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The meeting was called to order at 1000 hours by President Jimmy Chavez at the Holiday Inn located at Palo Verde and Interstate 10 in Tucson.  President Chavez led the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:

President                         Jimmy Chavez

D-2 & Northern Vice President     Mark Haughey

D-3 & Recording Secretary         Jim Bee

D-4                               John Smith

D-7                               Raul Garcia Jr

D-9                               Robby Craig

D-11 (Proxy)                      Jim Bee

D-12                              Nathan Teel

D-13 (Metro East)                 Bill Rogers

D-14                              Mike McCall

D-15 (Proxy)                      Mark Haughey

Northern/Western Air Rescue       Pete Sadler

OCI & Executive Vice President    Bob Gilbert

OCN/II                            John Eccles

Civilian Southern Zone &

Southern Vice President           Celina Murrieta Gonzales

Civilian Northern Zone            Rebecca Smith

Treasurer                         Dave Schroder

Assistant Treasurer &

Ring Coordinator                  Beverly Fuller

AHPA STAFF PRESENT:

Executive Secretary – Colleen Girard

Legal Counsel – Greg Robinson

MEMBERS PRESENT:

Dan Long

H.R. Quihuis

A.K. Bruhn

S.A. Miranda

GUESTS PRESENT:

Donnette Long

Dallin Long

Savannah Long

FLOWERS / THANK YOU LETTERS

Flowers – Don Gump

Thank You Letters – None

NEW SWORN MEMBERS:

Timothy P. Case     #6998    Stephen D. Iker    #7006

Jose F. Fusner      #7002    George R. Jones    #7064

Jean-Paul Villont   #7065    Stephen D. Nyboer  #7040

Richard M. Albrecht #7059    Candido Arroyo Jr. #7067

John R. Watson      #7068    Tad L. Hon         #7072

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Bradford E. Smith   #7077

NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS:

John R. Woodford  #6782

MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED:

Richard D. Murie         #2198

Gordon J. Owens Jr       #2199

Annette G. Reyes Miller  #3579

W.A. Andy Swann          #3758

MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS:

Sworn: None

Civilian: None

SICK & DISTRESSED:

None

DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY / FAMILY:

Retired Officer Jerry Oldsen #884, passed away on September 26, 2007.

Gary Kroupa, husband of retiree Kathy Kroupa, passed away on October 7, 2007.

Retired Lt. Don Gump #79, passed away on October 25, 2007.

Sergeant Tate Lyunch, Casa Grande Police Department, was killed during a SWAT training exercise.

Since the first of the year there have been 156 Police Officers killed in the line of duty nationally.  Fifteen Officers have died since the last meeting.

Three were killed by gunfire

Six were killed in automobile collisions

One was killed in a vehicle assault

Three were killed by a bomb

One was killed in an ATV collision

One was killed as a result of a fall

Five were from Municipal Agencies

Four were from County Agencies

Three were from State agencies (Illinois State Police, West Virginia State Police, and Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission.)

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Three were from a Federal agency (United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations.)

Fourteen were male

One was female

1)  Officer Sergio Carrera

Rialto P.D., California

Age 29     Years of Service 4

Killed Thursday, October 18, 2007

Gunfire

2)  Deputy Sheriff Jerry Wayne Hudgins

Coahoma County Sheriff’s Department, Mississippi

Age 43    Years of Service 11

Killed Friday, October 19, 2007

Automobile Collision

3)  Investigator Dale Clint Sherrill

Marion County Sheriff’s Department, Texas

Age 37     Years of Service 10

Killed Friday, October 19, 2007

Automobile Collision

4) Deputy Sheriff Jason Edward Mooney

Stafford County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia

Age 24   Years of Service 1

Killed Friday, October 19, 2007

Automobile Collision

5) Sergeant Tate Allan Lynch

Casa Grande P.D., Arizona

Age 36     Years of Service 9

Killed Thursday, October 25, 2007

Fall

6) Wildlife Officer Michelle A. Lawless

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

Age 47     Years of Service 5

Killed Saturday, October 27, 2007

ATV Collision

7)  Trooper Brian McMillen

Illinois State Police

Age 24     Years of Service 8 Months

Killed Sunday, October 28, 2007

Vehicular Assault

8) Chief of Police Randy Wells

Forest Hills P.D., Kentucky

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Age 67     Years of Service 16

