Minutes for the January 4 Membership Meeting

OPENING

Douglas Griffith called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

DEDICATION

Meeting dedication for Officer Troy Blando, EOW May 19th, 1999.

 

GUESTS

Mayor John Whitmire

Fred Flickinger, new CoH Councilmember

Chris Hollins, new CoH Controller

Nick Hellyar

Wayne Mosly, Hughes Springs ISD Police Chief

Gary Hicks, running for Precinct #7 Constable, endorsed by HPOU PAC

Mike Sullivan

 

SWEARING IN OF THE HPOU BOARD

Board Members were sworn in for the 2024 cycle by Mayor John Whitmire.

 

PATROL OFFICER OF THE MONTH / INVESTIGATOR OFFICER OF THE MONTH

Officers of the month – Officers Ashley Wright and Renee Whittemore with Northeast Division.

Investigator of the month – Officers Ryan Sebastian with Westside Division, IFR.

 

TREASURER’S REPORT

The motion to accept the treasury report was made by Ken Nealy, second by Art Mejia, motion carried. The report is on the table and available upon request from Tim Butler.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

Thank you very much to Michael Berry for all he did for Sergeant Valle.  Injured Officer Gibson and Sergeant Valle are both doing well and thank you for your support.

City elections are over, many endorsements won their elections.

Transfer freeze for 90 days, trying to help patrol.  All spots and lists will be honored.

New body worn camera updates with recording after the fact coming.  Many meetings are happening, and the city’s messaging is terrible.  Good policy and will not be used punitively.  Cannot reach far back for video.

Please give monthly to PAC if you are not already doing so.

Officers in crisis, how can we help? Tell people about the problem. City policy needs to change.  AA meetings have started at union hall.

Resources are there but do not need about everything and need to know about things.

Shut down rumors and get the truth out.

ATO has ongoing fundraisers. Gala is March 23rd. Thank you to Tim Whitaker for all you do.

Remember to sign up for Online ID protection on the 3rd floor.

If you want to submit an article to the Badge & Gun, please email it to Info@HPOU.org and if it chosen you will receive a gift card.

If you want to take pictures with BARC for the PR campaign, then contact Dan Levine.

 

REMINDERS

HPOU app for your phone updated in the google play and the app store, website too.

Minutes are at HPOU.ORG.

HPOU provides free online ID protection, please sign up, short presentation today.

All active members with HPOU are members of FOP Lodge 110. Medical benefits available. Questions with cards see Kawanski Nichols.

Personal injury attorney for family and friends if they need to sure contact Kherkher Garcia.

If you need a will, contact Fulton Broemer, they will do it for free.

Insurance provided by HPOU, check plans and rates if interested.

Peer Support is live, contact HOPA, 832-200-3499.

See Public Safety Financial Group (PSFG) if you are thinking about retiring.

Next meeting is Thursday, February 1st.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

None

 

NEW MEMBERS

Matthew Brady – rejoined.

All of Class 261

 

DOOR PRIZES

Doug announced the door prizes.

 

ADJOURNMENT

Dan Levine made a motion to adjourn the meeting, second by Rhonda Williams, motion passed.

 

Minutes prepared by Joey Dunn

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