Working the field, we often see firsthand needy families in the communities we serve that have been struggling with recent tragedies or hardships that weigh them down. Oftentimes, it’s the simplest of things that can lift the spirits and help these families get through tough times. Many times, officers take it upon themselves, without any media attention or recognition, to help these families in times of need. It’s what we do; help those less fortunate.
$12,216 raised to assist hurricane victims
In late August, the City of Houston was hit with Hurricane Harvey, a category 4 hurricane that left the city devastated. The death toll from Hurricane Harvey was hovering at approximately 70, and the property damage was expected to be in the billions. Mutual aid has poured into Houston from all over the country.
As promised, I am bringing solutions and not only problems. This is your voice as it relates to the current promotional system. My next step will be to meet with the stakeholders and present your concerns to them in an effort to work together to make this system as fair as possible.
Question No. 2: In your experience, do you think the current LAPD advanced paygrade opportunities are fair?
As promised, here are some of the responses from the “Promotional System Survey.” Next month’s article will highlight some solutions our members had to improve this system. With everything, we must rally all stakeholders and work together to make this system as fair as possible. Like the discipline system, some things die slowly! Persistence!
For years, the rank and file have voiced their concerns with our current promotional system. In an effort to make your voices heard, we utilized a survey to capture not only concerns but proposed solutions. Accompanying this article are your thoughts on our current promotional system.
California Peace Officers’ Memorial: The California Peace Officers’ Memorial Foundation is a nonprofit charitable foundation whose mission is to recognize and honor California’s peace officers who gave their lives in the line of duty serving the citizens of this great state, and to provide support to the family members left behind.
Body cameras are here, and we could not stop that train from moving forward. However, your Board of Directors has worked tirelessly to ensure that the body-worn video (BWV) policy was as fair as possible. We negotiated provisions in the policy in order to ensure that you were protected. The following are only a few highlights:
Shame on the L.A. Times for lashing out at Whitter Police Chief Jeff Piper when he had the courage to call a spade and spade. Whitter Police Officer Keith Boyer would still be alive today if not for the California criminal justice reforms put in place recently. Enough is enough and if something doesn’t change soon, crimes rate, homelessness and lawlessness will continue to soar and be uncontainable. The L.A.
As you are aware, last month I informed you of how appalled I was at the lack of response from the City’s General Services Division in regard to the unsanitary working conditions that Southeast officers have endured for far too long. On Jan. 30, General Services sent in a crew to clean the mold spores at Southeast Station. This is a start; however, we all know that mold comes from a source, and our expectation is that the source of the mold be identified and properly removed.