LAPD SubHeaders 30
newsroom breadcrumb arrow 2011 archives breadcrumb arrow june 2011
 
NEWS ARCHIVES
 
HOME
 
CRIME MAPPING
 
EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION
 
E-POLICING
 
JOIN THE TEAM
 
LAPD BLOG
 
LAPD EQUIPMENT
 
LAPD SPORTS
 
LAPD TV
 
NEWSROOM
 
OUR COMMUNITIES
 
POLICE COMMISSION
 
REPORT A CRIME
 
SOLVE A CRIME
 
SPECIAL ASSISTANT FOR CONSTITUTIONAL POLICING
 
SUPPORT LAPD
 
TRAFFIC
 
INSIDE THE LAPD
 
GET INFORMED
 
Alarm School
 
Contact Us
 
Crime Mapping and COMPSTAT
 
Crime Prevention
 
Domestic Violence
 
FAQs
 
For Your Family
 
Gang Injunctions
 
I Want to Know
 
LAPD General Fund Contracts
 
LAPD Adult Missing Persons Unit
 
Most Wanted
 
Read the Beat Magazine
 
Social Media
 
Sworn and Civilian Report
 
Trademark
 
Year in Review
 
Youth Programs
FILE A
COMMENDATION
OR COMPLAINT

translation logo: globe with lapd badge
 

Disclaimer:
The LAPDonline.org® website has made reasonable efforts to provide an accurate translation. However, no automated or computerized translation is perfect and is not intended to replace human or traditional translation methods. The official text is the English version of the LAPDonline.org® website. If any questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information presented by the translated version of the website, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.

 

News Release
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Media Relations
   
   
Message from Chief Beck Regarding Compensatory Time Off Policy NR11260cb

When the City’s $6.9 billion budget for fiscal year 2011-2012 was approved, the Los Angeles Police Department was forced to cut $80 million by eliminating cash overtime pay for officers.  But the cuts don’t stop there.  The Department’s ability to make an additional $41 million in cuts rests solely on successful negotiations with the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL).  In anticipation of the expiration of the current compensatory time off (CTO) policy, which allows officers to accrue up to 400 hours of compensatory time off, the LAPD has requested an extension.

The main purpose of the request was to ensure that the primary service providers to the geographical Areas have the resources to continue to provide public service at current levels while a new agreement with the LAPPL is being negotiated.  If a temporary CTO extension is not agreed to by the LAPPL, the overtime threshold will return to 96 hours as of July 1, 2011.  

As of today, no agreement has been reached with the LAPPL.  As a result, I am obligated to make plans for changes that I do not necessarily want to make.  At this point, it is only my intention to prepare you for what lies ahead, if we are faced with the situation where forced time off must be taken at a lower threshold for our sworn personnel.  I will have no other option but to reassign personnel from specialized commands to patrol assignments, effective July 18, 2011, Deployment Period (DP) 8.

Please know that it is not my desire to reassign officers out of their current assignments, but it is the only way the Department can maintain the level of front-line resources that are essential for the protection of the public’s safety.  If I am forced to give time off at a less than 96 hour threshold, it will mean having far fewer officers available to respond to emergency calls for help.  
LAPD officers swore an oath to protect and serve those that live and work in this City.  I remain committed to fighting for the resources officer’s need to do just that, while keeping themselves and their fellow officers, safe. 


     
 Follow @LAPDHQ  LAPD on Facebook
 Follow @lapolicefdtn
 
contact us  /  terms & conditions  /  los angeles police foundation
 
+ Powered By Radar Blue | © 2014 City of Los Angeles
 
Los Angeles Police Foundation Los Angeles Police Foundation