8th Annual Mark Vasquez Memorial Blood Drive

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Please join us for the 8th Annual Mark Vasquez Memorial Blood Drive with the American Red Cross sponsored by the Vasquez Family and Manhattan Beach Police Officers' Association.  Wednesday, May 22, 2019 10 AM to 8 PM Joslyn Community Center 1601 N. Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach, CA  Visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: MarkVasquez  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information.  Mark Vasquez worked in patrol with the Manhattan Beach Police department unti...
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Thank you for Supporting the Badge

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The Manhattan Beach Police Officers Association would like to thank YOU for your donation, time and committed support during our “Support The Badge” fundraising campaign. Your generous donations will help us support our critically injured officers and their families. Thank you for your generosity and for standing side-by-side with our law enforcement family. Thank YOU for joining our police family and being part of a community team that connects us all together! Your donation has helped us reach...
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Pet Supply Donation in Memory of Rachael Parker

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Join Us In Making a Difference in our Community!

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Our annual fundraiser is back! We would like to thank you for your support of the men and women of our Police Association who protect us each and every day. A police officer’s job can be stressful and demanding, but we take great pride in helping our fellow citizens whenever we get the chance. It’s not just our job, it’s our honor to serve. Please join in our mission, and support the men and women of law enforcement, Donate Here! Our officers frequently go into harm’s way to protect our communit...
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VETFEST BEER-B-QUE

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The Manhattan Beach Rotary Club is hosting the first ever VETFEST BEER-B-QUE on Sunday, November 11th from 12-5 PM.  Celebrate Veteran’s Day and salute those who serve and protect us. Feast on Texas BBQ, indulge in distinctive craft beer offerings, and enjoy 80s style Yacht Rock sensation, Yachty by Nature. 100% of ticket sales will benefit Team Rubicon, Bob Hope USO and UCLA Operation Mend and other local charities that Manhattan Beach Rotary supports. Spend Sunday, November 11th from...
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Help a Fallen Hero

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*Help us help a hero by sharing with your friends and family to spread the word* Costa Mesa Police Officer Oscar Reyes, a 13-year veteran, passed away on September 12th after a medical emergency. Officer Reyes leaves behind his wife and three children ages 15,14, and 10. If you would like to make a contribution, please see our official donation page here. All donations are tax-deductible and any amount is greatly appreciated.  
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Remembering 9/11


The tragic events that took place on September 11, 2001 changed America forever. On this day, we honor the 343 lives that were lost as they attempted to save the lives of others. We will never forget the bravery and sacrifice of these heroes.
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Police throw birthday party for 8-year-old girl - PoliceOne

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A Maine Police Department knew just what to do for this little girl when no one showed up to her birthday party. To read the full story by PoliceOne, click here.
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Why 2018 could be an especially deadly year for cops

"Maybe they forget [officers] have families," Gloria Vega said. "But they're just like everybody else. The only difference is my dad went out there ... he sacrificed his family, sacrificed us having him, to protect people he doesn't even know.” To read the full story, click here. 
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What happens when we run out of cops?

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What happens when we run out of cops? This is a question worth asking as it pertains to the safety of our communities, families, and friends. Police recruitment and retention may be one of this countries biggest problems. To read more about what will happen when we run out of law enforcement officers, click on the link below.  https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/what-happens-when-we-run-out-of-cops/
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Celebrating Police Week 2018

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This year, from May 13th to May 19th, thousands of police officers, law enforcement professionals, friends, family, and survivors, gather in Washington D.C for National Police Week. In 2017 alone, 129 officers were killed in the line of duty. Since 1791, a total of 21,541 officers have lost their lives in the line of duty. One of the most moving ceremonies is the Annual Candlelight Vigil, where the names of fallen officers will be forever etched into the Memorial Wall. Unlike many memorials in W...
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Thank you for your support

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The Manhattan Beach Police Officers’ Association would like to express our gratitude for your overwhelming generosity during our “ Red , White , Blue , and YOU” fundraising campaign. We truly live by our campaign slogan “One Nation, One Community, Many Voices, Under the Banner of Unity.” Together we do make our community a better and safe place to live and work. We are honored to have your continued support, and we pledge to uphold our promises to give back to the community that we love. Thank y...
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Help Make a Difference in Our Community!

