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Law Enforcement Supports Senate Bill 230

The most important legislation in Sacramento right now is Assembly Bill 392 (AB-392) and Senate Bill 230 (SB-230).   Law enforcement is strongly against AB-392 and strongly supportive of SB-230.  As a result, law enforcement has established a network called "Protect California" to help provide you information. Here are THREE WAYS you can help: Follow Protect California on Facebook and on Twitter to stay informed on the latest developments with this legislation.Click this link and follo...
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**New** Parole Opposition Letter - Signatures Needed

CLICK HERE TO PRINT AND SIGN SUPPORT LETTER (corrected version) We have another inmate coming up for parole in March 2019.  We are once again asking for your help in signing this letter in opposition to this early release and returning it to the POA Office no later than March 6, 2019. On June 21, 1990, John J. Drew and Estle Caballero fled from Long Beach Police Officers Ruben Spangenthal and Michael Garner who were initiating a traffic stop.  Drew and Caballero were on a motorcycle an...
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Retired LBPD Sergeant Don Campbell Memorial Service

At Don's Memorial Service on Saturday, February 9, 2019, over 500 people came out to honor Don and support his family.  The following speeches were shared by Don's brother Doug Campbell and Chief Robert Luna (Long Beach Police Department).  If you would like to read them, click on the below links: Doug Campbell speech Chief Robert Luna eulogy It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of retired Long Beach Police Department Sergeant Don Campbell.  Don passed away earlier...
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We Need Your Help! Letter supporting retired LBPD Sergeant Abel Dominguez

CLICK HERE TO PRINT AND SIGN SUPPORT LETTER Also, please ask your family and friends to support us in this effort by signing the attached letter and returning it to the POA Office.  We want to make a strong statement to the Parole Board regarding our opposition to Sims’ release by sending them as many letters as possible.  Letters must be submitted to the POA no later than March 1, 2019. On August 6, 1993, Nathan Sims shot Long Beach Police Sergeant Abel Dominguez during a traffic stop...
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LBPD Officer and Westminster Councilmember Tai Do

Tai was born in the city of Bien Hoa, Vietnam during the peak of the Vietnam War, just a few months before the Têt Offensive in 1968.  Tai was the second youngest of ten siblings.  His parents, despite growing up in poverty, were a quiet, moral, and hardworking couple who created a successful retail business in Vietnam.  His father’s motto was, “Those who do not work, don’t eat!”  He instilled the importance of hard work and perseverance in his family and Tai’s mother taught ...
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Thank you for Supporting the Badge

The Long Beach Police Officers’ Association would like to thank YOU for your donation, time and committed support during our “Support The Badge” fundraising campaign. Your generous donations will help us support our critically injured officers and their families. Thank you for your generosity and for standing side-by-side with our law enforcement family. Thank YOU for joining our police family and being part of a community team that connects us all together! Your donation has helped us reach our...
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From Monday, November 26, 2018 through Friday, December 14, 2018, we will be collecting toys for the Long Beach Police Department Toy Patrol.  Donations can be dropped off at our office Monday through Friday, between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.  All toys will go towards helping families in need within our own community.   If you don't have time to shop and would like to donate a gift card or check, those may be dropped off at our office as well.  Checks should be made payable to the...
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Baker to Vegas Solo for LBPOA

Walter Bortman, boyfriend of LBPD Officer Tiffany Forster, is a skilled ultra-marathon athlete.  In a show of support for law enforcement, he is going to run the entire 120-mile Baker-to-Vegas (B2V) route on his own.  He is going to start on March 21st and finish March 22nd, a few days before the actual competitive B2V event.  This run is not part of the official B2V relay and it is not affiliated or sponsored by any part of the race.  Walter is doing this on his own out of a...
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Response to 10-16-18 LB Post Article

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Yesterday, October 16, 2018, the Long Beach Post published an article that called into question the way the Long Beach Police Department handles officer involved shooting investigations.  The article was specifically focused on the way our officers file their reports.  Chief Luna and I both believed the article was unbalanced and missing important information.  The headline and tone of the article insinuated that our officers were involved in improper behavior.  That is compl...
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Thank you to everyone who came to the POA office over the last several months to sign the petition for the "Keep California Safe" ballot initiative.  This important initiative would have reversed parts of Props 47 and 57 that have caused havoc in our criminal justice system.  Some of the provisions include: Reclassify currently "non-violent" crimes like rape of an unconscious person, sex trafficking of a child, and 14 other serious crimes as "violent"Reform the parole system to stop th...
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Help Make a Difference in Our Community!

