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July 5th Board Meeting Canceled

Members, please note that the July 5th Meeting of the Board of Directors is canceled.  The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on August 2nd.

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June 7, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

Minutes from the June 7, 2018 Board of Directors meeting are posted.  Members, please log in to view.

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June 7, 2018 BOD Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present:                                                              

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

 Staff Members Present:

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

Excused

  • M. Peterson
  • T. Rekar
  • J. Somosky, President
  • L. Warnes

Meeting called to order at 11:00am

Member Comments:

  • PPA Gym: A concern was brought forward regarding maintenance of the CSPPA gym located in the Municipal Courthouse building. A new maintenance service is set to begin at the end of June as the prior individual retired at the end of May. Antibacterial wipes will be available to wipe down equipment before/after use.

Board Discussion Items:

  • Donation Request: The CSPPA received a request to support the 2018 Colorado Police and Fire Athletic Games, to be held July 30th – August 5th in Colorado Springs. The Board approved a $1000.00 sponsorship.
    • 1st: Patrick David
    • 2nd: Jim Carson
    • All in favor
  • Extra Duty Hours: Release time from events held at the World Arena and Sky Sox Stadium was discussed. While it is generally understood that events in these venues can run over, it was agreed that there would be informal follow-up by a representative of the Board regarding extra duty training and policy.
  • Body Worn Camera Policy: Follow-up on amendments to BWC policy to be added to next Chiefs’ meeting agenda.
  • Retiree Insurance: Retiree insurance continues to be a pervasive and unresolved concern, especially given the gap between age of retirement and onset of Medicare benefits. The board agreed to reach out to community and City resources to advance a solution to address this increasing burden.
  • Executive Director Report:
    • PPA Biennial Survey: The biennial survey was distributed department-wide on June 4th and will remain open, via a survey monkey, link through July 3rd. Close to 200 responses were submitted in the first 48 hours.
    • Financial Report: Approval of May 2018 financial report:
      • 1st: P. David
      • 2nd: B. Walsh
      • All Approved

 

Investment Accounts   May 2018 May 2017
Checking $72,592.25 $73,655.64
Gen’l Invested Fund $319,152.28 $300,495.51
Fallen Officers Fund $151,193.31 $139,390.20
Totals $542,937.84 $513,541.35

                               

Investment Accts.     May 2018 April 2018 March 2018 February 2018 January 2018 December 2017
Checking $72,592.25 $52,166.88 $65,378.15 $ 84,791.92 $ 75,060.20 $36,809.75
Gen. Invested Fund $319,152.28 $317,046.11 $316,657.90 $322,058.37 $331,893.19 $319,325.60
Fallen Officers Fd. $151,193.31 $150,243.42 $148,865.09 $150,710.89 $154,437.01 $149,527.03
Totals $542,937.84 $519,456.41 $530,901.14 $557,561.18 $561,390.40 $505,662.38

 

April 2018                   April 2017

$ 8,761.87                      $ 15,627.35            Hundred Club Fallen Officers Fund

$ 24,244.00                       $ 29,244.00        Small Donor Account

**per the Hundred Club, a banking debit error in the amount of $1326.12 is to be credited back to account.

  • CSPPA Scholarship Awards Luncheon: Eight of 13 scholarship recipients and their guests were present for the annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon and check presentation.

Meeting adjourned at 1:00pm

 

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June 7, 2018 Board Meeting Agenda Posted

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June 7, 2018 Board Meeting Agenda

Monthly Board of Directors Meeting: Thursday, June 7, 2018

General Session: 11:00am

Call to order

  • May Financial Report

Member comments

Discussion items:

  • Donation Request: Colorado Police and Fire Athletic Games 2018 sponsorship request
  • CSPPA Gym
  • Extra duty hours
  • BWC Policy Update
  • Executive Director Report
    • Fallen Officer Relief Fund Update
    • PPA Biennial Survey
    • Retiree insurance
  • Agenda items for June 22nd Meeting with the Chiefs  
  • CSPPA Scholarship presentation
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CSPPA Member Benefits at a Glance

If you have not yet joined the CSPPA, and are wondering about the cost/benefit differences between us, your local Colorado Springs Police Protective Association, and the State PPA, please click here — CSPPA vs CPPA

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May 3, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

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May 3, 2018 BOD Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present:                                                              

  • D. Graham, Vice President
  • T. Kippel, Sgt-at-Arms
  • J. Carson, Treasurer
  • P. David, Secretary
  • R. Balka
  • M. Peterson
  • T. Rekar
  • B. Walsh
  • L. Warnes
  • J. Keller

 Staff Members Present:

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

Excused

  • J. Somosky, President
  • P. Farmer

Meeting called to order at 11:00am

Candidate Visits

  • Congressional Candidate and current El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glen: Commissioner Glenn met with the Board to request the CSPPA’s endorsement in his bid for Congressional office. Much discussion centered on Glenn’s position on asset forfeiture and the impact of federal government at the state and local levels. The Board chose to reserve its decision until interviews with competitive candidates are completed.

General Member Concerns: None brought forward.

