Editor’s note: Lieutenant Nancy Escobedo has been appointed by the PPOA Board of Directors to fill the unexpired term of Captain John Satterfield, who is ineligible to represent Unit 612 due to his recent promotion. Lieutenant Escobedo will be sworn in at the May 12 Board meeting.
Last month, I was selected to fill the remaining term vacated by former Unit 612 representative, newly promoted Captain John Satterfield. I would like to wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors. It is truly humbling to be selected by the PPOA Board of Directors to fill the remainder of John’s term, and I look forward to taking an active role in providing the highest quality and most effective representation for all PPOA members.
Having joined the Department 24 years ago, I started my career as an Evidence and Property Custodian assigned to the Inmate Reception Center in 1997. In 1999, I became a Custody Assistant and assigned to Men’s Central Jail (MCJ). Moving forward, in 2001, I became a Deputy Sheriff and again was assigned to MCJ. Prior to going to patrol, I had the opportunity to transfer to Court Services East Bureau, and ultimately transferred to Pico Rivera Station, working there for just over four years. Additionally, I enjoyed working on various patrol assignments that included the Summer Crime Suppression Team, the Problems Specific Policing Team and as a Field Training Officer. Eventually, I was selected to work in the Board of Supervisor’s Liaison Team before promoting to Sergeant in 2014.
During my six years as a Sergeant, I worked assignments within Custody Division, Patrol Division, Professional Standards Division and the Office of the Sheriff. I was promoted to Lieutenant in 2020, and I’m currently assigned to the Population Management Bureau.
In 2020, while assigned as a Sergeant at East Los Angeles Station, I became a PPOA delegate. The primary purpose for my involvement was to stay up to date on the concerns and challenges facing the Department. I attended my first in-person meeting (pre-COVID) and was very impressed by the organized setting. After formal introductions and a short briefing, we broke out and met in small groups by classifications. We discussed various topics impacting our Department and participated in healthy conversations. I felt this platform was very beneficial, as the group represented personnel with different Department experience, bringing diversity as well as balance. If you would like to get involved, I encourage you to become a PPOA delegate.
Throughout my career, I have made it a point to give back by volunteering. In 1999, I became a volunteer and got involved with the “999 for Kids” program. From 2004–2019, pursuing a desire to become more involved, I served as a committee member and co-chair.
My husband, Sergio, also a 26-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Department, and I will celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary in July. We have been blessed with three children, who are currently 18, 16 and 14 years old.
In conclusion, I look forward to serving as a representative on the PPOA Board of Directors. My commitment will be to diligently work with all partners to build and maintain trust with PPOA. The current law enforcement atmosphere adds to the challenges we are all currently facing. I will continue with PPOA’s mission to provide the highest quality and most effective representation by protecting your rights, benefits and workplace safety.