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Dear: APA Members,
Thanks to all who supported our brothers and sisters in Denver today!
Bob Wesner and the entire APA Board of Directors
APA - Supports Denver PPA
The Aurora Police Association stands with our brothers and sisters of the Denver Police Department in wake of the damage done by unlawful protesters. We are also in unified support of the Denver Police Protective Association and FOP Lodge #41. Our neighboring police officers and law enforcement professionals have endured a great deal over the past few months. They have shown an enormous amount of restraint and professionalism in the midst of outrageous criminal behavior, verbal and sometimes physical attacks.
We standby all our brothers and sisters in law enforcement in disgust of Chief White’s decision to remain status quo when protestors violate the law for which we all are sworn to up hold. While we stand in harm’s way to protect the communities for which we serve, we do so with Dignity, Honor and Respect for all who have fallen before us and for all the people in our communities.
This outrageous display of hatred towards our fallen officers and our profession should not be dismissed by a policy or best practice. As law enforcement professionals we are all held to a high standard. When police management doesn’t maintain that same standard, leadership crumbles.
Bob Wesner, President APA
Letter From The President
Dear APA Members,
Welcome to the new year of 2015. Many thanks to our past president Mark Finnin, and all my fellow board members that carried the torch in 2014.
There are many things on the horizon for our membership. The how and why of what we do is always under fire, and recently our fellow officers have come under real fire in the field throughout the United States. I would like to thank each and every one of you for all your hard work. I'd also like to thank your families for bearing with this often times difficult career, lifestyle and work schedule. This very worthwhile profession can take its toll, and we appreciate the efforts.
We can look at some exciting things in 2015. The many challenges that face us include the newly selected Chief of Police and his new staff. Another is that the board will try to reach out more to you for advice and concerns that are raised from the work you do. New police radios, vehicles, shift hours, and the overall working environment continue to be topics for future discussions.
The independent auditor will present the APA’s finances at the next General Membership meeting. This is a meeting I encourage all members to attend and ask any questions you might have of the board or the auditor. All Board meetings are open to all members to attend and in order to make this more convenient for you; we will attempt to have one board meeting at the District stations per month. Collecting fare share from our departed and absent sisters and brothers will also be a task later in the year.
My goal as APA president this year is to be responsive, caring, and make sure our membership is taken care of. The goal of all of us should be to put safety first, and protect one another. I plan to keep these goals in mind as we move forward through 2015.
Thanks for letting me steal some of your time today, and let me know if you have any questions or comments. Remember, should you have any other immediate issues, my phone number is listed below. I believe that we can work through anything together with the proper plan in place.
Here's to a fabulous 2015, let's take the ride together.
Bob Wesner (303-885-1491)
President, Aurora Police Association