The Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) was incorporated in 1953 as a professional federation of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. PORAC represents over 77,000 public safety members and over 950 associations, making it the largest law enforcement organization in California and the largest statewide association in the nation.
Our duty is to provide Californians with the safety and security they need to feel protected in their homes and on our streets. It is PORAC’s mission to identify the public safety needs in our communities and provide programs to adequately meet those changing needs. Because, if our families aren’t safe, nothing else matters.
PORAC’s mission is to maintain a leadership role in organizing, empowering and representing the interests of rank-and-file peace officers. We work to identify the needs of the law enforcement community and provide programs to meet those needs through conducting research, providing education and training, and defining and enhancing standards for professionalism. We represent and protect the rights and benefits of officers while creating an environment in which the law enforcement community can interact and work toward achieving common goals and objectives. PORAC seeks to promote public awareness that encourages and maintains the image of a professional peace officer.
Who is PORAC? How can PORAC help you? Why is PORAC important? Check out our YouTube videos or our Membership Brochure to get answers to these questions and hear from our members as they share with us their experiences in law enforcement and as active members of PORAC.
Read the Benefits Summary to learn more about all the benefits of PORAC membership.
Is your association interested in joining PORAC? Contact Vice President Damon Kurtz at firstname.lastname@example.org.