Posted on Feb 10, 2016


Board Members Present:

M. Singels, President

J. Havenar, Vice President

J. Carson, Sergeant-at-Arms

P. Tomitsch

J. Keller

D. Graham

T. Charles

S. Pugsley

B. Walsh

Board Members Absent:

R. Biechler, Treasurer

R. Williamson, Secretary

Staff Members Present:

S. Dillon, Executive Director

R. Keller, Office Manager


8 PPA Members

1 Guest

Meeting called to order: 11:00am

Approval of January Onsite Executive Meeting Minutes:

  • 1st J. Havenar
  • 2nd T. Charles
  • All approved

Donation Request:

$2500 CAPS donation approved per annual budget

$ 500 Pipes and Drums donation approved per annual budget

  • It was reiterated that to consider any donation request not preapproved by the board per the 2016 annual budget allocation, a direct benefit to the CSPPA membership must be demonstrated.

Member Discussion Items:

Potential Revenue Streams: Board members discussed the feasibility of creating an “associate membership” category with consideration given to non-CSPD agencies. It was determined that it would not be in the best interest of the CSPPA to open membership to other law enforcement agencies at the present time.

It was agreed that the CSPPA multi-purpose room would be made available for trainings and other meetings on a request only basis. To establish parameters, the newly created Use and Fee Policy was approved and will be posted on the CSPPA website.

  • 1st S. Pugsley
  • 2nd J. Carson 
  • All approved

CSPPA Orientation/Mentors for new members: Overall goal is to improve engagement of new members. Ideas included revisiting the Academy to meet with new members just prior to their graduation and mentoring new members with respect to utilization of CSPPA benefits.

NeoGov: The CSPPA Board is permitted representation on the NeoGov Board. A sworn-at large member is interested in filling this role contingent on his capacity to meet the necessary time commitment. To be determined prior to next Neogov meeting.

Body Worn Camera Committee: The CSPPA has been invited by the Chiefs to engage in policy discussion regarding body worn cameras. Three members of the Board of Directors volunteered to serve in this capacity; two sworn-at-large plus Board President Mike Singels.

Perception of Blue Team Training/Response to Aggression: Members in attendance brought forward their perceptions and concerns surrounding Blue Team Trainings and the Response to Aggression follow-up process. Misconceptions were addressed and a better understanding was achieved.

Agenda for the Chief’s meeting on 2/17/16:  

  • Follow-up on division management of Level 1 Internal Affair Complaints
  • Debriefs after critical incidents
  • Follow-up on inefficiencies/duplication of effort with respect to case report template
  • CAPS volunteer to periodically assist CSPPA
  • State statute regarding cold reporting
  • CSPPA board representation at line-ups
  • Public Appreciation marketing
  • Body Worn Camera committee

Financial Report:

Current investment accounts remain healthy, although reflective of market fluctuations. January financials approved.

  • 1st T. Charles
  • 2nd B. Walsh
  • All approved

Director’s Report:

Building Update: Continuing to work towards resolution on flooring replacement; kitchen revision to be undertaken by contractor to bring counter height in compliance with code.

Training Academy: 35 new CSPPA members recruited.

Vortex: 59 orders placed for scopes; anticipating a second order to be placed.

Retiree Health Insurance: Continuing to investigate with local insurance broker.

Financial Audit: scheduled for May 9 – 10.

Meeting adjourned: 12:48 pm


Executive Session was convened from 10:08am – 10:52am to discuss CSPPA legal representation upon the upcoming retirement of current attorney, Rich Radabaugh.