June 8, 2017 BOD Meeting Minutes

Posted on Jun 20, 2017

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


  • 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