PPOA wants to ensure that all members make it home safely after celebrating and socializing… Read More
PPOA wants to ensure that all members make it home safely after celebrating and socializing during the holidays. The new PPOA “Steer Clear” program offers reimbursements to members of this association who use UBER or LYFT between Nov.19, 2018 and Jan. 2, 2019. This reimbursement offer is limited to one round-trip or two one-way trips […] Read More
The vibrant life of Custody Assistant Anthony Thompson was cut short by a drunk driver on November 19, 2017. His mother, LASD Sergeant Ottawa Cureton, is passionate about Anthony’s legacy as she moves forward with equal parts strength and grace. PPOA was honored to capture Sergeant Cureton’s inspiring perspective on video in honor of the […] 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
Last year, we received many workers’ compensation complaints about injured workers unable to get surgeries or prescriptions approved through the County’s third-party administrator, York Risk Services. As a result, PPOA began meeting with York management and the County CEO’s office to address these issues and find solutions. Read More
The vibrant life of Custody Assistant Anthony Thompson was cut short by a drunk driver… Read More
Today, we stand with those affected by the tragedy in Aurora, including five officers struck by gunfire. The incident lasted more than 90 minutes and the officers were shot within the first 5 minutes of arrival. "They took on gunfire but pressed on" until they located the shooter, said Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman. "They are true heroes."
PPOA proudly welcomed 39 new Custody Assistants and 17 new Security Assistants to this association, today.
The Air Force veteran had been arrested 24 times, was on drugs and suffered from PTSD. That’s when LASD Lieutenant James Powers and others stepped in to help. “He's a veteran, he's fought for our country, and he's represented the military to help provide the freedom that we have. It's the least I could do to reach out," Powers said.
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Plans approved last summer to renovate Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic as part of a sweeping jail upgrading project remain in place despite a decision made by county supervisors to abandon plans to revamp Men’s Central Jail.
Plans approved last summer to renovate the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic as part of a sweeping jail upgrading project remain in place despite a decision made by county supervisors to abandon plans to revamp
Supervisors voted to pay $150,000 each to two construction companies that bid on the Lancaster job and cancel the project. They also called for a report back on alternative locations, which could include renovating Century Regional Detention Facility.
L.A. County scraps women’s jail in Lancasterby City News Service • February 12, 20193 CommentsLOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to scrap plans for a women’s jail in Lancaster and approved a new vision for...
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to replace the Men's Central in downtown with a mental health treatment center. The new center will be operated by the Department of Health and human Services and will be staffed by the Department...
This story of a beautiful, resilient little girl will tug at your heart strings. It is also an example of why the PPOA Star & Shield Foundation considers it an honor to help children by supporting the City of Hope, the Children's Advocacy Center, Special Olympics, Children's Camp (UPOAC), Sheriff's Youth Foundation and more.
A police chief in Texas was brought to tears when he swore in a 6-year-old girl as an honorary officer. She has an incurable cancer, and wants to become a cop so she can fight the "bad guys in her body" 💖 https://cbsn.ws/2DZCs9P
The LA County Board of Supervisors is set to vote today on a handful of items that could significantly impact the county jail system for decades to come, including potentially overturning plans to replace the Men's Central Jail with a $2.2 billion jail treatment center.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set to vote Tuesday on a handful of items with the potential to influence the county jail system for decades to come, including potentially overturning plans...
Martin County Sheriff John Kirk took the stage without invitation at a fiscal court meeting and said his office is still owed payment for January while new obligations continue to be placed on his personnel. On his personal Facebook page, he posted that residents should, “lock your doors, load your guns and get a biting, barking dog.”
A Kentucky sheriff has told the local fiscal court he is suspending all law enforcement activities because of lack of funding.
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One yr ago today, Deputy Steve Belanger succumbed to line-of-duty injuries sustained in a 1994 shooting. This morni… https://t.co/pPW6FToNI4
RT @VENTURASHERIFF: VCSO Fillmore SAR Team member Jeff Dye was helping people at a traffic collision when he was struck and killed by anoth…
RT @LASDHQ: Deputy Didier 'Dee' Hurdle was killed in the line of duty, 11-25-1977. His wife, sons, friends, & grandchildren he never met ho…
EOW: Jan 10, 2019
Police Officer Natalie Corona was shot and killed after responding to a report of a three-car vehicle crash near the intersection of 5th and D streets.As Officer Corona was conducting... Read More
EOW: Dec 26, 2018
Corporal Ronil Singh was shot and killed while conducting a vehicle stop at the intersection of Merced Street and Eucalyptus Avenue shortly before 1:00 am.Approximately three minutes after initiating... Read More
EOW: Dec 09, 2018
K9 Bane was shot and killed near the intersection of Tulare Avenue and Palm Street while attempting to apprehend a suspect following a vehicle pursuit.The pursuit began after another officer... Read More
EOW: Nov 25, 2018
Deputy Sheriff Tony Hinostroza was killed in a vehicle crash as he responded to assist other deputies who were involved in a vehicle pursuit in Riverbank.The pursuit started after deputies... Read More
EOW: Nov 15, 2018
K9 Bandit was shot and killed while attempting an apprehension of a double murder suspect in Butte County.Officers had been alerted to a suspicious vehicle in the Camp Fire evacuation... Read More
EOW: Nov 15, 2018
Police Officer Toshio Hirai succumbed to injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash the previous day.His police motorcycle was struck by a car at the intersection of Western Avenue and 238th... Read More
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
The vibrant life of Custody Assistant Anthony Thompson was cut short by a drunk driver on November 19, 2017. His mother, LASD Sergeant Ottawa Cureton, is passionate about Anthony's legacy as she moves forward with equal parts strength and grace. PPOA was honored to capture Sergeant Cureton's inspiring perspective on video as we mark the one-year anniversary of Anthony's passing.