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June 8, 2017 BOD Meeting Minutes Posted

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June 8, 2017 BOD Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present:

  • M. Singels, President
  • D.Graham, Vice President
  • J. Carson, Sgt-at-Arms
  • P. David, Secretary
  • R. Balka
  • T. Charles
  • P. Farmer
  • J. Somosky
  • B. Walsh
  • J. Keller

Excused

  • R. Biechler, Treasurer

Staff Members Present

  • S. Dillon, Executive Director
  • R. Keller, Office Manager
  • J. Newsome, Staff Attorney

Meeting called to order at 11:00am

Luncheon and presentation of scholarship checks: Scholarship recipients in attendance were invited to discuss their academic interests and goals, and were given their awards by CSPPA Board President Mike Singels.  Scholar essays are to be published in future issues of The Centurion.

Member Comments:

  • Concerns raised regarding compensation and staffing. CSPPA’s member advocacy work reviewed, with specific emphasis on meetings with Mayor Suthers and City Council to-date.

Discussion Items:

  • Council Member Update: In addition to prior CSPPA meetings with Council President Richard Skorman and President Pro-Tem Jill Gaebler, Board members and Executive Director S. Dillon recently met with Council members Yolanda Avila and Andy Picos. Discussions continued to focus on compensation, staffing, and recreational marijuana. Both recognize the need to address these issues, although differed with respect to recreational marijuana.
  • Compensation Survey: Under the direction of former CSPPA Attorney Rich Radabaugh, also a certified compensation analyst, the CSPPA will undertake a compensation survey of law enforcement agencies across the Front Range, including the CO State Patrol.
  • Corporal Proposal Update: On track for roll out in 2018, the proposal includes a testing/appointment process, pay ten percent above the P1 rate, and is structured to calculate towards retirement meeting certain timeframe parameters.
  • Civil Service Commission Vacancies: With the term completion of Commissioners Lujan and Chavanon, two seats are available to be filled via an online application process.
  • Response to member inquiries:
    • Conceal carry on school grounds: During the next session, the Department has plans in place to work with its lobbyist to secure a legislative fix permitting sworn police officers to conceal carry on public school grounds.
    • BWC vest safety concerns: Member concerns were brought forward to the Chiefs, and will be addressed via education and a possible change in how the BWC vest is worn to diminish sliding of the apparatus. Policy regarding how the vest is worn to go under review by the Deputy Chiefs.
  • Merchandising: Two new CSPPA coins are currently in production and should be available for purchase by early July. The CSPPA is also now carrying “thin blue line” merchandise, with items available for purchase in the office store. Another new line of personalized merchandise will become available for order and purchase by mid-summer.
  • Donation Request: A donation was requested to support the SRO Unit training/meeting.  As this is a Department function, the request was tabled until further notice.
  • Approval of May 2017 financial report:
    • 1st: J. Carson
    • 2nd: J. Keller
    • All approved
Investment Accts.     May 2017 April 2017 March 2017 February 2017 January 2017 December 2016
Checking $ 73,655.64 $   41,091.23 $ 39,743.94 $ 48,538.10 $   48,802.45 $46,949.94
Gen. Invested Fund $300,495.51 $296,632.85 $294,713.19 $293,883.09 $288,189.17 $301,524.51
Fallen Officers Fd. $139,390.20 $137,744.46 $137,180.47 $136,735.51 $133,991.83 $131,679.78
Totals $513,541.35 $475,468.54 $471,637.60 $479,156.70 $470,983.45 $480,154.23

Non-investment Accounts:

                                                                        May 2017                    May 2016

Hundred Club Fallen Officers Fund       $ 15,626.15                   $   17,440.07

SDC account- political candidates           $ 29,244.00                   $   34,244.00

Meeting adjourned at 12:50 pm

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June 8, 2017 Board Meeting Agenda Posted

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June 8, 2017 Board Meeting Agenda

Monthly Board of Directors Meeting: Thursday, June 8th

General Session: 11:00am

Call to order

Luncheon and presentation of scholarship checks

Member comments

Discussion items:

  • Council Member meeting update
  • Compensation study
  • Corporal proposal update
  • Civil Service Commission vacancies
  • Response to member inquiries:
    • Conceal carry on school grounds
    • BWC vest safety concerns
  • Merchandising
  • July Family Day
  • Agenda items for June meeting with Chiefs
  • Donation request

May financial report

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JUNE 1, 2017 BOD MEETING POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE 8, 2017

Due to funeral services for Detective Jerry Yeager, the June 1st Board meeting is postponed until June 8th.

