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APA BOARD MEETING
November 15, 2018
at the APA Headquarters
5817 Wilcab Road
11 am


GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
RESCHEDULED TO THURSDAY
December 5,
2018
at the APA Headquarters
5817 Wilcab Road
11 am

 
November 15, 2018 APA Board of Directors Meeting
December 6 General Membership Meeting
December 18, 2018 APA Board of Directors Meeting
  MEET AND CONFER CONTRACT
 

Below you will find a link to the contract and the pay scales...

Your APA Meet and Confer team stands ready to conduct membership education at the APA Hall starting tomorrow night. We will be giving presentations throughout the day and will be available to answer questions. Please come and educate yourself on what we are voting on.

Dates and Times for Membership Education
Sunday 11-11-18 10 pm/Midnight
Monday 11-12-18 6 am/8 am/10 am/Noon/2 pm/4 pm/8 pm/10 pm
Tuesday 11-13-18 6 am/8 am/10 am/Noon/2 pm/4 pm/8 pm/10 pm
Wednesday 11-14-18 6 am/8 am/10 am/Noon/2 pm/4 pm/8 pm/10 pm

  TENTATIVE Austin Police Labor Agreement
  POLICE CONTRACT PAY SCALES 2019-2022
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  Announcing the Austin Police Department’s 2018 Award Recipients
 

Congratulations to each officer listed below and to their chain of command who understand the dedicated service these officers have contributed to their community. And congratulations to this year’s Austin Cops for Charities Leadership Awardees. We look forward to seeing all of our award recipients and their family and friends at the November 10th Stars of Distinction Awards Gala where each awardee will be recognized on stage for their dedicated service to their communities and their department.

 

MEDAL OF VALOR
2018 Award Recipients

Sergeant Brannon Ellsworth
Officer Jon Abbott
Officer Brett Fritz
Officer Vincent Garcia
Officer Jared Hidalgo
Officer William Jackman
Officer Jeffery Joseph
Officer Robert Justesen
Officer Jeff Kingsley
Officer Robert Nunez
Officer Patrick O'Connor
Officer Tandy Perkins
Officer Leighton Radtke
Officer Bernardo Ramirez (retired)
Officer Michael Ridge
Officer Eric Strnad

PURPLE HEART
2018 Award Recipients

Officer Cody Martin
Officer Bryce Sakamoto

MERITORIOUS SERVICE
2018 Award Recipients
Assistant Chief Joseph Chacon
Commander Darryl Jamail (Retired)
Commander Kurtis Krause
Lieutenant V. Nick Hernandez (Retired)
Sergeant Robert Andrews
Sergeant Sandra Benningfield
Sergeant Ron Lara
Sergeant Joseph Lorett
Sergeant JJ Schmidt
Sergeant Martina St. Louis
Detective Richard Faithful
Detective Scott Glasgow
Detective Philip "Tony" Hogue
Detective Angel Polansky
Corporal Adrien Chopin
Officer Talentino Angelosante
Officer Roberto Arambula
Officer Everett Beldin
Officer Paul Bianchi
Officer Taylor Floyd
Officer Norberto Gonzales (resigned)
Officer Robert Krummell
Officer Daniel Levin
Officer Timothy Loveland
Officer Jesse McDowell
Officer Corey McKenna
Officer Marc Meyers
Officer Pat Nelsen
Officer Jason Rosson
Officer Timothy Skeen
Officer Michael Taylor
Officer Lewis Traylor