Board Discussion Items:

  • CSPPA Gym Maintenance: The current maintenance person responsible for the CSPPA gym will be retiring at the end of May; a new vendor is expected to be in place prior to that time.
  • Post-OIS Interviews: Unless there are mitigating circumstances, all Office Involved Shooting interviews typically occur within 48 hours of any incident. CSPPA attorney John Newsome reiterated his availability to conduct interviews in the evenings and on weekends as necessary.
  • Discipline across Divisions: Current protocol dictates that when discipline involves officers assigned to different divisions who responded to the same call, each officer’s chain of command is responsible for oversight. Consideration is being given to instead assign discipline to the primary division’s chain of command. CSPPA Board to discuss at Chiefs’ meeting.
  • Timing of Discipline: It has been brought to the attention of the Board that in some instances, the onset of discipline has occurred as late as twelve months post-event. CSPPA Board to discuss at Chiefs’ meeting.
  • BWC Policy Update: There is some concern about implications of BWC video being viewed by supervisors in the absence of complaints or specific incidents. CSPPA Board to discuss at Chiefs’ meeting.

Executive Director Report:

  • HB18-1404 (IA Transparency Bill): As reported at the time, HB18-1404 was still under consideration in the Colorado State House of Representatives. Subsequent to the Board meeting, it was learned that HB18-1404 was killed in the Senate’s State, Veterans, and Military Affairs committee.
  • Homes for Heros: The PPA participated as Bronze Sponsor and Vendor at the Homes for Heroes K-9 Fundraiser held at Weidner Field on Saturday, April 28th .

Financial Report: Approval of April 2018 financial report:

  • 1st: P. David
  • 2nd: J. Keller
  • All Approved
Investment Accounts   April 2018 April 2017
Checking $52,166.88 $41,091.23
Gen’l Invested Fund $317,046.11 $296,632.85
Fallen Officers Fund $150,243.42 $137,744.46
Totals $519,456.41 $475,468.54

                               

Investment Accts.     April 2018 March 2018 February 2018 January 2018 December 2017 November 2017
Checking $52,166.88 $65,378.15 $ 84,791.92 $ 75,060.20 $36,809.75 $75,723.52
Gen. Invested Fund $317,046.11 $316,657.90 $322,058.37 $331,893.19 $319,325.60 $313,346.47
Fallen Officers Fd. $150,243.42 $148,865.09 $150,710.89 $154,437.01 $149,527.03 $146,680.45
Totals $519,456.41 $530,901.14 $557,561.18 $561,390.40 $505,662.38 $537,750.44

 

April 2018                   April 2017

$ 10,086.89                       $ 15,626.15      Hundred Club Fallen Officers Fund

$ 24,244.00                       $ 29,244.00        Small Donor Account

Meeting adjourned at 12:55pm

 

 

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April 5, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

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April 5, 2018 BOD Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present:                                                            

  • J. Somosky, President
  • D. Graham, Vice President
  • T. Kippel, Sgt-at-Arms
  • J. Carson, Treasurer
  • P. David, Secretary
  • R. Balka
  • P. Farmer
  • T. Rekar
  • L. Warnes
  • J. Keller

 Excused

  • M. Peterson
  • B. Walsh

 Staff Members Present:

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

Meeting called to order at 11:00am

Candidate Visits

  • Sheriff Bill Elder: Sheriff Elder received 65 percent of the vote at the Republican Assembly, short of the 70 percent required to bypass a primary election. As such, he asked the CSPPA to consider making a financial contribution to his campaign since he will now be running in both a primary and general election. The Board voted to contribute $5000.
  • 1st: P. David
  • 2nd: R. Balka
  • All approved
  • Patrick McIntire: A candidate for State Senate in District 11 running against current Representative Pete Lee, Mr. McIntire requested a meeting with the Board of Directors to discuss his campaign goals and to learn about the needs of law enforcement. The meeting was kept informative in nature.

Member Concerns: None brought forward.

Board Discussion Items:

  • Gun Buy Back: Any CSPD Sworn officer who will be buying back a gun can fill out an FFL form at the CSPPA any time during normal business hours. Non-members will be charged the $15.00 CBI fee for a background check plus a $20 processing fee which will be deposited in the CSPPA Fallen Officer Fund. There is no charge for CSPPA members.
  • Media Report: The CSPPA was a recent target of KOAA investigative news reporter Eric Ross. Members are aware of the report and its wholesale inaccuracies.
  • Fallen Officer Fund Update: Progress report given on transitioning FoF into a 501 (c)(3) entity to permit greater latitude in fundraising and capacity for growth.
  • Executive Director Report:
    • Membership Update: There has been movement across membership categories, specifically from Sworn to Retired, however, the total number of members remains steady at an all-time high of 924.
    • PPA Biennial Survey: In an attempt to collect longitudinal data, the CSPPA will again release its biennial survey in June 2108
    • PPA FoF Benefit Event: The Fallen Officer Fund is scheduled to be the recipient of a Ladies Night fundraiser hosted by Sportman’s Warehouse on the night of April 5th.
    • Building Use: The PPA building will be utilized for an SRO staff meeting, K-9 Training Class, and Meth Lab Recertification class. This is part of the PPA’s intent to make space available for groups/organizations aligned with law enforcement.
    • Retirement Event: The CSPD sworn retiree reunion, underwritten by the CSPPA, will be held at Navajo Hogan from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, the evening prior to the PPA’s second annual family-day BBQ.
  • Approval of March 2018 financial report:
  • 1st: P. David
  •  2nd: P. Farmer
  • All Approved

 

 

Investment Accounts   March 2018 March 2017
Checking $65,378.15 $39,743.94
Gen’l Invested Fund $316,657.90 $294,713.18
Fallen Officers Fund $148,865.09 $137,180.47
Totals $530,901.14 $471,637.60

                               

