Star & Shield is the official publication of the Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association (PPOA).
COMPLACENCY KILLS Over 32 years later, I can still hear my Academy ramrod drilling into my head, “Attention to detail, mister!” While it is recognized that man makes plans and God laughs, there is so much truth to those words echoing in my subconscious. “Attention to detail!” These words are so important to remember during […] Read More
On July 31, 2017, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced Los Angeles as the sole candidate for the 2028 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad. On August 11, 2017, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to approve the bid, and on September 13, 2017, Los Angeles […] Read More
As vaccines roll out, I want to thank and commend you all for getting to this point. Some of you have suffered personal loss and/or endured difficult times related to your mental and physical health while working in environments and circumstances that are not conducive to a pandemic. It’s time to get back to the […] Read More
By the time you read this article, a new United States president will be sworn in, and thousands, perhaps millions, of vaccines for COVID-19 would now be distributed to Americans. Is this a promise for a brighter tomorrow? Maybe. We are making strides in beating this terrible virus, but unfortunately, there are still uncertain times […] Read More