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Los Angeles Police Protective League

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Los Angeles Police Protective League
The Los Angeles Police Protective League is an organization set up to fight for Los Angeles police. As stated on their website, their mission is to "vigilantly protect, promote, and improve the working conditions, legal rights, compensation and benefits of Los Angeles Police Officers."[1] The organization was started in 1922 when L.A. police and firefighters banned together to establish one retirement system for the City’s police officers and firefighters. In 1923 the Police and Fire Protective League was established, but separated into two entities in 1973. Now the league continues to fight for collective bargaining and police rights.[2]

Taxpayer-funded lobbying

See also: California government sector lobbying

The Los Angeles Police Protective League is a government sector lobbying association. According to a Pacific Research Institute study, the group is funded in whole or in part by taxpayer dollars, in the form of membership dues paid by local governments.[3]

Services provided

  • "Contract negotiations"[4]
  • "Legal representation for members"[4]
  • "Dental, group life, disability, and legal defense insurance"[4]
  • "Guard Card and Firearm renewal processing"[4]
  • "League-paid death benefits for families of officers who die during active service"[4]
  • "Liaison with City Council, courts, state and federal elected officials"[4]
  • "Representation with grievances, arbitrations and unfair labor practices"[4]
  • "Assistance with Workers’ Compensation claims, sick leave, injured-on-duty matters and service and disability pensions"[4]
  • "Sponsorship of an annual golf tournament which benefits the families of slain LAPD officers"[4]
  • "Scholarship fund for members’ dependents"[4]
  • "Annual College Day to promote lifetime learning"[4]
  • "Production of the “Thin Blue Line,” the League’s award-winning monthly newspaper"[4]


The Los Angeles Police Protective League is governed by their nine member Board of Directors.


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