Investment Accts.     March 2018 February 2018 January 2018 December 2017 November 2017 October 2017
Checking $65,378.15 $ 84,791.92 $ 75,060.20 $36,809.75 $75,723.52 $ 66,558.92
Gen. Invested Fund $316,657.90 $322,058.37 $331,893.19 $319,325.60 $313,346.47 $312,425.16
Fallen Officers Fd. $148,865.09 $150,710.89 $154,437.01 $149,527.03 $146,680.45 $146,107.71
Totals $530,901.14 $557,561.18 $561,390.40 $505,662.38 $537,750.44 $525,091.79

March 2018                    March 2017

$ 10,086.89                       $ 15,6234.82      Hundred Club Fallen Officers Fund

$ 29,244.00                       $ 33,244.00        Small Donor Account

Meeting adjourned at 12:30pm

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April 5, 2018 Board Meeting Agenda Posted

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April 5, 2018 Board Meeting Agenda

Monthly Board of Directors Meeting: Thursday, April 5, 2018

General Session: 11:00am

Call to order

Brief meet and greet with D-11 State Senate Candidate

Member comments

Discussion items:

  • Gun buy-back
  • Media Report
  • Fallen Officer Fund 501 c(3) update
  • Executive Director Report
    • Member update
    • PPA Biennial Survey
    • PPA FoF Benefit Event/Donors
    • Building Use
    • Retiree event
    • Recruiting
    • Congressional candidate request
  • Agenda items for April 16th Meeting with the Chiefs
  • March Financial Report      
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Dear Members:

Many of you have likely seen the KOAA/Eric Ross Investigative News report that aired on Monday night, March 26th.  The video, along with an article authored by Ross, is available at http://www.koaa.com/story/37814635/news-5-investigates-non-profit-collecting-donationsfor-police-officers-cant-explain-how-they-spend-public-money.

This news piece grossly misrepresents the CSPPA with respect to our financial integrity. As such, you are receiving this letter to clarify how we actually do manage your membership dollars, versus what was reported by KOAA and Ross. For ease of presentation, key quotes from Ross’s online article appear below, each followed by actual fact.

  • “The local non-profit organization accepts public donations and grant money…Chief Investigative Reporter Eric Ross asked Dillon, “You say you hold yourselves accountable to your members, but shouldn’t the public hold you accountable?”

The CSPPA is NOT a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, does NOT receive public donations or grant money, and thus is NOT accountable to the general public. The rare exception to this is when we are approached to be the beneficiary of local business fundraising activity. In that case, 100 percent of any funds donated go to our Fallen Officer Fund, which is restricted to support officers and their families only in times of significant duty-related injury or death.

Rather, the CSPPA is structured as a 501 (c) (5) organization, a labor organization as defined by IRS guidelines. Our sole source of operating income comes from member dues, and our financial statements are readily available to both members and prospective members. In addition, the board reviews financials at each of its monthly on-site meetings, which are open to all members.

  • “… News 5 found the organization spent thousands of dollars on meals, entertainment and office supplies. One year, the non-profit spent more money on employee salaries than it did on benefits for police officers…”

The year in question regarding salaries versus benefits is 2014. A look back at our statements shows that in addition to $132,389 in member benefits, $13,000 was spent on scholarships for member dependents, bringing the total to $145,389. An additional $29,993 was awarded to allied organizations such as CAPS, Candlelighters, and the Pikes Peak Region Peace Officers Memorial.

Office supply spending has remained consistent at an average of $5,276 per year for the period 2014 – 2016, which includes all tangible supplies and printing. Meals and entertainment included expenses related to hosting scholarship recipients, meeting with recruit classes at the Academy, and monthly board meetings. Receipts are maintained for purposes of our annual financial audit/review, conducted by an independent certified public accounting firm.

  • “Chief Investigative Reporter Eric Ross spent weeks asking the organization’s executive director, Sherryl Ann Dillon, to sit down and explain how the non-profit is spending money, but she refused.”

Eric Ross first contacted me by phone and email on February 11th with questions regarding CSPPA finances.  I responded on February 12th as well as to subsequent emails on February 14th and 15th. In part, my last communication reiterated the following:

“I must again state that we hold ourselves fully accountable to our membership.  As indicated previously, any information beyond the publicly accessible Form  990s are not available for general disclosure.”

I received one more email from Ross, in which he indicated that “no comment” would not be acceptable. At that point, and in consultation with our Board and legal counsel, I ceased communication.

  • “Ross caught up with Dillon as she left work to give her a final opportunity to answer questions.”

I only learned after viewing our CSPPA security video, that Eric Ross and his camera man waited in a vehicle in a neighboring parking lot for one and a quarter hours on Monday, March 5th until I left work at 5pm. It was at that time that he attempted to “interview” me, coming towards me in our empty parking lot with his camera man. I was also unaware until seeing the news report on KOAA, that a few minutes prior to this, Ross covertly videotaped me from inside his vehicle when I was in the CSPPA parking lot with my daughter.

  • “Actual salaries for the CSPPA executive director ranged from $78,000 to just under $87,000.”

The Board of Directors sets my salary annually. For the first three months I was employed at the CSPPA, beginning April 20, 2015, I was paid $48,000 as there was overlap with my predecessor. My salary was gradually brought into alignment with P1 pay as of January 2017.

  • “The industry standard in non-profit management is… No more than 25-percent should go toward overhead that’s associated with personnel and supplies…”

Our most recent financial statement reveals that only 16.79 percent of revenue goes towards general and administrative support.

