PPOA Scholarships Available -- Apply Now!
PPOA is once again proud to announce that 12 scholarships are available to help further the education of PPOA members and their sons/daughters. Since the inception of this scholarship program, PPOA has been honored to contribute more than $100,000 toward the educational goals of our members and dependents. Eligibility is limited to active, full dues-paying PPOA members and the biological children, stepchildren or adopted children of active full dues-paying PPOA members or retired PPOA members who were paying full dues prior to retired membership.

Click here for details and applications. The submission deadline is May 19, 2023 at 5:00 pm.
Honoring American Labor Leader César Chávez
March 27: PPOA was proud to acknowledge the legacy of legendary labor leader and workers' rights champion César Chávez on the County holiday named in his honor. This annual holiday was secured by Los Angeles County unions during fringe benefits negotiations in 2015.
Meet and Confer re: Law Enforcement Technicians
March 28: PPOA took part in a Meet and Confer with representatives from Santa Clarita Station and the Bureau of Labor Relations and Compliance regarding proposed schedule changes for Law Enforcement Technicians assigned to desk operations. Meeting participants from PPOA included President Nancy Escobedo, Executive Director Wayne Quint Jr., and Labor Representatives Teresa Machado and Dave Ladjevic.
Meeting with LA County Supervisor
March 28: President Escobedo and Executive Director Quint met with Los Angeles County Supervisor Lindsey Horvath and her staff to discuss public safety concerns and support for first responders. Supervisor Horvath was elected in November 2022 to represent the 3rd District and previously served as Mayor of West Hollywood.
Meeting with Sheriff Luna
March 29: President Escobedo and Executive Director Quint met with Sheriff Robert Luna and his staff at the Hall of Justice on Wednesday. Topics of discussion included privacy concerns regarding the Public Records Act, LASD contracts with outside vendors impacting PPOA members, collaborative labor/management processes, staffing shortages, and more.
California Contract Cities Association 'Conversation with Sheriff Luna' Hosted by ALADS
March 29: PPOA joined fellow members of the California Contract Cities Association (CCCA) for a "Conversation with Sheriff Luna" hosted at the ALADS office in Monterey Park. The Sheriff addressed a number of topics with CCCA members, including the specific needs of contract cities proudly served by the LA County Sheriff's Department. President Escobedo and Executive Director Quint attended the event on behalf of PPOA.
POPA Federal Credit Union Annual Membership Meeting
March 30: POPA Federal Credit Union (POPAFCU) members gathered in Cerritos for the Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday evening. POPA executives, including President/CEO Ray Bartus (at podium in photo) were proud to report the credit union has grown to 20,000 members with more than $350 million in assets. PPOA Staff Member Greg Torres attended the meeting on behalf of this Association.

POPAFCU was established by PPOA members in 1978 to provide not-for-profit financial products and services for fellow PPOA members and their families.
PPOA and ALADS Partnering with Homicide Bureau for BBQ at B2V;
Join us tomorrow for food and fun!
PPOA is proudly partnering with ALADS tomorrow (Sunday) in support of the annual LASD Homicide BBQ for Baker to Vegas. If you're in Las Vegas this weekend, be sure to join us for great food, a friendly crowd, giveaways, music and special raffles for PPOA members.

Homicide BBQ co-sponsored by PPOA and ALADS
Sunday, April 2, 2023
11:00AM - 3:00PM
Sunset Parkway Business Center
3301 West Martin Avenue, Las Vegas NV 89118
Fraternal Order of Police News Update
PPOA members have long benefitted from our longtime affiliation with the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), the world's largest organization of law enforcement officers, with more than 364,000 members in more than 2,100 lodges nationwide. All active PPOA members are part of California FOP Lodge 1.

Important news regarding FOP membership for retired PPOA members: When a sworn PPOA member retires and wishes to reactivate his/her FOP member benefits, the following step must be taken:
To reactivate your membership as a retired peace officer, you will need to pay FOP annual dues of $40 for 2023. To do so, please send an email to the FOP Lodge 1 Secretary: wmwestermann@sbcglobal.net. Be sure to include your full name and advise you are a retired PPOA member requesting membership with FOP.

Please make it a point to check out Washington Watch — a weekly update provided by the National FOP. We encourage PPOA members to stay up to date on the legislative news and activity impacting public safety personnel nationwide. 

April 2
B2V BBQ hosted by Homicide Bureau, PPOA and ALADS
Sunset Parkway Business Center, Las Vegas

April 2-5
LASD Retiree Roundup
Riverside Resort and Casino, Laughlin

April 4
Cigar Night at LASD Retiree Roundup
Hosted by PPOA on Riverside Resort Pool Patio

April 12
PPOA Board of Directors Meeting
San Dimas

May 6
LASD Retired Female Deputies Social Club Luncheon
Crowne Plaza, Ventura

May 10
PPOA Board of Directors Meeting
San Dimas

May 19
77th Annual Tree Planting Ceremony
In memory of SGT Christopher Bracks and retired Commander Walt Allsop
Star Post Memorial Wall, Pitchess Detention Center

May 20
Former LA Deputy Sheriffs in Texas Luncheon
Waskom, Texas
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