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On behalf of our officers and our fellow citizens, the Manhattan Beach Police Officers’ Association is asking you today for your support. While our nation is facing unprecedented times, we are thankful for our community who has stayed strong and united and we value the support you have shown our officers.   Donate Here Today! The Manhattan Beach Police Officers’ Association is dedicated to safety and improving our community, but we need your help! Your support will allow us to continue...
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9-11 Letter

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So often we commemorate the day or memorialize an overwhelming mass tragedy, but lose sight of the individuals, the moments in time, the instances that change our world. The below letter, written to a 9/11 survivor, to the police officer who saved her that day, could easily go out to any Officer in the field today. In instances each and every day, they give of themselves selflessly, without hesitation, in the face of fear. Alongside members from each of the various emergency services - they reac...
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National Police Week honored 135 fallen

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In 2016, the profession of law enforcement, and our nation, lost 135 police officers in the line of duty. This national figure is the highest it has been since 2001, with nearly half of these brave men and women having been killed in ambush-style attacks; with the remaining being a result of various other incidents, including traffic-related accidents and suffering heart attacks on the job.   This May marks the 55th year, in which thousands of police officers, law enforcement professionals,...
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55th National Police Week

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May 2017 marks the 55th year by which our nation will pay tribute to the men and women of our local, state and federal peace officers. National Police Week is an annual event, conceived from “Police Day”, which was created in 1962, when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation, designating May 15 as a time in which our nation would pause, gather, and most of all, to remember, those brave men and women who gave their final breath for the sake of justice.   In the years and decades to ...
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Manhattan Beach Local Businesses we need your help

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Once a year we reach out to the businesses in our local community asking you for your support.  Annually we look at how we can increase our impact in our community, and we continually strive to outdo our previous year. Your support allows us to make a bigger impact in the community we both share. Here is your chance to join the Manhattan Beach POA's community outreach mission. Join us by donating today, your contribution goes toward making our community stronger.   Donate By Clicking H...
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We Need Your Support Now More than Ever

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We proudly protect our communities, children, and families, despite the difficult year the brave men and women of Law Enforcement has had to face. It is not an easy job, but we wear our badge with a humble pride and seek to make the community we share a safer place to live and work. That’s why I am asking for your help. At the time you receive this letter there have been 138 line of duty deaths of Law Enforcement officers across the US, and officer's killed by gun fire is up 72% from last year. ...
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Honoring American Heroes, Past and Present

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Law enforcement officers are people like you and me who want to make a difference. Serving the communities that we all share is just a part of what these humble heroes do. Standing up for those who can not stand up for themselves is just in their blood. Despite the dangers, they proudly put on their uniforms and badges every day, for us.  National Peace Officer’s Memorial Day has become a day for us to unite as a community and to honor those who have given their lives to protect us, our fam...
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Calling all Local Businesses

Small businesses are a major contributor to the strength of our local economy.  Literally, small businesses are the backbone of our local community and we appreciate your investment and hard work to make our community a great place to live and work. According to the 2010 Census, 99.7% of U.S. employer firms are small businesses.  Almost half of the nation's private sector workforce is employed by small business,  there is nothing small about these facts. That is why we recognize a...
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5th Annual Officer Mark Vasquez Memorial Event – Blood Drive

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Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 11am-5pm @ Joslyn Center The Manhattan Beach Police Officers’ Association in partnership with the American Red Cross and family of Manhattan Beach Police Officer Mark Vasquez are presenting the 5th annual memorial event for Officer Vasquez. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, May 22, 2016, from 11:00am to 5:00pm, in the auditorium of the Joslyn Center (1601 Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach). Mark Vasquez joined Manhattan Beach Police Department in 2005 and worked in ...
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The State of Policing in America Reported by MSNBC

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Most of us get up in the morning. go about our days and never think about our local law enforcement officers, unless we hear another negative story on the news.  There is a perception that there are a lot of bad cops out there.  However the reality is that 99.1% of Law Enforcement officers are NOT accused of any misconduct of any kind.   In 2015, 965 civilians were fatally shot by officers, this kind of situation gets the media’s attention, understandably. However, it is important...
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#GivingTuesday

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December 1st is #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to giving back. This is the time of year when we think about all that we are thankful for this holiday season. We are thankful for each and every person out there backing the Manhattan Beach POA. Throughout the year we work hard to give back to our local community in many ways. To view the organizations we sponsor and how we give back visit our "Charities We Support" page. If you would like to show your support, please visit the donate section of o...
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2015 Martin Ganz Scholarship Winner

MBPOA was happy to announce Monique Bolsajian as the 2015 recipient of the Martin Ganz Scholarship. 

Here are just a few of Monique's accomplishments!

