February 2018 Retirement Seminar

Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time: 9 AM - 3 PM
Location: ALADS, 2 Cupania Circle, Monterey Park, CA  91755

Click here for the event flyer.

If you are in the second half of your career, or have been injured while on duty, it is vitally important for you to attend a retirement seminar to ensure that you properly prepare for your retirement. Topics include: What steps you need to take prior to retiring, how you will setup your payouts during retirement and who may receive your monies after you pass. Don't pass up this opportunity to hear from and receive advice from our speakers. No matter where you are in your career, it's never too early to begin planning for your retirement.

FEATURING...
Deferred Compensation and Thrift Plan
Disability Retirement
Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association

Call ALADS at (323) 213-4005 to RSVP.
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, M-F

Seating is Limited and Reservations are Required
Lunch Will Be Provided

THE OXYMORON OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSOCIATION

  • By Ronald Hernandez
  • |
  • March 26, 2018
  • |
  • Dispatcher

A law enforcement union, in the sense of labor unions is a little oxymoronic. We tend to agree with traditional labor unions, and their supporters, in their approach to politics, as related to wages, hours and work conditions, but we may not see eye to eye when it comes to legislation, and how it affects our ability to enforce the law.

DON'T USE YOUR CELL PHONE

Do Not Use Your Personal Cell Phone! While many of you find it very easy to simply pull out your phone and take a few pictures or a short video for evidence, it is a mistake.

STUDY CONFIRMS USE OF FORCE IS RARE, AS ARE SIGNIFICANT INJURIES OT SUSPECTS

A newly released study reveals that, "Police officers rarely use force in apprehending suspects, and when they do, they seldom cause significant injuries to those arrested."

SIGNATURES BEING GATHERED FOR THE "REDUCING CRIME AND KEEPING CALIFORNIA SAFE ACT"

  • By Ronald Hernandez
  • |
  • February 16, 2018
  • |
  • Dispatcher

The "Reducing Crime and Keeping California Safe Act" needs the support of our members, co-workers, families and anyone who has come to the realization that Propositions 47 and 57 are flawed, as currently written.

SLEEP DEPRIVATION: AN EPIDEMIC IN THE DEPARTMENT

Sleep deprivation can cause work-related accidents. A study found that four out of eight officers involved in on-the-job accidents and injuries were impaired because of fatigue.

UPDATE: FYI

  • By Ronald Hernandez
  • |
  • January 16, 2018
  • |
  • Dispatcher

Retaliation, Propositions 47 and 57, and contract negotiations are three of the issues that I have been discussing with deputies and concerned politicians.

WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

Motor vehicle ramming attacks to kill innocent people are on the rise. Shooting the driver of a vehicle can have limitations and issues. However, it may be the lesser of all evils.

TIME OFF REQUEST - DENIED! YOU'VE BEEN DRAFTED!

ALADS has written articles, spoke to the sheriff, spoke to the Board of Supervisors, met with contract city council members, and told the media about the shortage of deputies on the department. As I sit on the department's Recruiting and Retention Task Force, I will continue to put pressure on the department to end the deputy shortage, and get back to staffing the department in a responsible matter.