Associated Highway Patrol Association
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
April 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
  • DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY/FAMILY  –  Page 3
  • ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT NONMATIONS   –   Page 6
  • CENTRAL VICE-PRESIDENT NONMATIONS   –  Page 6
  • LABOR REPORT  –  Page 6
  • LEGISLATIVE REPORT –  Page 7
  • TREASURER REPORT – Page 7
  • DEPARTMENT’S OFFICER MEMORIAL SERVICE  –  Page 8
  • STATE OF ARIZONA OFFICER MEMORIAL SERVICE – Page 8
  • LEGAL REPORT – Page 8
  • CALIFORNIA CASUALTY REPORT  –   Page 8
  • ASSOCIATION MAGAZINE  –  Page 8
  • 20-YEAR RING PRESENTATION  – Page 9
  • REQUEST FOR FUNDING – Page 9
  • NEW BUSINESS – Page 9
  • OLD BUSINESS  – Page 9
  • NEXT MEETING  – Page 9

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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 Mark Hauguey; D-3 & Recording Secretary/Northern Vice President Jim Bee; D-4 (Proxy) Vice President Jimmy Chavez; D-5 (Proxy) Pat Eagan; D-6 (Absent); D-7 Raul Garcia Jr; D-8 (Absent); D-9 Robby Craig; D-11 (Proxy) Jim Bee; D-12 Nathan Teel; D-13 Metro East Bill Rogers; D-14 Metro West (Absent); D-15 Mike McCall; D-16 Matt Rosemeyer; Headquarters (Vacant); Northern/Western Air Rescue Pete Sadler; 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 (Proxy) J.R. Ham; Retired Southern Zone J.R. Ham; Civilian Central Zone I(Absent); Civilian Zone II (Proxy) Betty Gallery; Civilian Central Zone III (Vacant); Assistant Treasurer & Ring Coordinator Beverly Fuller; Civilian Southern Zone Celina Murrieta Gonzales; Civilian Northern Zone Rebecca Smith; Retired Civilian Betty Gallery; Treasurer Dave Schroder.

AHPA STAFF PRESENT:
Executive Secretary – Colleen Girard
Legal Counsel – Greg Robinson
Lobbyist – Eileen Siqmund
Kelsey Lundy
Legal Services – Jan Feltz
Financial Advisor – Thomas Jonovich

MEMBERS PRESENT:
Gregg Girard
Fritz Renter
Ron Young
Susan Snow

GUESTS PRESENT:
Ron Snow
Wayne Baumann
Karla Clark
Toni Ray Davies
Jo Erikson
George Shipcott
Gustav Clark
Brent Dinerman
Paul Dinerman

FLOWERS THANK YOU LETTERS
Flowers – Charles E. Scott
Thank You Letters – Norma Jean Scott & family

NEW SWORN MEMBERS:
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Angel R. Rael #6541          Sallem M. Abdullah #6827
George E. Dudas #6831        Aaron M. Jacobs #6834
Matthew A. Villa #6857       Todd A. Thatcher #6872
Richard D. Gear #6907        Neal E. Peden #6908
Anton J. Vazquez #6913       Pedro L. Hernandez #6950
David E. Barajas #6955       Carlos Cortez #6957
Brian F. Jimenez #6958       Leonardo Jimenez #6959
Robert C. Jones #6960        Gary L. McCarty #6962
Robert C. Perry #6963        Henry J. Vega III #6965

NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS:
None

MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED:
None

MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS:
Sworn: None
Civilian: None

DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY / FAMILY:
Retired Officer Charles E. Scott #102 passed away on March 22, 2007

Motor Officer Paul Mudd’s 22 year old son passed away on March 29, 2007

Since the first of the year there have been 50 Police Officers killed in the line of duty nationally.  Nineteen Officers have died since the last meeting.

