The Manhattan Beach Police Officers' Association (MBPOA) was incorporated in 1972. The mission of the association is to provide for the benefit of its members, currently consisting of police officers and police sergeants, in the areas of labor, law, and insurance, as well as to promote harmony and good morale.
The MBPOA is the recognized bargaining unit for over 50 sworn members of the Manhattan Beach Police Department. The MBPOA also provides supplemental insurance for its members as well as funds for training and sporting events which serve to increase the positive standing of our association throughout the community. The association provides a forum and conduit of communication with the management of the department and the city government.
Each year the MBPOA hosts the department Christmas party, during which the awards for Officer of the Year and Professional Staff Employee of the Year are presented by the Chief of Police. This event is also a great time for the rank and file officers to interact with management and members of City Council who have traditionally attended as honored guests.
The MBPOA provides numerous charitable contributions throughout the year to various youth sporting organizations, civic groups, and other charitable efforts including Mira Costa High School, Leadership Manhattan Beach and the OTS Roundhouse Aquarium.
The MBPOA directors consist of a President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and three Members at Large. The Chief of Police meets regularly and directly with the board on a wide variety of issues important to the members and the operation of the Police Department. The Association derives its operating funds primarily from members dues and a yearly mail campaign.