President’s Message

President’s Message

In early February, your PORAC Board of Directors met in Sacramento to address the many issues before them, including several bills related to peace officer transparency (in response to SB 1286, which PORAC and other law enforcement groups killed last year); school safety; penalties for driving under the influence of marijuana or alcohol; as well as a possible fix to AB 953, the Racial Identity Profiling Act (RIPA). Read More »

President’s Message

Late last year, PORAC was notified of a controversial painting displayed in the corridors of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The painting was hung in the Capitol by Congressman William Lacy Clay (D-Mo.). A few days later, Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) removed the painting and returned it to Congressman Clay’s office. Read More »

President’s Message

Happy New Year! We hope you all had the opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends over the holidays. Now that we have entered into 2017, it is time to buckle up, as we are all in for an E ticket ride! Read More »

President’s Message

Throughout history, but much more notably over the past few years, we have seen law enforcement become targets for radical individuals hell-bent on causing mayhem in our communities. The common denominator in all the incidents across our country is that peace officers have been targeted for merely doing our job of protecting the public. Read More »

President’s Message

Last month, we once again saw horrific attacks on law enforcement, this time in California. On October 5, LASD Sergeant Steve Owen was murdered while responding to a burglary-in-progress call. Just three days later, two officers from Palm Springs P.D. were murdered in cold blood while assisting at a family disturbance call. Officers Jose Gilbert “Gil” Vega and Lesley Zerebny were gunned down by a deranged gang member who was intent on killing police officers. On October 19, Deputy Jack Hopkins was shot and killed responding to a domestic disturbance call. Read More »