Six Days Remaining to Apply for PPOA Scholarships
PPOA would like to remind members that your Association will soon award 12 college scholarships 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.

The submission deadline is May 19, 2023 at 5:00 pm.

California Coalition of Law Enforcement Associations Meeting
May 6: PPOA Executive Director Wayne Quint Jr. joined fellow representatives of the California Coalition of Law Enforcement Associations (CCLEA) for a meeting to discuss issues impacting public safety employees around the state. This meeting was hosted by the Sacramento Deputy Sheriffs' Association.

CCLEA is the state’s largest law enforcement organization, representing more than 40 law enforcement associations and 150,000 peace officers. For more information, visit CCLEA.ORG
Candlelight Vigil at California Peace Officers' Memorial
May 7: Law enforcement personnel from across the state gathered at the State Capitol with families of fallen officers on Sunday evening for the annual candlelight vigil to honor the service and sacrifice of peace officers killed in the line of duty. President Nancy Escobedo and Board Member Gerry Garcia attended this event on behalf of PPOA.
Enrollment Ceremony for California Peace Officers' Memorial
May 8: The family members of nine peace officers killed in the line of duty were joined by hundreds of law enforcement personnel and supporters on Monday for the 45th Annual California Peace Officers' Memorial Ceremony at the State Capitol. This emotional event included a memorial procession, a Walk of Honor for department representatives and immediate family members of officers being enrolled, and the Enrollment Ceremony, in which the names of the nine fallen officers were formally added to the Memorial Monument. President Escobedo and Board Member Garcia were honored to attend the ceremony on behalf of PPOA.

As a reminder, active PPOA members who attended the California Peace Officers' Memorial Ceremony are eligible for a reimbursement up to $250. Reimbursement eligibility is limited to the first 10 full dues-paying, active PPOA members who called the union office to register. Each eligible member must submit receipts for hotel and travel expenses to PPOA for reimbursement.
Meet and Confer re: Measure R
May 9: PPOA and ALADS began a Meet and Confer process with LA County representatives on Tuesday to discuss the impacts of Ballot Initiative Measure R, which was voted into law by LA County voters on March 3, 2020. This measure significantly strengthens civilian oversight of the Sheriff's Department.

Meeting participants from PPOA included President Escobedo, Executive Director Quint and union legal counsel.
PPOA Board of Directors Meeting
May 10: The monthly PPOA Board of Directors meeting was hosted in San Dimas on Wednesday. Directors in attendance included President Nancy Escobedo, 1st Vice President Jay Chapman, 2nd Vice President Tony Coleman, Secretary Chris Lee, Treasurer Joyce Kato, and Board Members Gerry Garcia, Tony Romo, Jose Salgado, and Joe Walker.

During this meeting, Sergeant Jose Rios (Unit 612) was sworn in to fill the remainder of the term vacated by the resignation of Tab Rhodes on March 8, 2023. Recently retired PPOA Labor Representative Teresa O'Neil was also honored by the Board and presented with a plaque in acknowledgement of her 26+ years of dedicated service to this Association.

The next monthly Board of Directors meeting is Wednesday, June 14th in San Dimas.

Correction from LACERA re: Contribution Rates
May 11: This week, PPOA was informed that LACERA had inadvertently provided incorrect percentages for member contribution rates effective 7/1/23 for Safety Plan B and General Plan A members. LACERA then corrected that information and provided links to the revised contribution rate tables. PPOA sent an email to members in Unit 612 and 615 on Thursday to provide updated information. Click here to read that email.
Logistics Meeting for 15th Annual Peace Officer Memorial Golf Tournament
May 12: PPOA staff members met with representatives from Friendly Hills Country Club to confirm logistics for the upcoming Peace Officer Memorial Golf Tournament on June 5, 2023. Proceeds from this event will benefit the families of fallen officers. We invite you to support this noble cause by joining us as golfer, sponsor or volunteer at the tournament.

Click here for details and tournament registration or call PPOA at (323) 261-3010.
Correction re: PPOA Legislative Committee Meeting
In the Week in Review published last week, we reported that President Nancy Escobedo, 1st Vice President Jay Chapman, 2nd Vice President Tony Coleman, and Executive Director Wayne Quint Jr. attended the Legislative Committee meeting on 5/2/23, but inadvertently did not list Board Member Gerry Garcia, who was present for the meeting.
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: 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. 

23rd Annual PPOA Fishing Trip
Hundreds of PPOA members have enjoyed these annual trips over the last two decades and we hope you join us on the boat this summer! This event often sells out, so please reserve your spot as soon as possible. See flyer for details and contact Shannon at (323) 261-3010 to book your seat on the boat.

May 15
National Peace Officers' Memorial Service
Washington DC

May 19
Submission deadline for PPOA Scholarship Applications

May 19
77th Annual Tree Planting Ceremony
In Memory of Sergeant 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

May 24
Los Angeles County Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony
Biscailuz Training Center
6:00 PM

May 25
PPOA Delegates Meeting
(orig. scheduled for 5/24)
Quiet Cannon, Montebello
5:00 PM
Eligible delegates: RSVP with full name and employee number to (323) 261-3010