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May 4, 2017 BOD Meeting Minutes Posted

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May 4, 2017 BOD Meeting Minutes

 

Board Members Present:

  • M. Singels, President
  • D. Graham, Vice President
  • J. Carson, Sgt-at-Arms
  • P. David, Secretary
  • R. Balka
  • T. Charles
  • P. Farmer
  • J. Somosky
  • B. Walsh
  • J. Keller

Excused:

  • R. Biechler, Treasurer

Staff Members Present:

  • S. Dillon, Executive Director
  • R. Keller, Office Manager
  • J. Newsome, Staff Attorney

Executive Session called to order at 10:30am

General Session called to order at 11:00am

Member Comments:

  • Body Worn Camera Vest: Member voiced concern regarding perceived shortcoming of the body worn camera vest design. It was agreed to bring this concern forward at the May meeting with the Chiefs.
  • C.R.S. 18-12-105.5 and C.R.S. 18-12-214: Several members continue to be concerned about concealed carry on public school grounds when off duty. It was agreed that this will be brought forward at the next Chiefs meeting.

Board Discussion Items:

  • Council Member Update: CSPPA Board members and Executive Director S. Dillon had meetings with Council President Richard Skorman and President Pro-Tem Jill Gaebler. Discussions centered on pay/compensation, stormwater fees, and recreational marijuana. Both understood the need to address pay/comp to remain competitive and indicated that a stormwater fee and recreational marijuana should be decided by a general vote, although Council must vote to put these issues on the ballot. CSPPA voiced its concern regarding implications of moving forward with recreational MJ and will follow up with Council. 
  • Pay/Compensation Update: CSPPA Board representatives and Executive Director S. Dillon to meet with Mayor Suthers and Chief of Staff Jeff Greene on May 11th. PPA prepared with spreadsheet comparing CSPD pay with ten Front Range agencies as well as CO State Patrol.
  • Corporal Proposal Update: The current plan includes a 2018 roll-out, implementing a testing process, a pay rate ten percent above the P1 rate, and staffing of two corporals per shift.
  • Civil Service Rule Amendments: The Civil Service Commission voted to approve language designed to add consistency to its rules, and to amend provisions surrounding probationary employees.
  • Donation Budget Review and Requests:
    • Shield 616 requested that the CSPPA again serve as a sponsor of its community event and 5k race, to be held September 16th at Great Wolf Lodge. A motion was made to donate $500.00:
      • 1st: R. Balka
      • 2nd: J. Keller
      • All in favor
    • A donation request was also submitted by the CO Association of School Resource Officers (CASRO). After discussion, the request was not moved forward.
  • Building Use Request: The board approved a member request to use the CSPPA building to hold support group meetings which will be open to sworn and civilian CSPD employees. These meetings will be coordinated by the member only.
    • 1st: T. Charles
    • 2nd: P. David
    • All in favor
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Board approved up to a $500 expenditure to develop a CSPPA video presentation.
      • 1st: J. Carson
      • 2nd: P. Farmer
      • All in favor
    • CSPPA to replace broken TV in the Municipal Courthouse gym.

April 2017 financial report:

  •  1st:B. Walsh
  • 2nd:D. Graham
  • All approved

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investment Accts.     April 2017 March 2017 February 2017 January 2017 December 2016 November 2016
Checking $   41,091.23 $ 39,743.94 $ 48,538.10 $   48,802.45 $46,949.94 $   55,669.59
Gen. Invested Fund $296,632.85 $294,713.19 $293,883.09 $288,189.17 $301,524.51 $298,510.11
Fallen Officers Fd. $137,744.46 $137,180.47 $136,735.51 $133,991.83 $131,679.78 $130,097.12
Totals $475,468.54 $471,637.60 $479,156.70 $470,983.45 $480,154.23 $484,276.82

Non-investment Accounts:

                                                                     April 2017                   April 2016

Hundred Club Fallen Officers Fund        $ 15,626.15                   $   17,440.07

SDC account- political candidates           $ 29,244.00                   $   34,244.00

 

Meeting adjourned at 1:05pm

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May 4, 2017 Board Meeting Agenda Posted

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May 4, 2017 Board Meeting Agenda

Monthly Board of Directors Meeting: Thursday, May 4th

Executive Session: 10:30am

General Session: 11:00am

Call to order:

  • Extra duty sign ups

Member comments

Board discussion items:

  • Council Member meeting update
  • Pay/comp update
  • Corporal proposal update
  • Civil Service Rule Amendments
  • Conceal Carry on School Grounds
  • Body worn camera vest
  • Donation budget review and requests
  • Request for building use
  • Merchandising

April financial report

 

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April 6, 2017 BOD Mtg. Minutes Posted

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April 6, 2017 BOD Meeting Minutes

GENERAL SESSION MINUTES

Board Members Present:

  • D. Graham, Vice President
  • J. Carson, Sgt-at-Arms
  • P. David, Secretary
  • R. Balka
  • T. Charles
  • P. Farmer
  • J. Somosky
  • J. Keller

Excused

  • M. Singels, President
  • R. Biechler, Treasurer
  • B. Walsh

Staff Members Present:

  • S. Dillon, Executive Director
  • R. Keller, Office Manager
  • J. Newsome, Staff Attorney

Meeting called to order at 11:00am

Annual Edward Jones Update: Edward Jones advisor Kevin Dunbaugh presented the board with its annual investment and fiduciary responsibility update. Due to investment returns over the prior year, the proportion of investments in recommended risk categories were no longer fully aligned with best practices.  As such, the Board agreed to recommended adjustments to reduce risk in both the General and Fallen Officer funds, maximizing capacity for slow, yet steady growth.

