Arizona Highway Patrol Association

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

March 15, 2006

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

LEGISLATIVE REPORT                           Page 5

GUEST SPEAKER – Gabby Clifford               Page 5

LEGAL REPORT                                 Page 5

GUEST SPEAKER – Dan Ryan                     Page 5

LEGAL SERVICES REPORT                        Page 5

GUEST SPEAKER – Pat Madden Life Insurance    Page 5

TREASURER REPORT                             Page 5

NEW BUSINESS                                 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.

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:

President(Proxy)Executive Vice President Jimmy Chavez;

Executive Vice President Jimmy Chavez; D-1(Proxy)Bob

Cencelewski; D-2(Proxy)Pete Sadler; D-3(Proxy)Bob Cencelewski;

D-4(Proxy)Jimmy Chavez; D-5(Absent); D-6(Absent); D-7 Herb

Groll; D-8 Quentin Mehr; D-9 (Absent); D-11 (Proxy)Jimmy Chavez;

D-12 Nathan Teel; D-13 Metro East Bill Rogers; D-14 Metro West (Proxy)Tim Kvochick; D-15 & Northern Region Vice President Bob Cencelewski; D-16 Tim Kvochick; Headquarters (Absent)Northern/

Western Air Rescue Pete Sadler; Southern/Central Air

Rescue (Vacant); OCI (Absent); OCN/1 (Vacant); OCN/II (Absent);

Retired Central Zone (Proxy) Don Gump; Retired Northern

Zone Don Gump; Retired Southern Zone (Proxy) Don Gump;

Civilian Central Zone I (Absent); Civilian Zone

II Vickie Williams; Civilian Central Zone & Assistant

Treasurer Beverly Fuller; Civilian Southern Zone Celina

Murrieta Gonzales; Civilian Northern Zone (Proxy)Celina Gonzales;

Retired Civilian Betty Gallery; Treasurer Dave Schroder.

AHPA STAFF PRESENT:

Executive Secretary Colleen Girard; Legal Counsel Greg

Robinson; Lobbyist Stacy Gavs; Media Guys Katherine Reedy.

Insurance Advisor Pat Madden

MEMBERS PRESENT:

Gregg Girard, Ron Young, Robert Bowers, Ken Goodall

GUESTS PRESENT:

JimaLee Mehr, Rudd McLeod, Susan Madden

FLOWERS / THANK YOU LETTERS

Thank You Letter: Richard C. Kurtze

NEW SWORN MEMBERS:

Daven J. Byrd #6620

Edward M. Dobrowolski #6623

Korey R. Lankow #6627

Robb L. Smith #6629

Alvin Theragood #6630

Joseph D. Cordsen #6692

Eric W. Lamb #6696

Daniel L. Voelker #6699

NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS:

Robyn D. Johnson #5977

MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED:

Debbie Lawwill-Jereb #877

MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS:

Sworn: None

Civilian: None

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DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY / FAMILY:

Since the first of the year there have been 31 police

Officers killed in the line of duty nationally.  Fourteen

officers have died since the last meeting.

Six were killed by gunfire (One was accidental)

Two were killed in automobile collisions

One was killed by a heart attack

Three were killed by being struck by vehicles

One was a victim of vehicular assault

One was killed by a bomb

Six were from Municipal Agencies

Two were from County Agencies

Four were State Troopers (2 from California Highway Patrol,

1 from Virginia, 1 from New York)

One was a U.S. Air Force OSI Agent

One was from DHS Border Patrol

All 14 were male

1)    Special Deputy Stephen Hahn

Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin

Age 62    Years of Service 40

Killed Thursday, February 16, 2006

Automobile Collision

2)    Officer Earl Scott

California Highway Patrol

Age 36    Years of Service 5

Killed Friday, February 17, 2006

Gunfire

3)    Lieutenant Herman W. Brooks

DeRidder P.D., Louisiana

Age N/A    Years of Service 13

Killed Friday, February 17, 2006

Struck by vehicle

4)    Trooper Kevin C. Manion

Virginia State Police

Age 27    Years of Service 2

Killed Saturday, February 18, 2006

Gunfire (Accidental)