Killed Monday, October 29, 2007

Automobile Collision

9) Police Officer Adrian Castro Cordova

Calexico P.D., California

Age 26     Years of Service 2

Killed Thursday, November 1, 2007

Automobile Collision

10) Police Officer Charles Cassidy

Philadelphia P.D., Pennsylvania

Age 54     Years of Service 25

Killed Thursday, November 1, 2007

Gunfire

11) Special Agent Thomas A. Crowell

United States Air Force

Office of Special Investigations

Age 36    Years of Service 15

Killed Thursday, November 1, 2007

Bomb

12) Special Agent Nathan J. Schuldheiss

United States Air Force

Office of Special Investigations

Age 27   Years of Service N/A

Killed Thursday, November 1, 2007

Bomb

13) Special Agent David A. Wieger

United States Air Force

Office of Special Investigations

Age 28    Years of Service 8

Killed Thursday, November 1, 2007

Bomb

14) Trooper Brian W. Linn

West Virginia State Police

Age 25     Years of Service 2

Killed Friday, November 2, 2007

Automobile Collision

15) Deputy Sheriff Paul Rein

Broward County Sheriff’s Office, Florida

Age 76     Years of Service 20

Killed Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Gunfire

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

[Officer Down Memorial Page])

A MOMENT OF SILENCE WAS HELD. THIS IS AN INCREASE IN OFFICER DEATHS FOR THE SAME TIME PERIOD AS LAST YEAR. PRESIDENT JIMMY CHAVEZ WANTED EVERYONE TO BE CAREFULL OUT THERE; WE CAN NOT LET DOWN OUR GUARD ON THE JOB.

CONSENT AGENDA:

Last Month’s Minutes

Seat New Board Members/Proxies

Motion from Robbie Craig, seconded by Mark Haughey to accept the consent agenda.  Motion Passed

TREASURER REPORT:

General Checking:                $ 145,760.879

Savings:                         $    6,020.14

Merchandise:                     $   15,059.30

Bass:                            $    1,636.13

Rodeo:                           $    6,111.49

Golf:                            $   18,113.48

Raffle:                          $   87,931.24

Charities:                       $   30,329.60

PAC:                             $   36,124.43

Merrill Lynch                    $  457,525.00

Monument Account                 $   14,097.00

Snedaker Account (Originally)    $   40,084.00

(Remaining)     $   21,784.00

Funding Requests (Budgeted)      $    5,000.00

Expenditures

July                                      0.00

August                                1,000.00

September                               550.00

October                                   0.00

Balance                               3,450.00

Sick & Distressed (Budgeted)     $    4,000.00

Expenditures

July

August                                    0.00

September                                 0.00

October                                   0.00

Balance                               4,000.00

Western Air Rescue (Donation)    $     1000.00

May (2007)                       $      435.00

Balance                          $      565.00

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Dave Schroder advised the Board of two donations in memory of Lt. Don Gump:

1)  $15.00 from Clairann Cave

2)  $25.00 from Judy Olney

LEGAL REPORT:

Greg Robinson reported on the following matters:

1)   Reviewed the insurance on the Forest Lakes property.

2)   Reported that the loan repayment is continuing.

3)   Reviewed the lease with the Department on the Forest Lakes

State House.

4)   Reviewed a IRS letter

5)   Reviewed IRS 990 return

PRESIDENT JIMMY CHAVEZ:

President Chavez addressed the Board on several topics:

1)    William’s & Associates are fine tuning the bills we want to support for next year session.

2)    President Chavez has a meeting with Senator Pam Goreman on the CORP issue.

3)    Photo Enforcement Program

a)    Would like to get all the money from the fines to go towards pay parity except for court costs and cost of the equipment.

b)    Statewide program will have two enforcement vans.

4)    Redaction Process

a)    Would like to do away with the expiration date, or have notice sent out when expiration date is approximately 6 months away to allow process to be redone.

b)    The Association would like to have the process cover previous addresses of employees/officers (the current process currently only covers the current address).

5)    APA Bill for change in RICO allowing the purchase of safe houses for law enforcement personal.

6)    Civilian Pay Parity

a)    Would like to get civilian pay party fund established this year and then go back and provide funding sources.

7)    Health Care

a)    Start for new State employees a Medical Savings Plan (MSA) based on percent of salary.  This would take new employees out of the problem and we would have a number we could then work with on amount of money required to help the other State employees.

RODEO PRESENTATION:

Mike Lehar presented to President Chavez a plaque for the 2006 Rodeo.

