Join Us In Making a Difference in our Community, Donate Today!

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Our annual fundraiser is back! We would like to thank you for your support of the men and women of our Police Association who protect us each and every day. A police officer’s job can be stressful and demanding, but we take great pride in helping our fellow citizens whenever we get the chance. It’s not just our job, it’s our honor to serve. Please join in our mission, and support the men and women of law enforcement, Donate Here! Our officers frequently go into harm’s way to protect our communit...
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Get your Pink Patch Today!

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El Segundo Police Officers' Association is participating in the Pink Patch Program. As part of this initiative, we are  selling their pink patches directly to the community for $10 each along with some other great items , mens shirts are $20 each, hoodies are $30, women's tank tops are $20, and hats are $20. (see images below) Proceeds will be donated to El Segundo Officer Marco Lemus's wife, who was diagnosed with breast cancer. The money will go to help offset medical bills.  Yo...
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Help a Fallen Hero

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*Help us help a hero by sharing with your friends and family to spread the word* Costa Mesa Police Officer Oscar Reyes, a 13-year veteran, passed away on September 12th after a medical emergency. Officer Reyes leaves behind his wife and three children ages 15,14, and 10. If you would like to make a contribution, please see our official donation page here. All donations are tax-deductible and any amount is greatly appreciated.  
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Remembering 9/11

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September 11th, 2001 rocked America to the core. We will always remember the bravery, strength, and courage the first responders portrayed on that day. On September 11th, please take a moment to honor the 343 heroes who lost their lives. Check out the 9/11 Memorial & Museum website to find a memorial near you.
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Thank you for your support

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The El Segundo Police Officers’ Association would like to express our gratitude for your overwhelming generosity during our “Red, White, Blue, and YOU” fundraising campaign. We truly live by our campaign slogan “One Nation, One City, Many Voices, Under the Banner of Unity.”  Together we do make our community a better and safe place to live and work. We are honored to have your continued support, and we pledge to uphold our promises to give back to the community that we love. Thank you to al...
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Help Make a Difference in Our Community

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My name is Joe Cameron, President of the El Segundo Police Officers’ Association. On behalf of our officers and our fellow citizens, I am 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 El Segundo Police Officers’ Association is dedicated to safety and improving our community, but we need your help! Your su...
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Pink Patch Project

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In case you weren’t aware, we are participating in The Pink Patch Project. The Pink Patch Project is a public awareness campaign to bring attention to breast cancer awareness. The program centers around pink versions of the public safety officer's uniform patch. Officers at each of the participating agencies will wear these pink patches on their regular uniforms for the entire month of October to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 
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9/11 Letter

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So often we commemorate the day or memorialize an overwhelming mass tragedy, but lose sight of the individuals, the moments in time, the instances that change our world. The below letter, written to a 9/11 survivor, to the police officer who saved her that day, could easily go out to any Officer in the field today. In instances each and every day, they give of themselves selflessly, without hesitation, in the face of fear. Alongside members from each of the various emergency services - they reac...
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Why Politics Matter

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Officers Need Help (from you)!!! For most of us, including those in law enforcement, politics is a dirty word and not something we primarily think of as having any bearing on our profession directly. However, the longer those of us in this profession, do the job, we learn that simply cannot be further from the truth. That’s why, it important that you, the general public know, the decisions you make in the voting booth, significantly impact our duties, our long term effectiveness and the communit...
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El Segundo POA Raises $5,000 For a Local Teens College Fund

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The El Segundo police officers recently responded to a robbery call. When they got to the scene, they learned that a local teens college savings had been stolen from her bedroom. The El Segundo Police Department and the El Segundo Police Officers Association got together to create a GoFundMe page in hopes of raising funds to replace the stolen money. Due to the generous nature of the El Segundo community, they exceeded their goals. In just nine days, $5,000 was raised.
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Starr Thompson - "A man for the ages and an unlikely friendship" - Part 2 of 2

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As you know, last month we featured several stories on national police week.  From that, we have one special story which relates to the gentleman we featured prior, Starr Thompson.  In case you missed it, Starr Thompson is a 95 yr old widowed, WWII veteran, who by mere chance encounter, befriended a 7 year old boy named Chase and his dad, Dan Borgstrom one day, while at lunch. Dan and Starr immediately made a connection and have become dear friends ever since; meeting each week for lun...
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Starr Thompson - "A man for the ages and an unlikely friendship" - Part 1 of 2

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On a cold winter day, in Tuscaloosa Alabama, just weeks before Christmas 1923, 21 year old Officer Kenneth Thompson was working patrol, when he spotted a potential stolen vehicle near the local high school.  As he approached the vehicle to investigate, he observed 2 subjects sitting inside the vehicle. It is believed that as he began speaking to them, he became more suspicious of their activity, and asked them to turn off the vehicle's engine. The driver failed to do so, and as Thompson rea...
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National Police Week honored 135 fallen

