The August 2010 Board of Directors & AHPA Charities Meeting was called to order at 1000 hours by President Jimmy Chavez at the Phoenix Mountain Preserve & Conference Center located at 1431 East Dunlap, Phoenix, Arizona. Prior to the meeting, the Working Groups had met from 0900- 1000 hours. President Chavez began the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:
President Jimmy Chavez
Executive Officer Pat Eagan
District One (Proxy) Jim Bee
District Two & Northern
Vice President Mark Haughey
District Three & Recording
Secretary Jim Bee
District Four Ed Simpson
District Five (Metro Central)
(Proxy) Bill Rogers
District Seven Raul Garcia Jr
Southern Vice President Kevin McNichols
District Eight (Proxy) Kevin McNichols
District Nine Chris Lentz
District Eleven (Proxy) Jim Bee
District Twelve (Proxy) Mark Haughey
District Thirteen (Metro East) Bill Rogers
District Fifteen Matt Rosemeyer
District Sixteen John Smith
Air Rescue Mike Strohmeyer
Executive Vice President
& OCN I Bob Gilbert
OCN II Jim Oien
Civilian Northern Zone Rebecca Smith
Civilian Zone I & Crime Lab Mike
Civilian Zone II Vickie Toll
Civilian Zone III
& Asst. Treasurer (Proxy) Dave Schroder
Civilian Southern Zone Lisa Campoy
Retired Southern Zone J.R. Ham
Retired Civilian (Proxy) Vickie Toll
Treasurer Dave Schroder
Special Projects Benefits/
Charities Liaison (Proxy) Dave Schroder
AHPA STAFF PRESENT:
Executive Secretary Colleen Girard
Legal Counsel Greg Robinson
Public Relations Stacey Dillon
Legal Services Dale Norris
Financial Advisor Thomas Jonovich
Insurance Advisor Robert Jagus
Stephen Powles Bruce Campbell
Frank Martinez Gregg Girard
Director Bobby Halliday Cpt. Larry Perry
Lt. Col. Jeff Stanhope
FLOWERS / THANK YOU LETTERS:
Flowers – None
Thank You Letters – Nathaniel Fink
Cards – None
NEW SWORN MEMBERS:
Kyle DeForest, Badge #5234
NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS:
Charles Rush, Badge #6914
MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED:
Karl N. Goldsmith, Badge #2783
Joy Craig, Badge #3248
Kevin J. Jex, Badge #4162
David N. Leech, badge #4292
Charles Dimbat, Badge #5596
MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS:
Sworn: Andrew T. Olesky, Badge #6368
SICK & DISTRESSED:
Retired Wes Mauldin’s wife, Betty, underwent knee replacement surgery.
Retired William Foster, Badge #73, had a house fire and will be living in temporary housing for awhile.
DEATHS – FAMILY: None
DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY:
This year 117 Police Officers have died in the line of duty. This is 33 more than this time last year. Ten have died since the last meeting:
Four were killed by gunfire.
Two were killed in vehicle collisions.
Two were killed by vehicular assault.
One was killed in a motorcycle collision.
One died as a result of a heart attack.
Six were from Municipal Agencies.
One was from a County Agency.
One was from a State Agency (Connecticut State Police).
Two were from Federal Agencies (Dept. of Homeland Security, Customs & Border Protection – Border Patrol; and Office of Field Operations).
All ten were male.
