About Us

We strive for excellence both in the communities that we serve and in ourselves. Learn more about us below.


30+ Years of History

How We Got Started

The Black Peace Officers Association was established in the late 1980’s by a group of men and women who wanted to form an association in order to help African Americans take advantage of the opportunities the Sheriff’s Department afforded.

Our Founders

They felt it was important for African-American deputies to properly prepare themselves for their career ahead, understand the promotional process, and develop the experiences needed to qualify for specialized units.

Our Purpose

They also understood the importance of recruiting qualified individuals to join the law enforcement field as well as the importance of a law enforcement association interacting in a positive fashion with the communities we serve.


Today, the BPOA is expanding its services by offering training, networking and recruitment opportunities to peace officers as well civilians throughout Los Angeles County.


Board Members

Dion Ingram


Ray Cahill III

Vice President

Alise Norman


Miesha McClendon


Jerome Gage

Sgt. at Arms

Mark Pope

Information Officer

Terrence Bell


Lakeesha Alfred


Ray Cahill III



Get Involved!

The Black Peace Officer Association offers a unique and effective way to propel every members career to the next level. Join today for only $10/mo!

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