October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Every October you can’t help but notice the conspicuous infusion of pink on NFL team uniforms, Major League Baseball teams, and on the clothes of breast cancer survivors and supporters. This year you won’t just see professional sports supporting the breast cancer awareness campaigns, the OCPOA is jumping in the mix with the Pink Patch Project. There are currently 115+ public safety agencies participating in the Pink Patch Project nationwide, all raising funds and awareness to support breast cancer research, education and treatment.
Each Pink Patch Project organization orders pink versions of their patches and then partners with a worthy cancer organization in their area to support, fundraising by selling their patches to the community. Proceeds from the sale of these items is then donated to a cancer organization. The OCPOA Pink Patch Project has designated St. Joseph Hospital Breast Program as our beneficiary.
For the entire month of October a unique OCPOA Logo/Thin Blue Line with Pink Ribbons collectors patch will be available for purchase for $10 and an OCPOA Logo/Thin Blue Line with Pink Ribbon lapel pin $10 will be offered for sale to raise cancer awareness throughout our membership, supporters, and the community. These Breast Cancer Awareness items are being offered in partnership between the Orange County Peace Officers Association, Pink Patch Project, The Emblem Authority, and Orange County Range Store.
Items will be available for purchase individually for:
$10 - uniquely embroidered OCPOA Logo/Thin Blue Line with Pink Ribbon patch ($11 if using credit card)
$10 - uniquely produced OCPOA Logo/Thin Blue Line with Pink Ribbon lapel pin ($11 if using credit card)
$15 - for both ($16 if using credit card)
The men and women of the Orange County Peace Officers Association who support the project would like to extend appreciation to the Pink Patch Project, The Emblem Authority, Orange County Range Store, and all of the members of the community who provided inspiration.
100% of the net proceeds from this cancer awareness effort will go to the St. Joseph Hospital Breast Program.
Due to recent retirements and moves to other states, we are looking for individuals interested in volunteering to serve as board members. If interested, please follow link below and complete the short online form.
Join Gary Sinise -award-winning film and television star, theater icon, and advocate for our nation's defenders and first responders- where he will share engaging, thought-provoking, and entertaining anecdotes and stories from his life's journey and from his new book Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service. Tickets available at the link below and MOST IMPORTANT -ALL active military, first responders, and veterans are invited complimentary.
Sunday Aug 25 in Newport Beach 6:30pm- Everyone is welcome - link below
See flyer below for a charity golf tournament where some of the proceeds will be donated to a North County Gang Investigator diagnosed with brain cancer.
Law Enforcement Career Seminar
This one-day seminar is designed to help you with a successful promotional oral interview. If you are looking to promote to any rank, this course will show you effective techniques, improve confidence, A-Game communications, and help you develop a supervisory/management mindset.
Attendees will receive handouts, resources, and "quick start" preparatory materials SPECIFIC TO THE RANK they are testing for.
Instructor: Captain (Ret.) Andy Borrello
June 10, 2019 | 8:30am to 5:00pm
Safety Training Center | 5750 Orion Street, Carlsbad CA 92010
OCPOA Members who attend this seminar will receive a FREE copy of the instructor's book "Police Promotion Super Course" (Retail price $65.00)
See flyer below for registration information. Be sure to mention you are an OCPOA member to reserve a copy of the book.
For OCPOA Members who cannot attend the seminar, the instructor is offering the book at the discounted seminar price of $50.00.
***** Attention Members *****
OCPOA is participating in the Garden Grove Police Fallen Five Golf Tournament and we are looking for one lucky person to be a part of the OCPOA foursome. It's a great time for a meaningful cause. We will be drawing the winning name next Monday, May 20th. You will be playing with Craig Brown, Randy Houston and Ward Smith from our OCPOA Board. You must be a current OCPOA member to enter. See flyer on this page for details.
Please contact Courtney at CourtneyC@ocpoa.com if interested.