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
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  • March 26, 2018
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  • 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
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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.