January, 2018

POPAI Board Meeting Minutes for 01/10/2018



  • Adam McQueen, President
  • Troy Hatfield, Vice-President
  • C.J. Miller, Treasurer
  • Susan Bentley, Secretary
  • Robert Schuster, District 1 Rep
  • Steve Keele, District 2 Rep
  • Sarah Lochner, District 3 Rep
  • Melanie Pitstick, District 5 Rep
  • Andria Geigle, District 6 Rep
  • Michael Coriell, District 7 Rep
  • Cherie Wood, District 8 Rep
  • Melonie Coan, PO Advisory Board Rep
  • Susan Rice, Training Coordinator

Secretary's Report Cherie moved to accept and Sarah seconded. Motion carried-report accepted.

Treasurer's Report CJ reported  Savings: $17,048.24 as of 12/31/17.  Checking: $ 73,996.04 as of 12/31/17.  Susan B moved to approve, Michael seconded, all voted-motion carried.

Membership Susan R. reported  952 total members.  881 POs, 19 Corporate and 52 other.

Education Management Institute confirmed for 4/12/18-4/13/18 at Drury Inn in Indianapolis.  Fall Conference in French Lick confirmed for 9/5/18-9/7/18.

Chief's Executive Committee 1/12/18 meeting at 11am at the Dutch Café in Peru IN scheduled

Juvenile Delinquency Alternative Initiative (JDAI) Update Kory absent.  Sarah reported information from Nancy-JDAI is watching a pending bill for incidents that occur at school.  JDAI is also working to improve implicit bias.  Policing the teen brain training for trainers will also be happening.  Adam reported POPAI got an invite to join Juvenile Community Corrections  model stakeholder work group and he accepted and will report back after attending the next meeting 2/5/18.

Probation Officer Advisory Board Update Meeting held yesterday- Melonie reported.  DOC representatives as well as DMHA representative attended the meeting as well.  DMHA will be reaching out to JDAI counties (Amber Becker).  Annual Conference will be May 9, 10, and 11.  Hot Topics Committee is working on quality assurance tool.  Education Committee is working on Annual Meeting.  Supervision Committee is working on the website.    Next meeting is 4/10/18.

Election Melanie P.  has no updates.

Awards and Recognition Bob has no updates.

Indiana Evidence Based Decision Making (EBDM) Initiative 1/19/18 is next EBDM and JRAC meeting

Justice Reinvestment Advisory Council (JRAC) 1/19/18 is next EBDM and JRAC meeting

Legislation Adam reported Linda sent out the report this week of pending legislation and will continue to be sent out.

Technology Karen sent this report out this week.    Troy had nothing to report. December work included normal maintenance and updates for 2018.

Old Business Strategic Plan:  Andria, Susan, Cherie, Sarah and CJ met 9/5/17 to get started.  Adam will be sending out a summary of all thoughts and forming a draft. Workload Measures:   Sarah reported she talked with Julie and Kristen from DOC about plans and they are on board.  DOC will review RFP draft as they are participating in funding. Policy and Procedure Bylaws: committee will meet and is made up of Troy, Adam, Michael, Sarah, and Melanie.  This committee will be meeting today following POPAI meeting. Juvenile Defense Strategic Planning Committee:   No next meeting set at this time.

New Business Melanie P. brought up Static and Stable training and gauging interest for POPAI to fund.  Karen to be contacted to gauge interest if IOCS isn’t able to help.  Sarah reached out to IOCS via email.

Next Meeting Susan B. moved to adjourn, Andria seconded. Motion carried. Adjourned at 12:07pm Next meeting: 2/14/18 at 10:30am at Marion County Probation South Office.