 General Member Concerns:

  • Workers Compensation: Member concern raised regarding an ongoing workers compensation issue. Executive Director Dillon to speak with Risk Management on behalf of member. It was reiterated that prior to a member contacting an attorney, the CSPPA is available as a resource. Once a member engages an attorney, the CSPPA is not able to assist.

Member Discussion Items:

  • Master Patrol Officer proposal update: The proposed MPO position has shifted to a Corporal proposal. Proposal still under review, however, at present there is across the board support from the Office of the Chief.
  • Donation Request: The Hundred Club of Colorado Springs requested that the PPA sponsor 1 – 2 holes at its annual Golf Tournament for first responders from CSPD, CSPD, and EPSO.
    • 1st: J. Keller
    • 2nd: P. David
    • Motion passed with 7 yes; 1 abstention
  • Equipment Request: A member request was received to donate weights from the CSPPA municipal courthouse gym to the hangar for use with a squat rack. Vote deferred to permit board to inventory gym weights.
  • Civil Service Commission update: Commissioners voted 3 – 1 to approve CSPPA request that the three year patrol requirement to test for sergeant be changed to a two year requirement.
  • Agenda for the Chiefs’ meeting: Corporal proposal follow-up.
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Leaks to roof to be repaired by CRS Roofing
    • By-Law revisions and updates
      • 1st: J. Carson
      • 2nd: Theron Charles
      • All Approved
  • March 2017 financial report:
    • 1st: J. Keller
    • 2nd: P. David
    • All approved
Investment Accts.     March 2017 February 2017 January 2017 December 2016 November 2016 October 2016
Checking $ 39,743.94 $ 48,538.10 $   48,802.45 $46,949.94 $   55,669.59 $44,132.02
Gen. Invested Fund $294,713.19 $293,883.09 $288,189.17 $301,524.51 $298,510.11 $294,124.43
Fallen Officers Fd. $137,180.47 $136,735.51 $133,991.83 $131,679.78 $130,097.12 $129,374.10
Totals $471,637.60 $479,156.70 $470,983.45 $480,154.23 $484,276.82 $467,810.55

Non-investment Accounts:                 March 2017                   March 2016

Hundred Club Fallen Officers Fund          $ 15,624.82                   $   17,440.07

SDC account- political candidates           $ 29,244.00                   $   34,244.00

Meeting adjourned at 12:30pm

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April 6, 2017 BOD Agenda Posted

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April 6, 2017 Board Meeting Agenda

Monthly Board of Directors Meeting: Thursday, April 6th — 11:00am

General Session:

Call to order

Annual Edward Jones update/ discussion of fiduciary responsibilities

General Membership Concerns

Discussion Items:

  • Master Patrol Officer proposal update
  • Election update
  • Donation request
  • Equipment request
  • Civil Service Commission update
  • Agenda items for April meeting with the Chiefs
  • Miscellaneous: Building roof; by law revisions; line-ups
  • Financial report

Adjournment

 

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March 2, 2017 BOD Mtg. Minutes Posted

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March 2, 2017 BOD Meeting Minutes

GENERAL SESSION MINUTES

Board Members Present:                                                    

  • J. Carson, Sgt-at-Arms
  • P. David, Secretary
  • P. Farmer
  • J. Somosky
  • B. Walsh
  • J. Keller

Excused

  • M. Singels, President
  • D. Graham, Vice President
  • R. Biechler, Treasurer
  • R. Balka
  • T. Charles

 Staff Members Present:

  • S. Dillon, Executive Director
  • R. Keller, Office Manager
  • J. Newsome, Staff Attorney
  • Meeting called to order at 11:00am

 General Member Concerns:  None brought forward.

Member Discussion Items:

  • CSPPA Press Release: There was brief discussion on the press release response to the anonymous letter published in the Colorado Springs Independent. The letter has not been sent to any member of the CSPPA board directly from the author.
  • City Council Candidate Interviews: All CSPPA City Council candidates were emailed a questionnaire to aid in determining endorsements; those responding to the questionnaire are to be interviewed by a subcommittee of the Board. It was also suggested that:
    • The CSPPA not endorse any pro-recreational marijuana candidate as it is prohibited by Federal law.
    • The CSPPA Board of Directors develop one-on-one relationships with City Council members when the new Council is seated.
  •  SDR Document Retention: CSPPA Attorney John Newsome confirmed that SDR documents must follow guidelines established by the Colorado Uniform Records Retention Act. Questions regarding SDR protocol will be put forward as an agenda item for the March meeting with the Chiefs.
  • Conceal carry on public school property by off duty officers: State statute indicates this is to conform with policy of the employing agency. As such, this will be brought forward at the March meeting with the Chiefs for clarification.
  • Workers Compensation Survey: In preparation for its March 10th Workers Compensation meeting, it was noted that the CSPPA distributed a survey among members regarding their experiences with the City of Colorado Springs Risk Management Department.
  • Civil Service Commission Request: At the February meeting with the Chiefs, the CSPPA requested support for changing the eligibility requirement to take the Police Sergeant Exam from three years in patrol to two years in patrol. With support of Chief Carey, this request will be presented to the Civil Service Commission for approval.
  • Agenda for the Chiefs’ meeting:
    • SDR retention
    • Concealed carry on public school property by off duty officers
  • Financial Report: January 2017 and February 2017 financial reports approved.
    • 1st Joe Somosky
    • 2ndJames Keller
    • All approved

