October 4, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes

Posted on Oct 30, 2018

Board Members Present:

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

Staff Members Present:

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


  • J. Somosky, President
  • L. Warnes

Meeting called to order at 11:00am

Check presentation: Sheldon Schnese, representing Stockers Car Club, presented a check to the CSPPA Fallen Officer Relief Fund.

Member Comments:  None brought forward.

Board Discussion Items:

Update on Meeting with the Chiefs:

  • Officer Involved Shootings/ Use of Force/ Significant Bodily Injury: Updates continue to be given at the PPA’s monthly meetings with the Chiefs; policy is currently undergoing review and is to be revised as appropriate. To be discussed at next meeting with Chiefs.
  • Critical Incident Peer Support: The Department is committed to providing officers with the support needed post-critical incident; best practices, to include trainings and outreach, are currently under review.
  • Traffic and Corporal Goals: Traffic goals may be revised, although this is not definite; Corporal goals have been revised to include greater detail.
  • Risk Management: Board representatives and the Chief continue to discuss risk management concerns in general, and as it relates to specific members with member permission.

Seizure Warrants/Cold Fraud: Deferred until November Board meeting.

Compensation Update: PPA representatives, along with Chief Carey, met with City Human Resources to continue discussing compensation for 2019. It was indicated, and has subsequently been made public, that the P1 raise will be 8.5 percent beginning January 1, 2019, with raises for all ranks increasing accordingly. Factoring in cost of labor, this brings CSPD to market when compared with the nine comparator agencies included in the annual salary review.

Board Vacancies: As there were an equal number of candidates to vacancies, the 2019 Board of Directors election was canceled. New at-large members include Officers Tracy Toth, Paul Malchow and Roberto Williamson; Officer Todd Rekar will assume the Vice President seat. Outgoing Board members include Derek Graham, Patrick David, and Russ Balka.



A one-time purchase of 15 round magazines was approved to give to retirees buying guns through the buyback program.

  • 1st: M. Peterson
  • 2nd: D. Holland
  • All Approved

Privacy for Cops: CSPPA again given a discounted rate enabling CSPD employees to sign up for the service through October 31st.


Approval of September Financial Report:

Investment Accounts   September 2018 September 2017
Checking $86,993.91 $ 48,257.39
Gen’l Invested Fund $325,149.30 $309,383.02
Fallen Officers Fund $154,185.72 $145,153.74
Totals $566,328.93 $502,794.15
  • 1st: P. David
  • 2nd: B. Walsh
  • All Approved

The meeting adjourned at 12:20pm.