Frequently Asked Question
You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers.
We thought we’d make it easy for our members by posting the answers to our most frequently asked questions. If you still can’t find the answer you’re looking for, please feel free to contact us at:
Becoming a LASPA Member
You can join online by clicking the sign-up form or over the phone at (888) 958-9998. Walk-ins are always welcomed as well.
LASPA members receive full and complete legal coverage for grievances, administrative, civil and criminal events as long as the incident falls under the course of their duties and scope of their job. We also offer 24-hour legal assistance sur ce site. Additionally, our members receive 30-days of payroll reimbursement at no extra cost. Please refer to our payroll reimbursement guidelines for further details.
LASPA truly cares about their members; this is why we offer an array of services that are beneficial to all of our members. LASPA members have the choice to utilize any of our panel attorneys for legal representation; unlike other unions, we offer payroll reimbursement for suspensions without pay. We also offer our members at an additional cost optional benefits that include, but are not limited to: POPA Credit Union; Life, Disability, Cancer insurance policies, etc.
- If you want an effective alternative to your current union.
- If you are tired of being overlooked or ignored by your union.
- If you are skeptical of how your union is spending your membership dues.
- If you are through being represented by an employee unit rep and want to be represented by an experienced and board certified attorney.
Subject of Investigation
If you are notified by the Department that you are the subject of an investigation, immediately contact our office. In many cases we have members who feel intimidated by the situation and are unaware of their right to have an attorney present for the interview. We emphasize the importance of having an attorney in attendance, to protect your legal rights.
All reimbursements are sent by U.S Mail at the end of each month after the Board of Directors review your case to ensure the incident falls under the member’s course and scope of their job. If the incident is not covered, you will receive a letter indicating why.
If the Sheriff’s Department is suspending me without pay, how can I qualify for LASPA’s payroll reimbursement?
Upon receipt of your final settlement letter from the Department stating you will be suspended without pay, contact our office immediately at (888) 958-9998.
You will need to submit your settlement letter and a copy of your 15th-of-the-month paycheck stub to our office via fax, mail, or in person deste site.
Things happen. Unintended consequences occur. That is why LASPA offers payroll reimbursement during suspensions without pay. Reimbursement applies for time periods of up to 30 days per year. With payroll reimbursement, our members can continue to pay their bills and provide for their families while situations are resolved.
During normal business hours, please contact our office at (888) 958-9998 and our friendly staff members will direct you to an attorney. If you are involved in a shooting after-hours, please call (888) 958-9998 and our 24/7 professional answering service will direct you to our on-call attorney.
If I was involved in an off-duty incident, and need legal representation, can I utilize a LASPA attorney?
One significant benefit that all LASPA members receive is legal representation. For work-related incidents, all LASPA members can utilize our panel of attorneys for representation free of charge. If you are involved in an off-duty incident (e.i. DUI, car accident, fight, etc.), LASPA has attorneys that specialize in different areas of law (e.i. criminal defense, personal injury, etc.) that members can hire at a discounted rate. Attorney fees are very costly and can add up; why hire an outside attorney when you can utilize one of LASPA’s panel attorneys?
Yes! It is imperative that you advise your unit of assignment of any off-duty incidents. Failure to do so can have negative results.
The LASPA Board of Directors review all donation requests monthly. Once the donation is approved, our friendly staff will notify you directly. All donations are mailed out at the end of each month.
A month prior to your event, please submit your request to our office via fax, mail or in person. Please include a cover letter stating the purpose for the donation.