These are only a few highlights of the misrepresentation that Eric Ross and KOAA presented to the public regarding the CSPPA in Monday night’s news report and online. Rather than continuing to focus on the negative, it is important to be reminded that we have enjoyed great successes thanks to our increasing membership, the Board of Director’s fiduciary integrity, and collaborative working relationships with the Office of the Chief, the Office of the Mayor, and City Council. We also purchased our own building in third quarter 2015; ended 2016 and 2017 with a budget surplus; reallocated spending to align with building ownership; and have extended our community outreach.

Finally, know that fiduciary responsibility is of primary importance, and as such, we undergo full audits every three years and financial reviews in-between, all of which are conducted by an independent accounting firm.

As always, please let me know if you have any further questions. And of course, be safe…

Sherryl

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March 1, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

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March 1, 2018 BOD Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present:                                                            

  • J. Somosky, President
  • D. Graham, Vice President
  • T. Kippel, Sgt-at-Arms
  • J. Carson, Treasurer
  • P. David, Secretary
  • R. Balka
  • P. Farmer
  • T. Rekar
  • B. Walsh
  • L. Warnes
  • J. Keller

 Excused

  • M. Peterson

 Staff Members Present:

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

Meeting called to order at 11:00am

Member Concerns:

  • The PPA’s contribution to officers, their families, and the civilian affected by the EPSO/CSPD February 5th critical incident was acknowledged and appreciated. It was recommended that the PPA keep members and the community apprised of its outreach to the local law enforcement community.

 

Member Discussion Items:

State Legislative Review:

  • Several pending bills pertinent to law enforcement were reviewed. Specific to CSPPA member interests, HB18-1037, which would allow concealed handgun permit holders to carry concealed handguns on school grounds, was postponed indefinitely.
  • Senator Owen Hill indicated he may be interested in carrying a 2019 bill to permit law enforcement officers statewide to register personal vehicles at their place of business. CSPPA to meet with Senator Hill to further discuss.
  • CSPPA Executive Director met with Richard Radabaugh and Rachel Swazey to continue discussions on extending healthcare and worker’s compensation benefits for families of officers killed in the line of duty. In its current iteration the bill would apply to State employees only. An effort is underway at the Capitol to add the work comp component, which would apply to county and municipal employees, but is not gaining traction due to legislative rules regarding bill introductions. 

 

Retiree Event:

  • The CSPPA has been asked to host a gathering for retired CSPD officers on Friday evening, July 20th. Venue options and pricing are being explored. Retirees are also to be included the following day, July 21st, at the CSPPA Annual Family Summer Party at Bear Creek Regional Park.

PPA Media Request:

  • A local news media representative has requested an on-camera interview with CSPPA’s Executive Director to discuss financials dating back to 2013 – 2015. He was made aware that the CSPPA complies with transparency regulations, and that our Form 990 tax filing is available to any member of the public via the Secretary of State’s website.

 

Fallen Officer Fund 501 (c) 3 formation:

  • CSPPA Executive Director requested approval from the Board to pursue a 501 (c) 3 designation for the Fallen Officer Fund. Given its current 501 (c) 5 status, donations may be claimed as business deductions only; with a change in designation, however, donations will be considered tax deductible. This will improve capacity to solicit donations for the Fallen Officer Fund from the general public.
  • 1st: D. Graham
  • 2nd: T. Kippel
  • All approved

Approval of February 2018 financial report:

  • 1st: D. Graham
  • 2nd: P. David
  • All Approved
Investment Accounts   February 2018 February 2017
Checking $ 84,791.92 $ 48,538.10
Gen’l Invested Fund $322,058.37 $293,883.09
Fallen Officers Fund $150,710.89 $136,735.51
Totals $557,561.18 $479,156.70

                               

Investment Accts. February 2018 January 2018 December 2017 November 2017 October 2017 September 2017
Checking $ 84,791.92 $ 75,060.20 $36,809.75 $75,723.52 $ 66,558.92 $ 48,257.39
Gen. Invested Fund $322,058.37 $331,893.19 $319,325.60 $313,346.47 $312,425.16 $309,383.02
Fallen Officers Fd. $150,710.89 $154,437.01 $149,527.03 $146,680.45 $146,107.71 $145,153.74
Totals $557,561.18 $561,390.40 $505,662.38 $537,750.44 $525,091.79 $502,794.15

Non-investment Accounts:

February 2018                   February 2017

$ 10,085.29                          $ 15,623.62                  Hundred Club Fallen Officers Fund

$ 29,244.00                          $ 33,244.00               Small Donor Account

Meeting adjourned at 12:50pm

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March 1, 2018 Board Meeting Agenda Posted

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March 1, 2018 Board Meeting Agenda

Monthly Board of Directors Meeting: Thursday, March 1, 2018

General Session: 11:00am

Call to order

Member comments

Discussion items:

  • State legislative review
  • CSPD retiree event
  • Media requests
  • Fallen Officer Fund 501 c(3) formation
  • Follow-up on FFL fee collection
  • Agenda items for March 28th Meeting with the Chiefs
  • February Financial Report
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February 1, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

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February 1, 2018 BOD Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present:                                                    

  • J. Somosky, President
  • D. Graham, Vice President
  • T. Kippel, Sgt-at-Arms
  • J. Carson, Treasurer
  • P. David, Secretary
  • R. Balka
  • P. Farmer
  • M. Peterson
  • T. Rekar
  • B. Walsh
  • L. Warnes
  • J. Keller

  Staff Members Present:

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

Meeting called to order at 11:00am

 Member Concerns:

  • Difficulties navigating the work comp/risk management process, specifically with respect to care and management of claims. A meeting will be scheduled with risk management to clarify and mediate as necessary.
  • Concern over charging CSPD officers with careless driving for on-duty traffic accidents rather than a perhaps more appropriate, lesser charge. Board to follow up for clarification.
  • Use of public, peer viewed ETACS versus confidential ETACS. Board to follow-up for clarification on determining factors.