 

Investment Accts.     February 2017 January 2017 December 2016 November 2016 October 2016 September 2016
Checking $48,538.10 $   48,802.45 $   46,949.94 $   55,669.59 $ 44,132.02 $   50,386.58
Gen. Invested Fund $293,883.09 $288,189.17 $301,524.51 $298,510.11 $294,124.43 $298,995.29
Fallen Officers Fd. $136,735.51 $133,991.83 $131,679.78 $130,097.12 $129,374.10 $130,726.13
Totals $479,156.70 $470,983.45 $480,154.23 $484,276.82 $467,810.55 $480,108.00
  • Miscellaneous: CSPPA requested to have representation at Critical Incident Review Board on 03/23/17

Meeting adjourned at 12:20pm

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March 2, 2017 BOD Agenda Posted

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March 2, 2017 Board Meeting Agenda

Monthly Board of Directors Meeting: Thursday, March 2nd — 11:00am

General Session:

Call to order

General Membership Concerns

Discussion Items:

  • CSPPA Press Release
  • City Council Candidate Interviews
  • Document Retention
  • Conceal Carry on public school property by off duty officers
  • Workers Compensation
  • Civil Service Commission Request

Adjournment

 

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CSPPA Workers Compensation Survey

Members, please log in and go to the Announcements page to participate in the CSPPA Workers Compensation survey.

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CSPPA Workers Compensation Survey

Representatives from the CSPPA Board of Directors and staff will soon be meeting with the City’s Risk Management department to discuss the Workers Compensation process.  So that we may better represent you, we are asking you to respond to a brief questionnaire by clicking on the link below, or by copying and pasting it into your browser. You may have already received this link via email, and if so, please be sure that you respond only one time.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CSPPAWC

The survey is very brief, and should take no more than 5 minutes of your time.  Your participation will enable us to bring data to the meeting that is representative of member experiences.  The survey will remain open until Tuesday, March 7th, and its design ensures that all responses will remain completely anonymous.

If you have any questions, please email Sherryl at Sherryl@csppa.org or call the office at 719-634-0058.

 

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February 2, 2017 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

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February 2, 2017 BOD Meeting Minutes

GENERAL SESSION MINUTES

Board Members Present:

  • M. Singels, President
  • D. Graham, Vice President
  • J. Carson, Sgt-at-Arms
  • R. Biechler, Treasurer
  • P. David, Secretary
  • R. Balka
  • T. Charles
  • P. Farmer
  • J. Somosky
  • B. Walsh
  • J. Keller

Staff Members Present:

  • S. Dillon, Executive Director
  • R. Keller, Office Manager
  • J. Newsome, Staff Attorney

Meeting called to order at 11:10am

General Member Concerns:

  • At member request, the CSPPA October 2016 meeting with Mayor John Suthers was reviewed, specifically as it related to retention and recruitment of CSPD sworn officers.
  • Roll call video 550 was discussed and it was reiterated that officers are advised to adhere to their training for guidance. The CSPPA is to have representation at a panel being convened to further discuss issues surrounding use of force.
  • It was suggested by a member that roll call videos and articles be used to provide greater communication between administration and line level officers.

Member Discussion Items:

  • Use of Force: As noted above, the CSPPA will have representation at a panel that will be convened to further discuss issues surrounding use of force.
  • Political Endorsements/City Council: Questions were developed and approved as a screening mechanism to aid in determining CSPPA City Council candidate endorsements; will be sent to all candidates prior to convening board committee interviews.
  • Recruitment/Membership: It was noted that there is some confusion regarding benefits and cost of membership for the CSPPA versus the CPPA. It needs to be better communicated to potential members that the CSPPA is the only entity offering a wrap around, unlimited, local legal benefit included in the cost of its membership, rather than being offered as an add-on, as is the case with the CPPA.
  • Golf Tournament: In lieu of the July golf tournament, the CSPPA will instead host a department-wide summer family party at Fox Run Regional Park. Details will be forthcoming.
  • Agenda for the Chiefs’ meeting: 
    • Use of force
    • Promotion pre-requisites
    • Workers Compensation
    • Roll call videos/communication
    • Time off requests
  • Financial Report: Approval of January 2017 financial report deferred until March. However, note:
    • The decrease in the General Invested Fund compared to a month ago is attributable to the final payment on the construction remodel of 516 N. Tejon. Fund dollars were utilized to circumvent increasing the size of our building loan.