On behalf of our officers and our fellow citizens, the Long Beach Police Officers’ Association is asking you today for your support. While our nation is facing unprecedented times, we are thankful for our community who has stayed strong and united and we value the support you have shown our officers.   Donate Here Today! The Long Beach Police Officers’ Association is dedicated to safety and improving our community, but we need your help! Your support will allow us to continue to fund t...
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Detective Hector Gutierrez

Sadly, on November 4, 2017, Detective Hector Gutierrez passed away at his home in Seal Beach, California. Hector was born on April 12, 1967 and was 50 years old at the time of his passing. A memorial service was held on November 16, 2017 at SeaCoast Grace Church in Cypress, California. During the service, family members shared heartwarming stories of Hector and the impact he had on so many. He was remembered as a kind and loving individual. Hector was hired by the Long Beach Police Department fo...
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The most recent accounts from Las Vegas have reported 59 dead and over 500 wounded. The event was heavily attended by law enforcement, and there has been a large number of local and regional agencies impacted. The latest report show: 2 Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs were shot, one is in critical condition1 Ontario PD officer was shot and is in critical condition. The officer’s fiancé was also wounded2 Manhattan Beach PD employees were shot, one was killed1 Newport Beach PD officer was injured1 Los ...
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On September 21, 2017, outgoing POA President Steve James had his retirement party held at the Long Beach Convention Center. Nearly 500 guests filled the beautifully decorated Arena Pacific Ballroom where they enjoyed food, drinks, conversation, and music. As guests arrived, they were encouraged to sign a matted caricature of Steve and his family. Additionally, they were given the opportunity to inspect his beautifully decorated shadow box. Please click here to see a video tribute. The festiviti...
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Help Us Find A Cure

"We are proud to join the "Pink Patch Project" in the fight to find a cure for cancer. LBPD Pink Patches and lapel pins are available for purchase at the LBPOA Office ($10 for patch; $5 for pin). Our patches are also available for purchase on the City of Hope website (click here). For more information on this project,  (click here). View/Download Flyer
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We Proudly Endorse Mayor Robert Garcia

The LBPOA appreciates Mayor Robert Garcia's leadership and his support of public safety. We proudly endorse his candidacy for another term as mayor of our great city!!
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Tribute to LBPD Officer Timothy Stover

On Sunday, June 18, 2017, Long Beach Police Officer Timothy Stover, #10781, suddenly and tragically passed away from unknown causes. He left behind a large and loving family, along with a tremendous number of friends. Tim graduated from LBPD Academy Class #88 on November 6, 2015, and was only 26 years old at the time of his passing. Tim’s memorial service was held on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. The crowd overflowed out of the church and onto the ...
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National Police Week honored 135 fallen

In 2016, the profession of law enforcement, and our nation, lost 135 police officers in the line of duty. This national figure is the highest it has been since 2001, with nearly half of these brave men and women having been killed in ambush-style attacks; with the remaining being a result of various other incidents, including traffic-related accidents and suffering heart attacks on the job.  This May marks the 55th year, in which thousands of police officers, law enforcement professionals, ...
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55th National Police Week

May 2017 marks the 55th year by which our nation will pay tribute to the men and women of our local, state and federal peace officers. National Police Week is an annual event, conceived from “Police Day”, which was created in 1962, when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation, designating May 15 as a time in which our nation would pause, gather, and most of all, to remember, those brave men and women who gave their final breath for the sake of justice.  In the years and decades to f...
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Long Beach Local Businesses we need your help