Board Discussion Items:

  • Sheriff Endorsement: As a follow up to the CSPPA’s endorsement of Sheriff Bill Elder in his bid for re-election, PPA will be represented at the Republican General Assembly in March to speak on Sheriff Elder’s behalf.
  • Role of PPA with respect to critical incidents and critical incident reviews: Policy regarding Use of Deadly Force, notifications, expectations regarding legal council, and follow-ups by PPA Board members to be discussed with Department staff. 
  • Gun buy-back: Gun buy-back to occur in July; both members and nonmembers will be able to access the PPA for completion of necessary paperwork.  
  • Sales tax on weapons: Sales tax will no longer be collected by the CSPPA when weapons are ordered from out-of-state; instead, a use tax can be paid directly by purchasers via their individual tax returns (see https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/tax/consumer-use-tax-quick-answers).
  • CSPPA Summer BBQ: The CSPPA will again host a department-wide summer family party on July 21st. Details will be forthcoming.

Approval of January 2018 financial report:

  • 1st: P. David
  • 2nd: J. Carson
  • All approved

 

Investment Accounts   January 2018 January 2017
Checking $ 75,060.20 $   48,802.45
Gen’l Invested Fund $331,893.19 $288,189.17
Fallen Officers Fund $154,437.01 $133,991.83
Totals $561,390.40 $470,983.45

                               

Investment Accts. January 2018 December 2017 November 2017 October 2017 September 2017 August 2017
Checking $ 75,060.20 $36,809.75 $75,723.52 $ 66,558.92 $ 48,257.39 $ 63,873.42
Gen. Invested Fund $331,893.19 $319,325.60 $313,346.47 $312,425.16 $309,383.02 $303,623.03
Fallen Officers Fd. $154,437.01 $149,527.03 $146,680.45 $146,107.71 $145,153.74 $141,951.23
Totals $561,390.40 $505,662.38 $537,750.44 $525,091.79 $502,794.15 $509,447.68

Non-investment Accounts:

January 2018                      January 2017

$ 10,084.38                          $ 15,622.25                Hundred Club Fallen Officers Fund

$ 29,244.00                          $ 33,244.00                Small Donor Account

Meeting adjourned at 12:50pm

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February 1, 2018 Board Meeting Agenda Posted

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February 1, 2018 Board Meeting Agenda

Monthly Board of Directors Meeting: Thursday, February 1, 2018

General Session: 11:00am

Call to order

Member comments

Discussion items:

  • Sheriff Endorsement at March 24th Republican Assembly
  • Role of PPA with respect to Critical Incidents
  • Role of PPA in Critical Incident Reviews
  • Gun buy-back
  • Follow-up on FFL fee/ Weapons tax
  • CSPPA BBQ/Retirees
  • Agenda items for February 28th Meeting with the Chiefs
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November 2, 2017 BOD Meeting Minutes Posted

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November 2, 2107 BOD Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present:

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

Excused

  • P. David, Secretary
  • P. Farmer
  • D.  Graham, Vice President
  • J. Somosky

Staff Members Present:

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

Executive Session called to order at 10:30am

Board Composition: Given the need for greater board member engagement, as permitted by CSPPA by-laws, the Board of Directors voted to add one additional sworn-at-large position bringing the total number of board members to 12.

  • 1st: R. Balka
  • 2nd: J. Carson 
  • All approved

Sworn-at-large Appointee: Officer Todd Rekar was appointed to the new sworn-at-large seat, bringing the total number of sworn-at-large representatives up to six.

General Session called to order at 11:15am

Member Concerns/Comments:

  • Officer access to Intel when it has potential impact on officer responsibilities; agreed to take forward to meeting with the Chiefs.
  • Protracted length of time to conclude IA investigations; to be taken forward to meeting with the Chiefs.

Board Discussion Items:

CSPPA Burglary: Damage to the CSPAA building and status of repairs discussed. Claim filed with insurance company; replacement glass on order; alarm system upgrades completed; rear door lock and closer replaced; incidental damage to be addressed.For safety purposes, 9mm reflective security film will be installed on exterior front and rear glass windows of building; a wrought iron barrier is to be installed above front patio wall.

Roof Replacement: Two more Gaco estimates have been requested prior to selecting a roofing vendor. Goal is to have re-roofing completed as soon as possible.

Sheriff Endorsement: A subcommittee of the Board interviewed the two declared candidates for El Paso County Sheriff: incumbent Bill Elder and newcomer Mike Angley. After careful vetting, the Board opted to endorse Sheriff Elder given his collaborative leadership approach and vision with respect to public safety.

Update on Holiday Parties: The PPA Children’s Holiday Party will be held on Wednesday, December 6th, while the Christmas gala will be held on Saturday, December 16th. Both events are to follow the same format as in 2016, and it is anticipated that they will come in within budget.

Approval of October 2017 financial report.

