From the Leadership

President’s Message

Last month was the annual California Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremony in Sacramento as well as National Police Week in Washington, D.C. Both ceremonies were solemn events that honored our fallen heroes from 2016, one Oakland officer from 2015 and four officers from years past who had formerly been unrecognized. One of the deputies memorialized was Tulare County Deputy Scott Ballantyne, EOW: February 10, 2016. Read More »

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Vice President’s Message

From Day One in the Academy and the nearly 20 years since, I’ve known that our profession is under the microscope. We are big targets; easy to see coming. The police stand out, so it’s easy for some people to spot us and wait, ready for us to make a mistake. We are frequently called into situations where our presence isn’t welcome, and where the people we are sworn to protect are less than cooperative. And today, the microscope on us has grown more intense and powerful. Read More »

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Treasurer’s Message

The California Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial Ceremony was fresh on my mind as I wrote this article. As always, it is a somber occasion filled with the grief and sorrow of family members, friends and colleagues over the passing of peace officers throughout the state. Consequently, the ceremonies are a source of reflection on the inherent dangers of our profession. Read More »

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