LIFE SAVING
2018 Award Recipients

Lieutenant Courtney Renfro
Corporal Christopher Cato (W/Valor)
Corporal Michael Chavarria
Corporal Joshua Shows
Officer Dan Abney
Officer Keith Allison
Officer Tony Bishop
Officer Chance Bretches (W/ Valor)
Officer Michael Bullock
Officer Hugh Butler
Officer Andrew Carroll
Officer Thomas Castonguay
Officer Michael Crossen
Officer Jody Fiala
Officer Robert Furbush
Officer Todd Galbraith
Officer Gabriel Gutierrez
Officer Dawn Hanson
Officer Grace Herbert
Officer Ricky Hollis
Officer William Johns
Officer Kyle Juusola
Officer Christopher King
Officer Kevin Krzan (W/ Valor)
Officer Derek Ladd
Officer Deborah Lindeman
Officer Chris Lugo
Officer Charlie Maestas
Officer Monika McCoy
Officer Benjamin Mewis
Officer Kristopher Morrison
Officer Randy Mulroy (Retired)
Officer Joseph Murray
Officer Khristof Oborski
Officer Dane O'Neil
Officer Trissey Padro
Officer Lonnie Radabaugh
Officer Katrina Ratcliff
Officer Cole Reinarz
Officer Benjamin Rohe
Officer Keelan Sarnecki
Officer Brandon Schwanky
Officer Justin Scott
Officer Kyler Smith
Officer Joseph Strother
Officer Phillip Tripp
Officer Charles Tucker (W/Valor)
Officer Dustin Turner
Officer James Turner
Officer Zach Vandervalk
Officer Zachary Woods
Officer Phillip Zuniga

MERITORIOUS UNIT
2018 Award Recipients

SUPPORT: REGION 3 DR'S
Sergeant Richard Ellsworth
Corporal Brian Robinson
Officer Andre Black
Officer Marie Bynum
Officer Justin Cummings
Officer Erica Danielle
Officer David Easley
Officer Kevin Kelly
Officer Jesse Mendoza
Officer Matthew Perritte

PATROL: G1100's
Sergeant Steven Willis
Officer Nate Canche
Officer Michael Castillo
Officer Gustave Gallenkamp
Officer Brian Huckaby
Officer Vanessa Jimenez
Officer Carlos Lopez
Officer Daniel McCameron
Officer Jose Rizo
Officer James Tomlinson
Officer Richard Weems

APD HOMICIDE
Commander Arthur Fortune
Lieutenant Jason Staniszewski
Sergeant Eric De Los Santos
Sergeant Tracy Gerrish
Detective John Brooks
Detective Paul Chavez
Detective Scott Donovan
Detective David Fugitt
Detective Angie Jones
Detective Richard Mabe
Detective Patrick O'Farrell
Detective Rolando Ramirez
Detective Roger Sanchez
Detective Nate Sexton
Officer Jorge Chavez
Crime Analyst Pamela Mazak

APD TACTICAL INTELLIGENCE
Sergeant John Sikoski
Detective Jonathan Riley
Officer Christopher Chandlar
Officer Marc McLeod
Officer Justin Miller
Officer Gordon Neils
Officer Mohammad Siddiqui
Officer Brian Spain
Officer Christopher Vanlandingham
Officer James Zapien

ARIC
Commander Brent Dupre
Lieutenant Matt Greer
Detective Karen Olson
Detective Chris Rybarski

SUPERIOR SERVICE
2018 Award Recipients

Lieutenant Kelly Davenport
Detective Larry Biegert
Corporal Christopher Carlisle
Corporal Chris Cato
Corporal John Claunch
Officer Enjole Armstrong
Officer Jason Borne (Resigned)
Officer Andrew Carroll
Officer Kimberly Clement
Officer Jason Cummins
Officer Erica Danielle
Officer Nicolas Draper
Officer Kyran Fitzgerald
Officer Chris Frierson
Officer James Gibbens
Officer Myles Groenloh
Officer Elizabeth Morris
Officer Rolan Rast
Officer Roman Santos
Officer Michelle Schmidt
Officer Alice Thomas

MERITORIOUS UNIT WITH VALOR
2018 Award Recipients
Commander Timothy Pruett
Lieutenant Courtney Renfro
Sergeant Jeff Dwyer
Detective Jesus Carrillo
Officer Robert Nunez
Officer John Beese
Officer James Collins
Officer Joshua Euhus
Officer George Ewing
Officer Caine Johnson
Officer Jeffrey Joseph
Officer Jay McCormick
Officer James Pearson
Officer Scott Rhoades
Officer Estanislao Rodriguez
Officer LaSandra Williams
Officer Troy Wiser

