Welcome to the Retired Peace Officers Association of California. (RPOAC)
We at RPOAC would like to take a few moments to introduce you to our website and our association.
RPOAC's mission is to provide a voice on the State and Federal levels for our members. We lobby for our members to ensure benefits are not lost. To provide the best insurance options available for our members. To provide information and communication between members for the betterment of all members.
Some of our main objectives are:
- To provide a voice on the state and federal levels in all areas that may affect our members including lobbying on behalf of our members to ensure that benefits are not lost or eroded.
- To provide the best insurance options available to our members. (Get a free comparison of benefits by calling our insurance professionals at Pacific Financial Designs: 1-800-733-4487).
- To provide information and communication between the members for the betterment of all members.
As a member of RPOAC you will be eligible to utilize any of numerous insurance plans and benefits. Please explore our website to see what we have to offer. We encourage you to complete the online membership application form along with your online credit card payment for dues to become a member of RPOAC.
Thank you for your attention and please contact us at 1-800-743-7622 if you have further questions or need additional information.
Front Sight Giveaway III Winner Announced!
A drawing was conducted by the RPOAC Board of Directors on November 5th during the annual General membership meeting held in Reno, Nevada for the winner of our third Front Sight Membership Giveaway.
It is our great pleasure to announce the winner is Captain Eric Point, retired from the Placentia Police Department.
Thank you to all who participated in this giveaway and watch for our next exciting recruitment event. We appreciate your commitment to RPOAC and for helping to keep our organization alive and well!
Eric worked his entire career for the Placentia Police Department, starting right of high school as a Police Cadet in 1986. A year later and after graduating from the Fullerton College Police Reserve Academy, he became a Reserve Police Officer and worked as both a cadet and reserve officer until he was hired as a police academy recruit in 1990.
After graduating from the Orange County Sheriff's Academy (Class 100) and field training, Eric worked as a Police Officer from 1990-2000. His assignments included Patrol, FTO, Crimes-Persons Detective, SWAT, and his favorite detail, Canine Handler.
Eric promoted to Sergeant in 2000 and worked in Patrol and as a K9 Unit Supervisor until 2005. He promoted to Lieutenant in 2005 where he worked as a Patrol Watch Commander, Administrative, and Investigations Lieutenant from 2005-2015. In 2015, Eric was promoted to Captain where he worked as the Operations Division Commander until his retirement in 2019.
Change in Gold Country Chapter Director
The RPOAC Board of Directors is sad to announce the resignation of our Gold Country Chapter Director Lloyd Hathaway. Lloyd has served in that position for many years, with a brief break during a short relocation to Arizona. Lloyd also served as the RPOAC Vice President in past years but now must direct his attentions to other matters. We wish him well in all his future endeavors.
RPOAC President, Alex Bernard, has appointed George Torres as the acting Director for the Gold Country Chapter. George's appointment must be confirmed by the Board at the November Board meeting before it can become permanent. Pending that approval, we welcome George to the Board and look forward to his contributions.
CCW Coverage Offered Through RPOAC
As retired peace officers many of us are authorized to carry a concealed weapon. But, have you given any thought to what your liabilities could be if you were to have to use that weapon in a self-defense incident? The legal costs alone could devastate your retirement nest egg not to mention the physical and emotional stress it would inflect on you and your family.
RPOAC is excited to announce a new benefit being offered to our members: CCW Safe
CCW Safe was founded by former police officers and attorneys who have all worked on local, and federal levels of law enforcement. CCW Safe is a legal service membership plan that was designed for CCW permit/license holders and retired law enforcement officers. CCW Safe was founded to offer similar coverages to what we received while serving our communities as active police officers.
Learn more about Carrying a Concealed Weapon coverage benefits.
Are You Missing Out?
Have you received your access to the "Members Only" section yet? If not, you need to contact our Executive Director immediately! Within this area you will be able to access issues of our quarterly newsletter, keep up to date on legislative actions that might affect your retirement benefits or pension in "The Briefing Room" and check out job offerings for retirees.
To access the "Members Only" area you must contact our Executive Director, Dennis Wright to receive your access password. Dennis can be contacted at (800) 743-7622 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOIN the FOP!
F.O.P. (The Fraternal Order of Police) is the world's largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers, with more than 330,000 members in more than 2,100 lodges. They are the voice of those who dedicate their lives to protecting and serving our communities. They are committed to improving the working conditions of law enforcement officers and the safety of those they serve through education, legislation, information, community involvement, and employee representation. No one knows the dangers and the difficulties faced by today's police officers better than another officer, and no one knows police officers better than the FOP.
RPOAC members must be members of FOP to be eligible for the benefits offered. Membership in FOP can be obtained through our online dues payment page by clicking on the "FOP Dues" button or by contacting our Executive Director, Dennis Wright at (800) 743-7622.