 

 

                               

Investment Accts.     January 2017
December 2017
November 2016 October 2016 September 2016 August 2016
Checking $  48,802.45 $ 46,949.94 $  55,669.59 $   44,312.02 $   50,386.58  $ 71,384.39
Gen. Invested Fund $288,189.17 $301,524.51 $298,510.11 $294,124.43 $298,995.29 $298,325.73
Fallen Officers Fd. $133,991.83 $131,679.78 $130,097.12 $129,374.10 $130,726.13 $129,843.03
Totals $470,983.45
$480,154.23
$484,276.82
$467,810.55 $480,108.00 $499,533.15
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Approval to remove Roberto Williamson from CSPPA accounts as authorized signature.
      • 1st Bill Walsh
      • 2nd Theron Charles
      • All approved
    • Approval to add Patrick David to CSPPA accounts as authorized signature.
      • 1st Theron Charles
      • 2nd Bill Walsh
      • All approved

Meeting adjourned at 12:50pm

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CSPPA Scholarship Applications available…

Members… scholarship applications are now available on the CSPPA website. Remember, you must be a member or an immediate relative of a member to be eligible to apply for a CSPPA scholarship.  Applications are due no later than 4pm on Wednesday, March 1st.

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November 3, 2016 BOD Meeting Minutes Posted

Minutes from the November 3, 2016 BOD meeting are now posted.  Members please log in to access.

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November 3, 2016 BOD Meeting Minutes

GENERAL SESSION MINUTES

Board Members Present:

  • M. Singels, President
  • R. Williamson, Secretary
  • S. Pugsley
  • D. Graham
  • B. Walsh
  • T. Charles
  • J. Keller

Board Members Absent:

  • J. Havenar, Vice President
  • J. Carson, Sgt-at-Arms
  • R. Biechler, Treasurer

Staff Members Present:

  • S. Dillon, Executive Director
  • R. Keller, Office Manager
  • J. Newsome, Staff Attorney

Meeting called to order at 11:00am

General Member Concerns:

Clarification requested regarding PPA’s role in advocating for members having workers compensation questions or concerns. It was clarified that with member sign-off, the PPA is able to contact Risk Management on behalf of the member.

Member request that CSPPA look into shift differential pay at agencies along the Front Range.

Clarification requested and given regarding CSPPA role in, and support of, patrol and special unit staffing changes.

Member Discussion Items:

Approval of 2015 Audit as presented at October 6th Board meeting.

  • 1st: S. Pugsley
  • 2nd:  J. Keller
  • All in favor

Training Academy Update: Office staff visited Training Academy on October 21st to discuss benefits of PPA membership. Thirty-six recruits signed on as members.

Span of Control Review: Recap explaining that, per discussion at October Chiefs Meeting, the ratio is determined by call load, thus while it may appear that the number of sergeants working mids is high, those are the shifts most likely to have newer officers in need of greater oversight.  Acknowledging that it could be challenging for some day shifts having a much lower ratio, the call load history indicates it nonetheless is the most effective and efficient staffing solution.

By-Law Revision:

Section 3 Current Verbiage: No member of this Association may be elected to more than one (1) office at any time. An Officer or Director who runs for another position, but is not elected to said position, shall retain their original position if so desired until that term is expired. In order to run for the office of President the candidate must have previously served on the CSPPA Board of Directors.

Section 3 Amended Version: No member of this Association may be elected to more than one (1) office at any time. An Officer or Director who runs for another position during his or her term shall vacate their original position to do so, thereby giving up that seat. If the Officer or Director is not elected to a new position, he or she may seek board appointment by an affirmative vote of a majority of the remaining Directors of the Association’s Board of Directors to regain their original position until that term expires. Alternative appointees may also be considered. In order to run for the office of President the candidate must have previously served on the CSPPA Board of Directors.

Amended version approved.

  • 1st: S. Pugsley
  • 2nd: D. Graham
  • All in favor

Agenda for the Chiefs’ meeting: As the following items are continued over from the October meeting, it was agreed to discuss via email and to cancel the November Chiefs’ meeting.

  • Special Event coverage
  • Volunteer policy clarification

Financial Report: October 2016 financial report — decreases in the General Invested Fund and Fallen Officers Fund reflect market fluctuations.

August and September financial reports previously presented but not voted on due to a lack of quorum, thus August, September, and October financials voted on simultaneously.

  • 1st: R. Williamson
  • 2nd: S. Pugsley
  • All approved                                                                                                                     
Investment Accts.     October 2016 September 2016 August 2016 July 2016 June 2016 May 2016
Checking $   44,312.02 $   50,386.58 $71,384.39 $   42,826.68 $48,314.96 $   29,915.70
Gen. Invested Fund $294,124.43 $298,995.29 $298,325.73 $297,977.07 $284,840.81 $290,146.25
Fallen Officers Fd. $129,374.10 $130,726.13 $129,843.03 $129,248.09 $124,258.93 $125,512.84
Totals $467,810.55 $480,108.00 $499,533.15 $470,051.84 $457,414.70 $445,574.79

Cross-utilization of income from the General Investment Fund: The Board had previously been asked by Edward Jones to vote on reinvesting dividend and interest income from the general fund to the fallen officer’s fund when paid. Capital gain distributions paid on investments held in the general fund would continue to be reinvested within the general fund.

