Welcome to the Retired Peace Officers Association of California (RPOAC) Website. We at RPOAC would like to take a few minutes to introduce our website and our organization to you. 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 print out and complete a membership application form along with a check, and send it to the address on the application form 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.
The RPOAC Board met for their annual general membership meeting in Reno on October 18th. Board members were brought up to date on several important topics including benefits, membership and the status of various legislative actions at the state and national levels. It is the mission of RPOAC to provide their members with the best possible benefit plans and to keep them informed of any political actions that could affect them adversely.
The annual meeting is opened by President Bernard. Board members received reports from several Directors. The RPOAC Board meets twice a year to discuss the status of the association. The Board hears from benefits administrator Shane Cobb.
The nation's largest law enforcement labor organization has endorsed Donald J. Trump for President of the United States. National FOP President Chuck Canterbury announced the endorsement on Friday, September 16th through in a letter that can be viewed by clicking on the link below.
FOP TRUMP ENDORSEMENT LETTER
The California State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police held their annual conference in San Diego on August 28-30 and two members of the RPOAC Board attended to represent your interests.
RPOAC President Alex Bernard and Los Angeles Chapter Director Randall Blayney joined with over a hundred other law enforcement members to hear reports from the CA FOP Board and receive updates on legislation, training and other information pertinent to the law enforcement community. During these activities your Board members were able to provide several interested people with RPOAC membership information.
Training seminars on the topics of LDF and HR 218 were held for the attendees. There was also a presentation on a community policing program called "Why'd You Stop Me?" created and presented by Long Beach police officer Jason Lehman.
A highlight of the convention was an opportunity to meet San Diego police officer Wade Erwin, who was shot in the line of duty on July 28, 2016 during a pedestrian stop in which his partner was killed.
Below are some photos of the conference events.
Delegates from across the state prepare for the opening session. RPOAC President Alex Bernard and Director Randall Blayney listen to presenters. CA FOP President Roger Mayberry opens the annual conference. OC Sheriff Sandra Hutchens addresses the conference attendees. RPOAC Board members meet with National FOP President Chuck Canterbury. The new CA FOP Board and Trustees get sworn in by Pres. Chuck Canterbury. Delegates enjoy the FOP Awards Dinner. Delegates receive info on HR 218. Delegates hear from San Diego Officer Wade Erwin who survived an on-duty shooting. Conference attendees heard from many presenters during the three-day event.
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.
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.