Star & Shield is the official publication of the Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association (PPOA).
As of December 2019, the U.S. economy has expanded for a record 126 straight months, the longest time period in the country’s history, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research. For the first time ever, the U.S. started and ended an entire decade without entering a recession. Read More
First off, I hope that your holiday season was blessed and fulfilling. As hard as we work, there is time to pause and take in the reasons why we do so, and to give thanks for the opportunities and the fellowship of family and friends. Read More
Sheriff’s Security Officer Jamie Fonth was among the initial first responders on scene at the deadly Saugus High School shooting in November. The Parks Bureau SSO did not hesitate when he heard the call and arrived in time to escort the first two groups of students off campus to a safe location. Read More
If you were given the opportunity to be the Sheriff of Los Angeles County for the day, what would you prioritize? What would you place at the top of your list? Gang violence in the community? Personnel shortages? Jail violence? Department budget issues? Read More
As a newly elected Board member, I would like to begin my first article by thanking all of you for putting me here. I promise to work hard for you throughout my term and fight for what is right and just. I will always be straight with you. Read More