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									              Arizona Highway Patrol Association
                      Board of Directors
                               &
                    AHPA Charities Meeting
                         March 21, 2012

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT                            Page   2
AHPA STAFF PRESENT                               Page   2
MEMBERS PRESENT                                  Page   2
GUESTS                                           Page   3
THANK YOU NOTES / FLOWERS                        Page   3
NEW SWORN MEMBERS                                Page   3
NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS                             Page   3
MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED                         Page   3
MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS                        Page   3
NEW ASSOCIATE MEMBER                             Page   3
SICK & DISTRESSED                                Page   3
DEATHS – MEMBERS/FAMILY                          Page   3
DEATHS - LINE OF DUTY                            Page   3
CONSENT AGENDA                                   Page   5
LEGISLATIVE REPORT                               Page   5
UNIFORM-EQUIPMENT AND POLICY COMMITTEE REPORT    Page   5
FINANCIAL REPORT                                 Page   6
LEGAL COUNSEL REPORT                             Page   6
HIGHWAY PATROL TRANSFER COMMITTEE REPORT         Page   6
TREASURER REPORT                                 Page   7
20 YEAR RING PRESENTATION                        Page   8
BOARD OF DIRECTORS REPORT                        Page   8
PRESIDENT JIMMY CHAVEZ                           Page   8
OLD BUSINESS                                     Page   8
NEW BUSINESS                                     Page   8
REQUEST FOR FUNDING                              Page   8
UPCOMING EVENTS                                  Page   9
NEXT MEETING                                     Page   9




The March 2012 Board of Directors & AHPA Charities Meeting was
called to order at 0900 hours by President Jimmy Chavez at the
Phoenix Mountain Preserve & Conference Center located at 1431
East Dunlap, Phoenix, Arizona. President Chavez began the meeting
with the Pledge of Allegiance.


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BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:
President                          Jimmy Chavez
Executive Officer &
Ring Coordinator                   Pat Eagan
District One                       David Stopke
District Two & Northern
Vice President                     Mark Haughey
District Three & Recording
Secretary                          Jim Bee
District Four                      Ed Simpson
District Five (Metro Central)
& Merchandise Manager              Tim Kvochick
District Six                       L. Joshua Howerton
District Seven                     Raul Garcia Jr
District Nine                      Brian Summerfield
District Eleven                    Bert Cheney
District Twelve                    Nathan Teel
District Thirteen
(Metro East)                       Bill Rogers
District Fifteen (Proxy)           Jim Bee
District Sixteen & Treasurer       John Smith
Aviation (Proxy)                   Ed Sharpensteen
OCI & Executive Vice-President     Bob Gilbert
OCI I                              Ed Sharpensteen
OCN II                             Jim Oien
Civilian Northern Zone (Proxy)     Dave Stopke
Civilian Central Zone I &
Civilian Executive Officer         Mike Slonker
Civilian Central Zone II (Proxy)   Betty Gallery
Civilian Central Zone III          Patty Simpson
Civilian Southern Zone             Lisa Campoy
Retired Northern Zone              Brian Kolb
Retired Central Zone               Wayne McBride
Retired Southern Zone              J.R. Ham
Retired Civilian                   Betty Gallery
Special Projects/Benefits/
Charities Liaison &
Asst. Treasurer (Proxy)            John Smith

AHPA STAFF PRESENT:
Executive Secretary                Colleen Girard
Legal Counsel                      Greg Robinson
Lobbyist                           Kelsey Lundy
Public Relations                   Stacey Dillon
Financial Advisor                  Jeffrey Munister
Insurance Advisor                  Bob Jagus

MEMBERS PRESENT:
Colin Peabody         Clifford Brunsting



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Gregg Girard            Stephen Powles
Jim Gentner             Ron Young

GUESTS: None

FLOWERS / CARDS / THANK YOU LETTERS:
Flowers: Washington State Trooper Tony Radulescu
Thank You Letters: None
Cards: None
Gift Basket: None

NEW SWORN MEMBERS:
Preston Price, Badge #6540

NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS: None

MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED:
Don M. Yevin, Badge #2428

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

NEW ASSOCIATE MEMBER:
Brett Hurley

SICK & DISTRESSED:
Retiree Charlie Sanders, Badge #219 had surgery for a tumor.

Samantha Ayon, daughter of Fernado and Jo Ayon is having surgery
to replace a cracked rod in her thigh.

DEATHS – MEMBERS/FAMILY:
Mr. Stephen Findley, brother of Janet Findley, Badge #4529 passed
away in January.

Retiree James K. Cowan, Badge #46 passed away on February 10th.

Mrs. Pam Smith, mother of Penny Dechant, Badge #6351 and Mother-
in-law of Officer John Dechant, Badge #6752 passed away on
February 13th.

Detective Wence Camacho, Badge #2172, father passed away on
February 27th.

