National Coalition of Public Safety Officers


Don Ruiz
NCPSO Organizing Coordinator

Don is from Glendora, California (Los Angeles County). He attended the Rio Hondo Police Academy in the summer of 1984 and graduated with his Class #70 at the age of 21. He was hired by the Montebello Police Department and worked the Patrol Division. During his tenure he served on the Montebello Police Officers Association board and was a strong advocate of the MPOA movement.

During this time, Don worked tirelessly on the Montebello Police Activities League, donating approximately 1500 hours per year to the youth of the community. Don also was honored with multiple Medals of Life Saving. Unfortunately after 15 years of service, his career was called short, with a forced medical retirement, due to a foot pursuit gone awry.

Since that time Don worked tirelessly defending the rights of law enforcement officers in California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah. He has walked the halls of the United States Senate advocating the rights of all law enforcement officers throughout our great country and he will continue to defend the rights all who choose to serve as law enforcement officers.

Don currently serves as an Organizing Coordinator for the Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO, and their law enforcement division, the National Coalition of Public Safety Officers. He has negotiated millions of dollars in salary and benefits increases for law enforcement associations and he remains in high demand during contract negotiation sessions. He is also in high demand as a strategy consultant during times of conflict or political unrest for police associations.

Phone: 562-201-9267


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