Membership in ALADS, the organization that has protected deputy sheriffs for the past 30 years, has now been expanded to include the ranks of the reserve deputy sheriff. Throughout the history of ALADS, our organization has represented only deputy sheriffs. We have elected to be a deputies only organization so as not to cloud issues with competing groups.
Many of the job risks that face full-time deputies are also relevant to the reserve deputy sheriff. Criminal and civil actions on deputies are becoming more excessive. Should any of these things happen to you, ALADS will be there to protect your interests.
Legal counsel will provide advice and counsel on administrative matters and will appear on behalf of the reserve member in any case where a liberty interest hearing is required and/or provided.
Representation will be provided to members in any civil suit where the plaintiff has alleged that the reserve member was acting with the course and scope of duty; and where the public entity has denied the member representation but ALADS, through its designated legal affairs coordinator, has determined that the reserve member was acting within the course and scope and course of duty. If the defense is being provided by the public agency, ALADS attorneys will monitor the defense, at the member's option, to ensure that the interests of the member are being protected.
An ALADS reserve member will be afforded legal representation, after criminal charges are filed, so long as the charges stem from conduct which is within the course and scope of the members duties as a reserve deputy sheriff.
Appeals To Superior Courts
The ALADS Board of Directors, in some instances, may identify a case where the issues presented are of such legal significance in nature to the interests of the membership, as a whole, that an appeal to the superior court on an administrative action will be authorized.
Miscellaneous Legal Representation Services
The legal plan provides for a consultation by the participant or the participant’s spouse with a panel attorney on a general legal matter, limited to one hour in length per year.
POPA Federal Credit Union
ALADS reserve deputies are a able to join the POPA Federal Credit Union. The credit union is unique in that it serves the law enforcement community exclusively. POPA has some of the most competitive rates around for all types of loans and savings programs.
ALADS Annual Family Day & Picinic
Each year ALADS hosts a family picinic for all its members. For the past several years this event has been held at Raging Waters in San Dimas. This facility offers ALADS members the opportunity to join together with family and friends in a secure environment, and enjoy one of California's premier water parks.
ALADS members enjoy discount admissions to many of Southern California's amusement parks such as:
- Knotts Berry Farm
- Magic Mountain
- Universal Studios
- Sea World
As an ALADS Reserve Deputy Member, you can receive top rated supplemental insurances through AFLAC. Your membership entitles you to discounted group rates on the many different insurance products offered to ALADS members. A few of the products offered are:
- Catastrophic Illness and Accident Insurance
- Voluntary Group Term Life Insurance
- Long-Term Disabililty/Life Insurance
Pre-Paid Legal Services
With membership as an ALADS reserve deputy, you benefit from ALADS association with the Pre-Paid Legal Services network. Pre-Paid Legal Services is a network of attorneys that offer a wide range of legal services for a per month premium.
A few of the services provided are:
- Update or make a will
- Trial Defense
- IRS Audit Protection
- Unlimited Consultation on any legal matter
- Phone calls and letters on your behalf from your attorney
- Contract and document review
Training Seminars & Information Classes
ALADS reserve deputy membes can participate in all ALADS sponsored training events. Additionally, ALADS has informational classes on a variety of subjects. Some recent training classes have been:
- Handgun/Shotgun Shooting Enhancement
- Officer Safety Lectures
- Legal Update
- Response to Terrorist Bombing
To receive a Reserve Deputy add form mailed to you, please contact the ALADS office at 323.213.4005.