- 1) Police Officer Leonard Reed
Cedar Park P.D., Texas
Age 41 Years of Service – 4
Killed Wednesday, August 18, 2010
- 2) Deputy Sheriff Brian Harris
Kane County Sheriff’s Office, Utah
Age 41 Years of Service – 19
Killed Thursday, August 26, 2010
- 3) Chief of Police Paul Jeffrey Fricke
Hawk Point P.D., Missouri
Age N/A Years of Service – N/A
Killed Friday, August 27, 2010
- 4) Sergeant Anthony Wallace
Hoonah P.D., Alaska
Age 32 Years of Service – 4
Killed Saturday, August 28, 2010
- 5) Officer Matthew Tokuoka
Hooah P.D., Alaska
Age 39 Years of Service – 1
Killed Saturday, August 29, 2010
- 6) Trooper First Class Kenneth R. Hall
Connecticut State Police
Age 57 Years of Service – 22
Killed Thursday, September 2, 2010
- 7) Border Patrol Agent Michael V. Gallagher
United States Dept. of Homeland Security
Customs & Border Protection – Border Patrol
Age 32 Years of Service – 2
Killed Thursday, September 2, 2010
8) Auxiliary Lieutenant Dan Kromer
Taylor P.D., Michigan
Age 54 Years of Service – 20
Killed Wednesday, September 8, 2010
9) Officer John Zykas
United States Dept. of Homeland Security
Customs & Border Protection-Office of Field Operations
Age N/A Years of Service – 15
Killed Wednesday, September 8, 2010
10) Sergeant Thomas Alexander
Rayville P.D., Louisiana
Age 57 Years of Service – 20
Killed Saturday, September 11, 2010
For more information on these officers, refer to www.odmp
[Officer Down Memorial Page])
President Jimmy Chavez mentioned that the two Officers killed in Alaska, Sgt. Wallace & Officer Tokuoka, were ambushed and killed by one gunman. Officer Tokuoka was off duty in his car with his family when he stopped to talk to Sgt. Wallace who had been standing outside his vehicle. Sgt. Wallace’s mother was visiting him and was in the vehicle on a ride along. A suspect who the two officers had arrested several times in the past walked up to the officers and opened fire. After the shooting, the suspect fled to his house and later surrendered.
A MOMENT OF SILENCE WAS HELD.
President Chavez asked the Board for a motion to seat the proxies. The August meeting minutes were not approved due to not being finished as of this date. Motion was made by Dave Schroder, seconded by Bob Gilbert to accept the consent agenda. Motion carried.
GUEST SPEAKER: George Shapcott, California Casualty
Mr. Shapcott made a presentation to the Board on a program Impact Teen Drivers “Get Real Behind the Wheel”. The program is hands on teen/parent driving safety fair/course on the track at PIR. The fair is open to families with students ages 14-17. The fair will be held on November 12. In association with Bill McAnally Racing. The Association will have 10 spots for our members. Contact Mr. Shapcott at 800-734-2247 or 602-866-4760 or 800-841-4736 ext 4760.
LEGAL REPORT: Greg Robinson
Reported on four issues:
- 1) Reviewing new cabin policy on reservations.
- 2) Moving forward on garnishment of Brian Van Dusen wages for the outstanding loan from the AHPA.
- 3) Contacted the president of Safe Guard Security in reference to membership discounts.
- 4) Send out Director’s duties to all rep’s thru Colleen.
TREASURER REPORT: Dave Schroder
General Checking: $ 150,773.23
Savings: $ 56,964.33
Merchandise: $ 9,245.23
Bass: $ 1,801.29
Rodeo: $ 14,743.62
Golf: $ 16,842.02
Raffle: $ 54,276.86
Charities: $ 9,046.60
PAC $ 9,875.39
Heber – AHPA Cabin $ 2,056.57
Merrill Lynch $ 420,495.00
Monument Account $ 10,569.00
Snedaker Account (Originally) $ 40,084.00
(Remaining) $ 16,467.24
Funding Requests (Budgeted) $ 5,000.00
July 2010 0.00
Balance $ 5,000.00
Sick & Distressed (Budgeted) $ 4,000.00
July 2010 0.00
Balance $ 4,000.00
PUBLIC RELEATIONS: Stacey Dillion
- 1. Working on new website, should be up and running before December.
- 2. Safety seminar was held for businesses on new traffic laws & safe driving. Chambers of Commerce are inquiring about this program.
- 3. Results are in on the Associations membership survey.
- 4. Working on the marijuana medical law information.
RAFFLE REPORT: Colleen Girard
1655 tickets sold to this date.
PACIFIC FINANCIAL DESIGN: Bob Jagus
- 1. 10% discount on long term care for members was signed today.
- 2. Lifelock is offering 20% discount
MERCHANDISE REPORT: President Chavez
- 1. New portfolios were received this week.
- 2. Designs on a possible new patch are being worked on,
electronic copy may be done.
FINANCIAL REPORT: Thomas Jonovich
- 1. US economy is based upon three influences
- a. Economic – still spending borrowed money
- b. Political
- c. Biblical
Advise to our membership:
- 1. Get a grip on your own finances
- 2. Eliminate all debt(credit cards)
- 3. If mortgage is upside down, take advantage on debt counseling services (thru AHPA Tom Jonvich)
- 4. If you can’t pay for it, don’t buy it
- 5. Live within your means
PSPRS – Not in great shape
- 1. Employee contributions
- 2. Employer contributions
- 3. Investment returns
EXECUTIVE STAFF: Director Bobby Halliday
- 1. Budget is fluid
- 2. Two referendums on the upcoming election could address some of the budget problems (Prop 301 & 302).
