Nebraska Law Enforcement
Police Officers' Association of Nebraska 
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Police Officers' Association of Nebraska





JULY 15, 2010



MEMBERS PRESENT: Jeff Elliott, Kim Christensen, Andy Backman, Don Dreyer, Andrea Towler, Ed Burmood, Ike Brown, Kurt Bottorff, Bruce Felty and Bill Larsen.


MEMBERS ABSENT: Jim Peschong and Doug Provance.


1 st Vice President Elliot called the meeting to order at 1200 hours.


MINUTES: Minutes from the April 22, 2010 Board meeting were presented. Kurt Bottorff made a motion to approve. Andrea Towler provided a second. Motion was approved by voice vote.


TREASURER'S REPORT: Treasurer's report was presented. Kurt Bottorff made a motion to accept the report. Andy Backman provided a second. Motion was approved by voice vote.



•  Nebraska Conservation Officer's Association—Requested opposition to lifting ban on alcohol in State Parks. Ed Burmood made a motion to send a letter to Gov. Heineman opposing lifting the ban on alcohol in State Parks. Andrea Towler provided a second. Motion was approved by voice vote.

•  Letter from NSP regarding Cold Case Playing Cards—it was unclear as to what they were requesting.

•  Blake and Associates~sent a letter regarding a training session entitled “Private Investigation—Success or Failure as a Business”. The information was going to be posted on our website.



•  Legislative: Jeff Elliott. Nothing new.

•  State Fair: Kim Christensen. Information has been very vague from the Fair Board. Time is getting very late to even have a presence at this year's Fair. Discussion resulted in decision to evaluate the Fair this year and explore possibilities next year.

•  Membership: Kim Christensen. Discussion occurred regarding Social Networking sites.

•  Pay Pal: Bill Larsen. Nothing new as of this time.

•  Conference: Jim Peschong was not present. Planning process is almost complete.

•  Retirement: Jim/Jeff Elliott. Discussion occurred regarding a meet and greet with State Senators.

•  Crime Commission: Jeff Elliott. Mike Behm requested three names from POAN for the Governor to select a member of a Racial Profiling Committee. Ike Brown, Andrea Towler and Kurt Bottorff will be submitted.

•  Awards: Kim Christensen. Nominations have been received. Awards Committee will be selecting winners.

•  Essay Contest: Andrea Towler. Nothing new. Discussion occurred regarding current method of paying out the awards.



•  LB426: Bill is Dead.

•  Telemarketing Contract: Jeff Elliott presented information from President Peschong. Will be discussed at the next meeting.

•  Cell Phone: Motion by Ike Brown to get a new phone within the current plan. Kurt Bottorff provided a second. Motion was approved by voice vote.

•  Laptop: Ed Burmood will look into options and check with Michelle for what will be needed.



•  Standing Rules: information was presented by Bruce Felty regarding some standing rules: Scholarships; Political Candidate Endorsements; Quarterly Board Meetings and E-mail or other electronic mail. These items will be revisited at the next Board Meeting.

•  POAN Handbook: Revisions are being completed by Rob Caples and should be ready by the Conference.

•  Dues: Discussion resulted with leaving them at $10.00.

•  Bruce Felty reported that Bob Clark, former Secretary/Treasurer passed away on July 10, 2010.


1 st Vice President Jeff Elliott asked for any other new business, or anything else for the good of the order. Nothing else was presented.


Bruce Felty made a motion to adjourn. Ed Burmood provided a second. Motion was approved by voice vote.


Meeting was adjourned at 1400 hours.

Respectfully submitted,

William H. Larsen