CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

QUARTERLY MEETING JUNE14, 2016

Meeting called to order by President Mike Kuehn at 7:00 p.m.

Attendees: 45

Mike introduced new CPAAA members in attendance.

Ken Casady Saline County Prosecutor spoke to the group on criminal justice reform. He leads a team in Arkansas who oppose reducing sentencing laws. He stressed the cost of not having enough prisons mean increased insurance rates and decreased public safety. There are currently 28 elected prosecutors. He noted the next legislature in Arkansas wants appeals court judges appointed not elected. Ken took several interesting questions from the audience.

Minutes from the March 8, 2016 meeting were approved as written.

Membership: count as of today 87 paid members with 25 life-times. A total of 143 residents have taken the academy class to date.

Treasurer report: Ending balance as of June 14 $8,927.18.

Volunteer report: A signup sheet for July 4th volunteers were circulated to distribute glow sticks and flashing lights.

The 1,000 flashing lights were underwritten by Arvest Bank.

Fundraising: Jim Patton chairperson gave an update on items the alumni association provided to the police department. CPR masks, medical kits, AED, were obtained with funds provided by grants and village service organizations. CPAAA shirts and other items continue to be sold as fundraiser items. Jim informed the group of the furnishings needed for the police training center to be located at the former Fuel Stop location on Balaeric. New and gently used tables, chairs, kitchen items, and other donations will be inspected by Chief Middleton for use. The center will house the Milo Range Training Simulator for training village police officers and surrounding departments.

Nominating committee: The current interim BOD will be up for re-election in September this year. BOD positions and At-Large positions to serve as committee chairs will be on the ballot. The nominating committee will be next week and a slate will be sent to members prior to the September meeting.

Meeting adjourned 8:31 p.m.



Respectfully submitted

Mary McCullough Secretary