  • 1st: J. Carson
  • 2nd: B. Walsh
  • All approved

Monthly Investment Account Report: 

Investment Accts.     October 2017 September 2017 August 2017 July 2017 June 2017 May 2017
Checking $ 66,558.92 $48,257.39 $ 63,873.42 $ 51,832.25 $ 45,666.92 $ 73,655.64
Gen. Invested Fund $312,425.16 $309,383.02 $303,623.03 $305,528.87 $302,041.19 $300,495.51
Fallen Officers Fd. $146,107.71 $145,153.74 $141,951.23 $141,994.65 $140,555.30 $139,390.20
Totals $525,091.79 $502,794.15 $509,447.68 $499,355.77 $488,263.41 $513,541.35

Non-investment Accounts:

October 2017       October 2016

$ 10,081.07       $   9,118.15                      Hundred Club Fallen Officers Fund

$ 29,244.00       $   33,244.00                 SDC account- political candidates

Meeting adjourned at 12:45pm

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November 2017 Board Meeting Agenda

Monthly Board of Directors Meeting: Thursday, November 2, 2017

Executive Session: 10:30am

  • Year-end business

General Session: 11:ooam

Call to order

Member comments

Discussion items:

  • Update on building break-in/damages
  • Update on roof replacement
  • Sheriff endorsement
  • Update on holiday parties
  • Agenda items for November 20th meeting with the Chiefs
  • October financial report

 

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October 5, 2017 BOD Meeting Minutes Posted

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October 5, 2017 BOD Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present:

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

Excused

  • P. David, Secretary
  • R. Biechler, Treasurer

Staff Members Present:

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

General Session called to order at 11:00am

Donation:   Joseph Mitchell, representing the Air Force Security Forces’ Front Range Chapter, presented the CSPPA with a $500 donation designated for use towards hurricane relief efforts.

Member Comments: Potential impact of Corporal program on senior patrol officer shift picks was raised and discussed.

Board Discussion Items:

  • Board Vacancy: Four CSPPA members are to be interviewed by a subcommittee of the Board for the vacated sworn-at-large seat. Interviews will be completed and an announcement made as soon as possible.
  • Candidate Endorsement Request: The Board was asked to provide an endorsement on behalf of Sheriff Bill Elder’s campaign for re-election. It was agreed that a subcommittee of the Board will interview both Sheriff Elder and opposition candidate Mike Angley to enable an informed decision. 
  • Executive Director Report:
    • Roof Replacement: Due to its age and condition, the CSPPA roof is in need of replacement.  Estimates thus far indicate a cost range of $30,000 – $50,000. Information sufficient to select a roofer should be presented at the November board meeting.
    • Tree Removal: After seeking estimates to deadwood and clearance prune the large elm in the parking lot, it was learned that the tree has significant disease.  After discussing estimates and option, the Board agreed to have the tree removed.
    • Municipal Courthouse Gym:  Estimates to repair the Stairmaster ranged from $400 – $800.  As $500 has already been spent on the machine, it was decided to remove the Stairmaster.  A replacement will be sought via donation.
    • Approval of combined September 2017 financial report.
      • 1st: J. Somosky
      • 2nd: J. Keller
      • All approved
  • Monthly Investment Account Report:
Investment Accts.     September 2017 August 2017 July 2017 June 2017 May 2017 April 2017
Checking $48,257.39 $ 63,873.42 $ 51,832.25 $ 45,666.92 $ 73,655.64 $   41,091.23
Gen. Invested Fund $309,383.02 $303,623.03 $305,528.87 $302,041.19 $300,495.51 $296,632.85
Fallen Officers Fd. $145,153.74 $141,951.23 $141,994.65 $140,555.30 $139,390.20 $137,744.46
Totals $502,794.15 $509,447.68 $499,355.77 $488,263.41 $513,541.35 $475,468.54

Non-investment Accounts:

September 2017           September 2016

$ 10,080.21                   $   9,118.15                             Hundred Club Fallen Officers Fund

$ 29,244.00                   $   33,244.00                          SDC account- political candidates

Meeting adjourned at 12:40 pm

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CSPPA Board Endorses Sheriff Bill Elder for Re-election

On behalf of the members of the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association, the Board of Directors strongly endorses Bill Elder for re-election as El Paso County Sheriff.  After a thorough vetting, we believe there is only one candidate that positively stands out. Bill Elder, when re-elected, will continue to bring the highest level of collaboration and cooperation between the Sheriff’s Office, the Colorado Springs Police Department, as well as other law enforcement agencies and military in the Pikes Peak region.   Sheriff Elder has proven to be a leader in public safety innovation and will continue to bring that innovation, along with creative ideas, to propel public safety in a much needed way.  In this era of scarce resources, it is imperative that we have a leader with integrity and a proven track record  on how we deliver public safety services in our community. Working in a collaborative and cooperative, regional manner has proven to provide the greatest return on our hard earned tax dollars.  Please join your Colorado Springs Police Protective Association in re-electing Bill Elder as our El Paso County Sheriff!

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October 5, 2017 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda Posted

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October 2017 Board Meeting Agenda

Monthly Board of Directors Meeting: Thursday, October 5, 2017

General Session: 11:00am

Call to order

Presentation of check to CSPPA for hurricane relief

Member comments

Discussion items:

  • Board Vacancy: Sworn-at-Large
  • Candidate Endorsement Request
  • Executive Director Report
    • Membership Tracking
    • Roofing Estimates
    • Tree Removal
    • Municipal Courthouse gym
  • Agenda items for October meeting with Chiefs

September financial report

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CSPPA Announces 2018 Board of Directors

At its September 7, 2017 meeting, the CSPPA Board of Directors voted to cancel the 2018 board election due to an uncontested slate of candidates.  Members, please log in to the Announcements page for this information.