Long Beach Local Businesses we need your help
Once a year we reach out to the businesses in our local community asking you for your support.  Annually we look at how we can increase our impact in our community, and we continually strive to outdo our previous year. Your support allows us to make a bigger impact in the community we both share. Here is your chance to join the Long Beach POA's community outreach mission. Join us by donating today, your contribution goes toward making our community stronger.   Donate By Clicking Here Y...
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California Peace Officers' Memorial

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California Peace Officers' Memorial Ceremonies MAY 7-8, 2017 SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA Honoring the law enforcement heroes of our great State who have made the ultimate sacrifice Candlelight Vigil - Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 8:00pm Enrollment Ceremony - Monday, May 8, 2017 at 10:30am Click image to view and download full flyer
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Honorary Members of the Long Beach Police Officers Association Award luncheon

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The Honorary Members of the Long Beach Police Officers Association are proud to announce that Lieutenant Lloyd Cox is the recipient of the 2017 Richard A. Rose Career Achievement Award.  The award luncheon will be held on February 27th at The Grand Centre located at 4101 E. Willow Street.  Registration starts at 11:00 a.m., and the program begins at 11:30 a.m. If you wish to purchase ticket or sponsor a table, please see the attached flyer. Click Here for Flyer
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Fundraiser for Pomona Motor Police Officer Trevor Stevenson

Long Beach Pomona Fundraiser
On January 10th, Pomona Motor Police Officer Trevor Stevenson was responding to a call for service when a vehicle turned in front of him causing a major collision.  Officer Stevenson sustained a serious head injury and was airlifted to a nearby hospital where he underwent surgery to relieve pressure on his brain.  He is still in critical condition.For more information about the incident, click here.Friends and co-workers for Officer Stevenson have set up a fundraiser din...
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We Need Your Support Now More than Ever

LongBeach We Need Your Help
We proudly protect our communities, children, and families, despite the difficult year the brave men and women of Law Enforcement has had to face. It is not an easy job, but we wear our badge with a humble pride and seek to make the community we share a safer place to live and work. That’s why I am asking for your help. At the time you receive this letter there have been 134 line of duty deaths of Law Enforcement officers across the US, and officer’s killed by gun fire is up 72% from last year. ...
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In The Middle of a "Perfect Storm"

Police officers have never been under more scrutiny. The public’s perception of our profession has clearly changed in the blink of an eye. Why is this happening? I believe there are several factors that are working simultaneously against the police, and this “perfect storm” has built a caustic atmosphere around law enforcement and our ability to fight crime.The seeds of this crisis were sown in late 2008 when the worldwide financial crisis struck. A small group of very wealthy people played Russ...
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Black Lives Matter Wrong About Police

On 12/29/15, National Review Magazine published a story entitled "The Numbers Are in:  Black Lives Matter Are Wrong About Police".  The author bases a great deal of his facts on a Washington Post article dated 12/26/15 titled "A Year of Reckoning, Police Fatally Shoot Nearly 1000 People in 2016".In the Washington Post article, the author writes:"In a year-long study, The Washington Post found that the kind of incidents that have ignited protests in many U.S. communities — most often, w...
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2016 Pension Initiative

In 2014, Former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed attempted to qualify an initiative for the ballot that would severely impair and damage the traditional pensions of government employees.  After having destroyed the City of San Jose, Mayor Reed had hoped to bring the same level of damage to all of California.  He partnered with former San Diego politician Carl DeMaio and they eventually sent their initiative to State Attorney General Kamala Harris for a "Title and Summary" (the information nor...
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Retiree Medicare Presentation

On September 12, 2013, LBPOA President Steve James hosted a luncheon at the POA Park for our retired officers in order to present them with information on their Medicare, health, and deferred compensation benefits.  Representatives from the City of Long Beach HR Department, ICMA-RC, and Johnston Insurance were at the park to help answer questions and provide reference information.To view the Medicare Insurance handout that was presented at the meeting, click here.Additionally, on Septe...
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On 1/17/13, the Fraternal Order of Police published an alert regarding the passage of a New York law that prohibits the possession of a gun magazine that holds more than seven-rounds of ammunition.  Previous law had allowed up to a ten-round magazine.  There is NO EXCEPTION for law enforcement.If you are planning to visit New York, and you plan to bring your firearm, ensure your magazine is not able to hold more than seven rounds.Click on the following links for mor...
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2011-2012 Pension Information

