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2016 POPAI Elections – Reminder

Reminder: Time is running short for POPAI’s 2016 Annual Elections.

Up for election in 2016:

  • President
  • Secretary
  • District 2
  • District 4
  • District 6
  • District 8

POPAI Vice President Adam McQueen is serving as the Election Committee Chair.


The Intent to Run form must be sent to Adam by July 8th (postmarked, emailed or faxed).  By August 8th, Adam will send out the election slate to the POPAI membership.

The election will be held during the POPAI Annual Meeting Thursday September 8, 2016 at the French Lick Springs Hotel.

Watch the POPAI web site for more details.  Questions?  Contact Adam @ (765) 973-9279 or


We hope to see you all at the 2016 POPAI Annual Meeting in French Lick.

Justice Reinvestment Advisory Council – June 20, 2016 Update

on June 20, 2016 by Linda Brady, POPAI President

POPAI Members:

POPAI is a voting member of the statutorily created Justice Reinvestment Advisory Council (JRAC). I serve as our representative on JRAC.

JRAC met on June 20, 2016.  All of the meeting materials and Minutes have been posted in POPAI’s Members Only area of the website.

The next JRAC meeting is scheduled for Tuesday August 2, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the Indiana Judicial Center.

JRAC meetings are open to the public.




Suspicious indicators can help foil terrorists before they strike

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Force Science Institute Ltd, News on 06/21/2016

Suspicious indicators can help foil terrorists before they strike

“Response is the traditional role of law enforcement, but protecting your community from terrorist attack requires a different strategy. Being prepared to respond is very different from being proactive. If you have to respond to a terrorist event, that’s a failure.

With those challenging observations, Michael Rozin, an internationally recognized expert on counterterrorism, recently kicked off a daylong police seminar in the Chicago area on the detection and interception of terrorist plots.

His presentation was built around a system developed from Israeli experience called SIRA: Suspicious Indicators Recognition & Assessment. Specifically, it’s how you evaluate people, objects, and vehicles for potential terrorist cues so you can prevent an intended attack, rather than responding to a scene after horrific damage has already materialized.

Rozin, who heads a security consulting firm headquartered in Minneapolis, has a background in defense special ops and facility protection for the government of Israel, a masters degree in security technology from the University of Minnesota, and critical practical experience in the US that includes security responsibility for a highly appealing terrorist target, the country’s largest shopping mall.

In Chicago, his core law enforcement program, sponsored by the Dept. of Homeland Security, the FBI, and the Terrorism Liaison Officer Committee, was augmented with separate presentations adapted for shopping malls, hotels, and entertainment venues.

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Making an Impact with Justice in Mind

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The Indiana Lawyer on June 15, 2016 by Marilyn Odendahl

Perseverance paid off for a group that is teaching children there are better ways to resolve their disputes than by clenching their fist and throwing a punch.

The Peace Learning Center, a nonprofit focused on conflict resolution, is the 2015 recipient of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation Impact Fund Grant. Since 2011, the grant program has provided $35,000 to one nonprofit annually in the Indianapolis area. Past recipients include Reach for Youth Teen Court, Indiana Legal Services’ Military Assistance Project and the Joseph Maley Foundation.

Members of the bar foundation each year review 15 to 30 applications. Then they invite six to eight organizations to make presentations, showing how the grant money will be used. From there, the members discuss and debate until the pool of potential recipients is narrowed to two. Bar foundation fellows then make the final selection.

Twice before, the Peace Learning Center had made it to the final round and both times came in second. Each time, the bar foundation encouraged the group to try again. When the group put together a proposal that had a strong justice component, Tim Nation, executive director of the Peace Learning Center, said he was confident the third time would be the charm.

Broyles Kight & Ricafort P.C. attorney Melanie Reichert, past chair of the impact grant committee, knows the grants are doing what they are designed to do when she watches a program go from concept to reality. She continues to be amazed as an idea is crafted into a proposal, presented to the bar foundation and then, with the grant, becomes an actual project that involves participants, professionals and volunteers.

A key criterion for the grant is it must be seed money either helping to launch a brand new endeavor or expand an existing initiative. The project must be sustainable so that after the funds are exhausted, the program will continue.

Just as importantly, the new or expanded program must include an opportunity for lawyers to volunteer. The bar foundation is looking for projects that are related to the law and raise public awareness of the legal profession, said Andrew L. Campbell, president of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation and partner at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP. As part of that, lawyers should be able to be actively involved.

“We want to show the community the good things that lawyers do,” he said. “It would be easy for us to raise money, give it to an organization, pat ourselves on the back and feel good about ourselves. That’s not sufficient in our minds. We want lawyers involved and making an impact in the community.”
Peace Learning

With the Impact Grant, the Peace Learning Center will be expanding two school-based One Indy programs designed to show children how their bad behavior affects others and how they can iron out their differences with friends and family without fighting. The funds are helping the peer mediation and restorative justice initiatives be placed in more elementary schools in high-crime neighborhoods in Indianapolis. Continue reading →

2017 PO Minimum Salary Schedule CORRECTED

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Indiana Judicial Center on June 15, 2016


It has come to the attention of the Judicial Center that there is a typographical error on the 2017 Minimum Salary Schedule for Probation Officers.  The salary amount for 10-14 years of experience was originally listed as $50,355, but the correct amount is $50,335 (a difference of $20).  This correction has been made to the salary schedule, so please let your county councils know of the correction for budget purposes.

PO salary schedule 2017 REVISED