Star & Shield is the official publication of the Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association (PPOA).
There is so much going on right now, I don’t know where to begin: controversial sheriff election, contract negotiations, fringe benefit negotiations, Flores litigation, impact of the Janus court decision, attacks on police officers, anti-police legislation and so on. These are troubled times for law enforcement. We have two choices: 1. roll over and accept […] Read More
It might always feel like summer in California but fall has officially arrived. With that comes the opportunity to take a breather from heat waves and hectic back-to-school preparations. It is also a good time to do a fourth-quarter review. Do you remember the new-year resolution you made in January? Maybe your goal was to […] Read More
The Board of Parole Hearings is at it again. It has granted parole dates in three cases that cry for us to ask the Governor to overturn each of them. The parole granted to Lionel Fossett Henry hits particularly close to home. Inmate Henry murdered Los Angeles Deputy Sheriff Lawrence Lavieri and attempted to murder […] Read More