September, 2018

POPAI Board Meeting Minutes for 9/7/2018


  • Adam McQueen, President
  • Troy Hatfield, Vice-President
  • C.J. Miller, Treasurer
  • Cherie Wood, Secretary
  • Robert Schuster, District 1 Rep
  • Heather Malone, District 2 Rep
  • Sarah Lochner, District 3 Rep
  • Lakisha Fisher, District 4 Rep
  • Melanie Pitstick, District 5 Rep
  • Andria Geigle, District 6 Rep
  • Michael Coriell, District 7 Rep
  • Susan Rice, Training Coordinator
  • Kory George, JDAI Representative
  • Linda Brady, Past President

Secretary's Report

Adam asked if everyone had an opportunity to review the August Secretary’s Report. Sarah moved to accept the August Secretary’s Report. Michael seconded. All were in favor. Motion carried.

Treasurer's Report

C.J. had emailed The Board the August Treasurer’s Report. As of August 30, 2018 the balance in checking was $75,922.97 and in savings $17,056.25. Cherie motioned to accept the Treasure’s Report. Troy seconded. All were in favor. Motion carried.


Susan stated we currently have 972 members (898 POs, 20 Corporate, 54 Other).


The new CPO Orientation will be on October 24 at the IOCS. Susan will send additional details. The 2019 POPAI Fall Conference will be September 4-5-6. The 2019 IOCS Conference will be August 6-7-8. The POPAI Management Institute will be April 11-12.

We discussed comments, suggestions, raffle ticket options, activities, lunch options and topics for the future conference. Susan will contact the resort and inquire about food options that we discussed. It was suggested that we offer a session and/or track at the management institute for the pretrial program that is to start in 2020.

Due to the IOCS and the POPAI Conference being a month apart, we discussed offering and advertising, a minimum amount of alcohol and drug sessions to be offered at our fall conference.

Susan discussed a visit to Belterra and will let the board members know how many we can send.

Chief's Executive Committee

We met today and after much discussion, formed a list of topics that we feel need to be addressed. Greg will submit the list to Adam for discussion at the October board meeting.

Juvenile Delinquency Alternative Initiative (JDAI) Update

Kory stated there is one more county who will soon be joining. Kory is on the executive committee so he asked to please let him know if there are any concerns/questions. He will advise the board of the JDAI Conference dates and stated he should know those soon.

He explained that four counties collaborated on a new approach for conditions of confinement and it was approved. Marion and Owen County will also be partnering to use the same detention center.

Probation Officer Advisory Board Update

The next meeting is October 9.


The elections results are: Adam McQueen (president), Cherie Wood (secretary), Heather Malone (district 2), Lakisha Fisher (district 4), Andria Geigle (district 6) and Mignon Ware (district 8).

Awards and Recognition

Bob suggested a month before the application deadline, the POPAI website state a reminder about the awards. We discussed potential incentives for the recipients and different options for the POPAI scholarship. We tabled this for the October meeting.

Justice Reinvestment Advisory Council (JRAC)

Troy discussed the JRAC Report. It appears we need to collect better data, across the state. Between 2015-2017, the new misdemeanor offenses continued to be approximately 45,000. During that same period, the new felony offenses increased from 35,000 to 42,000. The felony caseloads are increasing, but we need to provide better data. Data to show the 1006 funds are being used to produce good outcomes. The next meeting is September 17.

The DMHA budget has not been announced. The next criminal code meeting will be about human trafficking.


No report.


Karen provided the full report at the POPAI Annual Meeting on 9-6. She is also working on different ways to link the job postings to other social media sites.

Old Business


Those on the committee and whomever wants to join, will stay after the October board meeting to discuss.

Workload Measures:

Troy and Sara are working on this and will continue to keep us updated.

Juvenile Defense Strategic Planning Committee:

Lakisha stated at the last meeting they discussed target issues, strategies and identified support/barriers in the juvenile defense system. The next meeting is in 3 months and she will keep us updated.

New Business

One county is trying to calculate the cost of daily supervision for a defendant on probation. No one at the table had that information, but suggested to look online.

Per one of the discussions, POPAI will work on preparing a list of basic training for all new probation officers.

Cherie asked about the 3 reports the secretary files and she will discuss with Karen and Susan Bentley.

We again discussed an endowment scholarship and after receiving additional information about the cost to such, it was concluded it was not financially feasible.

Next Meeting Next meeting will be at the Marion County South Office on Wednesday, October 10 @ 10:30 EDT. Michael motioned to adjourn. Melanie seconded. All were in favor, motion carried.

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