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
Today, we preserve the same bond which formed the Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association more than 60 years ago. The integrity behind PPOA's inception remains the greatest asset of our Association, now more than 8,700 members strong.
PPOA proudly represents Los Angeles County employees of the:
- Sheriff's Department
- Department of the Coroner
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.
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
|Paul K. Roller||Executive Director|
|Clare Franco||Administrative Assistant|
|Karen Keeslar||Legislative Representative|
|Marty Kullman||Field Rep|
|John Lovell||Legislative Representative|
|Teresa Machado O'Neil||Labor Representative|
|Norma Perez-Gomez||Administrative Assistant|
|Violet Perez||Administrative Assistant|
Executive Administrative Assistant
|Kevin F. Thompson||Intake Representative|
|Greg Torres||Public Relations Coordinator|
|Jim Vogts||Legislative Consultant|
|Ms. Wallace||Sr. Labor Representative|
PPOA Board of Directors
Lieutenant Brian Moriguchi (Unit 612)
30 years of county service. Assignments include custody, patrol, detective and administrative positions. Serves as Chairman of PPOA’s Annual Peace Officer Memorial Golf Tournament. Joined PPOA board of directors in 2005 and elected president in 2008.
Sergeant Jim Schallert (Unit 612) Vice President
27 years of county service. Assignments include patrol, special operations, admin. positions, station field sergeant, Bureau of Compliance, Personnel, Parks Bureau and more. Currently serving second term with PPOA board.
Enforcement Tech. Jim Blankenship, (Unit 621) Secretary
26 years of county service. Assignments include Crescenta Valley Station, Altadena Station, Santa Clarita Station and more. Responsible for training and development for 911/Desk Operations. Serves on LASD Uniform and Equipment Committee. Elected to PPOA Board in 1998, currently Chairman of Unit 621 contract negotiating team.
Lieutenant Rogelio Maldonado (Unit 612) Treasurer
Sergeant Burton Brink (Unit 612)
Security Officer Jody Clounch (Unit 621)
Custody Assistant Rosario "Tony" Coleman
18 years of service. Currently assigned to PDC South Facility.
Captain Patrick Jordan (Unit 615)
Sr. Criminalist Christopher Lee (Unit 14)11 years of county service. Currently assigned to Forensic Biology Section with duties including crime scene investigations and DNA analysis. Joined PPOA
board of directors in 2013.
Coroner Investigator Daniel Machian (Unit 631)
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.