For more information on any of the products or discounts listed below, please call PPOA at (323) 261-3010.
Since 1951, PPOA has proudly offered an expanding array of benefits to its membership. The list below is assurance that PPOA’s Board and staff strive to secure new, valuable benefits year after year. Here is a brief summary of the many benefits, perks and privileges available to PPOA members:
POPA Federal Credit Union is full-service, nonprofit and member-owned, with more than $170 million in assets and four full-service locations in Los Angeles County.
One free consultation with an attorney is available each year for every PPOA member.
All active, full-time PPOA members are provided with a $2,000 life insurance and $4,000 accidental death and dismemberment policy at no cost, carried by VOYA Insurance.
Active PPOA members are provided with defense coverage for civil and criminal actions arising in the scope of duties.
All active, full-time L.A. County employees who are sworn peace officers as defined by California Penal Code Section 830.1 and belong to collective Bargaining Unit 612 (LASD Sergeants and Lieutenants, D.A. Supervising Investigators) are participants at no cost.
- Long-term disability: After 90 days of continuous disability, under the care of a licensed physician, the monthly benefit is 60% of basic gross monthly earnings up to a maximum of $4,300 or a minimum monthly payment of $100. Other income received at the time of disability is taken into consideration.
- Life insurance: A benefit of $100,000 is paid for loss of life.
PPOA members have access to an array of plans designed to complement County-provided benefits, including disability income protection, critical illness, accident expense, homeowners, auto, boat, motorcycle and more.
A complimentary subscription to PPOA’s official magazine is provided to all members.
PPOA members have won thousands of dollars in prizes by entering contests posted in each issue of Star & Shield magazine.
PPOA members save up to 35 percent off retail prices for LASD uniforms purchased through store.ppoa.com.
Members receive a pocket-sized resource listing PPOA benefits and the Smart Saver Blue Pages — a directory of local businesses offering special discounts to PPOA members.
Members enjoy exclusive deals for amusement parks, movie theaters, cellphone service and more.
There is an experienced notary public on staff available to PPOA members at no charge.
Hundreds of members and 30-plus vendors gather annually for free food, prizes and fun.
A private boat for PPOA members is chartered every summer for a day of angling near Catalina Island.
Members who enjoy online shopping can now do so with convenient payroll deduction plans.
PPOA members can protect personal privacy by having their information removed from the Web.
Active members carrying ALADS Blue Cross insurance are eligible for a free, noninvasive scan and consultation.
Members save both time and money when purchasing a new vehicle via the Red Book.
A modern, multiuse conference center is available to members at no charge.
United Estate Planning offers peace of mind and exclusive discounts to PPOA members.
Members are entitled to exclusive discounts and convenient payment plans.
PPOA’s financial planning team is available to assist members through education, analysis and personal program planning.
For 12 years running, PPOA has hosted a free lunch reunion at the Sheraton Fairplex for its retired members and guests.
In 2016, PPOA purchased a barbecue trailer as a means to help the Board and staff meet with members at assignments throughout the county while providing freshly grilled meals. We also plan to use the trailer to support law enforcement employees deployed to critical incidents.
Every year, PPOA awards 12 college scholarships worth $13,500 total to members and their dependents.
PPOA members benefit from affiliations with a number of significant associations, including:
- Southern California Alliance of Law Enforcement
- California Coalition of Law Enforcement Associations
- Fraternal Order of Police
- Public Employees Staff Organization
- California Peace Officers’ Memorial Foundation
- And more
Effective, experienced labor representation is available for all active PPOA members, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Representation is provided for grievances, IAB interviews, admin appeals (including Skelly) and more.
PPOA members benefit from the expertise of attorneys specializing in everything from workers’ compensation to the Peace Officers’ Bill of Rights. Every active PPOA member is afforded representation from an attorney for ERCOM/civil service, use of force and shootings.
PPOA is the exclusive bargaining agent for units 612, 614, 621 and 631. PPOA members from these units negotiate for wages, hours and working conditions, and only PPOA members have the right to ratify a potential contract.
PPOA members have benefited from the union’s legislative strategies for nearly four decades. Diligent work from PPOA’s full-time lobbying in Sacramento has resulted in hundreds of laws being passed that directly affect PPOA members.
PPOA is home to the Star & Shield Foundation, which provides financial support to families of fallen officers, members in need and worthy causes.