The 69th Annual PORAC Conference of Members will be held November 19-21, 2021, in Monterey, CA, at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa.
The 2022 Symposium IMPACT and POREF Open Golf Tournament will be held at Marriott Laguna Cliffs in Dana Point from March 30 to April 1, 2022.
Sacramento, CA — Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 2 (Bradford) into law creating California’s first ever statewide peace officer licensing program. The program creates a process to determine if a peace officer engaged in serious misconduct thereby warranting the suspension or revocation of the officer’s license to work in law enforcement.
The Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) has remained committed to establishing a fair and equitable licensing program that provides the same due process rights everyone in America receives under the Constitution. PORAC has been actively opposed to SB 2. Even in its current form, SB 2 is seriously flawed.
The text of the bill as signed by the Governor today:
- Establishes an Advisory Board whose composition will likely subject peace officers to a biased review of their actions.
- Contains unclear, subjective and vague definitions of ‘serious misconduct’ that would warrant the suspension or revocation of a peace officer’s license.
- Does not address the Peace Officer’s Bill of Rights – the rulebook by which administrative investigations of peace officers must be conducted in California.
With the Chaptering of this bill by the Governor, PORAC will continue to address our remaining concerns with our elected leaders and the POST Commission.
Due to unforeseen circumstances in relation to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be holding our 68th Annual PORAC Conference of Members scheduled for November 19-22, 2020 in Anaheim, CA at the Disneyland® Hotel.
We apologize for any inconvenience!
Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law SB 1159 on September 17, 2020 that redefines a work “injury” for an employee to include illness or death resulting from COVID-19 under specified circumstances, until January 1, 2023.