Academics: 3.83 GPA Unweighted, SAT Reasoning Test: 2210

Awards/Honors

·   Principal’s Honor Roll (12, 11, 10, 9) (3.5 GPA or better)

·   California Scholarship Federation (12, 11, 10)

·   National Honor Society (12, 11)

·   Multiple Model United Nations Awards (12)

·   Multiple Homenetmen Awards (11)

·   Club Scholar Award for St. Jude’s Club (11)

·   Selected to go on a teacher-recommended service trip to South Africa (11)

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MBPD + NYPD

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Two of MBPD's finest had the humble priveledge of attending funeral services for slain NYPD Officer Wenjian Liu. Despite the tragedy our officers found the welcome from NYPD to be incredible and warm. NYPD vans shuttled hundreds of officers from all over the country from the airport to hotels and breakfasts were served at NYPD precincts for visiting officers. It's in such times that we come to realize we are one large family.
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98-year-old’s crusade for the disabled produces Manhattan Beach’s ‘Pathway to the Sea’

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Evelyn Frey stood at the end of a concrete walkway in the middle of the beach at 42nd Street in Manhattan Beach, looked out at the ocean and threw her arms in the air. “Here I am, down at the sand for the first time in seven years!” she said. “Come down, there’s a lot of room.” To the passers-by down at the beach this week, Frey was simply standing on a 70-foot-long slab of concrete. Convenient yes, if carrying armfuls of beach gear or pushing a stroller, but not very extraordinary. But for Frey...
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MBPD honors the fallen. Peace Officers Memorial Week

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In recognition of Police Week, Peace Officers’ Memorial Day and in remembrance of Officer Charles Frederick Grau, Officer Richard Timothy Giles and Officer Martin Lane Ganz, the Manhattan Beach Police Officers’ Association has purchased commemorative wreath’s to be placed at the National Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial in Washington, D.C.  The wreaths will be placed May 11 th in front of the panel of each officer and remain for the duration of Police Week.  If you would like more in...
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Beware of scams!

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Here's an article from the Daily Breeze, via LA Sheriff's about more of the scams that are cropping up out there. We at the MBPOA don't want to have to take a report from our citizens after the fact, it's better to be ahead of the curve and avoid being a victim in the first place!   http://www.dailybreeze.com/general-news/20140409/phone-calls-threatening-jail-time-demanding-money-for-missing-jury-duty-are-a-scam-sheriffs-department-warns    
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Accused ATM Skimmers Plead Not Guilty

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The two allegedly left the skimming device on an ATM at a Chase bank branch in Manhattan Beach Saturday and returned later the same night to retrieve it, authorities said. Two Los Angeles men accused of placing a skimming device on a bank ATM in Manhattan Beach pleaded not guilty today to three felony charges. Melik Torosyan, 31, and Khachatur Harutyunyan, 23, are charged with one felony count each of conspiracy to commit grand theft, possession of identifying information of 10 or more victims a...
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Blood Drive in honor of MBPD Officer Mark Vasquez (RIP)

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  3rd Annual Mark Vasquez Memorial Event Sponsored by the Vasquez family and Manhattan Beach Police Officers’ Association Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014 Time: 1:00pm – 7:00pm Location: Joslyn Community Center 1601 Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach 90266 To make your life-saving appointment, please visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code MarkVasquez. For more information, contact Lee Vasquez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Link for more: http://allevents.in/manhattan%20beach/mark-vasquez-3rd-an...
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"The Policeman"

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Dear Supporters of the MBPOA, We encourage you to take a moment to view one of our favorite voice narrations below, by Paul Harvey, "The Policeman" depicting the internal as well as external struggles of living life "on duty".   Please go to our Facebook page to show your support by liking our page.  Here you will be able to stay informed on all the going on within our community. MBPOA Facebook . Thank You again for your support! The Manhattan Beach Police Officers' Association  
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Work Comp Resource

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Many of our members have been assisted by attorneys from the firm of Gordon, Edelstein, Krepack, Grant, Felton & Goldstein, LLP. A link to their page dealing with public safety is provided below.   http://www.geklaw.com/public_safety_officers.html
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Sgt John W...

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Sgt John Wisser (RBPD Ret) continues his memorial ride journey with the support of many, including the MBPOA. They ride for the fallen officers of the South Bay and beyond.
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MBPOA awards Officer Martin Ganz Memorial Scholarship

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In honor of fallen officer Martin Ganz the MBPOA reviews numerous students from the general Manhattan Beach community for a scholarship of $3000. The candidates are always outstanding and making a choice is very difficult for the committee as there are so many deserving young people out there. This year Taylor Lewis was chosen and will be recognized at the upcoming Coordinating Council meeting on May 16. More pics to follow.  (L-R):Isaac Siegemund-Broka, Angelina Vollucci, Brittany Donalesh...
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MBPOA Supports the Police Unity Tour

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Retired Redondo Beach PD Sergeant John Wisser has long been involved in the grueling Police Unity tour and the MBPOA is proud to support him. We'll try to keep putting up John's updates here as we get them. From John: " Todays training ride was very challenging. Strong consistent winds, with gusts strong enough to push me sideways about five feet. In fact a strong gust hit me right after I took the attached photo, nearly pushing me over. The ride today was 36 miles around PV, past the Trump Golf...
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