Star & Shield is the official publication of the Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association (PPOA).
Every one of PPOA’s labor Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) contracts with the County of Los Angeles expires this year. The first contract to expire was Unit 612 (sergeants and lieutenants), on January 31. The remainder of PPOA’s contracts expire September 30. Read More
The Sheriff’s Security Officer (SSO) classification is growing at a pace faster than ever before. Last year alone, the Department hired nearly 100 SSOs from classes #46, #47 and #48 (an additional 24 recruits graduated with Class #49 earlier this month). Read More
In his role as president of the California Coalition of Law Enforcement Associations (CCLEA), PPOA President Brian Moriguchi conducted a board meeting in Sacramento last month for dozens of leaders from public safety unions statewide. “Alliances are crucial for law enforcement and labor unions,” Moriguchi said. Read More
Last month, PPOA received very sad news about the unexpected passing of Graham Hawley, a longtime friend of this association. Countless PPOA members have benefited from Graham’s diligent estate planning work over the years. In fact, he hosted multiple workshops in the PPOA conference center in December. Read More
In case you haven’t figured it out, retirement rolls by pretty quickly. Even more so from the driver’s seat of a classic Corvette. Just ask retired LADA Lieutenant Bill Kupper. The former PPOA Board member departed the Special Crimes Unit on March 1, 1999, merged onto the retiree superhighway and hit the accelerator without so much as a glance at his rearview mirror. Read More
Last month, PPOA was proud to help kick off the celebration for POPA Federal Credit Union’s 40th anniversary. We set up our mobile barbecue trailer at the credit union’s Cerritos branch and provided freshly grilled burgers for members all afternoon. Read More