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

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

  • By Ronald Hernandez
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  • February 16, 2018
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  • 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
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  • January 16, 2018
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  • 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.

ALADS Safe Rides Program

In an effort to have a safe and happy holiday season, ALADS has started the "ALADS SAFE RIDES" program. It will provide greater public safety and ensure you get home safely. ALADS wants to protect one of its most important assets, you.


The holiday season is here. Many of you will be attending seasonal parties with family, friends, and coworkers. As with many parties, spirits become a center piece. Please think before you drive. If your event falls between the dates of November 23, 2017 and January 02, 2018, ALADS may reimburse your ride home.


How it works: Each Full Service Voting Member will have the opportunity to receive two one-way or one round trip LYFT or UBER ride. If you are travelling within a 25-mile radius and you choose to take a LYFT or UBER home after your party, ALADS will reimburse you for one direction of your ride. If you choose to take LYFT or UBER to and from your event, ALADS will reimburse you for both directions of your ride. Choosing this option counts as one round trip ride. Please submit your email receipts to rsass@alads.org. Reimbursement requests must be received by January 15, 2018. This program will last only until funds run out.


Please be safe and enjoy the holidays. 

18th Annual Awards Banquet Nominations Due December 15th

Nominations for the 2018 ALADS Awards Banquet are now open. ALADS members and supporters are encouraged to send nominations that highlight the outstanding work and bravery of deputy sheriffs and district attorney investigators. 

The Annual Awards Banquet is intended to highlight the efforts of deputy sheriffs and district attorney investigators that were not honored, or were under appreciated by the Sheriff's Department or District Attorney's office.

There is no higher honor than being recognized by your colleagues. The ALADS Awards Banquet is your opportunity to nominate your fellow deputy sheriffs and district attorney investigators to be recognized for their outstanding achievements.  

If you know of a deputy or district attorney investigator who should be recognized for going "beyond the call of duty", now is the time to make your nomination(s). Be sure to get your nomination(s) in by Friday, December 15th and include the following information:

1. Name, Phone Number, and Work Assignment of Nominee(s) 
2. A paragraph about the incident, include any audio or video available 
3. A police report of the incident if available 
4. Nominator(s) Name, Phone Number, Email Address

2018 Nominations are open for the following categories:
  •  Medal for Bravery
  •  Exemplary Performance
  •  Life Saving
  •  Rookie of the Year (Patrol, Custody and Special Assignments)
You may mail or drop off the information to:
Ron Hernandez
ALADS
2 Cupania Circle 
Monterey Park, CA  91755

Or email your nomination information to Ron Hernandez at rhernandez@alads.org. In the subject line of your email please put "ALADS AWARDS BANQUET NOMINATION".

We look forward to receiving your nominations!

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2018 ALADS Awards Banquet
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Pacific Palms Resort
1 Industry Hills Pkwy
City of Industry, CA  91744

2018 Baker to Vegas Sponsorship Guidelines

The sponsorship request period for Baker to Vegas 2018 opens from December 1, 2017 through January 31, 2018.

All requests are considered on a first-come, first-serve basis and sponsorship is limited to the first 15 teams that meet the eligibility requirements listed below.

All requests (including eligibility requested documents/information) are to be submitted via email to b2vsponsorship@alads.org, Attn: ALADS Board of Directors.
 
Eligibility requirements for Baker to Vegas contribution:
  • The requesting team must be comprised of at least 90% Full ALADS members.
  • Teams shall submit a roster with names (first and last name) and employee numbers for each team members, for 90% ALADS membership verification. 
Additional information to be included with your request:
  • Team Captain(s) contact information (work number, cell phone number, unit of assignment, email address)
  • Team name/Unit of assignment
  • Team/Unit of assignment mailing address and station fund account name -- in the event a contribution is approved, donations to teams will be made payable to a unit/station fund account. Donations cannot be payable to an individual person.
Please note that teams receiving a donation must display the ALADS logo in a visible location, on each team member's uniform (iron on patches will be provided to team captains for distribution).

Notification of sponsorship will be made once the request period closes and no later than February 9th, 2018.

TURNING THE SHIP

  • By Ronald Hernandez
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  • November 13, 2017
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  • Dispatcher

I am proud of the evolution that has taken place at ALADS over the past 12 months. The highlight reel of the past 12 months includes ALADS successfully defeating the sheriff's implementation of the "Brady List" – TWICE – and ALADS utilizing "impasse" as a new process to deal with the department over changes in working conditions.

THERE'S MORE MONEY OUT THERE

How many hours do you get paid for being on call all day or for showing up to court and immediately being sent home? Is it 4 hours, 3 hours, or is it 2 hours? The answers vary from station to station and sergeant to sergeant.

WELCOME JAY TRISLER! ALADS' NEW ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Jay Trisler comes to ALADS with over 30 years of law enforcement experience and decades of formal union work.

VOTE!

