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As police officers, we know before entering the Academy that the job comes with risks. We know it’s a dangerous job, and that every person we encounter on a routine traffic stop or a domestic violence response might have a gun that they’re prepared to use. We’...

The Los Angeles Police Protective League would like to thank the community for their outpouring of support as the LAPD mourns the loss of three police officers in the line of duty this year.

Last week, Officer Roberto Sanchez was killed by a hit-and-run...

Los Angeles City Attorney, Mike Feuer.

Los Angeles City Attorney, Mike Feuer....

Public safety officials, including LAPD, LAFD and others converge in LAX during the aftermath of the November 1, 2013 shooting.

The following is an Op-Ed by LAPPL President Tyler Izen...

The stakes were high. California was under a court order to shed at least 7,000 more inmates, beginning in April, to relieve prison overcrowding. Gov. Brown appealed for more time to deal with the prison crisis.

Recently, a three-judge panel granted a...

(Mark Wilson / Getty Images / February 25, 2014)

The Los Angeles Times editorial board...

Advocates were wishing and hoping that California’s high recidivism rate – the percentage of inmates who...

If your automobile insurance suddenly costs more, it might have something to do with prison realignment. Here’s why:

A report this month from the nonpartisan...

The California Vehicle Code forbids the Los Angeles Police Department from establishing a policy whereby an officer must meet a ticket quota, and a “quota” is defined as “any requirement regarding the number of arrests made, or the number of citations issued...

LAPD Detective Thomas Williams

The Los Angeles Police Protective League...

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and...

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We are encouraged by a Court of Appeal decision this week reinstating the LAPPL’s lawsuit challenging the unfair policy of Chief Beck to issue “involuntary conditional Official Reprimands” to...

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and mayors from four other California cities announced a pension reform initiative on Tuesday that would amend the California Constitution. They are attempting to add the...

Since 2007, the Los Angeles Police Protective League has been involved in efforts to fairly implement cameras in all LAPD patrol cars because we believe this equipment will serve to protect police officers from frivolous and unwarranted complaints. Our position...

Governor Brown recently came to an agreement with legislative leaders that allows the state to comply with a federal court...

Inmates are watched by members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department at the Men's Central Jail in Los Angeles. So far this year, the department has released more than 23,000 inmates before their...

When Los Angeles residents need a police officer, they expect and deserve an immediate response. But it is getting harder to...

The court has "a healthy amount of Western independence," said Alex Kozinski, chief judge of the Ninth Circuit. (Thor Swift for The New York Times)

Once again, we are not surprised...

In this 2004 photo, then-California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, center, poses with George Deukmejian, Gray Davis, Jerry Brown, and Pete Wilson, in Los Angeles. (Associated Press/ Rene Macura)

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A workplace mediation program – monitored outside of the LAPD – is an excellent idea, and the time to institute such a program has come. That...

Since our country’s founding, personal freedoms have been in constant battle with the protection of the greater good. That battle continues today in Los Angeles as...

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The mission of the Los Angeles Police Protective League is to vigilantly protect, promote and improve the working conditions...

LAPD SWAT teams search along Washington Boulevard in the Mid City area on June 25, 2013, for a suspect who shot at two detectives near the Wilshire LAPD station early that morning. Police closed 25 square...

Approximate boundaries of area that would be covered by proposed gang injunction.
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Monday’s Supreme Court decision upholding the police practice of taking DNA samples from people who have been arrested but not convicted...

In recent weeks, the Los Angeles City Council has approved two critical projects that will help boost the economy in Southern California....

The playbook is familiar now—gin up a study on public pensions and government debt to be released to media outlets with a headline-grabbing number shrieking doom for public finances. The latest exhibit is a propaganda piece...

In addition to electing their mayor, city controller and city attorney for the next four years, Los Angeles voters will have the opportunity on May 21 to vote on...

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