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.

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.

PORAC Press Release – PORAC Provides Primary Sponsorship of Kyle Weatherman for Alsco Uniforms 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

PORAC’s sponsorship of Weatherman for the Alsco Uniforms 300 marks their inaugural partnership with MHR for this event and builds on last year’s show of support for law enforcement professionals at the Homestead-Miami Speedway.

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.

PORAC’s Response to the Request to Change Ethics Rules for Prosecutors

On June 1, 2020, a coalition of four current and former District Attorneys sent a letter urging the California State Bar to pass a Rule of Professional Conduct prohibiting prosecutors from accepting political donations from police unions. PORAC strongly opposes the proposed rule.

Merry Christmas from PORAC!

National First Responder COVID-19 Grant Relief Program

The National First Responder COVID-19 Grant Relief Program has been established to provide financial support to first responders and their families in need during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

New Regional Stay Home Order – December 3, 2020

All individuals living in the State of California are currently ordered to stay home or at their place of residence, except for permitted work, local shopping or other permitted errands, or as otherwise authorized.

68th Annual PORAC Conference of Members Has Been CANCELED

Due to unforeseen circumstances in relation to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be holding our 68th Annual PORAC Conference of Members

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 and arcades) Zoos and museums Cardrooms Additionally, bars, brewpubs, breweries, and pubs must close all operations both indoor and outdoor statewide, unless they are offering sit-down, outdoor dine-in meals. Alcohol can only be sold in the same transaction as a meal. Counties that have remained on the County Monitoring List for 3 consecutive days will be required to shut down the following industries or activities unless they can be modified to operate outside or by pick-up. Fitness centers Worship services Protests Offices for non-essential sectors Personal care services, like nail salons, body waxing and tattoo parlors Hair salons and barbershops Malls CLICK HERE for more information or to check the status of a county.