  • By Ronald Hernandez
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  • October 13, 2017
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  • Dispatcher

I would like to give you some insight and encourage you to VOTE! Vote your conscience. Vote for what is best for the organization, VOTE!

WHAT'S YOUR TIME WORTH? LET'S PUT SOME MONEY IN YOUR POCKET

Have you ever worked off the clock? Have you ever stayed after hours to write a report? Have you ever taken reports home because you ran out of time at work... Now, have you ever done any of the things and not turned in an OT slip? If so, that is working off the clock.

FRIVOLOUS SPENDING AT ALADS

  • By David Gaisford
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  • October 13, 2017
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  • Dispatcher

During my time as an ALADS member, I have often heard members make comments about "frivolous spending" at ALADS. As a member, I too was sometimes angered by some of the ways our money was being spent. In fact, concerns over misuse of our hard-earned money is one of the reasons I decided to become more closely involved.

HUMANIZING THE THIN BLUE LINE

  • By Ronald Hernandez
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  • September 14, 2017
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  • Dispatcher

On August 29th, I had the opportunity to visit eight different legislators at our State Capitol.

WHAT HAS ALADS DONE FOR ME LATELY?

  • By Robert Sass
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  • September 14, 2017
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  • Dispatcher

I was recently asked, what has ALADS done for me? The question made me think, if a member is asking it, there must be many more members with the same question.

LABOR BUSINESS UPDATE

  • By Derek Hsieh
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  • September 14, 2017
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  • Dispatcher

Over the last year or so, I have been working with the ALADS Board to change the way ALADS does its labor business. We've added staff, expertise and implemented new systems.

RELATIONSHIPS 101

  • By Ronald Hernandez
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  • August 09, 2017
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  • Dispatcher

We at ALADS have been doing our best to establish a good working relationship with our beloved department, but it is not being reciprocated.

Reimbursement Information for World Police & Fire Championships (WPFC)

ALADS is proud to announce that it will reimburse a portion of members' WPFC registration fees, in the amount of $60.00 (not including event sport fees). 

To be eligible for the reimbursement, you must be a Full-Service Voting Member.

Reimbursement will be awarded after the event. Proof of payment and proof of attendance will be requested for processing.

To receive reimbursement members must include their WPFC registration cards, proof of attendance, name, employee number, and current address. To download the reimbursement form CLICK HERE.

Please send your documentation to Selya Arvizu at sarvizu@alads.org.

To visit the WPFC website click here: http://www.la17wpfg.com/

IS STAFFING A BALANCING ACT?

  • By Ronald Hernandez
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  • July 05, 2017
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  • Dispatcher

It's no secret we are short numerous deputies. However, what does appear to be a secret is exactly how many. Since I have been on the ALADS Board of Directors, I have posed the question to several different Sheriff's Department executives.

HELP YOURSELF AND YOUR PARTNErS: WE INVITE YOU TO BECOME A UNIT REPRESENTATIVE

Each unit of assignment can have multiple unit representatives. I encourage it.

ALADS' NEW TRUCK

We purchased a 2016 Dodge Ram Crew Cab 4x4 in March to replace our aging 2007 Chrysler Aspen SUV which was in need of costly repairs.

SALARY NEGOTIATIONS ARE JUST AROUND THE CORNER AND I NEED YOUR HELP

As we have done with prior surveys, we will be sending you the Negotiations Survey via email. Therefore, for you to be able to participate in the upcoming survey, we need your email address.

18th Annual Bob Hermann Charity Golf Tournament

Where: Black Gold Golf Club

            1 Black Gold Dr.

            Yorba Linda, CA 92886

When: Monday, August 21, 2017

Registration: 7:30 AM

Shotgun Start: 8:30 AM

Website: http://www.blackgoldgolf.com/

Click here for the flyer.

ALADS Members Discounted Prices:

$100/individual

$400/foursome

Event includes: Buffet Lunch, Opportunity Drawings & Awards!

Come out and support your fellow deputy sheriffs and district attorney investigators who are in dire need due to a medical emergency. If you would like to participate, please call the ALADS Facility at (323) 213-4005 so we can send you a sign-up form. We look forward to seeing you there!

2017 ALADS Family Day & Picnic

Come and have a terrific day with your family!

111 Raging Waters Drive, San Dimas, CA 91773 
Date: Sunday, September 17, 2017
Park Open: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

No Admittance after 4 PM

All You Can Eat Lunch & Beverages Free Beer, Margaritas & Sodas
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Photo ID Required for Alcohol Wristbands

Park is open to deputies, district attorney investigators, and up to four family members FREE!
Additional family members allowed at $40.00 per person! (MAX OF 5!)
PLEASE LIMIT GUESTS TO FAMILY MEMBERS ONLY!

Parking is including with Sheriff's Department I.D.

For more information, contact ALADS: (323) 213-4005

Click here to print out the ALADS Family Day and Picnic flyer.