  • Motion died: Due to the restricted nature of the Fallen Officer Fund, it was agreed to utilize General Fund dollars if there is a need for which the Fallen Officer Fund is insufficient.

Meeting adjourned at 12:50pm

 

 

 

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November 3, 2016 BOD Agenda Posted

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November 3, 2016 Board Meeting Agenda

Monthly Board of Directors Meeting: Thursday, November 3rd — 10:30 AM Executive Session; 11:00 AM General Session

Executive Session

General Session:

Call to order

General Membership Concerns

Discussion Items:

  • Approval of Audit
  • Training Academy Update
  • By-Law Revision
  • Agenda items for November 9th Meeting with the Chiefs (PPA: 10:30am)
  • October Financial Report
  • Approval of August/September/October Financials
  • Children’s Party Update
  • Holiday Gala Update
  • Medal of Valor

Adjournment

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2016 HOLIDAY GALA!

Mark your calendars for the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association’s 2016 Annual Holiday Gala!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

The Cheyenne Mountain Resort

Colorado Ballroom

3225 Broadmoor Valley Rd.

Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • 6 pm Hors d’oeuvres and Cash Bar
  • 7 pm Dinner
  • 8:30 pm Casino Night and Dancing

A reduced room rate at the Resort will be available

For reservations call 719-538-4000

Code: CSPPA

Kindly RSVP and provide your menu selection prior to December 9th

719-634-0058

Entrée Choices to Include Beef or Chicken

No Charge for member/ $35 for member guest (adults only please)

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October 6, 2016 BOD Meeting Minutes

GENERAL SESSION MINUTES

Board Members Present:

  • M. Singels, President
  • J. Carson, Sgt-at-Arms
  • R. Biechler, Treasurer
  • T. Charles
  • J. Keller

Board Members Absent:

  • J. Havenar, Vice President
  • R. Williamson, Secretary
  • S. Pugsley
  • D. Graham
  • B. Walsh

Staff Members Present:

  • S. Dillon, Executive Director
  • R. Keller, Office Manager
  • J. Newsome, Staff Attorney

Guests:

  • Kevin Dunbaugh, Edward Jones
  • PPA Members 

General Session called to order at 11:00am

 General Member Concerns:

  • Question regarding span of control (ratio of Sergeants to Officers per shift): to be clarified at monthly meeting with the Chiefs.
  • Request for clarification regarding Special Events coverage: to be discussed at monthly meeting with the Chiefs.
  • Acknowledgement of the PPA Board for its efforts in bringing issues forward to Command staff and City officials.

Member Discussion Items:

  • Approval of Audit and 2015 Form 990: Held over for November 2016 meeting due to lack of quorum for voting.
  • Political Endorsements: Consistent with prior discussions, political endorsements and donations for local legislative incumbents will be based on bills sponsored and voting history. As such, the board will not be providing endorsements at this time. A contribution to the Amendment 71 campaign was recommended and is currently awaiting board approval.
  • Pay and Benefits Update: Wrap-up given on pay and benefit discussions with City officials.
  • Board of Director Elections: Ballots to be dropped on October 13th and collected on November 15th.
  • Fallen Officer Fund: recommendation by Kevin Dunbaugh of Edward Jones to utilize dividend income from general investment account to help build the Fallen Officer Fund. Discussion to be continued and voted on at November meeting.

Agenda for the Chiefs’ meeting:

  • Span of Control
  • Special Event coverage

Financial Report: August and September 2016 financials presented but not voted on due to a lack of quorum.  Vote to be conducted at November 3rd Board meeting.

Investment Accts.     September 2016 August 2016 July 2016 June 2016 May 2016 April 2016
Checking $   50,386.58 $71,384.39 $   42,826.68 $48,314.96 $   29,915.70 $   21,323.68
Gen. Invested Fund $298,995.29 $298,325.73 $297,977.07 $284,840.81 $290,146.25 $287,438.18
Fallen Officers Fd. $130,726.13 $129,843.03 $129,248.09 $124,258.93 $125,512.84 $124,857.26
Totals $480,108.00 $499,533.15 $470,051.84 $457,414.70 $445,574.79 $433,619.12

 

Meeting adjourned at 12:30pm

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October 2016 BOD Agenda Posted

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October 6, 2016 Board Meeting Agenda

Monthly Board of Directors Meeting: Thursday, October 6th— 10:30 AM Executive Session; 11:00 AM General Session

General Session:

Call to order

General Membership Concerns

Member Discussion Items:

  • Approval of Audit and 2015 Form 990
  • Political Endorsements: Pete Lee; Kit Roupe; Amendment 71; D-11
  • Pay and Compensation Update
  • RFP Update
  • Shift Start Times
  • Board of Director Elections
  • Agenda items for October 12th Meeting with the Chiefs (POC: 10:30am)
  • September Financial Report
  • Children’s Party
  • Medal of Valor

Adjournment

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Political Endorsement

The Board of Directors of the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association, representing the

interests of its 850+ members, unanimously voted to endorse Donald Trump for President of

the United States of America. Donald Trump’s decisive commitment to both the safety of our

citizens and respect for members of the law enforcement community are the motivating factors

in providing this endorsement. We believe Mr. Trump represents the best interests of all

Americans.