- 3. Department could be looking at 3-5 million cut if not passed.
- a. 75% of our budget is personnel service money
- b. Most visible is Highway Patrol
- 4. Budget
- a. Where can cuts be made and have minimal impact?
- b. Comp time or overtime can’t be banked because it creates unfunded liability when it has to be paid.
- c. Does not like having people go home early due to hours.
- d. Nothing is off the table for discussion and action.
- e. Director asking different work groups where, if possible, cuts are made where the least impact would be.
- f. If position is cut, does not mean employee is out of a job, may have different assignment.
- g. LEMSC determines who would be RIFed.
- 5. Furloughs were discussed
- a. Looking at flexibility to change days and adjust shifts
- b. Looking at 6 days next two years.
- 6. Deputy Director Campbell
- a. People are suspicious as to why he is leaving
- b. Heart is in PD and served with Chief Frazier before
- c. Will take 40-50 days to think about his replacement
- d. Looking at a better communicator.
- 7. Shotguns
- a. Dept. can not afford both weapons or ammo for both
- b. Would like to have our troops shoot more than we do now.
- c. Two possible proposals were discussed about qualifying
- 8. Job Interest Cards
- a. Fair to everyone
- b. People who fit the job
- 9. AG Report
- a. Investigation completed, report should be out at the end of September.
- b. Will share information when he gets it.
- c. Question about Task Force selections
- 10. Air Rescue
- a. Mission driven
- b. Two scheduled stakeholders meetings were not attended by Director. Sometimes things come up and you can not be in two places.
- 11. Civilian Meetings
- a. Civilians would like to be at more Director meetings.
- b. Meetings are open to everyone to attend.
- 12. What the Association can do for the agency
- a. We can work together to make it a better agency
- b. Pursuits may be different, but work together
- c. Asked to find out why our people are here
- 1. For the money
- 2. Love what they do
- 13. Flag burning
- a. Federal law that prohibits flag burning
- b. Case law prevents prosecution
- 14. District 12 DC Position
- a. Would like to have a DC
- b. Waiting for budget after the election to see what type of cuts we may have to take.
- 15. GIITEM – Intelligence
- a. Have overlap in their functions
- b. ACTIC was formed to be the ONE fusion center
- c. Several splinters of Intel functions
- 1. GIITEM
- 2. East Valley Fusion center
EXECUTIVE STAFF: Lt. Col. Jeff Stanhope
- 1. CI still looking at effective means of operation & communication.
- 2. Consolidation of some squads in the south.
- 3. Trying to find alternative funding sources if possible,
- 4. Phoenix PD pulling out of Vehicle Theft Indirection (VTI)
In 2011. Mesa PD pulling out. Positions funded by DPS.
- 5. CI Budget will be on Intranet once it is completed.
- 6. Policy pending on encounters with chemically contaminated bundles of drugs.
- 7. CI involved in the following programs:
a. Metal theft
b. Prescription medication turn in
c. HIDTA meeting in Nevada to discuss weapon
trafficking impact into Mexico
8. CI staff is at 270 employees, authorized 505 positions.
LEGAL SERVICES REPORT: Dale Norris
Issues with LEMSC:
- 1. Two members on board. Board is split over RIF’s and has continued RIF item to next meeting on October 18th.
- 2. If 3rd member is appointed by Governor, they will review case, have opportunity to interview parties involved, and have questions answered prior to ruling.
- 3. Grievance filed by pilots on special duty pay (SDA’s) will be heard at next meeting (October 18th).
- 4. Ruling on first set of RIF’s done by Department still pending.
- 5. Had six members represented, plus routine wills, counseling, and answering questions.
- 1. President Chavez going to attend meetings on October 27-29 in Yuma.
- 1. President Chavez going to attend meeting on September 30 or October 1.
- 1. Sgt. Mitchell demoted himself back to Officer 3
- 2. Going from 5 squads down to 3
- 3. Staffing in at 1977 levels 33 Officers
- 4. With additional staffing in southern CVE the responsibilities may not change but tactics will.
- 1. Furlough days are in conflict with court dates.
- 1. Mike Strohmeyer is retiring at the end of October, looking for Rep replacement.