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CSPPA 2018 Board of Directors Announced

At its September 7, 2017 meeting, the CSPPA Board of Directors voted to cancel the 2018 board election due to an uncontested slate of candidates.  The new Board of Directors, as of 2018, is:

  • President: Joe Somosky
  • Vice President: Derek Graham
  • Sergeant-at-Arms: Tim Kippel
  • Treasurer: Jim Carson
  • Secretary:  Patrick David
  • Sworn-at-Large:
    • Larry Warnes
    • Bill Walsh
    • Pam Farmer
    • Russ Balka
    • To be appointed (seat vacated by Joe Somosky)
  • Civilian-at-Large
    • James Keller

If you are interested in submitting your name to be considered for the Sworn-at-large seat, please submit an email to sherryl@csppa.org.

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CSPPA Board Passes Resolution in Favor of Stormwater Issue 2A

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE COLORADO SPRINGS POLICE PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION, AT ITS MEETING ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2017, UNANIMOUSLY VOTED TO SUPPORT ISSUE 2A, ALSO KNOWN AS THE STORMWATER BALLOT ISSUE.

WHEREAS, representatives of the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association (CSPPA) have had numerous meetings with City officials regarding infrastructure needs, and

WHEREAS, the CSPPA recognizes that Issue 2A, if passed by voters, will ensure a dedicated funding stream to address stormwater infrastructure and long-standing maintenance issues, and

WHEREAS, Issue 2A will generate $17 million per year for 20 years to be used exclusively to address stormwater needs, including 71 necessary infrastructure projects, at a cost of five dollars per month to homeowners and thirty dollars per acre per month on commercial property, and

WHEREAS, passing Issue 2A will permit monies in the City of Colorado Springs General Fund to be reallocated to address priorities as identified in a pre-campaign poll, including police response times, pro-active policing, and fire and emergency response, and

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association unanimously agrees that passing Issue 2A is the best mechanism to address both stormwater infrastructure needs and public safety concerns as identified by residents;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Directors of the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association, to unanimously endorse Stormwater Issue 2A and to encourage the citizens of Colorado Springs to vote yes on Issue 2A.

Dated: September 7, 2017

Board of Directors, Colorado Springs Police Protective Association

 

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September 7, 2017 BOD Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present:

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

Excused

  • M. Singels, President
  • R. Biechler, Treasurer
  • P. Farmer
  • J. Keller

Staff Members Present:

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

Executive Session called to order at 10:30am: Financial review presented by Mitch Downs, CPA                                                                                       

General Meeting called to order at 11:00am

Member Comments:

Concerns raised include:

  • The disposition of no camping ordinance cases. PPA to gather additional information on the issue and will subsequently report back to the board.
  • CSPD staff and CSPPA representation at line-ups.
  • The possibility of adding Marshalls to help with POC and Division transports.
  • Accessibility of minutes on CSPD website

Board Discussion Items:

  • Membership: To improve revenue forecasting and monitoring, the Board will receive a quarterly membership report broken down by member category. This has historically been issued on an annual basis only.   
  • Stormwater Issue 2A: The Board passed a resolution endorsing Stormwater Issue 2A. A copy of the resolution in its entirety is attached to these minutes.
    • 1st: J. Somosky
    • 2nd: P. David
    • All approved
  • Hurricane Assistance: The PPA building will serve as a collection center for items donated specifically for law enforcement agencies impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Efforts are being coordinated with the Pikes Peak Region Law Enforcement Family Support Group and Shield 616.
  • 2018 CSPPA Board of Directors: As there is an uncontested candidate slate for 2018 Board openings, the Board voted to cancel the pending CSPPA election.
    • 1st: J. Carson
    • 2nd: T. Charles  
    • All approved
  • Building Work Day: Plans were finalized for a building work day on Saturday, September 9th. Several members of the Board as well as staff indicated they would be available to do general building maintenance and clean-up. 
  • New CSPPA Coin: Due to quality control and design issues, production of two new CSPPA coins has been shifted over to a different vendor. We anticipate receiving the coins by mid-October.
  • Approval of 2016 Form 990, as presented in Executive Session.
    • 1st: T. Charles
    • 2nd: R. Balka
    • All approved
  • Approval of combined June/July/August2017 financial report.
    • 1st: J. Somosky
    • 2nd: R. Balka
    • All approved
  • Monthly Investment Account Report:
Investment Accts.     August 2017 July 2017 June 2017 May 2017 April 2017 March 2017
Checking $ 63,873.42 $ 51,832.25 $ 45,666.92 $ 73,655.64 $   41,091.23 $ 39,743.94
Gen. Invested Fund $303,623.03 $305,528.87 $302,041.19 $300,495.51 $296,632.85 $294,713.19
Fallen Officers Fd. $141,951.23 $141,994.65 $140,555.30 $139,390.20 $137,744.46 $137,180.47
Totals $509,447.68 $499,355.77 $488,263.41 $513,541.35 $475,468.54 $471,637.60
  • Non-investment Accounts:

 August 2017                 August 2016

$ 10,080.21                    $   9,117.33       Hundred Club Fallen Officers Fund

$ 29,244.00                   $   33,244.00     Small Donor Account

Meeting adjourned at 11:46am

Stormwater Resolution:

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE COLORADO SPRINGS POLICE PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION, AT ITS MEETING ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2017, UNANIMOUSLY VOTED TO SUPPORT ISSUE 2A, ALSO KNOWN AS THE STORMWATER BALLOT ISSUE.

