IS PILL CALL CAUSING MORE DEPUTIES TO USE FORCE? - On some floors [in custody], inmates are lined up in large groups to wait and see the medical staff. While they wait, the inmates become more and more restless finally resulting in becoming confrontational.
LASD STAFFING: REALITY CHECK 2016! - Now that they have come to terms with the reality, the department is seeking good ideas to help fix the problem. Despite the fact that ALADS' assertion of the staffing shortage fell on deaf ears in the past, we are more than willing to share ideas with the department now.
REMEMBERING DALLAS - The recent murder of five fellow cops in Dallas is still fresh in all of our minds and weighing heavily on our hearts. What happened in Dallas on 7/7 will rank with 9/11 as an event we will all remember where we were and what we were doing when we first heard the news.
EOW 7-7-16 - The officers murdered in Dallas will be missed but never forgotten by those of us who do the job. We remember them and their families in our thoughts and prayers.
WHO IS LYING TO WHOM? - By now, most of you are aware of our new Honesty Policy (MPP 3-01/000.01). If not, take a look at it. If you are a deputy sheriff, this most definitely affects you because the threshold for you to be reprimanded is now much lower than ever before.
BLUE ON BLUE - What would you do in a situation where a concerned citizen questions the validity of a plain clothes officer?
WHEN YOU WORK OVERTIME - IT'S YOUR CHOICE: PAY OR COMP TIME! - As an ALADS member, when you work overtime - you, and only you, get to decide if the compensation for those hours worked will be comp time (Aka "Save-Time") or cash. Any other arrangement or pressure from supervisors is a violation of our contract and several supporting laws.
THE OIG GOT IT RIGHT...AND WRONG - While I normally don't find myself agreeing with items coming from the OIG. I did agree with certain aspects of his report's findings and recommendations, while others I did not.
ALADS ONLINE TRAINING - ALADS is now offering free legal videos to members on our website.