Star & Shield is the official publication of the Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association (PPOA).
When did the world go crazy? When did beeping text messages, dinging phone notifications, blogs and social media replace conversations, meetings, dates and relationships? This noise has left society fragmented, isolated and more polarized than ever. And what do we really have to complain about? Read More
On April 19, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors received the 2022–23 recommended budget from the County Chief Executive Office. This is the first step in the County’s multistep budget process, which includes public hearings in May, deliberations leading to the approval of the adopted budget in June and the supplemental budget concluding with the approval of the final adopted budget in October. Read More
As this writing reaches you, we (Unit 621) should have had our initial meeting with the County for a new salary contract. The circumstances surrounding these negotiations include staffing shortages, CARP, a global pandemic, fighting off curtailments, political infighting, the potential loss of contracts and jobs, and now inflation at historic levels. The process is potentially lengthy and uncertain. Read More
Good afternoon, troops. It’s been a busy few months, to say the least. Our Bargaining Unit (621) is now immersed in salary contract negotiations with the County. As I can, I will share information with you. But just know that as a Unit 621 Director on the PPOA Board, I will always fight for you and what is fair for all of us. You elected me to this seat, and I handle that responsibility to the best of my knowledge and experience. Read More