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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

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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 ...
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El Segundo Local Businesses we need your help

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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 El Segundo POA's community outreach mission. Join us by donating today, your contribution goes toward making our community stronger.   Donate By Clicking H...
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We Need Your Support Now More than Ever

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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 138 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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Honoring American Heroes, Past and Present

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Law enforcement officers are people like you and me who want to make a difference. Serving the communities that we all share is just a part of what these humble heroes do. Standing up for those who can not stand up for themselves is just in their blood. Despite the dangers, they proudly put on their uniforms and badges every day, for us. National Peace Officer’s Memorial Day has become a day for us to unite as a community and to honor those who have given their lives to protect us, our families ...
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Calling all Local Businesses

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Small businesses are a major contributor to the strength of our local economy.  Literally, small businesses are the backbone of our local community and we appreciate your investment and hard work to make our community a great place to live and work. According to the 2010 Census, 99.7% of U.S. employer firms are small businesses.  Almost half of the nation's private sector workforce is employed by small business,  there is nothing small about these facts. That is why we recognize a...
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The State of Policing in America Reported by MSNBC

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Most of us get up in the morning. go about our days and never think about our local law enforcement officers, unless we hear another negative story on the news.  There is a perception that there are a lot of bad cops out there.  However the reality is that 99.1% of Law Enforcement officers are NOT accused of any misconduct of any kind.    In 2015, 965 civilians were fatally shot by officers, this kind of situation gets the media’s attention, understandably. However, it is imp...
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#GivingTuesday

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December 1st is #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to giving back.  This is the time of year when we think about all that we are thankful for this holiday season.  We are thankful for each and every person out there backing the El Segundo POA. Throughout the year we work hard to give back to our local community in many ways. To view the organizations we sponsor and how we give back visit our "Charities We Support" page.   If you would like to show your support, please visit the donat...
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El Segundo City Council declares impasse

Residents of El Segundo, We regret to inform you that the El Segundo City Council has officially declared “impasse” with the El Segundo Police Officers’ Association in regards to contract negotiations. Since our last contract expired on 10/01/14, members of the ESPOA have been negotiating in good faith with the City in an effort to come to a fair resolution. Last week, the El Segundo City Council presented the ESPOA with a “last, best and final” offer, which contained a multitude of cuts. The ES...
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Updated Crime Statistics

El Segundo Crime Statistics (as of 06/08/2015)   • ROBBERY:                                 + 83% • RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY       +117% • COMMERCIAL BURGLARY    -6% • VEHICLE BURGLARY              +50% • THEFT     ...
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A Message From Your El Segundo Public Safety Personnel

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Letter to the Editor

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No Easy Cure for PTSD

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David J. Morris, a former Marine infantry officer, has suffered with PTSD for years. In a fascinating first-hand account of his experience, which appears on The New York Times's website , he writes eloquently about his negative experiences with one VA's most popular treatments for PTSD, prolonged exposure therapy. After one month of treatment, Morris began to have problems. If you have members suffering from PTSD following a traumatic incident, they might find this article interesting. You can a...
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Santa's Sleigh 2014

The El Segundo Police Officers' Association is again assisting Santa Claus with the pre-Christmas visits to El Segundo this holiday season! Santa is scheduled to visit El Segundo from December 8th through the 11th and again from December 15th through the 17th.  He is expected to begin each night at 5:30 PM and end at 8:30 PM sharp! Click the link below to view street schedule: Santa_Sleigh_2014.pdf
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Be Extra Vigilant and Work Safe--How Realignment Affects You

A must read!!   http://www.geklaw.com/news_reorganization.htm
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Domestic Violence

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You can feel so vulnerable during domestic violence situations. Here are some protection tips for you at home while you are still with your abuser, in your car, and with your cell phone. I am also including tips regarding your finances, belongings, and reputation to help you feel more in control. Abuser's want total control over you. If they can't have you, they may try to destroy you in every way possible, or take your life. These protection tips are to help you get through this difficult seaso...
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Crime Prevention

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Simple Crime Prevention: Anyone can be a target of even the simplest of crimes. Here are some tips to keep you safe in your everyday life: -Always be aware of your surroundings and who is around you. Take time to observe what people are wearing and what they look like in case you have to describe it later to someone.  -Do not leave any items in your car that may be seen as valuable to someone else. Do not give thieves the opportunity. Put valuables in the trunk or cover them so they are not...
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Internet and Website Safety Tips

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Internet and Website Safety Tips: Though there have been many scares about what can happen to children or teenagers on the internet, adults should be safe as well. There is no limit to the amount of risk adults come in contact with such as sexual predators, criminals who are seeking out your personal information on social networking sites, buying habits, frequently used sites, and many others.  Here are some tips to help prevent you from being a target: -Do not share things such as email ad...
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