June 13, 2019: After 10 years of dedicated service to the members of the Professional Peace Officers Association, Brian Moriguchi resigned as president at yesterday’s board meeting, citing health concerns. President Moriguchi stated he planned on serving in that capacity longer, but felt this was the right time to leave. “It has been a great pleasure serving the PPOA membership over the years,” states Moriguchi. “I have complete confidence in the new leadership and the board of directors.” As the longest sitting President of PPOA, Brian is known nationwide for his efforts and contributions to PPOA, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, and the law enforcement community. Thank you so much, Brian.
As a result of this sudden revelation, the Board of Directors unanimously elected the current Vice-President, Lieutenant Tab Rhodes, as the new
President of PPOA. In addition, long-serving Secretary Jim Blankenship (Law Enforcement Technician) was elected to be the new Vice-President and Tony Coleman (Custody Assistant) was elected to serve as the new Board Secretary. Rogelio Maldonado (DAI Lieutenant) will remain as Treasurer. Past President Moriguchi has graciously agreed to remain on the Board as a Director to assist our new President with the transition.
The Board of Directors also took the opportunity to round out the conference table by appointing two new members to fill vacant board seats. Please join us in welcoming Commander Carlos Marquez (vacancy created by the promotion of Patrick Jordan to Chief) and Lieutenant Ryan Vienna (vacancy created by the recent retirement of Sergeant Jim Schallert) to the PPOA Board of Directors.