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On Monday, L.A. County Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu dismissed a lawsuit filed by the mother of a toddler accidentally killed during a 2005 SWAT standoff with the child’s father. While no one disputes that the situation was a horrible tragedy, the ruling...

The LAPD is going all out to support the 26th Annual National Night Out (NNO) program with the wholehearted support of the LAPPL.  A total of 47...

Below is a story from the July 30th edition of the Fresno Bee. The story highlights the latest failure of the Parole Violation Decision Making Instruments (PVDMI) currently being implemented by the Schwarzenegger’s Department of Corrections. The PVDMI system is...

REUTERS/Jeff ToppingMuslims and members of Interfaith Groups gather for a congregational prayer service and rally in a park opposite US Airways headquarters in Tempe, Ariz., on Dec. 1, 2006, following the...

This is an unfortunate and horribly tragic example of why the LAPPL has vehemently opposed the early release of prisoners and minimizing the...

When Sgt. Crowley of the Cambridge Police Department responded to the broadcast of a “possible break-in in progress,” I’m sure he was simply trying to do his job – protect and serve his community, as all of us in law enforcement sign up to do. Assigned to an...

Donning and doffing cases are one of the hottest topics between public agenciesand public safety labor organizations. In law enforcement, donning refers to thetime it takes a police officer to put on his uniform and safety equipment. Doffingis the time required...

For the past 2 ½ months, the League has been warning of the dire consequences of early releases of inmates from state prisons. There have been multiple membership alerts, press releases and other communications. We have implored lawmakers to look elsewhere for...

Crime down

The substantial benefits of a robust police department can be clearly seen in the mid-year crime statistics released today.

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For the second straight year, traffic incidents in the U.S. make up a clear majority of officer deaths. It’s a solemn reminder of how...

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All of us in law enforcement understand why police work is inherently stressful. The constant risk of confrontations with suspects and...

In his second inaugural speech last week, Mayor Villaraigosa outlined his five goals for Los Angeles:

  • Job creation;
  • Put L.A. on a path to permanently break our dependence on coal;
  • Build a sustainable future;
  • Keep L.A. on track...
  • One of the bills pending in Sacramento to address the state’s $24 billion budget deficit begs close attention by those of us in law enforcement and public safety. ABX3 10, which would reduce the amount of general fund money directed towards public safety by $...

    Happy 4th of July

    As our nation prepares to celebrate our 233rd Independence Day, we pause to reflect on the origin of the holiday, and the liberty that it symbolizes....

    The LAPPL is relieved at the outcome of the recent Board of Rights hearings, and that no officers will be unjustly fired for their actions at the May Day 2007 MacArthur Park gathering.

    In the wake of the May Day events, we immediately said there should...

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    Gov. Schwarzenegger got an interesting offer Monday from Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm. But the California budget crisis may...

    From the moment the 9-1-1 call came in at 12:21 p.m. on Thursday, LAPD officers have been front and center in the breaking news story of Michael Jackson’s death. LAPD officers have received continuous and worldwide positive attention in their response and on-...

    We don’t always see eye-to-eye with the Los Angeles Times Editorial Board, but this week we wholeheartedly agree with a Times Editorial applauding Mayor Villaraigosa’s decision to stick with Los Angeles and forego a run for governor.

    The League...

    Voter approval of LAPD is stronger than at any point in the last two decades, according to a Los Angeles Times poll of 1,500 registered voters in Los Angeles.

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    The League this month conducted its own survey as part of our Public Safety First campaign. Launched June 6, the campaign began with an initial email sent to 400,000 registered voters. Voters who responded to our first email were invited to participate in our...

    If you haven’t already done so, please go to the League’s website and sign the online petition...

    The League’s political savvy and clout got put to a test this week when the Lakers won their 15th NBA championship. Your board became concerned when we heard talk at City Hall that the city foot the bill for city services relating to a parade and rally. As the...

    Automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents and officers being struck by other vehicles all represent significant dangers for peace...

    Welcome to the official blog of the LAPPL. Your League Directors will be posting various items here and invite everyone to join the discussion (think of this as a never-...

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