Support for Academy Class 464
PPOA was honored to take part in a fundraiser for Academy Class 464 on November 23 at Norwalk Station. Lunch was grilled on the PPOA BBQ trailer for all in attendance and the turnout was truly impressive, including a visit from Sheriff-Elect Luna, peace officers from agencies throughout LA and Orange Counties, and a line of supporters that seemingly wrapped around the station. Click here to see news coverage of the event, which raised $70,000 to help cover medical expenses for the 25 recruits who were injured last month when a wrong-way driver plowed into the academy class during a training run in Whittier.
COVID-19 Legal Meeting
November 29: PPOA reps hosted the weekly teleconference to assess the continued impact of COVID-19 on our union members. Meeting participants included President Nancy Escobedo, Executive Director Wayne Quint Jr., Senior Labor Rep. Venise Wallace, Labor Rep. Teresa O'Neil, Intake Rep. Kevin Thompson and PPOA legal counsel.

Click here for Los Angeles County daily COVID-19 data.
Support for Members at CRDF
November 29: PPOA staff delivered a treadmill to CRDF on Tuesday for use in the employee gym. In a continuing effort to support members, PPOA's Star & Shield Foundation teams up with New Life Cardio Equipment (NLCE) each year to secure a limited number of treadmills and ellipticals for employee gyms at facilities throughout the County. The machines are purchased by the Foundation at discounted pricing and delivered by PPOA to units in need of new exercise equipment. We've also arranged for NLCE to extend special pricing to any PPOA members interested in purchasing cardio equipment for personal use at home. For more info, call New Life Cardio at (800) 401-2446 and tell them you're a member of the Professional Peace Officers Association.
Unit 631/632 Reaches Tentative Agreement on New 3-Year Salary Contract
November 30: This week, the PPOA Unit 631/632 Negotiations Team reached a tentative agreement with the County on a new 3-year salary contract. Details of this agreement were emailed to PPOA members in Unit 631/632 on Thursday.

Ratification ballots are now being prepared and are expected to hit mailboxes within the next 7-10 days.
Meeting with Santa Clarita Valley Station re: LET Schedules
November 30: PPOA representatives met with SCV Station personnel to discuss work schedules for Law Enforcement Technicians. Meeting participants from PPOA included President Escobedo, Board Member Jim Blankenship, Executive Director Quint, Sr. Labor Rep. Venise Wallace and Labor Rep. Teresa O'Neil.
Sheriff Villanueva and Sheriff-Elect Luna Discuss Transfer of Power
December 2: Sheriff-Elect Robert Luna met with Sheriff Alex Villanueva at the Hall of Justice. "It was a pleasure to meet in my office today with Sheriff-Elect Luna and discuss our peaceful transfer of power," stated Sheriff Villanueva. "I truly wish him the best in leading the greatest law enforcement agency on the planet."

The swearing-in ceremony for Sheriff-Elect Luna is scheduled for today (12/3/22) at 11:00AM at the Hall of Administration.
PPOA Steer Clear Program for Members
PPOA wants to ensure all members make it home safely while celebrating with family and friends during the holidays. Our annual “Steer Clear” program offers reimbursements to members of this Association who use UBER or LYFT between November 24, 2022 and January 1, 2023. The reimbursement offer is limited to one round-trip or two one-way trips not exceeding 30 miles total. Valid for UberX and Lyft Standard rides only. Tips not included. Offer limited to active, full-dues paying PPOA members. 

If you plan to enjoy adult beverages this season, please do so responsibly. And if you’re not in condition to drive safely, make sure to use Uber or Lyft and email your receipt to (using your personal non-County email address) for reimbursement. Please include your full name and employee number in the email.

We sincerely hope that all PPOA members enjoy a safe and happy holiday season!
PPOA Members — End of Watch Tribute
We extend our sincere condolences to the family members and friends of the following PPOA members who passed in October 2022:

Retired Deputy Robert Christansen — 10/3/22
LASD ret. 1986
US Army veteran

Retired Deputy Gustav Carlton – 10/7/22
LASD ret. 1986
Former PPOA Board Member
US Marine Corps veteran
Retired Sergeant Douglas Rath – 10/9/22
LASD ret. 2000
Captain Eduardo Hernandez – 10/9/22
LASD active member assigned to Transit Services Bureau
Retired Commander Ramon C. Sanchez – 10/10/22
LASD ret. 1997
Retired Commander Ray Leyva – 10/12/22
LASD ret. 2019
Former PPOA Board Member
Condolences may be emailed to family:
Security Officer Armando Cano – 10/25/22
LASD active member assigned to Community College Bureau
Former PPOA Board Member
Retired Sergeant Larry Boyce – 10/25/22
LASD ret. 1996
Academy class 141
Condolences may be emailed to family:
Retired Sergeant Frank Hartog – 10/25/22
LASD ret. 1987
Academy class 90
Brother of retired Deputy Gary Hartog
US Army veteran
Condolences may be emailed to family:
Retired Sergeant James Pierce – 10/28/22
LASD ret. 1988
Academy class 85
Condolences may be emailed to family:
Retired Deputy Jack Morgan – 10/30/22
LASD ret. 1983
US Navy Veteran
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.

An important note regarding FOP membership for retired PPOA members: Once a sworn PPOA member retires, and he/she wishes to reactivate their FOP member/benefits, the following steps must be taken:
To reactivate your membership as a retired peace officer, you will need to pay FOP annual dues of $40 for 2022. The link below is available to pay online should you wish to expedite the process. If by check, the mailing address is:
LA County FOP Lodge 1
P.O. Box 6919
Buena Park, CA 90622-6919  
Credit card link below:

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. 

Boxes of Hand Sanitizers Available to PPOA Members
A local warehouse has donated pallets of hand sanitizers to PPOA for distribution to members. If you would like to pick up a box (24 bottles in each), please send an email to Use subject line "sanitizers" and include your full name and phone number.
December 3
Swearing-In Ceremony for Robert Luna, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration Board Room (by invitation only)

December 6
LASD Northern Idaho Retiree Luncheon
JB's Restaurant, Coeur d'Alene

December 8
Crime Survivors Holiday Open House
RSVP for location: (844) 853-HOPE
More info at

December 10
LA Sheriff Athletic Association Shotgun Tournament
LA Clays, South El Monte

December 14
PPOA Board of Directors Meeting
San Dimas