Retired Detective Lee Patterson, Badge #2733 wife Cindy Patterson
Badge #2928, passed away on March 20th.

DEATHS - LINE OF DUTY:
This year twenty-three Police Officers have died in the line of
duty. This is twenty less than this time last year. Six have
died since the last meeting:


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Three were killed by gunfire.
One was killed during a pursuit.
One was killed by being stabbed.
One was killed by vehicular assault.

Four were from County Agencies.

Two were from State Agencies (Washington State Patrol and Florida
Department of Corrections).

Four were male.
Two were female.

  1)   Detective David White
       Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Florida
       Age 35    Years of Service – 9
       End of Watch – Thursday, February 16, 2012
       Gunfire

  2)   Sergeant Michael Todd May
       Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department, West Virginia
       Age 41     Years of Service – 11
       End of Watch – Saturday, February 18, 2012
       Vehicle Pursuit

  3)   Trooper Tony Radulescu
       Washington State Patrol
       Age 44     Years of Service – 16
       End of Watch – Thursday, February 23, 2012
       Gunfire

  4)   Deputy Sheriff Barbara Pill
       Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Florida
       Age 41     Years of Service – 8
       End of Watch – Tuesday, March 6, 2012
       Gunfire

  5)   Corrections Officer Britney Rachelle Meux
       Lake County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana
        Age 25    Years of Service – 3
        End of Watch – Tuesday, March 6, 2012
        Vehicular Assault

  6)   Sergeant Ruben Thomas
       Florida Department of Corrections
        Age 24   Years of Service – 6
        End of Watch – Sunday, March 18, 2012
        Stabbed

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


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A MOMENT OF SILENCE WAS HELD.

CONSENT   AGENDA:
     1.    Seat Proxies and New Board members
     2.    Approval of the February Meeting Minutes
     3.    Motion was made by Mark Haughey, seconded by Bob
           Gilbert. Motion carried.

LEGISTATIVE REPORT: Kelsey Lundy
    Personnel Reform
     o Senate hearing was held yesterday, bill passed
     o AHPA Agenda on personnel reform
            Keep sworn and civilians under LEMSC
            Appeal process
            Increase LEMSC members from 3 to 5
    Budget
        o $6.8M for vehicles
        o Money for Crime Lab
        o $9M for ERE increases
    Anti-Union Bills
     o No public money can be used for union business

UNIFORM-EQUIPMENT AND POLICY COMMITTEE REPORT: Bob Gilbert and
Josh Howerton
    The committee (which includes Taser instructors) wanted to
     recommend eliminating the Taser 3 in August when the
     committee first met. Elimination of the Taser 3 for wear
     testing by DPS officers was approved by Executive Staff
     after 8 months and when the surveys indicated a majority
     believed the Taser 3 should not be a day-to-day item.
    The committee did not have input on the new patch, or the
     new uniforms.
     o Committee was asked on March 15, if they supported a new
        wear test for the new uniforms.
     o The committee did support the wear test.
     o Committee was told no data was available from the past
        wear test when the current Blauer uniform was selected.
     o Current Blauer uniform is a concern with many officers
        having problems with the wearability.
     o Question was asked if the April 1 deadline could not be
        eliminated and wearing of existing serviceable uniforms
        be allowed until resolution to this uniform problem is
        found.
     o Members of the committee want to discuss and maybe
        recommend a DPS working uniform.
    The optional external load bearing vest has been under
     discussion since August 2011.




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      o  This is an item that has been worn by Capital PD, DPS
         GIITEM, and most other Law Enforcement agencies around
         the state.
     The committee in general fells frustration.
      o Seems to be a problem getting the meeting minutes and
         recommendations to reflect what the committee is saying
         completely.
      o Committee would like for all recommendations of a
         majority agreement to be forwarded to the Director and
         Executive Staff.
          If the Director or Executive Staff choose not to
            implement or adopt the recommendations, at least the
            committee and employees voices are being heard.
     The purpose and mission of the committee is still a topic
      of discussion and has not been nailed down completely.
      o Maybe a meeting to discuss and define the committee
         mission statement and goals would be useful.
     Both Josh and Bob expressed concerns about the
      effectiveness of the committee.
      o Without the ability to communicate all of the committee
         ideas forwarded to the Director and Executive Staff for
         review.
      o Without the ability to communicate to DPS employees what
         the committee is doing.

FINANCIAL REPORT: Jeff Munster
    Market in a pull-back status.
    Employment figures are down.
    Market is up 9%.
    Association Portofino
        o 65% stocks
        o 35% short-term bonds

LEGAL COUNSEL REPORT: Greg Robinson
    Hernandez loan has been paid back.
    Association golf tournament will be held on May 12th.
     Registration form can be found on the website.
    Greg was contacted by retiree Walter Jack.
        o Per Jim Giles will the Association will receive from
           his estate 1/6 money.
        o This will be used to establish the James and Julie
           Giles Memorial Fund.
    Reviewed pending contact with the Phoenix Mountain
     Preserve.
    AIG lawsuit – no new information.
    PORACT – no new information.