Eight were killed by gunfire (One was accidental)
Seven were killed in automobile collisions
One was killed during a pursuit
One was killed in an ATC accident
One was killed in a boating accident
One was the victim of vehicular assault

Thirteen were from Municipal Agencies
Three were from a County Agencies
One was an agent of a State Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (Florida)
One was an agent with the United States Department of Justice (FBI)
One was a member of the United States Coast Guard Office of Law Enforcement

All nineteen were male

1) Deputy Sheriff Eric Sikes
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Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia
Age 24     Years of Service 1
Killed Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Automobile Collision

2) Senior Corporal Mark Timothy Nix
Dallas P.D. Texas
Age 33     Years of Service 7
Killed Friday, March 23, 2007
Gunfire

3) Officer Daniel C. Martinez
Ft. Smith P.D. Arkansas
Age 33     Years of Service 5
Killed Friday March 23, 2007
Gunfire

4) Police Officer Lonnie Wells
Moncks Corner P.D. South Carolina
Age 40     Years of Service 2
Killed Sunday, March 25, 2007
Gunfire

5) Petty Officer Ronald Gill
United States Coast Guard
Office of Law Enforcement
Age 26     Years of Service 4
Killed Sunday, March 25, 2007
Boating Accident

6) Police Officer Doug Byrne
Aurora P.D. Colorado
Age 37     Years of Service 9
Killed Monday, March 26, 2007
Automobile Collision

7) Corporal Marcus Stoles
Moncks Corner P.D. South Carolina
Age 26     Years of Service 2
Killed Monday, March 26, 2007
Gunfire

8) Police Officer Sean Clark
Charlotte-Meckenburg P.D. North Carolina
Age 34     Years of Service 1
Killed Sunday, April 1, 2007
Gunfire

9) Police Officer Jeff Shelton
Charlotte-Mecklenburg P.D. North Carolina
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Age 35     Years of Service 6
Killed Sunday, April 1, 2007
Gunfire

10) Constable Ronnie K. Jones
Barren County District Two Constable’s Office
Kentucky
Age 58     Years of Service 4 Months
Killed Monday, April 2, 2007
Automobile Collision

11) Deputy Sheriff Jason Lee Saunders
Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia
Age 24     Years of Service 3
Killed Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Vehicle Pursuit

12) Lieutenant Corey Dahlem
Gainesville P.D. Florida
Age 45     Years of Service 22
Killed Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Vehicular Assault

13) Special Agent Barry Lee Bush
United States Department of Justice (FBI)
Age 52     Years of Service 20
Killed Thursday, April 5, 2007
Gunfire (Accidental)

14) Police Officer Wayne Pitt
Metropolitan P.D. District of Columbia
Age 57     Years of Service 24
Killed Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Automobile Collision

15) Police Officer Robert Winget
Ripon P.D. California
Age 57     Years of Service 37
Killed Tuesday, April 10, 2007
ATV Accident

16) Police Officer Thomas Lindsey
Utica P.D. New York
Age 32     Years of Service 5
Killed Thursday, April 12, 2007
Gunfire

17) Lieutenant Delmar Teagan
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
Age 32     Years of Service 10
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Killed Friday, April 13, 2007
Automobile Collision

18) Police Officer Andrew Esparza
Irving P.D. Texas
Age 26     Years of Service 2
Killed Friday, April 13, 2007
Automobile Collision

19) Police Officer Jason Campbell
Greenville P.D. North Carolina
Age 35     Years of Service 10
Killed Saturday, April 14, 2007
Automobile Collision

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

A MOMENT OF SILENCE WAS HELD FOR THE FALLEN OFFICERS AND FOR THE 32 VICTIMS KILLED AT VIRGINIA TECH.

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

NONOMATIONS FOR NEW ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT:
Motion made by Jim Bee, seconded by Bob Gilbert, to open domination for the position of Association President.

Jimmy Chavez was nominated by Jim Bee.  No further nonations were given.  Motion to close notations made by Robby Craig, seconded by Dave Schroder.  Motion passed

Due to there only being one nonation, Jimmy Chavez will be the new Association President.

NONATION FOR CENTRAL VICE-PRESIDENT:
Motion made by Jimmy Chavez, seconded by Dave Schroder to open nonations for Central Vice-President.

Bob Gilbert nonated by Dave Schroder, Pat Eagan nonated by Celina Murrieta-Gonzales.  Pat Eagan declined the position. Motion to close nonations made by Jimmy Chavez, seconded by Dave Schroder.  Motion passed

Due to there only being one nonation, Bob Gilbert will be the new Central Vice-President.

LABOR REPORT:
Jan Feltz advised that there had been was one reinstatement decision on Sgt.
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LEGISLATIVE REPORT:
Kelsey Lundy reported to the Board on the current budget being worked on down at the Legislative.  They are not close at this time; latest news was $2.7 million for sworn pay, other State employees unknown, between 2.5% to 3.5%.