UPDATED JANUARY 30, 2013On October 27, 2011, Governor Jerry Brown announced his 12-point pension refrom plan.  The initial plan contained general concepts without specific legislative language.  Some of proposals were only designed to effect newly hired officers, and some were designed to change the pension plans of current employees.  For more information on the initial proposal, click on the link below:GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN'S 12-POINT PENSION REFORM PLANCALIF STATE TREASURER: PEN...
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City Council Actions

During the FY13 budget process, the City of Long Beach contracted with a business consulting firm called Management Partners to look for efficiencies within our employee contracts.  This is the politically correct way for the City Manager to say that he is already posturing for the next round of contract negotiations.  The obvious purpose of the consultanting company is to help coach the City Council into believing that they should further cut our staffing, salaries, and benefits.Manag...
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City of Long Beach Finances

CITY OF LONG BEACH CREDIT RATINGImmediately after the 2012 fiscal year ended on September 30, 2012, the finances of the City of Long Beach were reviewed by the three major bond rating agencies in the United States.  These three companies are:  Standard & Poor, Moody's Investors Services, and Fitch Ratings.These three companies set the bond credit rating for governments and corporations.  Essentially, they give the entity a grade based on their ability to pay off debt, and the ...
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2012 POA Election Results

To All POA Members:There were 437 ballots received by the POA office for the (6) director open positions.Foster, Jim408 votesBell, Brian345 votesWoods, Robert329 votesBacon, Doug296 votesCloughesy, Phil287 votesWhelan, David232 votes  O'Hara, Tim222 votesFrazier, David114 votesHeady, Matt109 votesSPECIAL THANKS to the canvassing committee:  Kevin Bradburn, Alex Chavez, Eric Golz, Scott Miller, Dan Molinar, Don Radcliff and Jennifer Valenzuela.Fraternally,STEPHEN E. JAMESPresi...
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Police Staffing

UPDATED DECEMBER 2013The worldwide economic collapse that began in October 2008 has forced every city in the nation to balance the public safety needs of their community with the fiscal realities of their drastically reduced budgets.  In the last three years, our Long Beach police officers have renegotiated the terms of their contract twice, gave up scheduled pay raises, picked up the entire employee share of their pension, and established a second pension tier for newly hired officers. &nb...
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FY13 Budget Process

UPDATED AUGUST 28, 2012THE BUDGET PROCESSThe City of Long Beach has a fiscal year that runs from October 1st to September 30.  The FY13 budget process began in January 2012 with a series of Budget Oversight Committee (BOC) meetings.  The BOC consists of three City Council members and they receive information from the City Manager's office.  By the end of May, each city department is required to give their budget proposals for the next fiscal year to the City Manager.  The Cit...
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UPDATED DECEMBER 19, 2013As a result of the State’s on-going budget crisis, the Legislature has made it clear that only the worst offenders will be allowed to go to state prison.  Penal Code 1170(h) specifically notes that one of the following four conditions must be met in order to an offender to go to prison:1)    The defendant needs a prior/current felony conviction for one of the crimes listed in 1192.7(c)PC or 667.5(c)PC.2)    The defendant did a crime lis...
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LA Times Court Case

UPDATED APRIL 29, 2012On December 12, 2010, the Long Beach Police responded to a report of a man with a gun loitering in the backyard of a residence.  As the first officers arrived, two separate citizens (the resident and a neighbor) both verified that the person in the backyard was not known to them and he appeared to be armed with a gun.  The officers conducted a series of standard police tactics to evacuate innocent citizens, keep an eye on the suspect, and form a plan to safel...
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Top 5 US Cities - Worst Gang Violence

February 2, 2012According to the 2010 US Census, Long Beach is the 7th most populous city in California and the 36th most populous in the United States.  More people live in Long Beach than live in Atlanta, Kansas City, Miami, Cleveland, Minneapolis, New Orleans, or Cincinnati.  With over 462,000 people living within our boarders, we have the benefit of a tremendous diversity within our neighborhoods and communities.  Unfortunately, we also have some areas of the city that are inf...
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