5)    Special Agent Daniel J. Kuhlmeier

U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations

Age 30   Years of Service N/A

Killed Monday, February 20, 2006

Bomb

6)    Detective Jared Jensen

Colorado Springs P.D. Colorado

Age 30    Years of Service 3

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Killed Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Gunfire

7) Police Officer Kyle Ballard

Pasadena P.D. ,California

Age 30     Years of Service 8

Killed Friday, February 24, 2006

Heart Attack

8) Officer Gregory John Bailey

California Highway Patrol

Age 36     Years of Service 10

Killed Saturday, February 25, 2006

Vehicular Assault

9) Detective Juan Serrano

Tampa P.D., Florida

Age 49     Years of Service 17

Killed Saturday, February 25, 2006

Vehicular Assault

10) Police Officer Joseph Corr

New Hartford P.D., New York

Age 30     Years of Service 6

Killed Monday, February 27, 2006

Gunfire

11) Sergeant Jeremy Newchurch

Assumption Parish Sheriff”s Dept., Louisiana

Age 31     Years of Service 8

Killed Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Gunfire

12) Trooper Andrew J. Sperr

New York State Police

Age 33     Years of Service 10

Killed Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Gunfire

13) Police Officer Matthew Melchionda

Watchung P.D., New Jersey

Age 31      Years of Service 6

Killed Wednesday, March 8, 2006

Automobile Collision

14) Senior Patrol Agent Nicholas D. Greenig

U.S. Dept. Homeland Security

Border Patrol

Age 28      Years of Service 4

Killed Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Automobile Collision

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

[Officer Down Memorial Page])

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No family deaths were reported

A MOMENT OF SILENCE WAS HELD

Motion made by Celina M. Gonzales, seconded by Bob

Cencelewski for the Consent Agenda.  Motion voted and passed.

LEGISTATIVE REPORT:

Stacey Gavs reported that due to the death of Senator Marilyn

Jarrett, and the ongoing lawsuit on English in the schools,

work in both the house & Senate has been moved back approximately

2 weeks. Bills are still moving in both the House & Senate.

Several key items:

1)    DPS Budget – meetings with Russell Pearce

2)    Retirement Health Care – part of a task force, meetings

ongoing

3)    PSPRS – part of a task force, meetings ongoing

4)    Meet & Confer bill moved from House to Senate

5)    Industrial Sick Leave Hours bill moved from House to

Senate

6)    Special License Plate bill still in Senate

7)    Merit System Fees bill still in Senate

8)    Retirement Board Member makeup – Senate 3rd read

GUEST SPEAKER: Gabby Clifford, running for U.S. Congress

District 8. She addressed the board on her issues.

LEGAL REPORT:

Greg Robinson addressed the board on the Association Cabin

contact.

GUEST SPEAKER: Dan Ryan, running for Constable in Scottsdale.

He addressed the board and asked for our endorsement.

LEGAL SERVICES: Vice-President Jimmy Chavez advised that there

are two pending hearings before AZ-POST. One hearing is on

one members certification status.

GUEST SPEAKER: Pat Madden Insurance Advisor

We are looking at a approximately 14% increase in life insurance

costs this year. Looking into different plans and benefits.

TREASURER REPORT:

General Checking:                $   80,918.13

Savings:                         $    5,979.27

Merchandise:                     $     7937.00

Bass:                            $    3,023.98

Rodeo:                           $      669.98

Golf:                            $   25,104.83

Raffle:                          $   52,135.04

Charities:                       $    1,676.34

PAC:                             $   N/A

Smith Barney:                    $   496.668.56

Smith Barney (Monument)          $    15,841.92

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Snedaker Account (Originally)    $    40,084.00

(Remaining)     $    21,784.00

NEW BUSINESS:

None

MOTION TO ADJOURN BY TIM KVOCHICK,SECONDED BY HERB GROLL,

MOTION PASSED.

NEXT MEETING:

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday April 19, 2006

at 0900 at the Phoenix Mountain Preserve Reception Center,

Phoenix, AZ.

Respectfully Submitted,

Jim Bee, Recording Secretary

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