The Maine Chiefs of Police Association Annual Memorial Service will be held on Thursday May 16, 2019, at 11 AM, at the memorial site in Augusta.
This year, the name of Cpl. Eugene P. Cole from the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office, who died in the line of duty on April 25, 2018, will be added to the Memorial. The service will honor Cpl. Cole and those fallen officers from the State of Maine and nationally who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Governor Mills has been invited to be the keynote speaker.
All police departments are asked to send representatives to the service.
Maine Association of Police Office, 753 Broadway South Portland
The Tentative Agenda for this meeting is as follows:
Annual Financial Report 2018: Offered by the executive director and secretary treasurer.
Legal Update: Report on legal work on behalf of membership.
Business Report: Report out on MAP operations. Report out on 2019 MAP Awards Banquet.
Discussion/Vote: 2019 MAP National Police Memorial Week Trip Sponsorship
Legislative Update: Discussion on current matters affecting MAP Members
Election of Board of Directors Officers: (Current positions expiring March 2019)
President (Currently held by Kevin Riordan, Old Orchard Beach PD)
First Vice President (Currently held by Chris Todd, South Portland PD)
Secretary Treasurer (Currently held by Jason Burke, Windham PD)
Nominations for executive board positions will be accepted from the floor on the day of the meeting. Members interested in running for an open position must participate at this meeting to accept nominations and engage in the voting process. Distance participation will NOT be available for this meeting.
Each position is for a two-year term with the member agreeing to commit to attending all meetings of the executive and full boards. If any member has questions about, or an interest in, an executive board position, they can the contact the MAP Office at 767-2558. The description for the expiring positions are listed below.
From the MAP State Bylaws, Effective 01-01-2017
Article VII: Board of Directors
The Officers shall be nominated and elected by the Local Unit Members. The Board of Directors (“Board”) shall consist of the President, four (4) Vice-Presidents (first, second, third and fourth), and the Secretary/Treasurer, all of who shall serve for two (2) year terms. The President, the first Vice-President, and Secretary/Treasurer will be elected in even numbered years; the remaining Vice- Presidents shall be elected in odd numbered years. In the event of a tie vote in an election, other than for President, the President shall determine whom among the candidates will serve the term. The Board members shall receive a stipend as set by the Local Unit Members. The Board will govern the conduct of the affairs of MAP except as expressly reserved to the Local Unit Members as provided herein or under law.
The term of office for these positions shall be served in its entirety, absent resignation, or removal pursuant to this Article. At the discretion of the Board, absence from six (6) Board meetings during a one-year period will be deemed hereunder to be a resignation by that officeholder. Upon resignation, the vacancy shall be filled at a special meeting of the Local Unit Members. The Board will appoint members of all committees including but not limited to the Appeals Committee.
MAP Board of Directors Position Descriptions: Duties and Responsibilities
ARTICLE VIII: DUTIES OF PRESIDENT
The President shall preside over the Board of Directors and in his absence a Vice President appointed by the President. The President will be authorized to spend up to one thousand dollars ($1000.00) for emergency expenditures.
The President shall be the chief executive officer of MAP in all matters. By his or her position, the President will sit as a voting member on all committees (except the Appeals Committee)
ARTICLE IX: DUTIES OF VICE-PRESIDENTS
In the absence of the President, he or she may appoint a Vice-President to preside at meetings. The Vice-Presidents shall perform their duties as direct representatives to Local Unit Members assigned by the Board and as otherwise authorized herein or by the Board or the President.
Article X: Duties of Secretary Treasurer
The Secretary/Treasurer shall be responsible for keeping minutes of the meetings of
the Board of Directors. The Secretary/Treasurer will oversee and assist the Executive Director in the management of the financial and communications affairs of MAP, including but not limited to; collection of dues from local Unit Members, oversight of the MAP Website and Social Media platforms, and any special tasks as needed to keep the membership informed of MAP services and administration.
The Secretary/Treasurer shall regularly report to the Board of Directors the financial status of the Association as well as an annual report to the Local Unit Members at its annual meeting.
Any Business Brought forth by the Board. Lunch Follows Meeting at Easy Day Restaurant