We Look Forward to Seeing You There!

FOLLOW THE LEADER

  • By Ronald Hernandez
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  • June 12, 2017
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  • Dispatcher

In a climate rife with second-guessing, where the media celebrates portraying law enforcement as bad guys and criminals as just being misunderstood, the Sheriff's Department needs great leaders more than ever.

FIFTEEN MINUTES OF FAME

Let's face it, the Sheriff's Department is building a body camera program and implementing it soon. Ask yourself this question. Would I be comfortable wearing a department issued body camera, activating it at some point, and then turning it in at the end of shift to be stored in a "cloud" for the department to do as they will with?

REMINISCING AND CAMARADERIE

The 2017 Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay is in the books, and the teams, captains and coaches can take a sign of relief, for a short time, because 2018 will be here before we know it. Here is to the camaraderie the race creates and the disappointment that society prefers to make our camaraderie and dedication a bad thing.

THE FIRST SIX MONTHS

I want to let you know what has been accomplished at ALADS since our election in November 2016. My goal is to show that your ALADS Board of Directors has been working long hours to make ALADS better for you.

"FREEWAY THERAPY" = EXTRAJUDICIAL PUNISHMENT

Just last month, ALADS had to take another case of a deputy who, without any legitimate process, was subjected to the illegal practice by supervisors willing to "take the law into their own hands."

Join Us In Honoring Our 2017 ALADS Awards Banquet Recipients

Join us on June 3, 2017 at the Sheraton Universal for the premier law enforcement event of the year, where we honor the outstanding achievements of our Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriffs and District Attorney Investigators. ALADS members receive two FREE tickets while supplies last.

Come and enjoy the great stories, dinner and camaraderie while we honor our heroes and stay for the after party featuring complimentary cigars and beverages.

DATE: June 3, 2017

TIME: 6:00 PM

LOCATION: Sheraton Universal

                     333 Universal Hollywood Dr.

                     Universal City, CA 91608

RSVP: (323) 213-4005

Call ALADS to reserve your tickets today!

2017 ALADS AWARDS RECIPIENTS


Life Saving Award

Deputy Armando Hernandez Jr.

Deputy Danny Delgadillo

Deputy Carlos Levario Jr.

Deputy Ivan Delatorre

Deputy Raul Zuniga

Deputy Felix Bustamante

Deputy Erik Sibrian

Detective Arnulfo Aguirre

Deputy Wilson Ordonez Jr.

Deputy Joseph Bennett

Deputy Leobardo Trujillo

Deputy Vladimir Vasquez-Flores

Medal for Bravery

Deputy Eric Chinarian

Deputy Eduardo Eric Flores

Deputy Chris Allende

Deputy Chad Vanden Berg

Exemplary Performance

Detective India Inez

Detective Rob Harris

Sergeant John Hanson

Senior Investigator Rochelle Plue

Deputy Roger Parga

Deputy Manuel Navarro

Deputy Adrian Rendon

Deputy Marlin Conde

Deputy Luis Lezama

Detective Ron Greene

Deputy Fernando Galvan-Aguilar

Deputy Fernando Muniz

Deputy Jordan Hempstead

Deputy Albert Macias

Deputy Daniel Gonzalez

Deputy Eric Valdez

Deputy Andrew Alatorre

Sergeant Abel Jiminez

Rookie of the Year

Deputy Jeremy Farley

Commendable Restraint

Detective Noelle Judge

Deputy Jason Zabala


Call (323) 213-4005 to Reserve Your Tickets Today! 

DO AS I SAY NOT AS I DO

  • By Ronald Hernandez
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  • April 12, 2017
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  • Dispatcher

Exploiting deputies who make mistakes and disciplining them seem to be the primary focus of those who control our department.

A TRULY FLAWED L.A. TIMES EDITORIAL

We were very disappointed to see the Los Angeles Times editorial comments on the County of Los Angeles v. Mendez United States Supreme Court case.

TRUE MEANING OF THE CPA

In January, 2017, the department mailed a newsletter entitled "Inside the LASD" to members of the department. This "newsletter" was intended to dispel rumors that have circulated throughout the department. In one of the articles entitled "Constitutional Policing Advisors Who Really Decides Discipline?" it makes the CPA's sound all warm and fuzzy and that they are a great tool for the department and its members. We would beg to differ with that assessment.

TWO COMMON QUESTIONS DEPUTIES FREQUENTLY FACE IN AN INCREASINGLY INTOLERANT DISCIPLINARY SYSTEM

ALADS members are facing an increasingly intolerant discipline system and two questions are commonly asked in reference to interviews.

THE DEPARTMENT'S DISSERVICE TO DEPUTIES = A DISSERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY THEY SERVE

As a common theme of scrutinizing every move deputies make evolves, the Sheriff's Department is also evolving in their policies, procedures and expectations. These changes do not come easy for most and it makes every single one of your jobs more difficult than the job already was.