The 2023 Symposium and POREF Open Golf Tournament will be held at Portola Plaza Hotel & Spa from May 31 to June 2, 2023.
WE NEED YOUR HELP – SUPPORT COMMUNITY COLLEGE PEACE OFFICERS
By clicking HERE and pressing send on the pre-written email, you can voice your opposition to a dangerous proposal by the Community College Board that would risk both officer and student safety. On Monday, March 21, the Community College Board of Governors will be voting to approve proposed revisions to the Title 5 regulations related to campus climate and public safety which would have significant impacts on the way campus police operate.
The proposed changes were made without the input and expertise from those currently serving as peace officers on community college campuses and wrongfully assumes that there exists some fundamental problem with the way community college police departments operate throughout the state.
By clicking HERE, you can help to oppose this one-sided proposal that will negatively affect morale, hiring, retention and lead to decreased efficacy in student-officer interactions.
Take Action to Ensure Public Safety on Community College Campuses
As PORAC continues to advocate for our members and elevate your voice on a national level, PORAC President Brian Marvel recently sent a letter to President Joe Biden in regards to a pending Executive Order on police reform.
Be sure to check back regularly for updates!
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.
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.