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Due to the CLEAT Convention the November 6th APA monthly General Membership meeting has been moved to November 13th at APA Hall – lunch line open at 11:00 a.m.

ATTENTION APA MEMBERS: CLICK BELOW FOR THE 2014 APA BYLAWS

- 2014 BYLAWS OF THE AUSTIN POLICE ASSOCIATION
- APA BYLAWS REVISIONS REDLINE VERSION

   
 

APA BOARD MEETING
WEDNESDAY
Novemer 19, 2014
at the APA Headquarters
5817 Wilcab Road
11 am


GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Thursday,
November 13, 2014
at the APA Headquarters
5817 Wilcab Road
11:00 am LUNCH
11:45 am METTING

 

 

 

 

 

 
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November 22, 2014
Ride For Officer Silvestre

Eduardo Silvestre is an officer with Gonzales Police Department.  He was involved in an off-duty vehicle accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down....

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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APA ELECTION NEWS
From APA Election Chairman, Sgt. Tim Kresta

On Monday, October 27, 2014 the Austin Police Association will submit to VR Elections Services the mailing and e-mail database for all APA Members eligible to vote in the upcoming 2014 APA Bylaw and Board election. Voting will begin at 8 a.m. on Nov. 11, 2014 and end at 8 a.m. on Nov. 17, 2014.

Voter packets containing member’s personal identification number (PIN) will be mailed on Nov. 10, 2014. Voter information will also be sent via e-mail on Nov. 11, 2014 for APA members who have home e-mail addresses on file with the APA. After receiving your PIN number, you can vote either by internet or by phone. Voting on duty and the use of APD computers has been approved by APD’s Chief of Police. 

All APA Members are encouraged to review the below special edition of APA’s “The Police Line” that includes voting and ballot information and candidate resume and campaign material.

My goal is to ensure a fair election and voting process for all APA Members. Please feel free to call me at any time if any of you have questions or concerns. 

Sincerely,
Sgt. Tim Kresta
Cell: 512-695-1491
E-mail: tkresta@austin.rr.com

 
  2014 Austin Police Association Election
VOTING FOR APA BYLAWS, APA VICE PRESIDENT & APA SECRETARY
BEGINS TUESDAY NOV. 11th
 AT 8:00 A.M.
 

VOTING INFORMATION
Voter Packets containing issued Personal Identification Numbers (PIN) to be able to vote in the 2014 APA Bylaws & Board election will be mailed to all APA Members on Nov. 10, 2014. All members should notify family members responsible for mail pickup to not destroy or throw away their voter packet. The envelope will have URGENT OFFICIAL ELECTION BALLOT ENCLOSED printed on the envelope. After receiving their PIN number, members can vote by internet or by phone. Instructions will be included in the voter packets. Voting on duty and using Austin Police Department computers with internet access has been approved by APD’s Chief of Police. Voting will begin at 8:00 a.m. on November 11, 2014 and ends at 8:00 a.m. on November 17, 2014.

E-BALLOT
APA members who signed up to also receive their voter PIN number information via their home e-mail will start receiving their E-Ballot after 8:00 a.m. on Nov. 11, 2014. The e-mail subject line will reference “APA Bylaw & Board Election E-Ballot”. Members will be able to vote directly from this E-Ballot by clicking on the voting link. We recommend writing down your PIN number prior to entering the voting link because if you forget your PIN number after entering the voting link you will have to close and reopen your email in order to view your PIN number again.

BALLOT INFORMATION 
There are a total of three (3) ballots included in this year’s APA Bylaws & Board election. 

BALLOT #1
APA BYLAW REVISIONS
An APA committee was appointed this year to undertake the huge task of revising APA’s bylaws in order to meet the APA’s rapidly changing growth, current practices and incorporate required State and Federal requirements for the organization’s 501 (c) (5) status. Members will cast their vote FOR or AGAINST the APA Bylaws as amended.

BALLOT #2
APA VICE PRESIDENT
APA Members will cast their vote to elect the candidate of their choice for APA Vice President. The ballot will contain the names, ranks, and work areas of each of the candidates running for this race. Since there is no incumbent in this race the candidates will be listed in alphabetical order on the ballot. The candidates who will be listed on this ballot will be DAVID DANIELS and ANTHONY NELSON

BALLOT #3
APA SECRETARY
APA Members will cast their vote to elect the candidate of their choice for APA Secretary. The ballot will contain the names, ranks, and work areas of each of the candidates running for this race. Since there is no incumbent in this race the candidates will be listed in alphabetical order on the ballot. The candidates who will be listed on this ballot will be JASON CHIAPPARDI and TONYA JEFFERSON.

CANDIDATE PLATFORMS AND RESUMES
All candidates were given the opportunity to submit a brief resume and campaign material for this publication. We encourage all APA Members to take the time and read each candidates’ campaign page in this publication.

ELECTION RESULT
APA’s Election Chairman Sgt. Tim Kresta will call VR Election Services at 8:15 a.m. Nov.17, 2014 to obtain unofficial flash totals of the election results. At that time he will begin notifying all candidates of the unofficial results. After 9:00 a.m. on November 17, 2014 VR Election Services will e-mail Sgt. Kresta and the APA Office their certified results. When the certified election results are received Sgt. Kresta will instruct APA’s Webmaster to post the results on APA’s Website and notify the APA membership of the results via APA’s NewsWire.

 

VICE PRESIDENT CANDIDATES
(Click on the name to view each candidates platform and resume)

 

DAVID DANIELS
ANTHONY NELSON

  SECRETARY CANDIDATES:
(Click on the name to view each candidates platform and resume)
 

JASON CHIAPPARDI
TONYA JEFFERSON

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  Please donate to sponsor Sgt. Jonathan Rinehart in his ride from Virginia to Washington D.C. in honor of fallen officers. Sgt. Rinehart is riding in honor of two fellow Killeen officers killed in the line of duty... CLICK HERE for more
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  HAIX Waterproof Tactical Boots for sale at the Austin Police Association Union Hall
 
  CLICK HERE FOR PRODUCT INFORMATION
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Detective Kleinert and family can sure use your help
While the APA cannot directly raise funds for a member, we consistently lend support and assistance to those good folks who take it upon themselves to organize help for our family members.  Jarrett Crippen has done so for the Kleinert family, and I am personally grateful that he has done so. 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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THANK YOU from the CRABB FAMILY!
On behalf of the entire Crabb family, we would like to our give our thanks to everyone that has been there and done so much for our family since the loss of Clay on October 16, 2013. The outpour of love and support for our family has been overwhelming, and greatly appreciated. Everyone has definitely shown that we truly have an amazing extended law enforcement family with APD and beyond!

CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE LETTER
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"Fits to a Tee"
Wayne Vincent responds to APA shirt controversy
Austin Chronicle, 11-13-2013
CLICK HERE

APA SHIRTS AVAILABLE AT THE APA UNION HALL for $10
FRONT: APA Logo
BACK:
"A SOCIETY THAT MAKES WAR WITH ITS POLICE SHOULD BE PREPARED TO MAKE PEACE WITH ITS CRIMINALS"



CLICK HERE to view a larger version of the shirt

 
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