 

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CSPPA members — call office to reserve your spot for our holiday galas!

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September 1, 2016 BOD Meeting Minutes

GENERAL SESSION MINUTES

Board Members Present:

M. Singels, President

J. Havenar, Vice President

J. Carson, Sgt-at-Arms

S. Pugsley

D. Graham

W. Walsh

T. Charles

J. Keller

Board Members Absent:

R. Biechler, Treasurer

R. Williamson, Secretary

Staff Members Present:

S. Dillon, Executive Director

R. Keller, Office Manager

J. Newsome, Staff Attorney

Guests:

Kevin Dunbaugh, Edward Jones

General Session called to order 11:00am

General Member Concerns:

Clarified member questions regarding FLSA guidelines

Member Discussion Items:

Christmas Party Update: Christmas committee met with facility representative to discuss budget; mechanisms to reduce expenses discussed; event to be held December 17th at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

Children’s Party: Former site (iT’Z) no longer in business; options explored and to be discussed at future board meeting.

Pay and Compensation update: City HR Director Mike Sullivan to meet with pay and compensation committee members on September 2nd. Committee is scheduled to meet with Mayor John Suthers, and separately, with City Council Member Jill Gaebler, on September 6th.

Health RFP Committee Update: Committee completed work. Results to remain confidential until released by City.

By-law Review: By-laws amended to remove time restrictions regarding length of membership necessary prior to running for Board of Directors.

1st D. Graham

2nd T. Charles

All approved

Agenda for the Chiefs’ meeting:

Staffing

Shift start times

Financial Report: Full report to be given at board meeting on October 6th.  Data unavailable at time of September meeting.

Investment Accounts     August 2016 July 2016 June 2016 May 2016 April 2016 March 2016
Checking $71,384.39 $42,826.68 $48,314.96 $29,915.70 $21,323.68 $53,476.64
Gen.Invested Fund $298,325.73 $297,977.07 $284,840.81 $290,146.25 $287,438.18 $284,205.27
Fallen Officers Fd. $129,843.03 $129,248.09 $124,258.93 $125,512.84 $124,857.26 $123,066.33
Totals $499,533.15 $470,051.84 $457,414.70 $445,574.79 $433,619.12 $460,748.24

Miscellaneous:

The board approved a $200 donation to Pioneer Elementary School in support of a new school club. CSPPA badge logo to be printed on club shirts.

1st J. Havenar

2nd J. Carson

All approved

Meeting adjourned at 12:50pm

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CSPPA Board of Directors Elections

The CSPPA is now accepting candidate names for the upcoming Board of Directors election.  If you are interested in running for the Board, please contact Sherryl for more information.  Seats open include Vice President, Secretary, two Sworn-at-Large, and one Civilian-at-Large.  Candidates must be active members in good standing.

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September BOD Agenda Posted

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September 1, 2016 Board Meeting Agenda

Monthly Board of Directors Meeting: Thursday, September 1st — 10:30 AM Executive Session; 11:00 AM General Session

General Session:

Call to order

General Membership Concerns

Member Discussion Items:

  • Christmas gala update
  • Children’s party
  • Pay and Compensation Update
  • RFP update
  • Shift start times
  • By-law review
  • Board of Director elections
  • Agenda items for September 21st  Meeting with the Chiefs (PPA: 10:30am)

August Financial Report

Adjournment

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Blue • Grey • Black • My Service to Country by Don Cesare

Blue•Grey•Black    My Service to Country — by Don Cesare

Don Cesare, long-time friend of the CSPPA, recently published a memoir of his 20 years spent as a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigations.  A copy is available in the CSPPA office, or if you prefer, copies can be ordered via Amazon.com.

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August 2016 Meeting Minutes Available

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August 4, 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

GENERAL SESSION MINUTES

Board Members Present:

J. Havenar, Vice President

R. Williamson, Secretary

R. Biechler, Treasurer

J. Carson, Sgt-at-Arms

P. Tomitsch

S. Pugsley

D. Graham

B. Walsh

T. Charles

J. Keller

Board Members Absent:

M. Singels, President

Staff Members Present:

S. Dillon, Executive Director

R. Keller, Office Manager

Guests:

U.S. Senate Candidate Darryl Jones

Kevin Dunbaugh, Edward Jones

Meeting called to order 11:00am

General Member Concerns:

  • Update requested on take-home car list
  • Concern expressed regarding department expenditures for safety equipment vs. body worn cameras

U.S. Senate Candidate/EPCO Commissioner Darryl Glenn: Commissioner Glenn attended the board meeting to thank the CSPPA for its $1000 contribution to his U.S. Senate campaign.  In addition, he discussed his commitment to supporting the law enforcement community and his intent to carry that message to Washington if elected.  Commissioner Glenn also indicated his willingness to be a voice for the CSPPA and CSPD, by helping facilitate meetings with local city officials if needed.