UNIT OF THE YEAR
2018 Award Recipients

SUPPORT: REGION IV DISTRICT REPS
Commander Jason Dusterhoft
Lieutenant Mike Summers
Sergeant Chris Hallas
Officer Jeffrey Binder
Officer Marcelino Gamboa
Officer Marlon Goodloe
Officer Philip Kelly
Officer Rose Perez
Officer Shawn Rougeou
Officer Aaron Townsend
Officer Joshua Visi
Officer Stephen Woytkewicz

PATROL: 1700'S
Corporal Joshua "Brock" Shows
Officer Joseph Gordon
Officer Myles Groenloh
Officer Francisco Jimenez
Officer Brandon Moxley
Officer Benjamin Rohe
Officer Ellis Schramm
Officer Brandon Stewart
Officer Lee Travis
Officer Andy Yu
Officer Yader Zelaya


AUSTIN COPS FOR CHARITIES
2018 Distinguished Leadership Awards

Distinguished Civic Leadership Awardees
Sergeant Todd Harrison
Detective Kenny Nash
Officer Justin Berry
Officer Albino Cadenas
Officer Susanna Sanchez

Community Partner Recognition Awardees
Drone Pilot Rescue
Helping Hand Home for Children

Youth Civic Leadership Awardee
APD Police Explorer Ila Singh

AUSTIN POLICE ASSOCIATION
2018 Distinguished Leadership Awardee

David L. Roche

 

 

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Members :
As President of the Austin Police Association, I am pleased to announce the APA Political Action Committee's endorsements for the Texas Third Court of Appeals. Each of these candidates sought out an endorsement from the APA and participated in a question and answer interview process with the APA’s PAC Committee prior to their selection.

Texas Third Court of Appeals:

Place 2 - Justice Cindy Olson Bourland (R) Incumbent

Place 3 - Justice Scott Field (R) Incumbent

Place 5 - Justice David Puyear (R) Incumbent

Place 6 - Judge Gisela Triana (D) open seat no incumbent

Thanks,
Ken Casaday, President
Austin Police Association

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Updates on APD Officer Tammy Barrett

 

Tammy Strong – 100% Proceeds Donated - 23.95

CLICK ON THE ABOVE IMAGE TO ORDER

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We received good news today that the doctors took Tammy's chest tube out and she's in good spirits! She is scheduled to be flown to Austin on Monday, August 13th and will be closer to home, family and friends!

Her fellow APD officers who traveled to El Paso to be with her took a video on their Iphones and wanted to share it with all of our APD family.

Please continue with your prayers for Tammy's recovery. She still has a long road to recovery and will need all of the support of her loving APD family and the Austin Community she has proudly served for the past 10 years.

Austin Cops for Charities is continuing their fundraising efforts for Tammy.

 
 
 
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GOFUND ME for APD Officer's Brother

 

Attention all APD Sworn and Non-Sworn:

APD Officer Chris Rivenbark’s brother was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in November of 2017. He is maxed out on the financial burden that this cancer has caused so the family has set up a GoFundMe account to help assist the family.

If you would like to make a donation please click here  and make a donation.

 
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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT:

 

As your Austin Police Association president, I have never been more proud of our Austin police officers. You have worked diligently and tirelessly in the past three weeks to locate the serial bomber who wreaked havoc on our city, while tormenting, injuring, and killing residents of Austin, Texas and surrounding counties. 

I would also like to express my deepest gratitude for the army of fellow law enforcement officers that assisted APD in these efforts. This includes officers and agents from the DPS, FBI, ATF, AFD, EMS, JTTF, Texas Rangers, US Postal Investigators, and other local law enforcement agencies. With their assistance, the serial bomber was identified and stopped in his tracks by APD Intel, S.W.A.T., and Bomb Squad.

I would also like to express the Austin Police Association’s condolences to the families who lost loved ones or who had family members or friends maimed by these acts of violence.  

Last but not least, I would like to thank Austin Police Chief Brian Manley for his unwavering leadership throughout this ordeal. It was an expression of his commitment to the safety of our community and to the safety of the men and women who help keep Austin safe. I will never use the term Interim Chief again because Brian has proven to me and the community that he truly deserves to be our Chief.