- 2. October 13, Bruce Harroll Memorial hike will be held
President Chavez opened the Board for nominations to fill the Executive Board positions which had expired:
Executive Vice President: Motion made by Bob Gilbert to open nominations, seconded by Dave Schroder. Motion carried.
Dave Schroder nominated Bob Gilbert
Motion to close nominations was made by Mark Haughey, seconded by Lisa Campoy. Motion carried.
Northern Vice President: Motion made by Becky Smith to open nominations, seconded by Dave Schroder. Motion carried.
Becky Smith nominated Mark Haughey.
Motion to close nominations by Dave Schroder, seconded by Becky Smith. Motion carried.
Southern Vice President: Motion made by Jim Oien to open nominations, seconded by Becky Smith. Motion carried.
Jim Orien nominated Kevin McNichols.
Motion made by Mike Strohmeyer, seconded by Dave Schroder to close nominations. Motion carried.
Treasurer: Motion made by Bob Gilbert to open nominations, seconded by Mark Haughey.
Bob Gilbert nominated Dave Schroder.
Motion made by Lisa Campoy to close nominations, seconded by Becky Smith. Motion carried.
LEGISLATIVE REPORT: President Jimmy Chavez
Agenda items for next session:
- 1. Budget
- a. Monitoring Department budget items
- b. Monitoring ASRS Retirement system
- 2. Insurance Carve Out
- 3. Present bill to change LEMSC from 3 members to 5 members.
Quorum would be 3 members of those present at meeting.
- 4. Present bill on commercial vehicle [snow] chain law
- 5. Safety corridors across the state.
- a. Fines would be doubled
- b. Funds to go into general account.
- 6. Legal presence for registration
- a. Must be legal resident before vehicle can be registered.
- 7. Adding color of vehicle to registration
- 8. Distracted driver bill
- 1. Similar to law in Virginia
Association Membership Survey Results:
290 employees responded to survey.
- 1. 61.4% in favor of furlough days for all employees.
- 2. 3.8% in favor of base pay reduction if needed.
- 3. 34.8% not in favor of either.
Receiving information from the agency:
- 1. Intranet 25.5%
- 2. Email 12.6%
- 3. Supervisor 8.7%
- 4. Co-workers 9.4%
- 5. Other co-workers 11.5%
- 6. Other 32.2%
- 1. Highway Patrol 62.8%
- 2. State Patrol 9.0%
- 3. State Police 28.3 %
Know who your Rep is:
- 1. 79.0% yes
- 2. 21.0% no
Receive regular correspondence or contact from Rep:
- 1. 47.6% yes
- 2. 52.4% no
Some candid comments were made and ideas on how to save money were given.
Receiving positive feedback. President Chavez will be going around the state to answer questions.
Discussion was held on the type and content of how the monthly minutes should be kept.
President Jimmy Chavez:
- 1. At next month’s LEMSC meeting, will address the counsel on the Association’s stance on the RIFs.
Scholarships Committee – Recommending changes to the process for next year:
1. Limit the maximum number of scholarships to six
2. Available to any public or private college or
university (not a trade or tech schools).
3. Increase minimum GPA from 2.5 to 3.0
4. Eliminate any preference to prior recipients
5. Update on line application and website
REQUEST FOR FUNDING:
Becky Smith, on behalf of Shannon Clifford, made a motion requesting $200.00 to fund her half marathon in the P.F. Chang Rock & Roll Arizona marathon being held on January 16, 2011. She will be running on behalf of Sgt. Ken Hawkins, Badge 2873. Motion seconded by Mark Haughey. Motion Carried.
Kevin McNichols made a motion to fund $300.00 towards the Arizona Homicide Investigators Association conference which will be held on October 7, 2010, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Motion was seconded by Lisa Campoy. Motion Carried.
Dale Norris advised the Board if anyone is interested in hiking, his hiking club has several hikes and a Grand Canyon hike on April 4-6, 2011. For further information contact Dale Norris.
Motion to adjourn by Dave Schroder, seconded by Board members. Motion carried.
Next meeting will be held on October 20th, 2010, at the Phoenix Mountain Preserve & Conference Center located at 1431 East Dunlap, Phoenix, Arizona. Meeting will start at 0900 hours.
Jim Bee, Recording Secretary
If you have any questions or concerns about any information contained within these minutes, please contact any association representative for clarification.
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