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 Ends Oct. 31!
Effective from May 1 through October 31, 2019 all new RPOAC members will be entered into our third giveaway to win a lifetime membership to the Front Sight Firearms Training Institute. The winner will be drawn at random during the annual General Membership meeting to be held in Reno, Nevada on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Watch the RPOAC.ORG website for details of how you can attend this meeting.
The Giveaway II Second Chance drawing will also be held during the November 5th meeting. This drawing is for all those who entered between November 1, 2018 and April 30, 2019 but whose names were not chosen during the Giveaway II drawing held on May 21, 2019.
Thank you for your commitment to RPOAC and for helping to keep our organization alive and well!
ANNUAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Now is the time to start planning to attend the RPOAC General Membership meeting! This year's meeting will be on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 in Reno, Nevada at the Peppermill Hotel & Casino. Attendees can receive a discounted room rate by calling (800) 648-6992 and mentioning code "ARP0119". Contact our Executive Director, Dennis Wright if you have any questions.
This once-a-year meeting is your opportunity to meet the Directors and Executive Board members who work throughout the year to keep the Retired Peace Officers Association of California running smoothly. You can also receive answers to questions you might have about our organization, make suggestions for future benefit offerings and learn ways you can become more involved in RPOAC.
During the meeting we will also be drawing the winners for our Front Sight Giveaway III and the "Second Chance" drawing from those who entered during our Front Sight Giveaway II.
Front Sight Giveaway II Winners!
The Board of Directors of the Retired Peace Officers Association of California are pleased to announce the latest winners of our Front Sight Lifetime Membership giveaway. During the May 21st Board meeting held in Reno, a winner was drawn for our Giveaway II. Additionally, a winner was drawn for the Second-Chance drawing from those who entered for Giveaway I.
The winner of Giveaway II is Louis Lumpkin. The winner of the Giveaway I - Second Chance is Niles Graham.
Louis Lumpkin, Jr. - Deputy Police Chief
Seaside Police Department
Louis graduated from the Oakland Police Department Academy 1987 and started working for the City of Seaside Police Department same year. He worked his way up the ranks and held the following positions and assignments: Patrol Officer, Criminal Investigations Division (narcotic, General Inv.), Sergeant Patrol and Inv., Patrol Lieutenant, Investigations Commander and Deputy Chief. Louis was Deputy Chief from Sept. 15, 08 to his retirement in 2017.
Niles Graham - Patrol Officer
City of Antioch
Niles began his career with the City of Antioch in October 2007, as a Community Service Officer. He went to the Police Academy in January of 2008 and started patrol with the Antioch Police Department in June of 2008. In 2009, he received the Medal of Valor along with other officers for an Armed Bank Robbery at the Wells Fargo in Antioch, which ultimately ended in an exchange of gunfire and the suspects being apprehended. He worked patrol where he got to be involved in several special assignments alongside a great group of Officers.
In 2011, he was humbly honored to receive a certificate of recognition from the State Legislature Assembly of California for his service not only as a Peace Officer, but also as a Paramedic, Firefighter and his service in the United States Army.
The RPOAC Board thanks all those who have joined our organization and we look forward to providing you with access to the many great benefits we offer. A reminder to those who entered (but did not win) the Front Sight Giveaway II: You will have a second chance to win at the Giveaway III drawing in November. After every giveaway drawing there will be a Second-Chance drawing of a name from the previous giveaway.
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 email@example.com.
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.