natural Disaster

6) Deputy Kelly James Fredinburg

Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon

Age 33     Years of Service 8

Killed Saturday, June 16, 2007

Automobile Collision

7)   Officer Frank Denzinger

Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, Indiana

Age 32     Years of Service 4

Killed Monday, June 18, 2007

Gunfire

8) Corporal Scott Wheeler

Howard County P.D., Maryland

Age 31     Years of Service 6

Killed Monday, June 18, 2007

Struck by vehicle

9) Sergeant Justin Thompson

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, West Virginia

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Age 25     Years of Service 5

Killed Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Automobile Collision

10) Corrections Officer Stephen Anderson

Utah Department of Corrections

Age 60     Years of Service 22

Killed Monday, June 25, 2007

Gunfire

11) Deputy Sheriff Charles Cook

Buchannan County Sheriff’s Department, Missouri

Age 28    Years of Service 3

Killed Thursday, June 28, 2007

Vehicle Pursuit

12) Deputy Sheriff Michael Page

Bowie County Sheriff’s Department, Texas

Age 34     Years of Service 8

Killed Saturday, June 30, 2007

Gunfire

13) Police Officer Adam Joseph Menuez

Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribal P.D.

Age 27     Years of Service 5 months

Killed Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Automobile Collision

14) Master Trooper David Rich

Indiana State Police

Age 41     Years of Service 18

Killed Thursday, July 5, 2007

Gunfire

15) Deputy Sheriff Joshua Norris

Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana

Age 22     Years of Service 1

Killed Thursday, July 5, 2007

Gunfire

16) Police Officer Dayle Weston (Wes) Hardy

Plano P.D., Texas

Age 31     Years of Service 12

Killed Saturday, July 7, 2007

Motorcycle Collision

17) Police Officer Robert (Bobby) Kozminski

Grand Rapids P.D., Michigan

Age 29     Years of Service 7

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Killed Sunday, July 8, 2007

Gunfire

18) Sergeant Karl Strohsal

Longwood P.D., Florida

Age 58     Years of Service 32

Killed Saturday, July 14, 2007

Struck by vehicle

19) Police Officer Russel Timoshenko

New York P.D., New York

Age 23     Years of Service 1

Killed Saturday, July 14, 2007

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 Proxies

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

GUEST SPEAKER DIRECTOR ROGER VANDERPOOL:

Director Vanderpool advised that Executive Staff will now be back at the monthly meetings since Meet & Confer is over. He was not in favor of Meet & Confer, that he wanted everyone at the table for discussions. The Department’s budget increased by 6%, there was good movement for sworn, but civilian pay needs to be addressed, and health insurance for our retirees needs to be addressed. The Department received funds for the new Tucson Crime Lab, and for new support positions. There have been several Executive Staff positions changes:

a) Chief Longman & Chief Gillette switched positions

b) Chief Nyhart, Chief of Staff, Criminal Investigations

c) Brian Wilcox moved to Narcotics

d) Lt. Ticer took over as Legislative Liason

e) Commander Raynor now at special projects: Fake Id task force

and possible Capital Police moving to DPS.

f) Commander Denlinger took over Intelligence

g) Commander Halliday took over CETF functions

Upcoming events:

a)     TABLETOP – multiple state emergency tabletop training problem coming in August

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b)   IACP (International Assoc. Chief of Police) conference,

Department will be receiving two awards, one for damming warrants & one for Federal Motor Carrier.

c)   Super Bowl – cost to the Department is looking at $1 million hit to our budget, there is no extra money to help fund this cost.

d)   Next May Deputy Director Dave Felix retires

e)   Looking at an increase for the use of Department vehicles at ADOT construction jobs.

f)   Looking at changing the time line in the hiring process, right now it is approximately 60 days, would like to get it down to 30 days.

g)   Capital improvements:

a.   New Tucson Headquarters building

b.   Looking at buying the ACTIC building, rent is approximately 1 million.

GUEST SPEAKER CHIEF JACK LANE:

a)        New uniforms:

1)      Bids will go out within 15 days, whoever gets the contract has to have stock on hand within 120 days.

2)      Sworn will get measured at the District office, company will have this on file, to allow on-line ordering.

3)      Uniforms will be 60% cheaper than what we are paying now.

4)      Uniform allowance will be paid in 2 payments

1)     First payment will be out August 1

2) Looking at the cost of body armor, price keeps

going up.

b) Looking at hiring detention officers, who will be crossed

trained with 287G (ICE).

c)   District 12 completed MDC install, District 2 in the works

d)   Deployment of LPR (license plate readers) will expand

e)   Photo enforcement – Department taking over photo enforcement from Scottsdale, signing an IGA with them.  Looking at expanding program, entering IGA with Maricopa.  Would like to have money from tickets come to DPS which will be one of the targets of the AHPA legislative agenda.

f)   Sgt. Promotions – working at placing Sgt’s where they want to be, might wave the 1 year placement requirement.

g)   We have 71 people in the hiring process right now; there are an additional 46 openings in Highway Patrol.

