August 9, 2018 BOD Meeting Minutes

Posted on Sep 13, 2018

Board Members Present:                                                              

  • D. Graham, Vice President
  • T. Kippel, Sgt-at-Arms
  • J. Carson,Treasurer
  • R. Balka
  • P. Farmer
  • M. Peterson
  • T. Rekar

Staff Members Present:

  • S. Dillon, Executive Director
  • J. Newsome, Staff Attorney


  • J. Somosky, President
  • P. David, Secretary
  • B. Walsh
  • L. Warnes
  • J. Keller
  • R. Keller

Meeting called to order at 5:30pm

Member Comments:

None brought forward.

Board Discussion Items:

Protocols for Officer Involved Shootings/ Use of Force/ Significant Bodily Injury: CSPPA Board and Staff members received numerous inquiries regarding the grand jury indictment of a veteran CSPD officer in July2018. PPA representatives met with Chief Carey shortly after the indictment, and the topic will be discussed further at the August 22nd Meeting with the Chiefs. Discussion to include policies and protocols in place to guide the process when an officer is involved in such an event.

PPA Media Statements: It was reiterated that the CSPPA will make no statements regarding ongoing investigations. Statements regarding the support that a member officer receives from the PPA may be acceptable, but will be determined on a case by case basis and will not violate an individual’s right to privacy.

Fallen Officer Relief Fund: The Fund has received generous donations from the community, the vast majority of which are designated for Officer Cem Duzel. The non-designated funds will remain in the F.o.R.F. for needs in the future. Although not yet determined, there was also discussion that all or part of the funds that are currently in the CSPPA (c)(5) FoF account may be donated over by the Board of Directors to the new (c)(3).

Use of Member Benefits: The practice of non-members utilizing PPA member benefits on an a la carte basis, such as for background checks and attending the Christmas gala, has grown in recent years. The Board determined that this is not within the scope of the CSPPA, and as such, non-members will no longer be able to avail themselves of any benefits. The only exception to this is in the case of spouses; if one spouse is a member, then both are eligible to attend PPA member events.

  • 1st: T. Rekar
  • 2nd: M. Peterson
  • All Approved

Manpower (Patrol): The Board is aware of member concerns regarding staff shortages within Patrol and the use of hire-backs for mitigation. The issue is to be brought forward at a future Chiefs meeting.

Political Endorsements: It was determined that political endorsements will be determined on a case by case basis, but in general will be restricted to municipal candidates. Donations to candidates will entail a vote separate from the endorsement. 

Holiday Gala: Beginning with the 2018 Christmas gala, only members will be eligible to win prizes. Non-members; the CSPPA Board of Directors; and CSPPA employees and their families are no longer eligible to win prizes.

  • 1st:M. Peterson
  • 2nd: T. Rekar
  • All Approved


  • CSPPA engagement in critical incident peer support was discussed and will be brought forward for discussion at a future meeting with the Chiefs.
  • Effective immediately, office hours will be from 8am – 4pm Monday through Friday. The office will no longer close at 2pm on Wednesdays. 

June and July Financial Report: The Board vote to approve the financial report was deferred until September as all data was not available at the time of the meeting.


Investment Accounts   July 2018 June 2018 July 2017 June 2017
Checking $74,801.54 $62,109.30 $51,832.25 $45,666.92
Gen’l Invested Fund $322,457.63 $317,013.70 $305,528.87 $302,041.19
Fallen Officers Fund $153,404.02 $150,685.49 $141,994.65 $140,555.30
Totals $550,663.19 $529,808.49   $499,355.77 $488,263.41


Executive Director Report:

Quarterly Membership Review: There was a net gain of one member in 2nd quarter 2018, yielding a total membership of 925. There was a decrease in the sworn category due to the retirement of 10 officers, however, nine of these kept their CSPPA membership, transitioning over to the retiree category. These numbers do not reflect Academy recruits who have signed on as PPA members; they will be included in the third quarter report.

Retiree Reunion: Turnout was very high for the retiree reunion, held at Navajo Hogan on Friday, July 20th. The CSPPA will continue its financial support of this event moving forward.

CSPPA Picnic Wrap-up: While a sizeable number of retirees attended the CSPPA 2nd Summer Picnic on Saturday, July 21st at Bear Creek Park, there was a low turnout with respect to current members. As such, the Board decided to discontinue this event and will explore other avenues to reach out to membership in the summer months.

Compensation Meetings: PPA representatives continue to meet with City officials regarding compensation for 2019, advocating for a full market increase; the next scheduled meeting with Mayor Suthers is to occur in late August.

The meeting adjourned at 7:30pm; the Board convened executive session to discuss personnel related issues.