PPOA Board Election Ballots Hit Mailboxes
Board election ballots began arriving in mailboxes for PPOA members early this week. Per PPOA by-laws, completed ballots from eligible members in Units 612 and 621 must be received by 11/20/23 and will be counted in the PPOA Conference Center on 11/21/23.

Details and candidate statements were mailed with the ballots and can also be found in the October 2023 issue of Star & Shield magazine.
Meeting re: California Public Records Act Requests
October 24: PPOA President Nancy Escobedo and union legal counsel met with LASD executives, Bureau of Labor Relations and Compliance representatives and County Counsel regarding the Sheriff’s policy and procedures pertaining to California Public Records Act (CPRA) requests.
Supporting BBQ Fundraiser for the Clinkunbroomer Family
October 25: PPOA was honored to support Walnut Station personnel as they hosted a fundraiser for the family of Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer (EOW: 9/16/23.) The PPOA BBQ trailer was staged at the event in Diamond Bar in order to help grill lunch for all in attendance.
POALAC Centurion Awards Ceremony
October 25: President Nancy Escobedo attended the Centurion Awards ceremony hosted by the Peace Officers Association of Los Angeles County (POALAC) on Wednesday evening. Law Enforcement personnel honored at this event were acknowledged for their outstanding dedication to the communities they serve.
Support for Pico Rivera Staton Personnel
October 26: PPOA representatives were proud to team up with POPA Federal Credit Union (POPAFCU) in order to provide a BBQ lunch for Pico Rivera Station personnel. These staff appreciation events are designed to acknowledge PPOA members and POPAFCU members for their dedication to service. President Nancy Escobedo joined PPOA staff members and POPAFCU representatives at the station to distribute giveaway items and discuss membership benefits.
Finals Days of Open Enrollment;
Premium Rate Increase Reminder
Attention active PPOA members:
As most of you are aware, medical and dental premiums for 2024 are increasing nationwide and Los Angeles County is no exception. In fact, the new 2024 medical plan rates for County employees will be subject to an average increase of 10.4% more than the 2023 rates.

The new rates negotiated between County representatives and insurance carriers will take effect January 1, 2024. It is important for members to take these increases into consideration as open enrollment runs through October 31, 2023.

According to a letter sent from the LA County CEO to the Board of Supervisors on 9/12/23, insurance carriers have determined that health plan increases "are anticipated to be required to address projected price inflation, technology advances, plan utilization patters, and cost shifting from public to commercial payers."

PPOA Members — End of Watch Tribute
We extend our sincere condolences to the families and friends of the following PPOA members who passed in September 2023:

Retired Sergeant Tommy Harris — 9/2/23
LASD ret. 2004
Last assignment: Homicide Bureau
US Air Force veteran
Retired Deputy Klaus Singer — 9/5/23
LASD ret. 2004
Academy Class 150
Last assignment: Court Services West Bureau
US Army veteran
Retired Sergeant Don Erickson — 9/5/23
LASD ret. 1991
Academy Class 119
Last assignment: Narcotics Bureau
US Army veteran
Condolences may be emailed to his family: donericksonnv@charter.net
Retired Sergeant Bruce Waldo — 9/13/23
LASD ret. 2015
Academy Class 223
Last assignment: Parks Bureau
US Marine Corps veteran
Condolences may be emailed to his family: robynholly@gmail.com
Retired Deputy Carlos Iberri — 9/24/23
LASD ret. 2008
Originally with LA County Marshal’s Office
Rio Hondo Academy Class 54
Last assignment: TST
Retired Lieutenant Seiko Tokuda — 9/28/23
LASD ret. 2009
Last assignment: Compton Station
Fraternal Order of Police News Update
PPOA members have long benefitted from our affiliation with the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), the world's largest organization of law enforcement officers, with more than 368,000 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 news 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.

October 28
Retirement Workshop for PPOA Members
PPOA Conference Center, San Dimas
**All seats are now reserved**

November 3
Golf Tournament Hosted by LADA Investigators Association
See flyer above for details

November 3
Los Angeles Sheriff's STAR POST #309 Veterans Day Ball

November 4
6th Annual Anthony D. Thompson Memorial 5K Run/Walk
See flyer above for details

November 7
19th PPOA Retiree Luncheon
Fairplex Sheraton, Pomona
12:00 PM
Free for retired PPOA members + 1 guest
RSVP with full name to info@ppoa.com or (323) 261-3010

November 8
PPOA Board of Directors Meeting
San Dimas
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Members: RSVP to (323) 261-3010

November 20
Deadline to Receive PPOA Board Election Ballots
Ballots were mailed to eligible members in Units 612 and 621 on 10/20/23

November 21
Ballot Count for PPOA Board Election Ballots
10:00 AM in the PPOA Conference Center
Members are invited to observe