February 2019

POPAI Board Meeting Minutes for 02/13/2019

Adam called the meeting to order at 10:32 a.m.


  • Adam McQueen, President
  • Troy Hatfield, Vice-President
  • C.J. Miller, Treasurer
  • Cherie Wood, Secretary
  • Robert Schuster, District 1 Rep
  • Heather Malone, District 2 Rep
  • Sarah Lochner, District 3 Rep
  • Lakisha Fisher, District 4 Rep
  • Melanie Pitstick, District 5 Rep
  • Andria Geigle, District 6 Rep
  • Michael Coriell, District 7 Rep
  • Mignon Ware, District 8 Rep
  • Melonie Coan, PO Advisory Board Rep
  • Susan Rice, Training Coordinator
  • Linda Brady, Past President

Secretary's Report Adam asked if everyone had an opportunity to review the January Secretary’s Report. C.J. moved to accept the October Secretary’s Report. Melanie seconded. All were in favor. Motion carried.

Treasurer's Report C.J. emailed The Board the January Treasurer’s Report. As of January 31, 2019 the balance in checking was $68,433.07 and in savings $17,061.25. Melanie motioned to accept the Treasure’s Report. Heather seconded. All were in favor. Motion carried. C.J. also provided The Board the updated 2019 budget.

Membership Susan said we are receiving a lot of membership payments. As of February 6, 2019, we had 976 members (901 POs, 21 Corporate, 54 Other).

Education Susan stated they met a few weeks ago with Greg regarding management institute and the summit. Ideas for Management Institute (user fee collection, funds in general, a pretrial update, grants, changes to the standards, suicide prevention, interstate compact, budgeting, the new po exam). Ideas for Chief’s Summit (update from Chief Justice on the Opioid Summit). A discussion followed about asking a recent retired CPO to speak at the conference and the upcoming Interstate Compact Training, which was arranged for the East Central District IACCAC members. Susan will send a save the date for the fall conference. The Belterra visit is scheduled for February 17 and 18. The 2019 POPAI Fall Conference will be September 4-5-6. The 2019 IOCS Conference will be August 6-7-8. The POPAI Management Institute will be April 11-12.

Chief's Executive Committee They met on January 25 and Susan previously stated the ideas for topics at the upcoming training. Greg sent Adam the list of topics from the Chief Roundtable at the fall conference.

Juvenile Delinquency Alternative Initiative (JDAI) Update Training on Adolescent Domestic Battery and the Adolescent Domestic Battery Typologies Tool occurred at the State Steering Committee Meeting last Friday. Sites will receive a survey to explore additional training needs. JDAI National Conference will be held in Seattle, Washington on October 16-18, 2019. Indiana will have a delegation – the number of slots is yet to be determined by the AECF. JDAIconnect has a discussion posted where users can propose topics for workshops. Implicit Bias Institute kicked off in January and the first in-person session is being held (yesterday and today) REI Lead County Project has kicked off with the first training opportunities (Undoing Racism Workshop and Analyzing Poverty, Race and Class) occurring in February and March.

Probation Officer Advisory Board Update No update. Next meeting is April 9. Sarah stated the hot topics committee will be meeting about statistics on the quarterly report. If you have any suggestion about what you want added/deleted in the quarterly report, please contact Sarah or Melonie. At the next new chief’s training, it was suggested to add a session about the quarterly report.

Election No report.

Awards and Recognition Karen updated the calendar for deadlines for the awards/scholarships. Bob plans to have an update at the March or April meeting.

Indiana Evidence Based Decision Making (EBDM) Initiative The last EBDM State Committee Meeting was February 1. Mimi Carter received the NIC TA contract. This is to “scale up” the EBDM counties in Indiana. A work strategic plan work group meeting is scheduled on February 20, 1-4, at IOCS. The Pre Trial Program by 2020 is a “should” not a “shall”. Additional funds to assist with the program are not available. The last EBDM Professional Development Committee Meeting was January 22. CJ stated it was a conference call meeting. CJ will send the board the summary of the information by the group from Wisconsin, who currently has a similar program.

Justice Reinvestment Advisory Council (JRAC) Adam stated the last meeting discussed what JRAC will be funding for 1006 funds and Recovery Works. There will be a new RW Director. The grants are due on March 30. Linda stated DOC will not ask for more funds in 1006 for community corrections. The next meeting JRAC will be March 15.

Legislation We have been receiving updates from the POPAI Lobbyist. HB 1409: (Corrections matters.) It called for the elimination of CTP, but the DOC pulled it. This may be requested in the future. A discussion followed if POPAI should take a position on this matter. Adam will speak to our lobbyist about how POPAI can be involved with this if it resurfaces. Sarah made a motion that we advocate we are not in favor of the elimination of CTP. Cherie seconded. Ten were in favor and 3 abstained. SB 234: (Tuition of children of public safety officers.) Probation Officers are not listed in the IC Code as a public safety officer. Andria made a motion that we advocate to add probation officers to the public safety officer. Heather seconded. All were in favor. Motion carried. HB 1189: (Criminal justice study committee.) CJ motioned that POPAI advocate to have a person on the criminal justice study committee. Melanie seconded. All were in favor. Motion carried. HB 1242: (Minimum age for juvenile detention.) CJ made a motion that we do not support this as it is currently written. Heather seconded. All were in favor. Motion carried. CJ made a motion if under 12 years old and the offense committed can be a direct file, the juvenile can be detained in a secure facility. Troy seconded. All were in favor. Motion carried. This will be POPAI’s position. Our lobbyist will start providing the 3 most actions taken on any bills (instead of the entire information). Linda discussed HB 1125 (Cumulative capital improvement fund.)

Technology Karen updated the board with a report prior to the meeting. Sarah had discussed a Facebook Page with Karen and Karen has now built it. We will upgrade to the new server in 2019-20.

Old Business PPM: A few will meet today after the board meeting. Workload: No update. Juv: No update. Donation Fund – Melonie discussed she needs more guidance moving forward. Bob and Melonie will communicate before the March meeting. POPAI submitted an amicus brief regarding case 18A-PL-02528. The case is in the Indiana Court of Appeals. POPAI will post the summary letter associated with the filing on the website and ask Karen to send to the members. Susan will send to all CPOs.

New Business Andria asked about the IOCS Training on April 2-5 for Pre Trial. A discussion followed about the “team” who would be involved. Next meeting will be at the Marion County Northeast Office, 2525 N. Shadeland Ave on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 @ 10:30 EDT. Cherie motioned to adjourn. Sarah seconded. All were in favor, motion carried.