Member Communications

The COVID-19 pandemic is evolving rapidly. PORAC will continue to provide our members with updates as new information and resources become available.

We would like to hear from you as well. Please email covid19@porac.org if you have any questions or would like to discuss further how PORAC is working to keep our members healthy and safe in this time of crisis.

Expiration dates for CA county stay-at-home orders

The dates, current as of Thursday, April 13, should be considered tentative since most counties issued them with the caveat that the orders could be extended, amended or rescinded. Check county health department web sites for the most current information. 

Cathedral City PD Brings Easter Dinner Home for Seniors

Members of the Cathedral City POA passed out Easter meals to senior citizens in need during the shelter in place order. Read More

El Segundo POA Surprises Medical Staff with Breakfast

The El Segundo POA along with a local coffee shop showed their appreciation for the medical staff at the Cedar-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital with a surprise delivery of breakfast sandwiches.  

San Diego Schools POA Delivers Laptops to Kids in Need

"We want to make sure every child in the San Diego Co School District can attend their virtual classes to take part in distant learning!"

Santa Cruz CO DSA Assisting Elderly Members Of The Community

Deputies were called for a welfare check of one of our elderly community members after neighbors reported he hadn’t taken his usual walk to the grocery store in a few weeks. We were able to make contact with the man but learned he was in need of a few things from the store.

Chula Vista Officers Act of Kindness

As a peace officer, there isn’t much that I haven’t had the opportunity to see or deal with. Just a few hours ago while working an overtime shift I had a first in my 15-year career.

Fresno DSA & POA adapting to protect officers during COVID-19 outbreak

In the city and county of Fresno, first responders are being told to limit as much physical contact as possible. See how Fresno is protecting its officers and deputies during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Roseville’s Popup Shelter-at-Home Parade

The Roseville Police Department staged an impromptu parade for a neighborhood of residents who were sheltering at their homes. Residents smiled and waved from their front doors as the parade demonstrated a continued public safety presence in their neighborhood – officers continue to show up to keep California’s communities safe during this crisis.

San Mateo Officers Lending a Helping Hand

Members of the San Mateo Police Department (SMPD) are lending a helping hand by picking up and delivering groceries to those who need them most, helping to ensure no one in their community goes hungry during this difficult time. SMPD officers have also launched the “Books ‘N Badges” video series – a series of videos where officers read children’s books to help give parents a much-needed break during this time when too many parents are having to juggle work and homeschooling their kids.

Delivering Boxed Lunches to Alameda’s Underprivileged Kids

While our schools are closed, we know there are students who may be facing food insecurities. The Alameda Unified School District has made every effort to provide reduced-price or free lunches for those who are eligible, but we don't know how long this will last. To help close the gap, the Alameda Police Officers Association is supporting local small businesses and underprivileged youth by purchasing boxed lunches from locally owned restaurants to distribute to the kids who need them.