Englander Knabe & Allen was retained to help the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL)—the organization that represents the more than 9,800 rank-and-file members of the Los Angeles Police Department—to promote its members’ interests, contain certain crises and defeat measures that would undermine law enforcement. Specifically, the client sought to increase awareness of and public support for, compressed work schedules, pension reform and the need to improve morale. For over a decade, Eric Rose has worked with the LAPPL to focus the attention of city officials, the public and the media on issues important to the rank-and file-officers.
Eric drafted and published over nearly 150 op-eds and letters to the editor in major media outlets. Eric has successfully inserted the LAPPL into over 1000 stories in Southern California media outlets on issues that the LAPPL wanted at the forefront.
Eric has also been able to increase and maximize the LAPPL’s media outreach efforts by widening the distribution of information, increasing regular briefings and working proactively with the media. These briefings helped bring the LAPPL issues to center stage during municipal elections. As a result of these efforts, the number of LAPPL briefings with important city, county, state and federal government officials with a stake in law enforcement significantly increased.