HIGHWAY PATROL TRANSFER COMMITTEE REPORT: Tim Kvochick
    Looking at two systems for transfers within Highway Patrol:



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        o   Commander system
             Commanders will have a numbers of items they will
               be required to consider before transfers.
        o   Seniority
             Open positions will have a 14 day window
             Job interest cards will be used

Discussion was held. Board asked if there could be a combination
of both systems.

TREASURER REPORT: John Smith
General Checking:                  $     268,858.97
Merchandise:                       $       4,457.10
Bass:                              $       n/a
Golf:                              $      27,346.62
Raffle:                            $      58,712.74
Charities:                         $      20,623.66
PAC                                $       n/a
Heber – AHPA Cabin                 $         909.23
Merrill Lynch                      $     453,581.62
                                         449,430.49 (last month)
Monument Account                   $       9,576.70
                                           9,576.09 (last month)

Snedaker Account (Originally)      $     40,084.00
                 (Remaining)       $     16,467.24

Funding Requests (Budgeted)        $      5,000.00
                Expenditures
July 2011                                    500.00
August                                       750.00
September                                    500.00
October                                        0.00
November                                     150.00
December                                     500.00
January 2012                                 150.00
February                                     150.00
March                                          0.00
April                                          0.00
May                                            0.00
June                                           0.00
Balance                                  $ 2,300.00

Sick & Distressed (Budgeted)       $      4,000.00
                Expenditures
July 2011                                      0.00
August                                         0.00
September                                    500.00
October                                        0.00
November                                       0.00
December                                       0.00



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January 2012                                 0.00
February                                     0.00
March                                        0.00
April                                        0.00
May                                          0.00
June                                         0.00
Balance                                $ 3,500.00

Donations: None

John advised the Board that Aurelio Aranda is three months behind
on the Association loan.

20-YEAR RING PRESENTATION:
President Jimmy Chavez presented the AHPA 20 year rings to:
Diane Greene, Badge #4524
Cliff Brunsting, Badge #4589
Pat Eagan, Badge #5039

BOARD OF DIRECTORS REPORT:
    Betty Gallery received the Mary Baumann award.
    Greg Girard advised the Board that the roadside memorial
     for Skip Fink is now back in place at milepost 175 on U.S.
     60. Had been removed for construction.

PRESIDENT JIMMY CHAVEZ:
    Advised that Bauer is not taking back uniforms. If you
     have a uniform which needs to be replaced please send a
     photo with any information to him. Will take this
     information to Division.
    Would like to have a list of any issues to take to the
     Director.

OLD BUSINESS:
    Having proxies given the same time to attend meetings at
     the District rep’s.

NEW BUSINESS:
    Scholarship committee has received 21 applications for the
     6 scholarships.
    Colleen Girard received a letter from Mrs. Michael Whitlow,
     Skip Fink’s surviving spouse. She wants to provide funding
     to start a Skip Fink scholarship.
    Greg Girard presented to the Board a 2012 raffle proposal.
     The proposal would change the 1st place prize from $25,000
     to having either the $25,000 or a 1982 Corvette.

REQUEST FOR FUNDING:
    Retired Lt. Ron Young on behalf of the 11th Annual Arizona
     Peace Officers Memorial Charity Golf Tournament asked for


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        $500.00 for a foursome and hole sponsor.     Tournament will
        be held on May 5th at the Silverado Golf Club in Scottsdale.
        Motion made by Pat Eagan, seconded by Josh Howerton.
        Motion passed.
       Jim Orien on behalf of David Romero for the American Legion
        Law Enforcement Career Academy.     Requesting a sponsorship
        for $250.00 for the tuition of one cadet to attend the 2012
        ALLECA training session.     Motion made by Wayne McBride,
        seconded by Bob Gilbert. Motion passed.

Motion to adjourn by Mark Haughey, seconded by Dave Stopke.
Motion carried.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
    Association Bass Tournament - April 12-13
     (Alamo Lake website for campground reservations)
    DPS Special Olympic BBQ – April 19
      (DPS Headquarters)
    AHPA Officer Memorial and Survivors luncheon – May 2
    Law Enforcement Memorial Golf Tournament – May 5
      (Silverado Golf Course - Scottsdale)
    DPS/AHPA Special Olympic Golf Tournament – May 5
      (Canoa Hills Golf Course – Green Valley)
    AHPA Golf Tournament – May 12
      (Marriott Desert Ridge Golf Course - Phoenix)

NEXT MEETING:
Next meeting will be held on April 18, 2012, at the Phoenix Mountain
Preserve & Conference Center located at 1431 East Dunlap, Phoenix,
Arizona. Meeting will start at 0900 hours.
Respectfully Submitted,
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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