GUEST SPEAKER CHIEF MIKEL LONGMAN:

a)     The Department co-hosted the FBI training conference in Phoenix.

b)     We are hiring 4 background investigators, 1 polygraph examiner.

c)     We have hired a new Human Resource manager.

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d)     Looking at the re-location process for our employees, we

are allowing up to $1500.00 for expenses.

e)     Looking at moving the Department into the concept of Intelligence led police/enforcement.

f)     Armory looking at expanding list of approved off-duty weapons.

g)     Re-fit of a seized building, located at Hayden & Frank Lloyd Wright to be used as a East Valley Headquarters.

GUEST SPEAKER PHILIP CASE:

a)     This years budget was 6-7% increase, last year was 25%

b)     Sworn received a pay raise 0f 5.75%, Civilian received 3.25%

c)     We hired 13 new crime lab personnel

d)     Looking at expanding DNA program, approximately $2 million

e)     Expanding the Phoenix Crime lab by 12,000 feet

f)     Hiring 11 new criminal support personnel, (4 in the criminal history unit), (4 in the access integrity unit), (2 in tracking non-ferrous metals).

g)     Expanding GIITEM (10th largest agency in the State)

h)     Increase in fingerprint technology

i)     Safety & safety equipment – (vests, rifles, tasters, & driver’s training)

j)     FY 2009 Budget items:

1)   Pay

2)   Technical equipment

3)   Hiring support personnel

4)   Records accounting & management

LABOR REPORT:

Jan Feltz reported that there were no cases at AZ POST.  There was a change in the employee Support Observer program, 13-3811.01 (This would provide written notice to employee prior to the hearing on what the investigation is about.  Support Observer can ask when tape recorder is activated.)

She introduced Anthony Coury, new attorney in their office

LEGAL REPORT:

Greg Robinson reported on the following matters:

1)      Signed the new contract with Brent Wyatt West on the magazine.

2)      Filed a lawsuit in justice court on due to a non-paid member loan.

RAFFLE REPORT:

Colleen reported that the raffle tickets should be in this week.

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20-YEAR RING PRESENTATION:

President Jimmy Chavez presented the following members their 20-year rings:

Richard Thacher

Neil Finch

Brad Power

Jerry Brown

Randy Arthur

Stuart Anderson

TREASURER REPORT:

General Checking:                $  124,785.65

Savings:                         $    6,014.07

Merchandise:                     $   16,995.06

Bass:                            $    1,766.13

Rodeo:                           $    4,090.52

Golf:                            $   30,613.48

Raffle:                          $   43,558.44

Charities:                       $   25,908.40

PAC:                             $   32,613.45

Merrill Lynch                    $  485,944.00

Monument Account                 $   14,037.00

Snedaker Account (Originally)    $   40,084.00

(Remaining)     $   21,784.00

Funding Requests (Budgeted)      $    5,000.00

Sick & Distressed (Budgeted)     $    4,000.00

Western Air Rescue (Donation)    $     1000.00

May (2007)                       $      435.00

Balance                          $      565.00

ASSOCIATION LAND & BUILDING:

President Chavez advised the Board that the appraisal on the Forest lake property came in, and we are starting the price at $225,000.  Jim Bee will post signs on the property this Saturday.  For more information contact Jim if interested in buying: 928-368-5446

Executive Vice President Bob Gilbert took over the meeting due to President Chavez leaving to catch a flight to Alaska.  (Western States Conference).

STRATEGIC PLAN:

The following items are listed for next year’s Legislative agenda:

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1)     Pay for sworn & civilian employees

2)     Locate another pay fund for pay parity

3)     Employee protection program:

a)   Change RICO policy for employee coverage

b)   Redaction process

4)     Retiree health care

5)     Dispatchers move into CORP

Asked to provide information on bills introduced by the Association, and what happened to them.

NEW BUSINESS:

MADD presented to the Association a plaque for our support.

OLD BUSINESS:

None

REQUEST FOR FUNDING:

Dave Schroder made a motion to fund two hole sponsorships for a  golf tournament to benefit a Tucson Police Officer’s family due to medical problem, total $200.00.  Motion seconded by Becky Smith.  Motion passed

MOTION TO ADJOURN BY DAVE SCHRODER, SECONDED BY ROBBIE CRAIG.

MOTION PASSED.

NEXT MEETING:

Next meeting will be held on Wednesday August 15th, 2007

At 0900 hours at the same location on University & 32nd Street (I-10).

Respectfully Submitted,

Jim Bee, Recording Secretary

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