Minutes for the March 2024 Membership Meeting

OPENING

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

 

DEDICATION

Meeting dedication for Officer David Healy, EOW November 12th, 1994.

 

GUESTS

Mike Sullivan

 

HPOPS CANDIDATES

Candidates for the HPOPS election runoff presented.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS BENEFIT TRUST

Open enrollment is about to start.  There is a benefits fair at the Union on the 19th.

 

PATROL OFFICER OF THE MONTH / INVESTIGATOR OFFICER OF THE MONTH

Officers of the month – Officer Nathan Leon and Justin Sanchez with Southwest Division.

Investigator of the month – Officer Colton Peverill with North Division.

 

TREASURER’S REPORT

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

 

COMMUNICATIONS

Alan Helfman has brought equipment and supplies for 10 new wheelchairs to anyone that needs one for themselves or a family member.

New body worn camera updates with recording after the fact here, no problems yet.

Chase policy updates, you need to protect yourself. Department punishment is arbitrary. Clarification is still needed and not being done by the department.

The Metro PD merger is still a possibility, but nothing has been done yet and the contract will have to be open to do so.

Special Victims cases issue ongoing.  Poor communication coming from and inside the department.  The Union was not advised ahead of time to get ahead of the story.  The reaction and execution have caused more problems than we started with at the beginning.

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.

Shut down rumors and get the truth out.

Resources are there to help all around but we do not know what we are not told so get information out to those that can help.

ATO has ongoing fundraisers. Gala is March 23rd. More fundraisers and events coming up and police memorial services in and around May.  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.

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, April 4th.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

None

 

NEW MEMBERS 

None

 

DOOR PRIZES

Doug announced the door prizes.

 

ADJOURNMENT

John Daily made a motion to adjourn the meeting, second by Ricky Brasuell, motion passed.

 

Minutes prepared by Joey Dunn

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