 

THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER DELIA GARZA
Today, council member Delia Garza provided much needed support of Chief Manley and the bargaining process. Please read the following letter Garza posted on the COA website today.

 

Council colleagues,

As our community begins to heal in what we all hope is the beginning of a calm in the last 3 weeks, I wanted to thank Chief Manley and the men and women of our public safety agencies – Austin Police Department, Austin-Travis County EMS, and the Austin Fire Department. Also to the ATF and FBI and Travis County for your help during this crisis. I know the investigation continues and there is much more work to do to ensure our community is in fact, safe from the terror we have felt in the last 3 weeks.

Our community has been through what is arguably the biggest public safety crisis we have experienced together as a community. While many watched the news safely from home, but on edge, the men and women of law enforcement ran to the bombs and explosions. 

I ask, in light of recent events, that we as a council put our full support behind two measures:

  1. Approve the appointment of Interim Chief Brian Manley as our permanent Chief (if/when the City Manager seeks this approval)
  2. Negotiate and APPROVE a contract with the Austin Police Association as quickly as possible. 

Months ago the council voted to send the police department to the table and because of a variety of forces we still do not have a contract with our police department but regardless, they have gotten up everyday and gone to work with the primary goal of protecting our community.

I ask my colleagues to stop slow playing council resolutions in an attempt to bring an appearance of support for our law enforcement. Weeks ago we had the opportunity to restore the pay that our officers lost because of the lack of a contract, and the motion I made to fully restore that pay was defeated. Item 47 on Thursday’s agenda is another example of this slow playing. It directs city staff to do what is already being done. As stated by Assistant Chief Gay yesterday, APD is in the process of doing everything Item 47 calls for. Furthermore, the negotiating resolution by resolution is an unnecessary obstacle to getting to a contract. We have forced our city staff to go council office by council office to gain support for any move our negotiating team makes. This is not how negotiating works for our public safety. We have made it entirely impossible to negotiate a contract efficiently. It is our City Manager’s job to negotiate the best contract for the city and then have council approve or reject it. I am ready now to approve the next contract our City Manager presents us with.

Finally, transparency and accountability; and ensuring we have a well-paid and fully staffed police department are not mutually exclusive. We must continue to work to ensure that we hold any bad officers accountable for any bad acts. But I know that the vast majority of the men and women of the Austin Police Department are amazing individuals. 

Again, thank you to all who worked tirelessly to bring our community to this beginning stage of healing. Let us never forget those we lost and those who were injured, but move forward together stronger and better. 

All my best,

Delia Garza

Council Member District 2
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Members,

I've inserted below a demand letter from CLEAT to the City of Austin. Everyone should know that it's our attorneys' opinions that the Office of the Police Monitor (OPM) may still exist, but they may neither participate in IA interviews nor have access to protected files of officers. This is specifically for cases that are assigned an IA number after December 29th, 2017. The monitor will continue to participate in interviews and have access to files from cases they were already participating in before the 29th of December.

We will file a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) if the city continues to let the OPM monitor new cases started after December 29th, 2017.

CLICK HERE to download the demand letter
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CONGRATULATIONS to the APD and APA 2017 Award Recipients

 
 
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  A THOUGHTFUL FEATURE-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY
Over the course of 2 years, a police officer turned first-time filmmaker and his wife traveled the United States and brought together experts and current/former law-enforcement officers in an effort to explore the highly secretive, often misunderstood, and socially taboo topic of what the officer experiences in the wake of an officer-involved shooting.
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Limited Edition Black Holy Bears Available at the APA Union Hall - now only $25 per bear!

 
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  C4C RTIC COOLERS available at the APA UNION HALL: $50
 
 
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CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO

AUSTIN -- In a press conference Tuesday, the Austin Police Association president cited staffing and training as issues that may have led to an officer fatally shooting 17-year-old David Joseph last week.

Flanked by police union advocates, the Austin Police Association President Ken Casaday said there has been a rush to judgment from Chief Art Acevedo about one of their own: senior patrol officer Geoffrey Freeman. Freeman shot and killed Joseph in a Northeast Austin neighborhood last week.

"It was absolutely inappropriate," Casaday said.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL STORY

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