Board Member Meeting at NCCF
Feb 24: Board Member Tony Coleman visited NCCF to discuss working conditions of Custody Assistants, such as position assignments, mandated overtime and drafting. 
Meeting with Sergeants at PDC
Feb 25: Sergeants assigned to Pitchess Detention Center met with PPOA President Tab Rhodes on Monday afternoon to discuss issues related to the Dual Track process.
PPOA Delegates Meeting
Feb 25: PPOA delegates from units throughout the county gathered with union board and staff members in Burbank on Tuesday for the first delegates meeting of the year. Topics of discussion included endorsements, training, committees and much more. We are grateful to all of the delegates who joined us for this informative evening.
Meeting to Discuss Dual Track
Feb 26: PPOA hosted a meeting on Wednesday to continue discussions with the Sheriff's Department about the Dual Track process. Participants included President Rhodes, Board Members Carlos Marquez, Tony Romo and Ryan Vienna, as well as Assistant Sheriff Robin Limon, Employee Relations representatives, and Captain John McBride from Personnel Administration Bureau.
Board Member Meeting at CRDF
Feb 27: Board member Tony Coleman visited CRDF to discuss the current state of CCW’s, the Custody Assistant classification review, scheduling & drafting, the assignments of Custody Assistants at the facility, the vacancies/hiring of CAs and the impact of creating new units on current staff.
Primary Election Endorsements Sent to PPOA Members
Feb 27: PPOA emailed its list of primary election endorsements to members on Thursday. If you are a registered voter in LA County, the PPOA Board of Directors encourages you to cast an informed vote for candidates who support the interests of public safety personnel. If you are not a County resident, you can still help by sharing the endorsement list below with friends and family who live in Los Angeles County.
Meeting to Discuss Law Enforcement Technician Class Study
Feb 27: PPOA Vice President/L.E.T. Jim Blankenship, President Tab Rhodes and Executive Director Wayne Quint met at the Hall of Justice with LASD executives and LA County CEO's Office representatives to discuss the ongoing L.E.T. class study. Upon recommendation from the L.E.T. Labor Management Committee (a byproduct of contract negotiations between PPOA, County and LASD), the CEO Classification Division is conducting a review of the staffing and classification concept, standards and duties of LETs throughout the department. For more information about the ongoing study, click here to read "The Quest for Equality and Reform for LETs" by Vice President Blankenship.
Pay Errors Discussed with Medical Examiner's Office
Feb 27:  The latest in a series of meetings to discuss errors in payment to employees of the Department of Medical Examiner was held on Thursday  at the DME-Coroner Office . Those participating included President Rhodes, Executive Director Quint, PPOA Representative Kevin Thompson, and representatives from the Department of Medical Examiner.
PPOA Benefit Spotlight:
Multi-Use Conference Center for PPOA Members
PPOA was honored to host more than 20 members of the LA County DA's Office this week for their 2-day Leadership Class. This is exactly why the PPOA Conference Center was included in the building plans for the union headquarters in San Dimas. Complete with mini-kitchen, built-in projection and seating for up to 40, the PPOA Conference Center is available to members of this association for work-related events. For more information, call (323) 261-3010.
March 3
Presidential Primary Election

March 4
LA County Retired Marshals Luncheon
Damon’s Restaurant, Glendale
12 pm

March 6
West Hollywood Station Memorial Golf Tournament
Honoring LT Jimmy Farrell, Reserve DEP Harry Morton & DET Amber Joy Leist
DeBell Golf Club, Burbank
Info: SGT Lapkin (661) 289-1553
March 6
Retirement Celebration for:
·     SGT Lyndon Dancel
·     DEP Allison Bryne,
·     DEP Gwen Gardner
·     DEP David Bryant
·     C.A. Valerie Jackson
Hall of Justice Media Room, L.A.
12 pm
Info/tix: Tammy Murdoch (213) 974-4581

March 10
LASD Southern Idaho Brunch
Dry Creek Merchantile, Boise ID
10 am
RSVP to Phil Santisteven:
March 11
PPOA Board of Directors Meeting
San Dimas
10 am
March 14
Workers’ Comp & Disability Retirement Seminar
PPOA Conference Center, San Dimas
Free for PPOA members. RSVP: (323) 261-3010
10 am
March 17
Retired SCV Luncheon
Coco’s Restaurant, Stevenson Ranch
11 am
March 18
Retirement Celebration for:
·     SGT William Barbe
·     SGT Daniel Burdick
·     SGT Carlos Flores
·     SGT Kevin Unland
·     SUP PRD Flora Chavez-Garcia
·     SUP PRD Valerie Portesi-Johnson
·     PRD Donna Valdez
·     PRD Jacqueline Stringer
Fleet Management Unit Lot Door 39, L.A.
RSVP/Tix: Cynthia Gallegos (323) 881-8001
March 19
42 nd  Annual POPA Federal Credit Union Membership Meeting
Almansor Court, Alhambra
5:30 pm
March 20
Retirement Celebration for SGT Theresa Dawson
University of the Antelope Valley, Lancaster
6 pm
RSVP/Tix: Detective Velazquez (661) 810-9610
March 21
Las Vegas ROMEOs Luncheon
Charlie’s Lakeside Casino, Las Vegas
Info: Bob Canfield (818) 219-2294
March 29
8 th  Annual Heroes Ride
Hollywood Bowl to Biscailuz Center
Hosted by PPOA and Star & Shield Foundation
Proceeds benefit families of fallen officers & military vets
8:30 am