Lieutenant Nancy Escobedo (Unit 612)
Joined the Sheriff's Department in 1997. Selected by the PPOA board of directors to serve as president in August 2022.
Sergeant - D.A. Jay Chapman (Unit 612)
1st Vice President
Sergeant Jay Chapman has 19 years of dedicated law enforcement experience and serves as a valued member of the Unit 612 contract negotiations team. He was appointed to the PPOA Board in January 2022.
Custody Assistant Rosario “Tony” Coleman (Unit 621)
2nd Vice President
Serving the county since 1998. Currently assigned to Pitchess Detention Center-South Facility. Served as a PPOA Delegate from 2014-2016. Elected to the Board of Directors in 2016.
Sr. Criminalist Christopher Lee (Unit 614)
Serving the county since 2004. Currently assigned to Forensic Biology Section with duties including crime scene investigations and DNA analysis. Joined PPOA Board of Directors in 2013.
Coroner Investigator Joyce Kato (Unit 631)
27 years of county service. Currently serves as Chair of Unit 631/632 Contract Negotiations team.
Sheriff's Security Officer Gerardo “Gerry” Garcia (Unit 621)
Dedicated service to LASD since 2002. Multiple terms of dedicated service as a PPOA Board Member with most recent oath of office on December 8, 2021. Career includes 3 years assigned to Courts, 5 years assigned to Colleges and 11+ years assigned to Parks.
Sergeant Jose Rios (Unit 612)
24 years of County service, with assignments including TTCF, Court Services, Pico Rivera Station, East LA Station, on-loan to Narcotics Bureau, and Custody Investigative Services. Currently assigned to Communications and Fleet Management Bureau as Operations Sergeant. Considerable experience as a union board member and contract negotiations team member.
Lieutenant Jose Salgado (Unit 612)
Serving LASD since 1996. Assignments have included custody, courts, patrol and gang investigator. Currently assigned to South Los Angeles Station.
Jim Schallert (LASD retired)
31 years of county service. Former PPOA vice president with multiple terms on the PPOA board. Played a key role on Unit 612 contract negotiation teams before retiring in 2019.
Crime Analyst Joe Walker (Unit 621)
Serving the county since 1986. Longtime member of the Unit 621 salary contract negotiations team. Bio to come…