He will be holding his first “listening meeting” in Denver on August 20th, designed to gain insight for policy development.  The CSPPA Board offered to help facilitate a meeting for Mr. Glenn with the Denver PPA as well.

Member Discussion Items:

Power Point Presentation of CSPPA online survey results: Survey results discussed; will be released on member only portal of CSPPA website; non-members can view paper copy of presentation at CSPPA office; results to be further analyzed by crosstabs to give CSPPA Board greater strategic insight.

Pay and Compensation update: CSPPA pay and compensation committee is scheduled to meet with members of City Council on August 8th; has requested a meeting with Mayor John Suthers; is waiting on a request for updated comparison numbers from City HR Director Mike Sullivan; and has submitted a letter to the Gazette regarding support for law enforcement.

Agenda for the Chiefs’ meeting:

  • Presentation of CSPPA online survey results
  • Response times
  • Shift start times
  • Take home car list update

Financial Report:

Monthly expenditures remain aligned with budget parameters; as demonstrated on balance sheet, current assets are up and current liabilities have decreased.

Investment Accounts     June 2016 May 2016 April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016
Checking $48,314.96 $29,915.70 $21,323.68 $53,476.64 $45,953.03 $31,005.16
General Invested Fund $284,840.81 $290,146.25 $287,438.18 $284,205.27 $272,191.45 $272,377.47
Fallen Officers Fund $124,258.93 $125,512.84 $124,857.26 $123,066.33 $116,907.63 $116,399.96
Totals $457,414.70 $445,574.79 $433,619.12 $460,748.24 $435,052.11 $419,782.59

July financials approved.

  • 1st S. Pugsley
  • 2nd B. Walsh
  • All approved

Miscellaneous:

The board discussed and voted to donate $500 to Shield616, a local nonprofit organization founded by CSPPA member Jake Skifstad, which seeks to provide local law enforcement officers with advanced active shooter / crowd control gear.

  • 1st S. Pugsley
  • 2nd P. Tomitsch
  • All approved

The 2016 Fallen Officer Golf Tournament realized a net profit of $7,492.21

CSPPA gym equipment repair to be completed shortly; parts on order.

Meeting adjourned at 12:50pm

 

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Shield616 5K Race/Walk

Support Shield616 by joining the 2016 Springs Spree 5K Race/Walk.  To sign up, click here.

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CSPPA Online Survey Results Available

Members, please log in to access survey results, now available under the “Announcements” tab.

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CSPPA Survey Results

To access results from the CSPPA online survey, copy and paste the following link into your browser.  If you have additional questions, please feel free to call or email the office.  Thank you!

https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/2555f6a6-5faf-43ff-b15e-6dd2fb78b733

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August BOD Agenda Posted

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August 4, 2016 Board Meeting Agenda

Monthly Board of Directors Meeting: Thursday, August 4th — 11:00 AM General Session

General Session:

Call to order

Special guest: U.S. Senate candidate Darryl Glenn

General Membership Concerns

Member Discussion Items:

  • Power Point Presentation: online survey results
  • Pay and Compensation Update
  • Agenda items for August 17th Meeting with the Chiefs (POC)

July Financial Report

Executive Director Report:

  • Golf Tournament Wrap-up

Adjournment

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July 2016 Board Minutes Available

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July 7, 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

GENERAL SESSION MINUTES

Board Members Present:

  • M. Singels, President
  • J. Havenar, Vice President
  • R. Williamson, Secretary
  • D. Graham
  • P. Tomitsch
  • J. Keller
  • S. Pugsley
  • B. Walsh

Board Members Absent:

  • R. Biechler, Treasurer
  • J. Carson, Sergeant-at-Arms
  • T. Charles

Staff Members Present:

  • R. Keller, Office Manager

Attendees:

  • Shannon Gerhart, Chief Deputy, 4th Judicial District
  • Amy Fitch, Attorney, 4th Judicial District
  • K. Dunbaugh, Edward Jones

Meeting called to order: 11:00am

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July BOD Agenda Posted

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July 2016 BOD Meeting Agenda

Monthly Board of Directors Meeting: Thursday, July 7th — 11:00 AM General Session

General Session:

Call to order

Chief Deputy D.A. Shannon Gerhart to attend meeting as follow-up to PPA meeting with D.A. Dan May

General Membership Concerns

Member Discussion Items:

  • Primary results/Political Endorsements
  • Health Benefits RFP Process
  • Pay and Compensation Committee/Meeting Schedule
  • Review of Compensation Meeting
  • Member Survey Wrap-up
  • Golf Tournament Update
  • Agenda items for July Meeting with the Chiefs (PPA office)

June Financial Report

Adjournment

 

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