April 5, 2018 BOD Meeting Minutes

Posted on Apr 10, 2018

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


  • 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