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Click here to watch candidate interview (part 1) with Sheriff Jim McDonnell Topics include: accomplishments, recruitment task force, CA/SSO promotions, department executives, Brady list, CCW Click here to watch candidate interview (part 2) with Sheriff Jim McDonnell Topics include: experience, discipline, body cameras, civilian oversight, budget, recruitment, morale, AB 931 Click here to watch candidate interview (part […] Read More
When you shop, Amazon gives. In fact, Amazon will donate .5% of the proceeds of your purchases to the Star & Shield Foundation. These funds from Amazon Smile help the foundation support families of fallen officers and those truly in need. This is a simple way to contribute to a worthy cause every time you […] Read More
There is so much going on right now, I don’t know where to begin: controversial sheriff election, contract negotiations, fringe benefit negotiations, Flores litigation, impact of the Janus court decision, attacks on police officers, anti-police legislation and so on. These are troubled times for law enforcement. We have two choices: 1. roll over and accept […] Read More
For many years, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has struggled with… Read More
Memorial services for Ventura County Sheriff's Sergeant Ron Helus:
Thursday, November 15th @ 12 p.m.
Calvary Chapel Community Church
5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village
The service will be followed by a procession to the graveside service at Pierce Brothers Valley Mortuary & Cemetery.
Today, the NFL announced that next week's Monday night football game has been moved from Mexico City to the LA Coliseum due to poor field conditions at Estadio Azteca. The Rams then pledged to provide "thousands of complimentary tickets to first responders who are bravely protecting the greater Los Angeles community, as well as people who have been impacted by our community's recent tragedies." A classy move from the home team — thank you Los Angeles Rams.
The Rams are treating first responders and those impacted by recent tragedies in the community to free tickets on Monday night.
L.A. County PPOA shared a link.
*Time* – Around 2250 *Location* – Canoga & Burbank *Handling Agencies* – LASD, LAPD VTD, LAFD Around 2250, LAPD and LAFD responded to reports of a traffic accident involving an LASD unit. At least one LASD deputy was transported to a local hospital...
Law enforcement is filled with hours of calm and moments of extreme stress. Military veterans generally don’t crack under this type of pressure because they were trained to perform. This type of stress management can’t be taught at an educational institute.
Years of experience has showed me what qualities military veteran possess that can easily translate into a successful career as law enforcement.
VETERANS: we salute you.
Ventura County Sheriff’s Sergeant ‘Died a Hero’ in Taking Action to Save Lives During Mass Shooting
The Palm Beach experience offers an important cautionary tale for governments considering changes to pension benefits. In 2012, the city ignored the predictions of its police and firefighters and voted to cut pension benefits to roughly one-third of their prior value while adding a 401(k)-like DC plan to its benefit package. The results were disastrous: 20 percent of the workforce retired immediately and a mass exodus of younger personnel ensued. After four years of decimating the police and fire departments, the city restored pensions in 2016, doubled the benefit formula and lowered the retirement age. But the damage was done, trust was breached and public safety was compromised. Turnover of sworn personnel in Palm Beach remains a major problem, today.
The Town of Palm Beach is a cautionary tale for employers considering changes to retirement benefits, especially for public safety workers. Their short-sighted decision was an abject failure.
L.A. County PPOA shared a link.
With 100 precincts reporting, the race had been called for McDonnell overnight. But with the count turning to provisional and mail-in ballots, retired sheriff’s Lieutenant Alex Villanueva is now leading by less than 5,000 votes.
L.A. County PPOA shared a link.
McDonnell is running against retired sheriff's lieutenant Alex Villanueva. He was leading 58% to Villanueva's 42% shortly before 9 p.m. with 12% reporting.
L.A. County PPOA added 3 new photos.
Exciting improvements for POPA Federal Credit Union! You may have noticed the current makeover in progress at the credit union in the PPOA building in San Dimas -- and the temporary new location in the PPOA conference center. The shiny, new credit union is expected to be unveiled next week! In fact, PPOA will be grilling free lunch for all credit union visitors in San Dimas on November 30th. Join us!
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EOW: Nov 08, 2018
Sergeant Ron Helus was shot and killed after responding to an active shooter at a bar at 99 Rolling Oaks Drive in Thousand Oaks.When he arrived, Sergeant Helus heard gunfire... Read More
EOW: Sep 14, 2018
Corrections Officer Armando Gallegos succumbed to injuries sustained at approximately 3:30 pm on April 21st, 2018 when he was attacked by multiple inmates at the Kern Valley State Prison.He and... Read More
EOW: Sep 12, 2018
Police Officer Oscar Reyes suffered a fatal heart attack after participating in the Orange County Traffic Officers Association Motor Rodeo at Huntington State Beach.He had participated in several difficult... Read More
EOW: Aug 10, 2018
Officer Kirk Griess was struck and killed by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop on I-80, near Manuel Campos Parkway, in Solano.Another vehicle entered the area and struck both... Read More
EOW: Mar 09, 2018
Police Officer Gregg Casillas was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest a man in the 1400 block of South Palomares Street following a vehicle pursuit.The vehicle fled after... Read More
EOW: Feb 06, 2018
Deputy Sheriff Steve Belanger succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained on December 10th, 1994, when he was ambushed while conducting a traffic stop in the 18400 block of La Guardia... Read More
EOW: Oct 31, 2017
K9 Jax was stabbed to death while attempting an apprehension at an apartment complex in the 500 block of East Weddell Avenue.Officers had responded to a domestic violence incident in... Read More
EOW: Aug 30, 2017
Deputy Sheriff Bob French was shot and killed outside of the Ramada Inn in the 2600 block of Auburn Boulevard while conducting an auto theft investigation at approximately 10:30 am. Read More
EOW: Aug 22, 2017
Deputy Sheriff Rob Rumfelt suffered a fatal heart attack after responding to a fight call involving approximately five people in the 900 block of Boggs Lane, in Lakeport, at approximately 8:00 pm. Read More
EOW: May 13, 2017
Deputy Sheriff Jason Garner and civilian Community Service Officer Raschel Johnson were killed in a vehicle crash while en route to a previous burglary call at approximately 8:20 am. Read More