On April 14, 2021, Adam McQueen, Assistant Chief Probation Officer of Wayne County and the President of the Probation Officers Professional Association of Indiana (POPAI), announced to the Executive Board that he is resigning as President of POPAI, effective April 14, 2021. Adam served as POPAI’s President for the last four years.
The POPAI By-laws state, under Article VI, H. Vacancies, Section 1: Should a vacancy occur in the office of President, the Vice-President shall assume the office.
The now former POPAI Vice President Troy Hatfield assumed the office of POPAI President as of April 14, 2021. Mr. Hatfield is the Deputy Chief Probation Officer of Monroe County.
Article VI, H. Vacancies, Section 2 states that all other vacancies of the Executive Board shall be filled by a majority vote of the remaining membership of the Executive Board if the vacancy occurs more than 120 days before the term of office for that position expires. The Executive Board shall provide written notice to the membership of the vacancy and shall accept applications to fill the vacancy for no less than fifteen (15) calendar days before voting.
In accordance with the Bylaws, POPAI now seeks to fill the vacancy of Vice President. Applicants who wish to serve as POPAI Vice President must submit the completed POPAI Intent to Run form via email to Heather Malone at Heather.Malone@huntington.in.us by 12:00pm on Friday, April 30, 2021.