LASD'S MOUNTED ENFORCEMENT DETAIL - Recently, ALADS was invited to Industry Hills Equestrian Center to observe monthly training conducted by the Mounted Enforcement Detail (MED). What is quite unique about these deputies is that they are able to conduct all police business on horseback.
DOES THE BRADY ISSUE IMPACT YOU? - After finishing the October Unit Representative meeting, representatives participated in a lively discussion regarding the Sheriff's Department's handling of the Brady List focusing on the department's take of who should be on the List and what information the department wants to turn over to the District Attorney's Office.
TOO MANY POLICY CHANGES AND NOT ENOUGH TRAINING - Of the 130+ policies that I've reviewed over the last year, there are many that represent a major change for the department and require the full training treatment, but certainly, there are some that could be retained with less.
L.A. COUNTY NEEDS A JAIL THAT WORKS - On October 25th, I attended the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor's meeting to give public comment on behalf of ALADS Members. Two items were on the agenda: (1) A review of the plan to rehabilitate and re-open Mira Loma jail and (2) the plan to replace Men's Central Jail with a new facility called the Consolidated Correctional Treatment Facility (CCTF).
INTRODUCTION AND INITIAL OBSERVATIONS - During my introduction to ALADS, the disconnection between the Sheriff's Department's management and what was happening on the ground baffled me.
LAW ENFORCEMENT DISCIPLINE FROM START TO FINISH - It is virtually impossible to discuss each topic I learned from attending a three-day training seminar titled "Law Enforcement Discipline from Start to Finish," presented by LRIS; so for this article, I chose to discuss how labor arbitrators look at disciplinary grievances and the application of just cause for discipline.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: LYBARGER V. CITY OF LOS ANGELES - We at ALADS want you to be aware of and excise your rights before you need to call us. Avoiding doing and saying the wrong things when you are potentially under investigation may save your job and possibly your freedom.
ALADS ONLINE TRAINING - ALADS is now offering free legal videos to members on our website.