Star & Shield is the official publication of the Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association (PPOA).
While the public safety pendulum is always in motion, nowhere in my 32-plus years of experience has it swung so far against law enforcement. PPOA continues to protect members as an organization to the best of our abilities, but the attacks against membership are no longer numerous and political, but voluminous and bloody. Take for example […] Read More
On October 19, 2020, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, commonly known as “Metro” (tinyurl.com/4erces9r), commenced establishing a 15-member transit Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC). This committee will be tasked to review, comment and provide input on how Metro can reimagine (code for defunding) public safety on the transit system. On the week of […] Read More
What we do is not a “regular” career. It’s performed by a select group of people who have the character and internal strength that has allowed them to standout above the average individual to deal with and thrive under adverse conditions. This was never more so on display than during the previous 16 months. While […] Read More
By the time you read this, we will be into July, and hopefully, the state will be reopened, and you will be enjoying your summer. However, I wanted to update you on the Law Enforcement Technician (LET) job study since there were many questions regarding the job survey questionnaire from June. The job study has […] Read More