Arizona Highway Patrol Association
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
May 17, 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 3
DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY/FAMILY                 Page 3
APA UPDATE                                   Page 5
BUDGET UPDATE                                Page 5
MEDIA GUYS                                   Page 5
TREASURER REPORT                             Page 5
LEGAL SERVICES REPORT                        Page 6
GUEST SPARAKER – Chris Mueller               Page 6
20 YEAR RING                                 Page 6
LEGAL REPORT                                 Page 6
PAY PLAN                                     Page 6
NEW BUSINESS                                 Page 6
RAFFLE UPDATE                                Page 7
NEXT MEETING                                 Page 7

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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
(Absent); D-1(Proxy)Bob Cencelewski; D-2 Mack Haughey; D-3
Jim Bee; D-4 John Smith; D-5 & Central Region Vice President
Pat Eagan; D-6(Absent); D-7 Herb Groll; D-8 Quentin Mehr;
D-9 Robby Craig; D-11 Bob Gilbert; 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 (Absent); Southern/Central Air Rescue (Vacant); OCI
(Absent); 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 Betty Gallery;
Treasurer Dave Schroder.

AHPA STAFF PRESENT:
Executive Secretary – Colleen Girard
Legal Counsel – Greg Robinson
Media Guys – Bob Grossfeld & Katherine Reedy.
Legal Services – Jan Feltz

MEMBERS PRESENT:
Gregg Girard, Henry Quihuis, Allen Peterson, Chaplain W.
Glennie, Chris Mueller, Ron Young, Joy Craig.

GUESTS PRESENT:
Dale Norris

FLOWERS / THANK YOU LETTERS
Flowers – Lisa Reyna
Thank You Letter: Rita Ramsey

NEW SWORN MEMBERS:
James A. Waltermire #6694

NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS:
None

MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED:
Glenda K. Hardy #3805

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MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS:
Sworn: Daniel L. Schrader #5811
Civilian: None

DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY / FAMILY:

Retiree Frank New #164
Wife of Retiree Jim Powell #382

Since the first of the year there have been 55 police
Officers killed in the line of duty nationally.  Thirteen
officers have died since the last meeting.

Five were killed by gunfire
Four were killed in automobile collisions
Two were killed by vehicular assaults
One was killed during a pursuit
One was killed by a heart attack

Three were from State Police
Eight were from Municipal Agencies
Two were from County Agencies

Twelve were male
One was female

1) Trooper Craig J. Todeschini
New York State Police
Age 25    Years of Service 3
Killed Sunday, April 23, 2006
Vehicle Pursuit

2) Corporal Scott Severns
South Bend P.D., Indiana
Age 36    Years of Service 8
Killed Sunday, April 23, 2006
Gunfire

3) Police Officer Jeremy Chambers
Cahokia P.D., Illinois
Age 27    Years of Service 2
Killed Monday, April 24, 2006
Vehicular Assault

4) Detective Kenneth P. Wilcox
Albany P.D., New York
Age 39   Years of Service 19
Killed Wednesday April 26, 2006
Automobile Collision

5) Police Officer Robert D. Targosz
Gilbert P.D., Arizona
Age 37    Years of Service 12
Killed Sunday, April 30, 2006
Vehicular Assault

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6) Sergeant Darryl Tsujimoto
San Francisco P.D., California
Age 41     Years of Service 15
Killed Monday, May 1, 2006
Heart Attack

7) Trooper Eduardo Chavez
Texas Dept. of Public Safety, Highway Patrol
Age 30     Years of Service 7
Killed Tuesday, May 2, 2006
Automobile Collision

8) Police Officer Gary J. Buro
Chesterfield County P.D., Virginia
Age 34     Years of Service 15
Killed Thursday, May 4, 2006
Gunfire

9) Detective Vicky Anne Own Armel
Fairfax County P.D., Virginia
Age 40     Years of Service 17
Killed Monday, May 8, 2006
Gunfire

10) Police Officer Gary Skerski
Philadelphia P.D., Pennsylvania
Age 46     Years of Service 16
Killed Monday, May 8, 2006
Gunfire

11) Assistant Chief Deputy Keith Lyon
Knox County Sheriff’s Dept., Tennessee
Age 42     Years of Service 18
Killed Tuesday, May 9, 2006
Automobile Collision

12) Deputy Sheriff Bill Jones
Roane County Sheriff’s Office, Tennessee
Age 53     Years of Service 25
Killed Thursday, May 11, 2006
Gunfire

13) Sergeant Rodney Todd Miller
Illinois State Police
Age 40     Years of Service 16
Killed Friday, May 12, 2006
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

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Motion made by Bob Cencelewski, seconded by Celina M.
Gonzales for the Consent Agenda.  Motion voted and passed.

