COVID-19 Legal Meeting
January 4: On Tuesday, PPOA hosted its weekly meeting in order for President Tab Rhodes, Executive Director Wayne Quint Jr., Senior Labor Rep. Venise Wallace, Labor Rep. Teresa O'Neil, Intake Rep. Kevin Thompson and PPOA attorneys to address COVID-19 issues impacting PPOA members. These meetings help PPOA representatives stay current on all aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic and related negotiations with the County. Additionally, with the Sheriff's recent directive that non-compliant LASD personnel must now register on the Department's internal registration system, these meetings will now examine the legal and labor issues associated with the directive. This dedication of PPOA resources supplements the efforts of the Coalition of County Unions (CCU) to negotiate reasonable terms as well as mitigate impacts on PPOA membership.
PPOA Legislative Committee Meeting
January 5: PPOA board and staff hosted a video conference with our full-time Sacramento legislative representatives —Lang, Hansen, Giroux and Kidane — to review the status of pending legislation that could potentially impact PPOA members and public safety employees throughout the state. Meeting participants from PPOA included President Rhodes, 1st Vice President Nancy Escobedo, Board Member Gerry Garcia and Executive Director Quint.
Sheriff Discusses Current Issues
January 5: Sheriff Villanueva hosted a Facebook live stream on Wednesday to discuss current issues, including the Civilian Oversight Commission, the Public Safety Advisory Committee and more.

Second LET Class Study Meeting Cancelled
January 6: As Law Enforcement Technicians (LETs) have been aware, PPOA has been contractually meeting with the Sheriff’s Department regarding the ongoing LET classification study. PPOA must unfortunately report that the last two scheduled meetings on December 15, 2022 and January 6, 2022 were cancelled due to holiday scheduling conflicts respectively and the recent Omicron surge, which has impacted staffing levels at the Department. The next scheduled meeting for the LET classification study is Thursday, January 27, 2022.
Bargaining Unit 612 Negotiations Meeting
January 6: The PPOA Unit 612 negotiations team met via teleconference for an internal strategy meeting which included comprehensive reviews of economic data and other information pertaining to the LASD/LADA sergeant and lieutenant classifications. The next negotiations meeting with the County is scheduled for January 13, 2022.
Sheriff Election Committee Meeting
January 6: PPOA board members and their selected Delegates held their first meeting at 7:00 p.m. via teleconference to begin the process of thoroughly evaluating the 2022 Los Angeles County Sheriff’s election. The first order of business was to discuss the upcoming January 26th Sheriff Candidates Forum that is being co-hosted by PPOA and ALADS. Additional topics of discussion included issue development, candidate interviews and endorsement evaluation.
Invitation Emailed to PPOA Delegates
January 7: Attention PPOA Delegates — Please check your personal (non-LASD) email for an invitation from PPOA for you to attend the Sheriff Candidates Forum on January 26, 2022 hosted by PPOA and ALADS. RSVP is required for admittance. Seating at this event is limited due to COVID-19 compliance requirements. Members unable to attend in person shall be provided a link to a streaming/recorded version of the event. Further information to follow as plans develop.
Legal Update re: April 2020 Sergeant Promotions
January 7: PPOA Attorney Jim Cunningham hosted a teleconference to update 98 Sergeants — all promoted on April 28, 2020 — regarding ongoing administrative and legal efforts to ensure they receive proper compensation and back pay. Click here for more details.
Fraternal Order of Police
PPOA is a longtime member of 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, which represents public safety organizations throughout LA County and operates under the capable leadership of former PPOA President Roger Mayberry

Please make it a point to check out the 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.