Calendar | Members Area | Roll Call (updated March 29, 2016)
Welcome to the
St. Paul Police Retirement Association!
Members: Again this year the organization has reserved tables at the 2016 Retirement Dinner. If you are interested in attending the dinner and are a member in good standing, contact Larry LaBathe before May 9, 2016 to reserve your spot at one of our tables!
Reminder: Dues for 2016 are $20.00 for retirees and $10.00 for survivors.
If you have not paid your 2016 dues, send to SPPRA, PO Box 7398, St Paul, MN 55107.
The new updated member directory should start being mailed out after May 1, 2016.
The April SPPRA Newsletter is now available in the Members area
Event Honoring Retired Commander Deborah Montgomery
On Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 3:00 pm there will be a special ceremony to honor retired SPPD Commander Deborah Montgomery. Her "rookie" portrait will be installed at the Western District's community room, 389 North Hamline Avenue. We will have a cake and coffee reception after a short program presided by Chief Tom Smith.
On September 8, 1975 Deborah L. Montgomery became the first female police officer recruited, hired and trained in the Saint Paul Police Department through the traditional police academy process. She succeeded in performing the uniformed patrol functions of her male counterparts and set the precedent for women seeking police officer careers in the agency. She retired in 2003 after 28 years of service to the department and the City of Saint Paul.
Everyone is invited to attend.
54th Annual Saint Paul Police Retirement Dinner
You are cordially invited to attend the 54th Annual Saint Paul Police Retirement Dinner. This event will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at a dinner at the Prom Center, 484 Inwood Avenue, Oakdale, MN 55128. Social hour with cash bar starts at 6:00 p.m., dinner at 7:00 p.m. with the awards portion beginning at 8:15 p.m.
Retired Officers Firearm Carry Permit
Qualification shoots will be held on Thursday, June 16 (now full) and Wednesday, July 13.
Sign up through the Training Unit at 651-266-5555.
(More details here)
2016 SPPD Golf League
That time of year again to sign up for the 2016 St. Paul Police Wednesday Golf League at Manitou Ridge Golf Course, 3200 McKnight Rd., White Bear Lake, MN. Although the league started as a police league it has developed into a combination police, and non police league. Everyone is welcome.
(More details here)
Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association
Peace Officer Memorial Service — May 15, 2015
The International Police Association-US Section is having an unprecedented membership joining opportunity.
New, first time members are free for 2015 BUT they have to sign up on line. That special runs until end of Sept. (Paying dues in Oct pays for the following year) Life Member special runs to the end of March. The Life Membership is basically half price, Cops love FREE, let alone half price. All this info is on the web when you sign up. You have to use the PROMO codes, which are also on the web for all to see.
As to whom you are and the masses that you represent and for those whom look up to you, I hope that you take advantage of the half price Life Membership. You have many good Cop years ahead of you. This membership will lay the foundation for an incredible career & open doors in retirement.
THOSE WHO GAVE THE ULITIMATE SACRIFICE
The Saint Paul Police Historical Society has created a Wall of Honor. The Wall of Honor is to a memorial that will stand the test of time in honoring our fallen officers in a manner in which they truly deserve. It is also extremely important that survivors, family members, friends, fellow officers, and all visitors have access to the wall. The chosen location site at the entrance of the Saint Paul Police Headquarters will provide total access 24/7, 365 to everyone. The Wall of Honor is located just inside the front doors of Headquarters at 367 Grove Street on the horizontal wall above the dropped ceiling.
There is a bronze plaque for each officer who has made the ultimate sacrifice, flanked by wooden panel relief carvings. These carvings were created by Clifford E. Letty (1937-2009); and aptly named “Those Who Gave The Ultimate Sacrifice.” Letty is also the artist of a twelve foot long relief panel named Public Safety Memorial In Art, that hangs in the Saint Paul Police Headquarters.
One of the most interesting and unique parts of the memorial design is the old world Celtic wall mounted solid oak lectern. An oversized “great book” cast in bronze rests in an opened position atop the lectern. The book houses an interactive I-pad providing history of each of the officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. This will enhance the personal experiences of all who visit the wall.
The design of the Wall of Honor was more than an year in the making and is conceived by the same core group of individuals who were instrumental in other department projects such as the Millennium History Book, the 1999 Police Department State Capital Photo Shoot, the Millennium Time Capsule, the Police Federation Memorial Bell, and the Maplewood Sergeant Bergeron 30 Ton Memorial Rock.
We are proud of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice,
and wish to honor each and every one of them in a very public way.
If you are now looking for training for your current job,
please check out the Saint Paul Police Professional Development Institute.
(Retirees — If you can't get into the Members section, try using the username from the newsletter, but don't capitalize the first letter. The username and password should all be LOWER CASE CHARACTERS. Also, the username is the word in the newsletter, not your name. If you need the password, e-mail Jim Arend and identify yourself.)
Many of us have spent three or more decades in the profession and have had the honor and pleasure of serving with outstanding men and women. In fact, if you ask most retirees what they miss most about the job they'll tell you it's the people they worked with. The Association helps to keep us together and informed on the issues that directly affect us. (Read this about retirement)
We hope to use this web site to also help keep us together. After retirement, many of us scattered across the country, making it difficult to know how everyone is doing. Send in something about yourself and we'll post it in Roll Call, in the Members Area, where only members are allowed. To send in your information or to get the members' password, e-mail Jim Arend, the webmaster.
Help everyone to stay in touch by submitting your e-mail address to this web site. We'll post it in the members area.
Some of our goals:
- To create a feeling of brotherhood and affection among its members.
- To perpetuate the memory of deceased members and the services they performed.
- To visit the sick.
- To attend the funerals of deceased members.
- To preserve the benefits and to secure equal rights for all Association members.
Our business meetings are held in January, April, July and October. Occasionally special meetings are held and a meeting notice is sent to every member. We have casual dinners at Mancini's every month, which are strictly social.
Membership dues are only $20.00 a year ($10.00 for survivors). If you qualify and wish to become a member, make your check payable to the St. Paul Police Retirement Association in the amount of $20.00, sign it and mail it to:
St. Paul Police Retirement Association
P.O. Box 7398
St. Paul, MN. 55107-0398
Your dues enable us to:
- Print and mail the newsletter
- Give a $75.00 memorial for deceased members
- Pay hall rental for our meetings
- Pay for our picnic permit
Have you checked out the Saint Paul Police Historical Society's web site yet?
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