Advocating for Our Members

WE NEED YOUR HELP – TELL YOUR LEGISLATORS TO OPPOSE SB 2

ACTION ALERT! You can help to oppose Senate Bill 2 – dangerous legislation that would not only create an unfair and unreliable process for revoking an officer’s license to practice law enforcement but also reaches far beyond police licensing to include policies that would place even the most respectful officers at risk of being personally […]

Governor Newsom Signs SB 95, Authorizing 80-Hour Work Leave For COVID-Related Issues

On Friday, March 19, Governor Newsom signed into law SB 95 that authorizes covered full-time employees to utilize up to 80 hours leave for COVID-related absences, such as the need for self-quarantine and vaccination appointments.

California Law Enforcement Leaders Partner with Senator Anthony Portantino to Introduce S.B. 387, the Law Enforcement Academic and Recruitment Next (LEARN) Act

Today, Senator Anthony Portantino (D - La Cañada Flintridge) introduced SB 387– the Law Enforcement Academic and Recruitment Next (LEARN) Act – sponsored by the Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) and the California Police Chiefs Association (CPCA). The LEARN Act will create increased opportunities to recruit a more diverse pool of prospective officers, require more academic coursework as part of the required training each officer must receive, and provide financial resources for both prospective and current officers to pursue a college education that will help to prepare them for the rigors and adversities inherent to modern-day policing.

Urge Your Legislator to Work Collaboratively with Law Enforcement Leaders

  Email your representative now to request that they work together with California law enforcement to achieve meaningful change that will put all of our officers in a better position to serve our communities. Protests throughout the country following the tragic and unnecessary death of George Floyd have spurred a national dialogue about the need […]

New PORAC Instagram Features

Support Law Enforcement and your Family in BLUE! Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/poracalifornia/ to use these new Instagram story filters and gifs/stickers! 🎉 💙

IRS Unveils “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams For 2020

Americans are urged to be vigilant to these threats during the pandemic and its aftermath.

Governor Newsom Orders California Counties To Shut Down Amidst Rising COVID-19 Cases

California Governor Gavin Newsom rolled-back orders of opening counties across the state during the COVID-19 pandemic due to a sharp rise in cases. Effective July 13, 2020, ALL counties must close indoor operations in these sectors: Dine-in restaurants Wineries and tasting rooms Movie theaters  Family entertainment centers (for example: bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages […]

Newsom announces new coronavirus restrictions ahead of Fourth of July weekend

Governor Gavin Newsom announced new restrictions for 19 counties to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 ahead of the Fourth of July weekend. Certain businesses, including restaurants, wineries and tasting rooms, museums and movie theaters, were ordered to cease indoor operations.

California Reopening: Tracking Progress Across Counties

California is currently in the second stage of Gov. Gavin Newsom's four-stage plan to gradually reopen the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no official date for when the third and fourth stages will begin, but some counties are charting their own path to reopening independent of the state's guidelines. Track each county's progress here.

Cities Join Forces with Firefighters and Public Safety Representatives, Labor, and Small Businesses to “Support Local Recovery”

A grassroots coalition of local government, labor, and business is launching a new campaign “Support Local Recovery: Vibrant Cities. Strong Economies.” in an effort to kick start economic recovery in local communities. The coalition is calling on the state to provide $7 billion in direct and flexible funding to cities to support critical local services, […]