From the Leadership

President’s Message

Executive BoardHappy new year! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and were able to spend quality time with your loved ones. Beyond the festivities, the holidays are an opportunity to reflect on what you’re most thankful for, including family, friends and colleagues. It’s also a time to reflect on the realities of our profession. For many law enforcement personnel, the holidays are like any other day of the year. We sacrifice spending time with our loved ones so that the members in our community can have peace of mind while celebrating with theirs. In fact, we spend a lot of time away from our families year-round, missing birthdays, sporting events and other milestones because of our sworn duty to protect others. I would like to recognize all the officers who worked during the holidays to keep us safe and extend thanks to those in our communities who are supportive of the many sacrifices made by law enforcement. Read More »

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Vice President’s Message

Executive BoardAs we enter the new year, it’s a chance to start fresh, and we all have hopes of a quiet year here in Sacramento. Unfortunately, we know we will have similar challenges to face in the coming year here at the Capitol. The trend of attacking law enforcement from both the media and from the Legislature does not seem to be waning. It appears there will be additional battles to be fought both in the Legislature and in the court of public opinion. We are hearing rumors of a bill focused on the ability to revoke POST certificates for officers as part of discipline. It’s legislation like this and last year’s use-of-force legislation that makes it so vital to have a strong presence in the Capitol. Read More »

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Treasurer’s Message

Executive BoardWhen we began our careers, the last thing on our minds was our retirements. While most of us have adequate pensions that we can rely on to cover our financial needs in our later years, many of us have not considered our medical needs after retirement.  Medical expenses are significant and have been increasing at a considerable rate. Over the last 10 years, the cost of the average employer-sponsored family medical plan has increased by 55%. In 2018, the cost of the average employer-sponsored family medical plan in the United States was nearly $20,000 a year. Rates in California are even higher. In my city, the cost of family medical, dental and vision is nearly $27,000 a year. Read More »

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