Due to there being a new Senate chairperson for the retirement committee, Pamela Gorman, she is learning the different systems.  She did not want to make any changes this year, so all retirement bills were not heard.

Latest information on current bills:
House Bill 1605 – Industrial Injury Leave, in Appropriations committee
House Bill 2570 – Registration Bill, still moving forward
House Bill – 2209 –
Senate Bill 2457 – Officers allowed to carry weapons off duty, going to Governor’s desk for signature

TREASURER REPORT:
General Checking:                $ 88, 652.74
Savings:                         $    6,009.58
Merchandise:                     $   13,430.98
Bass:                            $    2,907.41
Rodeo:                           $    4,090.52
Golf:                            $   34,464.65
Raffle:                          $   43,498.44
Charities:                       $    1,593.40
PAC:                             $   36,384.15
Merrill Lynch                    $  464,907.00
Monument Account                 $   15,611.00
($-1000.00 clean statue)

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
February Expenditures            $     1000.00
March Expenditures               $        0.00
Balance                          $    2,200.00

Sick & Distressed (Budgeted)     $    4,000.00
July Expenditures                $        0.00
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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
February Expenditures            $        0.00
March Expenditures               $        0.00
Balance                          $      500.00

The Association received a Wal-Mart gift card from Sgt. John Dover on behalf of his PR talks.  Card will be placed as a door prize at the Golf Tournament.

DEPARTMENT’S OFFICER MEMORIAL SERVICE:
Bob Gilbert advised the Board that this year’s service will be held on May 7th, starting at 0900 hours in front of the Monument located at the Headquarters building.  Speakers will be Governor Janet Napolitano and Director Roger Vanderpool.  The monument and plaques were cleaned.  After the service, there will be a luncheon held at Marie Calendar’s located at I-17 and Northern.

STATE POLICE OFFICER MEMORIAL SERVICE:
The 34th annual Police Officer memorial service will be held at the Wesley Bolin Plaza on May 7th starting at 1900 hours.  Class A uniforms will be the required if uniforms are worn.

LEGAL REPORT:
Greg Robinson advised the Board of the following matters:
1) He filed the annual report with the FCC on the Association’s behalf.
2) He did a follow-up on a member’s late loan status.
3) Approved the renewal contact with William’s & Associates
4) Reviewed ARS for proxies voting at the monthly meetings.  Changes were made on the current form to allow this process.

CALIFORNIA CASUALTY:
George Shapcott State Manager, Jo Erikson State Account Manager, and Toni Ray-Davies Field Marketing Manager gave their annual status report to the Board.  California Casualty has added Identity Theft Resolution service to members.  Toni can be reached at 1-877-411-3426 for more information or quotes on home or auto coverage.

ASSOCIATION MAGAZINE REPORT:
Paul Dinerman reported that they have signed a new agreement with a new distributor, who will handle the mailing of the magazines.  Paul also advised the Board of the upcoming contract renewal.

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20-YEAR RING PRESENTATION:
President Swann presented to Bud Clark and Susie Snow their 20-year rings.

REQUEST FOR FUNDING:
None

NEW BUSINESS:
President Andy Swann signed a new agreement with lobbyist firm Williams & Associates.
Northern Vice-President Jim Bee advised the Board that due to a new job position, he was stepping down from this position.  Motion was made by Becky Smith to appoint Mark Haughey, seconded by Robby Craig.  Motion passed

President Swann advised the Board that our Human Resources department had been back to Michigan to recruit members of the State Police, due to the lay-off because of budget issues.  The Department has approximately 58 Michigan State Police officers starting the 2nd phase of joining our Department.  Next step is polygraphs.

Bob Gilbert asked all members to look at the Association’s Strategic Plan located on the web site for any upgrades or changes that they wanted to have made.  If after viewing, contact Bob for any changes.

OLD BUSINESS:
None

MOTION TO ADJOURN BY DAVE SCHRODER, SECONDED BY BILL ROGERS.
MOTION PASSED.

NEXT MEETING:
Next meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 16,2007
at 0900 hours at the Phoenix Mountain Preserve,
Phoenix, Arizona.

Respectfully Submitted,
Jim Bee, Recording Secretary

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