ARIZONA POLICE ASSOCIATION UPDATE:
Dale Norris gave a update on the Legislative bills which
Have passed this year:

1) HB 2615 – School Crossing, Traffic Violation, Fines
Doubled
2) HB 2727 – Fallen Police Officers, Special License
Plates (There are now 70 special license
plates in the state)
3) HB 2229 – Peace Officers Memorial Board, Composition
(Exec, VP Jimmy Chavez taking this
position)
4) SB 1145 – Self Defense, changing burden of proof
from the Defense to State to prove it was
not self defense.
4) State Budget – 1st draft working its way to the
Governor
5) Clean Election Law – Advised that the $5.00 checks
allowed Under Clean Election
will carry more weight than 1
large check.

BUDGET:
President Swann advised the board on the current budget
working its way to the Governor.  Tonight May 17, will be
the first budget talk HB 2863.  Department is happy with
the proposed budget:

1) Has money earmarked for microwave system
2) Missing $14.0 million for southern regional crime lab
3) Missing $700,000 for additional pay
(Governor has said she will make it an optional item, will
help off set ASRS increase in insurance)
4) Air Craft Use – Transport & Security of Governor
5) Gas budget $3.8 million
6) Additional Officers
a) 50 Highway Patrol
b) 100 GETIM
7) HB 2339 – CORP, signed by Governor
8) Health Care & Civilian DROP not going anywhere

MEDIA GUYS:
Bob Grossfeld & Katherine Reedy gave a talk on different
types of media tools used in elections.

TREASURER REPORT:
General Checking:                $   84,652.17
Savings:                         $    5,984.76
Merchandise:                     $    8,567.50
Bass:                            $    1,650.83
Rodeo:                           $    4,802.98
Golf:                            $   38,241.83

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Raffle:                          $   22,160.04
Charities:                       $    1,654.34
PAC:                             $   29,903.92
Smith Barney:                    $  491,038.21
Smith Barney (Monument)          $   15,961.35
Snedaker Account (Originally)    $   40,084.00
(Remaining)     $   21,784.00

Donations made to the Department: $ 8.00 to District 2
$ 50.00

a) Legal Defense Fund dues changing from $3.00 to $3.50
starting July 1
b) Pat Madden Life Insurance Audit indicated they owned the
Association approximately $21,400 (having been overpaid).
This money was used to pay April-May and part of June.

LEGAL SERVICE REPORT:
Jan Felts gave a update on their activities:
there was 1 dismissal before the Merit System, 1 demotion
hearing, have received numerous calls on legal issues, two
matters on de-certifications which they have filed a motion
for a re-consideration hearing on one of these.

GUEST SPEAKER:
Retired Member Chris Mueller
He is running for Judge in Winkleman & Surprise (Northwest
Maricopa County), and asked for the Association’s
endorsement.

20 – YEAR RING:
President Swann presented a 20-year ring to Allen Peterson.

LEGAL REPORT:
Greg Robinson re-addressed the board on flyers/mailers
received from Home Mortgage using officer’s home addresses.
Greg stated he mailed a letter to them and has not received
any reply.

Greg stated he sent a letter to EarthLink in regards to
Expenses. He advised he has received a shotgun to be used
in a upcoming raffle. Association’s contact with the cabin
is pending due to his brother having knee replacement.

PAY PLAN:
President Swann addressed the board on this year’s pay plan.
He stated that the way the Department looks at different
agencies for different positions is flawed, and hopes that
the Department would re- exam the way this is done.  After
a discussion, the Association voted to back the Pay Parity
Plan.

NEW BUSINESS:
Motion made by Jim Bee to have the Association endorse Chris
Mueller for Judge, 2nd by Dave Schroder. Motion passed.

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President Swann advised that the Association had been asked
by the National Troopers Collation (NTC) to send 1-2
board members back to their next meeting in Detroit, at
their expense, to see if we wanted to re-join.

RAFFLE:
After discussion, the Board voted to keep the same prize
amounts as last year. If 5 raffle tickets are sold at 1 time
($100.00), the buyer will get 1 ticket free. Tickets will be
printed with all badge numbers.

MOTION TO ADJOURN BY NATHAN TEEL,SECONDED BY HERB GROLL,
MOTION PASSED.

NEXT MEETING:
The next meeting will be held on Friday, June 9, 2006
at 1000 at the Prescott Resort, Prescott,AZ.

Respectfully Submitted,
Jim Bee, Recording Secretary

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