Ballots are Out, Please Vote!!
Per the PPOA Bylaws, ballots were mailed out on October 21, 2021, and are due back by November 18, 2021. For those of you in Unit 612 and Unit 621 (Security Officer Classification), you should have received a ballot for selecting your choice for Director(s) to represent your bargaining unit on the PPOA Board. ALL members should have received a two-part ballot related to Bylaws Amendments. As reflected in the accompanying documentation, it’s been eight years since we’ve had our bylaws reviewed. To ensure that we conduct our business in accordance to the California Corporations Code and after a thorough review with our legal counsel, the Board of Directors has developed the enclosed proposed changes to comply with current law as well as revisions, which will benefit our association greatly.
Please take the time to assist PPOA in the election process by voting. The PPOA Board unanimously recommends a “Yes” vote on all of the enclosed bylaws changes.
PPOA Meeting with Countywide Services Bureau
October 25: PPOA representatives took part in a Meet and Confer with Captain Britta Steinbrenner and staff of Countywide Services Bureau as well as members of Employee Relations regarding the placement of Security Officers on permanent items, these vacancies created by promotion, attrition, and new contract opportunities with the Department of Health Services. Meeting participants from PPOA included President Rhodes, Director and representative of the Security Officers Henry Jimenez, Executive Director Quint and union legal counsel.  
COVID-19 Legal Meetings
October 26: On Tuesday, PPOA hosted the first of two legal meetings this week in order for President Rhodes, Executive Director Quint, Senior Labor Rep. Venise Wallace, Labor Rep. O'Neil, Intake Rep. Kevin Thompson and PPOA attorneys to address and analyze COVID-19 issues impacting PPOA members. All parties met again on Thursday (10/28) for further discussions. PPOA representatives now meet twice a week to stay current in all aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic and related negotiations. This dedication of PPOA resources will continue to supplement and enhance the efforts of the Coalition of County Unions (CCU) to negotiate reasonable terms as well as mitigate impacts on PPOA membership regarding this issue.
Sheriff Discusses Current Issues
October 27: Sheriff Villanueva hosted a Facebook live stream on Wednesday to discuss current issues impacting the Sheriff's Department.

October 28: PPOA took part in a Labor Management Committee teleconference with Countywide Operations Assistant Sheriff Limon on Tuesday to discuss issues impacting PPOA members.  Meeting participants from PPOA included President Rhodes, Board Members Nancy Escobedo, Jose Rios and Tony Romo as well as Executive Director Quint. 
Congratulations Sheriff’s Security Officer Jamie D. Johnson!
October 28: After 25 years of service to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, SSO Jamie Johnson was joined by her family, fellow Department members and friends to celebrate her retirement at Compton Court. SSO Johnson worked at Compton Court her entire career and was a well-respected and extremely valued Sheriff’s Department member. SSO and PPOA Director Henry Jimenez was honored to present SSO Johnson her PPOA Retirement plaque and joined other SSO/SSA’s who were present in congratulating Jamie on her well-deserved retirement.  
Attention Retired PPOA Members: PLEASE JOIN US!
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Sheraton Fairplex
601 W. McKinley Ave, Pomona
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
FREE for retired PPOA members + 1 guest each
RSVP no later than 10/30/21:
(323) 261-3010 or
An Exciting Event for an Excellent Cause:
Thank you for supporting the
California Peace Officers' Memorial Foundation
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. 

To read this week's Washington Watch click here.