PORAC led the West Coast Law Enforcement Coalition — a total of six law enforcement organizations from California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii and Alaska representing the West Coast’s rank and file — in its return to Washington, D.C., on December 4 to 6 to advocate for commonsense public safety reforms to address several growing crises, including the drastic increase in fentanyl overdose deaths across the country as well as the rising wave of national organized retail theft. In addition, the Coalition garnered support for new laws, policies and programs to support peace officers’ mental, physical and financial well-being. The Coalition met with several elected officials and staff, representatives from key committees, the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) office and other stakeholders to advance their shared vision for the future of law enforcement. Representing PORAC were President Brian Marvel, Vice President Damon Kurtz, Treasurer Nick Odenath, Secretary Randy Beintema and Directors Jazzmine DeForest, Marshall McClain, Mike Pruger, Ben Therriault and Grant Ward. For more details about the fly-in, read the recap by our federal advocates at Steptoe & Johnson on page 44 of the January 2024 issue of PORAC Law Enforcement News.