Public safety and service to my fellow officers defines my life, and that’s why I am running for PORAC President.
I’ve been a member of the Sacramento Police Department for nearly 25 years, having started with SacPD as a trainee while I was still in high school.
From the bottom up, I absorbed the proud culture and traditions of a municipal police agency. I answered phones, sorted mail, and eventually became a Community Service Officer. In March 1998, after the academy, I became a police officer.
As a police officer, I’ve worked graveyard on patrol, on a motor in the traffic section, on a bicycle, and at the Regional Community Policing Institute. Determined to improve communications between my fellow officers and department management, I became active on the Sacramento POA Board in 2001, serving as Director, Secretary, Vice President and, ultimately, as a full-time release President from 2007-2011.
At SacPOA, I led tough contract negotiations through the Great Recession, coordinated political campaigns, and built strong, resilient relationships with department leadership, management and elected officials.
Since 2013, I’ve been the Vice President of PORAC, with successful re-elections by our membership in 2014 and 2016. As Vice President, I’ve learned a lot by being responsible for recruiting, retention, and our training efforts. Prior to being elected Vice President, I was the Director At-Large for Sacramento POA to the PORAC Board of Directors, 2010 to 2013.
I’d be honored to have your support. For more information about me and my campaign, visit www.brentmeyer.org.