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DISTRICT REP REPORTS:

President Chavez was asked what the breakdown was on the current Association dues:

$  2.00 per month – Political Action Committee (PAC)

$  2.00 per month – Arizona Police Association (APA) membership

$  3.50 per month – Legal Defense Fund (LDF)

$ 10.50 per month – Labor coverage from Mike Napier Law Office

$ 33.50 per month – Pays for operating expenses & insurance

Cost of living increases and other economy costs increases in general affect AHPA as an operating business just as they would affect you or any business.  For a period of about 2.5 years the Association absorbed over $200K in cost to keep from increasing dues.  Good business practice sets a standard that organizations have 1 year worth of operating cost on account.  The Association needs $700K and by absorbing the $200K it only has $500K.  Members need to consider the breath of services and benefits the Association provides:

< AHPA only represents DPS employees

< We have a $10K insurance policy ($60 & $70K additional death

benefits included)

< Legal representation in respective criminal & civil matters

(an example of the potential cost to a member is the

Lovelace trial which cost over $500K which he did not have

to pay)

< Legal representation in labor issues such as grievance,

disciplinary, and termination appeals in which AHPA has been

remarkable successful representing its members.

< Free Will service and estate planning advice.  A member can

call with any legal question for advice and if they can not

help then they will provide a referral.

< Free financial planning (an actual written document) through

the AHPA financial advisor.

< Discounted home & auto insurance

< Continued and success lobbying for DPS employee pay &

benefits (i.e. the Sworn Pay Parity Fund and raises received

to date, industrial injury time for all employees)

< APA membership – unity with other state police departments

on a committee which votes on issues that affect all police

Officers in the state.  AHPA is currently serving as

President of the committee which includes the Tempe Police

Association, Mesa Police Association, Phoenix Police

Association and many others from around the State. This

provides a powerful, unified lobbying effort of police

Officers statewide.

< AHPA cabin located in Forest lakes for members use

< AHPA 20 year ring – with the cost of gold approximately $900

< Memorial and remembrance of fallen DPS officers – AHPA was

the driving force in forming the committee & raising funds

for the monument at the HQ.  AHPA coordinates the annual May

memorial ceremony remembering fallen officers and funds the

program in partnership with the Department and maintains an

account to provide for monument cleaning & upkeep.

AHPA helps fund various charities and scholarships – Make A

Wish, Special Olympics, 100 Club, DPS Christmas Bear

Program, etc.

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20-YEAR RING PRESENTATIONS:

President Chavez presented 20-year rings to:

Dan Long #3851 & Anthony Bruhn #3735

OLD BUSINESS:

District 8 has three members interested in being the rep, election will be held.

APA Dale Norris is traveling to Flagstaff & Kingman to interview attorney’s who are interested in being part of the LDF attorney staff.

NEW BUSINESS:

President Chavez advised the Board that the Department approached the Association about selling a Super Bowl Breast badge.  Several companies have been approached and the cost range is $ 47.00 to $54.00.  Length of time allowed to wear the badge is still being worked on.  More information will be pending.

Beverly Fuller advised the Board that due to the cost of gold, the cost of the 20-year rings have increased.  The cost of a sworn ring is approximately $975.00, a jump from $650.00

AHPA Membership Cards will be mailed out this year to your current address on record with the Association.  If your address has changed or you want to verity it, please contact Colleen Girard at colleengirard@cox.net or 480-899-4675.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS:

The Association has implanted a committee process which allows committees to meet during the agenda time and report back the same day.  This process will make it easier to meet and function efficiently.  The committee reports are:

Website Committee

Working on new pictures, graphics, articles, and information for the AHPA website, www.ahpa.com

Awards Committee

Working on a civilian award to mirror the Skip Fink sworn award.  The plan is to request nominations (with some background information supporting the nomination) for sworn & civilian at the next meeting in December.  Nominations will be due in January 2008.  Please contact any rep if you have any names you would like to submit for these awards.  Also looking at an annual AHPA award banquet.

By Law Committee

Reviewing all by laws until all are reviewed and updated

Membership Committee

Looking into the awards banquet idea, and making a membership benefits handbook.

MOTION TO ADJOURN BY DAVE SCHRODER, SECONDED BY JOHN SMITH.

MOTION PASSED.

NEXT MEETING:

Next meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 19th, 2007 at the Phoenix Mountain Preserve.  Meeting will start at 0900 hours.

Respectfully Submitted,

Jim Bee, Recording Secretary

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