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.
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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.
FOP Member Needs Your Help!
We have received notification from Cindy Calderon, President of the Silicon Valley FOP Lodge 52 regarding Chris Hardin, one of their members, who is battling a brain tumor. A GoFundMe page has been set up for him and any donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you!
After two years of puzzling symptoms, Chris Hardin was diagnosed in April of this year with a brain tumor, large in size and rare in frequency. Pushing against his brain stem, the removal of this life-threatening assailant requires a type of procedure in which few specialists excel; it is a surgery with a high risk of paralytic complications. After finding the right specialist in San Diego, surgery was planned for July, only to be postponed when Chris suffered a heart attack in May. He has since been treated (stents, blood thinners), but now must wait six months for his brain surgery (scheduled for November).
RPOAC Board meets for Annual Membership Meeting in Reno
The RPOAC Board of Directors met for our Annual General Membership meeting on Tuesday, October 18th at the Atlantis Hotel in Reno, Nevada.
The Board received reports from our benefits administrator, Shane Cobb, our President Alex Bernard, our Treasurer Joe Doll and our website and newsletter editor, Director Randall Blayney.
After the Board meeting, the General Membership meeting began. Elections for President and Treasurer were held and both positions were retained by their current holders. Discussions were held on several topics including recruitment and by-law amendments. One change to our bylaws requires Chapter meetings to be held biennially (every two years) instead of every year. The Chapter meetings will be held in even-numbered years to coincide with Director elections.
The meeting was adjourned and the Board will schedule their next meeting for this coming Spring.
Has the CA DOJ CCW Data Breach Affected You?
As a RPOAC member you need be aware of the recent data breach at the California Department of Justice that may have exposed personal information from people who have applied for CCW permits between 2011 and 2021.
The RPOAC Board of Directors is asking all members of the RPOAC to click on the link below to read the details of this data breach and please complete and submit the associated form.
Director Positions Still Open!
Now that you're retired, do you have a little spare time on your hands? Were you actively involved with your labor organization while working? Would you like to get more involved with the Retired Peace Officers Association of California?
If you answered yes to any of these, you should consider becoming a Director with RPOAC! We currently have Director positions open for Orange County, Central Coast, North Valley and Oregon Chapters. Although it is preferred, you don't have to live in the Chapter to be the Director.
If you would like to apply for one of these positions or just want more information about the duties, please send an email to our Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Member Information Update
Have you moved? Changed phone numbers? New email address? All of these can be easily updated by clicking here: "Member Info Update"
Please take time to provide us with any changes to your contact information so that we can continue to provide you with current news and benefits information.
Get Your Access to the Members Only Areas!
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 Board" and check out job offerings for retirees in our "Job Opportunities" page.
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.
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.
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.
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.