WHEREAS, representatives of the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association (CSPPA) have had numerous meetings with City officials regarding infrastructure needs, and

WHEREAS, the CSPPA recognizes that Issue 2A, if passed by voters, will ensure a dedicated funding stream to address stormwater infrastructure and long-standing maintenance issues, and

WHEREAS, Issue 2A will generate $17 million per year for 20 years to be used exclusively to address stormwater needs, including 71 necessary infrastructure projects, at a cost of five dollars per month to homeowners and thirty dollars per acre per month on commercial property, and

WHEREAS, passing Issue 2A will permit monies in the City of Colorado Springs General Fund to be reallocated to address priorities as identified in a pre-campaign poll, including police response times, pro-active policing, and fire and emergency response, and

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association unanimously agrees that passing Issue 2A is the best mechanism to address both stormwater infrastructure needs and public safety concerns as identified by residents;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Directors of the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association, to unanimously endorse Stormwater Issue 2A and to encourage the citizens of Colorado Springs to vote yes on Issue 2A.

Dated: September 7, 2017

Board of Directors, Colorado Springs Police Protective Association

 

 

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September 7, 2017 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda Posted

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September 2017 Board Meeting Agenda

Monthly Board of Directors Meeting: Thursday, September 7, 2017

Executive Session: 10:30am

General Session: 11:00am

Call to order

Member comments

Discussion items:

  • Membership tracking
  • Issue 2A (Stormwater)
  • Executive Director Report
    • Hurricane Harvey Assistance
    • 2018 Board of Directors slate
    • Building Work Day
    • Coin Update
  • Agenda items for September meeting with Chiefs

August financial report

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August 3, 2017 BOD Meeting Minutes Posted

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August 3, 2017 BOD Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present:

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

Excused

  • P. David, Secretary
  • 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 Comments:

  • Concern raised regarding the PAT lawsuit. It was generally agreed that it is premature to discuss implications until the case is concluded, and thus it will not be brought forward to the monthly meeting with the Chiefs at this time.

Discussion Items:

  • Membership Update: Several board and staff members hosted lunch at both the CSO and Police Training Academies. More than 30 trainees signed on as members of the PPA; recruitment efforts are continuing with periodic visits to the range and academy.
  • Corporal Proposal Update: The Corporal posting is up and positions are on track to be filled for 2018; currently 24 slots are available, although that is subject to change. 
  • LEOSA CCW Update: Issuing LEOSA CCW compatible identification for separated, as opposed to retired, officers was discussed at the July meeting with the Chiefs. Consistent with current legislation, Chief Carey indicated he is receptive to issuing the necessary ID to officers completing at least 10 years with CSPD. Additional criteria to ensure compliance with respect to safety will be considered and discussed at a future Chiefs’ meeting.
  • Summer Barbecue: Approximately 150 CSPD employees attended the CSPPA’s first family summer barbecue event, held on July 22nd at Fox Run Regional Park. Given the positive feedback from attendees and its affordability, the Board agreed to host the barbecue again next summer.
  • Merchandising: Due to quality issues, 500 new CSPPA coins were returned to the vendor; the re-design is expected in early September.
  • Donation Requests:
    • Rocky Mountain Women in Law Enforcement: request made for silent auction items, conference goody bag items, or a monetary contribution for RMWLE Annual Conference.  The Board approved a $200 donation and gift bag.
      • 1st: D. Graham
      • 2nd: P. Farmer
      • All approved
    • Police Foundation fundraiser: request made for tickets ($75 each) to the Vittles for Vests fundraiser hosted by the Police Foundation. The Board approved the purchase of four tickets.
      • 1st: D. Graham
      • 2nd: P. Farmer
      • All approved
  • Approval of the combined June/July 2017 financial report deferred pending accounting revisions.
  • Monthly Investment Account Report:
Investment Accts.     July 2017 June 2017 May 2017 April 2017 March 2017 February 2017
Checking $ 51,832.25 $ 45,666.92 $ 73,655.64 $   41,091.23 $ 39,743.94 $ 48,538.10
Gen. Invested Fund $305,528.87 $302,041.19 $300,495.51 $296,632.85 $294,713.19 $293,883.09
Fallen Officers Fd. $141,994.65 $140,555.30 $139,390.20 $137,744.46 $137,180.47 $136,735.51
Totals $499,355.77 $488,263.41 $513,541.35 $475,468.54 $471,637.60 $479,156.70

Non-investment Accounts:

June 2017                     June 2016

Hundred Club Fallen Officers Fund          $ 10,079.35                   $   9,116.61

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

Meeting adjourned at 1:00pm

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August Board Meeting Agenda

Monthly Board of Directors Meeting: Thursday, August 3rd

General Session: 11:00am

Call to order

Member comments

Discussion items:

  • Membership update
  • Corporal proposal update
  • LEOSA CCW Update
  • City Council Meetings Update
  • Summer Barbecue
  • Coin Update
  • Donation Requests
  • Agenda items for August meeting with Chiefs

June/July financial reports

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July 6, 2017 Board of Directors Meeting Canceled

The July 6, 2017 CSPPA Board of Directors meeting is canceled.  The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on Thursday, August 3rd.

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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

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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