Wednesday, June 29, 2011

APOA Seeks Change of Venue

After 540 posts on the Arcadia Police Officers' Association Info Blog, our current Board of Directors has opted for a change of venue in the social media world. The APOA will focus on timely news updates via the Association website and plans on furthering our community engagement by use of a new APOA Facebook page. APOA President, Officer John Jurman, will take the lead in administering the Association's presence on the Internet.

As we say farewell to the Association Blog, thank you to all who have engaged with us and help the APOA build their web presence!

Don't forget to visit the official pages for the Arcadia Police Department. APD still hosts a Blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Nixle accounts. Links to the official APD presence can be found on the Public Information and Resources page of the APD website.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Join the Conversation!

The Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) is the leading federation for Law Enforcement associations in the State of California. The Arcadia Police Officers' Association and all of our members belong to PORAC. PORAC is active in Social Media and released this video on their YouTube channel, highlighting their various platforms and promoting "Thank a Cop Thursday" (#tacop). Take a look and join the conversation.

PORAC Facebook

PORAC Twitter

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Letter in Support of Interim Police Chief Bob Guthrie

The City of Arcadia is currently in the process of testing for the position of Chief of Police for the Arcadia Police Department. The following is a letter from Arcadia Police Officers' Association President, John Jurman, to Arcadia City Manager, Don Penman, and clearly states our position on this issue:

June 01, 2011

Mr. Penman,

On May 18, 2011, the Arcadia Police Officers’ Association held a general membership meeting with the main focus of this meeting being the union’s endorsement of Interim Chief Bob Guthrie for the position of permanent Chief of Police. This vote of endorsement was done by secret ballot and I am pleased to tell you the turnout from our membership in regard to this very important issue was high.

After tallying the votes the Arcadia Police Officers’ Association overwhelmingly declared its intent to support Interim Chief Bob Guthrie as he vies for the position of Chief of Police. One significant note of importance in this vote was the turnout of the entire management team from the police department who individually and collectively stated their support for Bob Guthrie as the permanent Chief of Police.

I wanted to take a moment to ensure you that the Arcadia Police Officers’ Association is an organization of professionals and as such we shall work with and give our full support to whomever you choose as the leader of this department. However, based on many years of working hand in hand with Bob Guthrie, we feel his level of commitment to this department and community, his extraordinary professionalism and knowledge of the law enforcement profession (past, present and future) makes him an outstanding candidate for the position of Chief of Police. From his many years of service, we feel Bob Guthrie has a vested interest in this department and its people. Bob Guthrie has a vision for the future of this organization and as such, a vision for a safer Arcadia community.



John Jurman

President, Arcadia Police Officers’ Association

Status of the APOA Blog

Thanks to everyone for their patience over that last six months. I have been concentrating efforts on the official Social Media presence on behalf of the Arcadia Police Department and have neglected the APOA Blog. I am working on recruiting some additional participants from the APOA in order to keep our APOA Blog up and running. In the interim, please bear with us and keep an eye out for future posting. The next post will be one of interest to many, and I felt the need to post it on behalf of the APOA membership...stay tuned!

Tom Le Veque

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year 2011!

The members of the Arcadia Police Officers' Association wish everyone all the best for 2011! Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Letter from APOA President Troy Hernandez

December 21, 2010

Dear Community and Fellow APOA Members,

For the last six years, it has been both an honor and a privilege to serve as the President of the Arcadia Police Officers’ Association. During this time, I have developed and fostered personal and professional relationships that I hold near and dear to my heart. The great citizens of our community have been extremely supportive and for that, I am forever thankful.

As we move into 2011, we will see the leadership in the APOA change, welcoming in four new Board Directors who will join Directors Dan Crowther and John Jurman. The incoming Directors are; Luis Vicuna, Andrew Pruhs, Christian Blesch, and Larry Peralta. The new APOA Board will select the next President and Vice-President, replacing outgoing VP Mike Hale and me. I also wish to thank our outgoing Directors, Phil Pierce and Kollin Cieadlo, for their hard work and dedication to the APOA.

The Arcadia Police Officers’ Association is committed to the betterment of our people as we believe in the community we serve. We are dedicated to enhancing public safety and reducing fear and the incidence of crime. We believe in treating all people with respect and dignity as our residents are our most important resource. We strive to achieve the highest level of quality in all aspects of our service, as integrity is our standard.


Troy Hernandez
President, Arcadia Police Officers’ Association

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Arcadia Police Department Honors Police Officer & Civilian of the Year for 2010

The Arcadia Police Department awarded their annual Police Officer of the Year and the Civilian Employee of the Year awards last night at the annual Police Association Christmas party. For 2010, the award recipients were Officer John Jurman and Logistical Services Officer Cris Hoefflin.

Officer John Jurman is pictured above left, along with Chief Bob Sanderson. Officer Jurman is a tenured member of the Department and is currently assigned to the Traffic Bureau. John was recognized for his service to the Department, the Police Association (APOA), and the community. John headed up the Arcadia Police Department Relay for Life team in 2010, spearheading our fundraising efforts to fight cancer. Most recently, John took it upon himself to seek donations from fellow personnel in order to purchase a market gift card for a family in need that he had come upon during a work shift, going above and beyond the normal call of duty.

Logistical Services Officer Cris Hoefflin was awarded the Arcadia Police Department, Civilian of the Year award for his service and dedication to not only the Department, but to his fellow employees, as well. Cris is our "go to" person and truly keeps our agency running on a daily basis. Cris is never without a friendly welcome and a smile to match. Whenever there is a task to be dealt with or a job to be done in our facility, Cris makes it happen. Pictured below, left to right are: Mike Hale, APOA Vice-President; Troy Hernandez, APOA President; Cris Hoefflin; and Chief Bob Sanderson.

Congratulations to both Officer John Jurman and to Logistical Services Officer Cris Hoefflin on their deserving awards! A special thank you to Matt Denny's Ale House in Arcadia for hosting the event, to Cake Shenanigans by Sarah Turner for dessert, and to Designs by Kelly for the centerpieces.