Michael Durant is a Senior Deputy Sheriff with Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department. During his more than 30-year career in law enforcement, he has been assigned to patrol, field training, investigations, custody, transportation, public information officer and has spent many years in the canine unit. Durant has conducted more than 100 canine demonstrations in classrooms around Santa Barbara County.
Durant was first elected to the PORAC Board of Directors representing the Tri-Counties Chapter of PORAC in November 2003. In 2005, Durant was elected Vice President of PORAC. As Vice President, Durant put his public-relations skills to use promoting the recruitment and retention of associations and members of PORAC.
In 2013, Durant was unanimously elected President of PORAC. Durant spends much of his time in Sacramento, educating legislators about the tools necessary for California law enforcement to be successful in their mission to keep our communities safe. Durant has played an integral part in the passage of numerous pieces of legislation that have helped improve public safety.
Durant is Married to his wife, Roxanne, and has three children.