Star & Shield is the official publication of the Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association (PPOA).
I have always enjoyed travel. It’s something I’ve been looking forward to in retirement, so I saved lots of points with my favorite hotel chain and am hopefully near a point to be able to do that. I find many retirees are in the same mindset. Read More
Since its inception in 1951, PPOA has been fighting for its membership — both retired and active. In fact, one of the very first fights for PPOA’s founders was the quest to improve the retirement system. Read More
I am an honorably retired California cop, with 30 years of service credit, who relocated to Texas nearly seven years ago. Now, due to a new law, I cannot buy ammunition in my home state. This is no joke — allow me to explain my findings. Read More
The purpose of this article is to inform retired LASD sworn personnel of the current Department procedures to certify them under the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004. This federal law allows honorably retired law enforcement officers to carry a concealed firearm nationwide, but requires annual proficiency certification. Read More