County CEO Finally Authorizes Lieutenants' Pay
June 28: PPOA was informed on Monday that the Sheriff’s Department has finally received authorization from the County CEO to place "30 arbitration Lieutenants on item, in order to begin paying them."

“Although PPOA appreciates the County’s acknowledgement of proper compensation for these members who were promoted in the Spring of 2020, we remain fervently committed to continuing the arbitration process to ensure our members receive the appropriate effective promotion date and back pay to that date," said PPOA President Tab Rhodes.

Communications Committee Meeting
June 28: PPOA Board Member and Communications Committee Chairwoman Nancy Escobedo joined President Rhodes, Executive Director Wayne Quint Jr. and PPOA staff member Greg Torres for a virtual meeting on Monday to discuss communication with members. The PPOA Communications Committee is tasked with ensuring that PPOA connects effectively on multiple mediums, including:
·     PPOA.COM website
·     Email from PPOA
·     PPOA Facebook
·     PPOA Mobile app
PPOA Scholarships Awarded to Bright, Young Minds
June 29: PPOA was proud to issue college scholarship awards to a group of very dedicated and deserving students on Tuesday. The recipients included PPOA members and their sons/daughters who are enrolled at colleges across the country and pursing degrees in law, criminal justice, environmental science and more. Special thanks to Undersheriff Tim Murakami for joining us in the PPOA Conference Center to distribute the awards and congratulate the students and their family members present for the ceremony.

Since the inception of this scholarship program, PPOA has been honored to contribute well over $100,000 toward the educational goals of our members and their sons and daughters. Click here to see photos from this week's award ceremony.
PPOA/Labor Management Committee Meeting
June 29: PPOA representatives took part in a Labor/Management Committee teleconference on Tuesday with Assistant Sheriff Limon and Employee Relations staff. Topics of discussion included the proposed formation of a Sheriff's Department Promotional Process Committee, Lieutenant grievances, Station Jailer assignments and budgeting issues concerning Custody Assistants.

Meeting participants from PPOA included President Rhodes, Executive Board Member/Custody Assistant Tony Coleman and Executive Director Quint.

PPOA Annual Audit Committee Meeting
June 30: Per the PPOA bylaws, an outside accounting firm conducts an extensive audit at PPOA annually to help the staff and board determine the most efficient course for day-to-day operations of your union. PPOA members are then asked to serve on the audit committee, which confers with the auditor to review the findings and confirm the information is accurate. It is an integral part of being transparent as an association and ensures that members play an active role in that process. We are thankful to the following PPOA members who volunteered to serve on the 2021 audit committee:

  • Custody Assistant Christine Rosborough
  • D.A. Sergeant Yvette Hartwell
  • Retired Member Daphine Bates
Sheriff Discusses Current Events
June 30: Sheriff Villanueva hosted a Facebook live stream on Wednesday to discuss current events, including homeless outreach, LASD academy dates, LA County budget crisis and more.

Meeting re: Officer-Involved Shooting Investigations
June 30: PPOA met with LASD executives from Detective Division and ALADS representatives to discuss the July 1, 2021 requirement for the California Department of Justice to investigate officer-involved shootings (OIS) resulting in the death of an unarmed civilian. For more details, click here for the DOJ Information Bulletin.

Teleconference participants from PPOA included President Rhodes and Executive Director Quint.

PPOA requests that any member involved in an OIS should immediately contact PPOA at (323) 261-3010 for legal representation.
Fringe Benefits Contract Negotiations
June 30: PPOA representatives joined fellow Coalition of County Unions (CCU) leaders at the virtual bargaining table to conduct Fringe Benefits contract negotiations with the County of Los Angeles. The current 3-year Fringe Benefits contract expired on June 30, 2021 and all benefits remain legally intact until a new contract is finalized.

Negotiations participants from PPOA included Executive Director Quint, President Rhodes and Executive Board Member Coleman.

The CCU collectively represents more than 30,000 union members employed by the County of Los Angeles and is their unified voice on County-wide matters such as health insurance, vacation pay, retirement, and other issues that impact County employees and their families. Click here for more information about the CCU.
Celebrating America's Independence
Tomorrow marks 245 years of independence for the United States of America. PPOA would like to take a moment to express our gratitude to 9,000+ PPOA members who have dedicated their careers to serving fellow Americans. With a national spirit of courage, integrity and sacrifice, we wish all of you a Happy Independence Day.
PPOA 21st Annual Fishing Trip
July 16, 2021
Cancellations result in six tickets available!
Hundreds of PPOA members have enjoyed these trips over the last 20 years and we hope you join us out on the ocean this summer! Per social distancing guidelines from LBM Sportfishing, our 85-foot boat will be limited to 36 people, so please reserve your spot as soon as possible. PPOA fishing trips sell out every year. Update: This trip was sold out as of last week but recent cancellations have opened up six seats.


Friday, July 16, 2021

Gathering spot:
Pierpoint Landing
200 Aquarium Way, Long Beach
Please arrive no later than 5:30 am
Boat leaves promptly at 6:00 am

Catalina and/or local waters

85 ft. Enterprise 
Capacity for PPOA fishing trip:
36 person capacity
All participants must have masks.

$45 per PPOA member (1 guest $45 allowed per member)
Reservations are first come, first served. 
Call PPOA to book your spot: (323) 261-3010
UPDATE - Only 6 Tickets Left!

Fishing license required. Purchase in advance or arrive early to purchase 1-day license. Rod/reel rental can be reserved with LBM Sportfishing: (562) 598-6649.
Coffee and lunch will be provided by PPOA.