About Us

In the waning months of 1951, a small but ambitious group of Deputy Sheriffs, County Marshals and District Attorney Investigators banded together to protect their jobs, their ideals and their future.

Today, we preserve the same bond which formed the Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association 60 years ago. The integrity behind PPOA's inception remains the greatest asset of our Association, now more than 8,500 members strong.
 
PPOA proudly represents Los Angeles County employees of the:

  • Sheriff's
  • Department of the Coroner
  • District Attorney's Office 



PPOA Mission Statement


The Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association is committed to continuing a "Tradition of Success" in serving a satisfied membership through an effective and expanding professional association. We are a proactive and imaginative organization working in union with employers and other professional groups for necessary changes in policies, laws and legislation that are conducive to the well being of our members. We will promote the professional interests of our members and the law enforcement community by protecting and enhancing their individual and collective rights.




PPOA By-Laws





PPOA Affiliations

Southern California Alliance of Law Enforcement (SCALE)

California Coalition of Law Enforcement Associations (CCLEA)

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

Los Angeles County Organizations of Police and Sheriffs (LACOPS)

Public Employees Staff Organization (PESO)

Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)

National Conference of Public Employee Retirement Systems

California Peace Officer Memorial Foundation




PPOA Staff

Paul K. Roller Executive Director
Clare Franco Administrative Assistant
Marty Kullman Field Rep
Teresa Machado Labor Representative
Violet Perez Administrative Assistant
Norma Perez-Gomez Administrative Assistant
Shannon Schreck Receptionist
Kevin F. Thompson Intake Representative
Greg Torres Public Relations Coordinator
Mark Vidal Media Assistant
Maricela Rios-Villegas Sr. Administrative Assistant
Jim Vogts Legislative Representative
Ms. Wallace Sr. Labor Representative





PPOA Board of Directors

Lieutenant Brian Moriguchi (Unit 612) President
22 years of County service. Assignments include custody, patrol, detectives and administrative positions. Currently assigned to Field Operations Support Services with the responsibility of creating department policies and reviewing new technologies for patrol personnel. Serves as Chairman of PPOA’s Annual Peace Officer Memorial Golf Tournament. Joined the PPOA Board of Directors in 2005 and was elected President in 2008.
Deputy Jim Cronin (Unit 611) Vice President
21 years of County service. Joined L.A. County Marshal’s Office in 1987, merged with Sheriff’s Department in 1994. Assignments include CCH, CAC, and courthouses in Huntington Park, Downey, East L.A. and Norwalk. Served 15 years in Levy Unit. Served on PPOA Board 1993-1994 and from 2003 to present. Also serves as Vice President of the Fraternal Order of Police, L.A. County Lodge 1.
Law Enforcement Tech. Jim Blankenship, (Unit 621) Secretary
More than 18 years of County service. Assignments included Crescenta Valley Station, Altadena Station and Santa Clarita Station. Responsible for LASD training and development for 911/Desk Operations. Also serves on the LASD Uniform and Equipment Committee. Joined PPOA Board of Directors in 1998 and is currently Chairman of the Unit 621 Negotiations Committee.

Lieutenant Rogelio Maldonado (Unit 612) Treasurer
20 years of County service. Joined L. A. County Sheriff's Department in 1989 and transferred to the District Attorney's Office in 1994. Currently assigned to the Administration/Training Division, with past assignments in the Criminal and Fraud/Corruption Divisions. Joined PPOA Board of Directors in 2009. Serve as Chairperson of the By-Laws Committee and as a member of the Delegate and Legislative Committees.

Security Officer Jody Clounch (Unit 621)
13 years of County service as a Security Officer. Have been assigned to the Community College Bureau at Pierce College since 2001. Served on merging team from College Police to Sheriff's Department. Elected to the PPOA board in 2013. Proud mother of three (including two Marines), grandmother and wife. 

Sergeant Noe Garcia (Unit 612)
22 years of County service. Past assignments include CRDF, Century Station, MCJ, and Compton Station.  Was Detective at Century Station before promoting to Sergeant.  Currently assigned to ICIB. Elected to PPOA board of directors in 2012.

Custody Assistant Danya Hazen (Unit 621)
Currently assigned to Inmate Reception Center. Full bio to come...
Nine years of Los Angeles County service. Currently assigned to the Forensic Biology Section where duties include crime scene investigations and DNA analysis.  Joined the PPOA Board of Directors in 2013.  
Commander Ray Leyva (bio to come)
Sergeant Roberto Medrano (Unit 16)

17 years of County service. Past assignments include Mens Central Jail, Century station, Lennox station, and Industry station. Proudly served as a field training officer and detective at Century Station.  Prior to promotion, he was assigned to the Executive Planning Council and served as a field sergeant at South Los Angeles Station. Currently, he is assigned to the Internal Criminal Investigation Bureau. He also serves as a Public Safety Commissioner and is the co-founder of a local community service organization.

Art Reddy  (LASD Ret.)
33 years of County service. Retired in 1995 as a Sergeant. Assignments included Wayside Honor Ranch, Inmate Reception Center, Detective Division, East L.A. Station, and Santa Clarita Station. Served as PPOA President for five years and as Vice President of the International Union of Police Associations (IUPA) for 10 year . Also serves on the State Board of Directors of the California Peace Officer Memorial Foundation. Currently Chairman of PPOA’s Legislative Committee.

 

Lieutenant Tab Rhodes (Unit 612)

(Bio to come...)