December 10, 2016 Meeting Minutes

Parole Agent Association of California Meeting

NORTHERN REGION, COURTYARD SACRAMENTO CAL EXPO

DECEMBER 10, 2016 (0900-1400)

 

  1. CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL: Meeting called to order at 0910 hours by President John Bostick.

Roll Call:

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT

EXCUSED YES / NO

MEMBERS/

GUEST LIST

PRESIDENT:  JOHN BOSTICK (SEE ATTACHED)
VICE PRESIDENT:  DELIA REESE
SOUTHERN REGION: MESHAL KASHIFALGHITA (N)
SOUTHERN REGION:  MARK JOSEPH
SOUTHERN REGION:  JACK HOOD
SOUTHERN REGION: JORGE ROBLES (N)
NORTHERN REGION: JOHN BATTLE (Y)
NORTHERN REGION: FERNANDO CISNEROS
NORTHERN REGION: ANA ALEXANDER (Y)
TREASURER:  ROCHELLE PENDLETON
SECRETARY:  TIFANI LADUKE
CCPOA REPRESENTATIVE:  NICOLE CLAVO

 

2.  COMMUNICATIONS:

  •  PAAC election results were revealed.  Kashifalghita was elected PAAC President and Delia Reese Vice President.  President Bostick thanked the Board and previous PAAC Presidents Melinda Silva and Ondre Henry for their help and assistance over the past years.  Newly elected Northern Rep. Dalilia Stewart was present at the meeting.
  • Deputy Director Jeff Green was invited to the meeting but had a previous engagement.
  • Correctional Peace Officer’s Foundation (Charlie Bennett) was present and spoke during the meeting.
  1. REPORT FROM COMMITTEES: 
  •  Firearms Committee (Jack Hood):  No major policy changes over the last six months as current director is leaving.  Approval of the Glock and vest policy changes still on hold.  If new weapons are approved there will be a full transition class.  Agent should wait for new policy to come out before they buy personal weapons to use on duty.  There are ongoing discussions in regard to modifications to the firearm that will be allowed.  May have a better idea in January as to where the Division will move regarding approved weapon.  The current director was moving in a direction to eliminate .40 calibers and approve 9 mm. only.  PAAC has asked that no policies be changed/implemented due to anticipated change in director.
  •  Legal Defense Committee (Bostick, Reese, Hood):  No new cases presented since last meeting.  There are ongoing issues with misuse of state vehicle and 65-mile rule from home to office.

 

  1. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
  • Cell phones:  All agents will be assigned cell phones and radios will likely be phased out.  Phones will be part of mandatory equipment and must turned on and accessible while on duty.  Phones will be outfitted with emergency signals for safety purposes.  Otter cases will be provided and policy will dictate how stolen/damaged phones will be replaced/reimbursed.  Phones should not be used to take pictures.  Agents will not be able to disconnect or disable location services.  GPS will be first to be assigned phone with the entire division on schedule to have them by next Spring.  Mobile applications still be created and ability for remote access which takes time and money.  Face sheet and ROS capability is currently functional. 
  •  3 Years to Excellence:  DAPO will continue on current path of programming and rehabilitation.  The state has determined the utilizing programs is more cost efficient than custody.  Accreditation is also a priority and ongoing training and education will be recommended and provided to keep the division up to date and more viable with current supervision practices.
  •  Overtime/Waiver of Specs:  Agents working in remote areas, who are above the 53:1 case count or the GPS matrix, overtime and/or waiver and modification of specs should be discussed on an ongoing basis with the unit supervisor.  If agents are spending greater amounts of time transporting parolees to programs and coordinating program placements, overtime should be requested if appropriate.
  •  DAPO is undergoing leadership changes and there are many upper management vacancies. Vacancies and out of class assignments will continue to exist until new director is appointed and has time to acclimate to the position.  A nationwide search for director was conducted.
  • PART moves were done again but PAAC had to force management’s hand.  About 15 moves were made in the south and 10-15 in the north.  About half of the people who requested a move via PART received a move.  PART moves should be made before positions are offered to new hires.  Next academy is late February so PART should happen again in January.

 

  1. NEW BUSINESS:  NONE. 

 

  1. REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE REPORTS:

On a roster.  Los Angeles County was getting a lot of cases directly transferred to them for program participation.

 

  1. GOOD OF ASSOCIATION: 

 

  •  Melinda Silva brought the issue that agents that go out on Worker’s Compensation for “Stress,” are receiving a letter from the department stating they are not “mentally fit” to carry a firearm.  Even if they return to work, the letter is still on file. 

 

  •  Current PAAC Board members were thanked for their services as representative. 

 

 

  1. ADJOURNMENT: 

 Joseph made a motion to adjourn. The motion was 2nd by Hood.  The motion passed by a unanimous vote.  The meeting was concluded at 1232 hours.

 

 

 

New Parole Chapter 2017

List of newly elected President, Vice President and Board Members.

Chapter President:

Meshal Kashifalghita

Vice President:

Delia Reese

Board – North Reg:

John Battle

Fernando Cisneros

Delilia Stewart

Carmen Alexander

Board – South Reg:

Martin Aguirre

John Bostick

Bernard Miller

Jorge Robles