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From the Leadership
- President’s Message - May 2019
As you’ll read later in this issue, our 2019 Symposium in Monterey was a resounding success. We had the largest attendance in our history. I’d like to thank all the presenters who came out to speak to our members. I give special thanks to Ann Carrizales, who had a spectacular presentation on resiliency. The Meadows Place (Texas) Police officer spoke movingly about what she went through after a 2013 vehicle stop led to a gunfight that injured her and she still arrested the shooters. An amazing story! Also, I want to thank Joe Gamaldi, president of the Houston Police Officers’ Union, who spoke about pay parity issues, something that California could eventually face.
- Vice President’s Message - May 2019
My primary role as PORAC vice president is to recruit and retain members. Often, I am asked, “What are the benefits of PORAC?” I think the No. 1 thing I point out is, “PORAC is cops looking out for cops,” or as Past President, Ron Cottingham always said, “PORAC has your six.” With our membership at over 75,000 now, we bring a strong voice to issues here in the state as well as nationally. It’s because of our diverse membership that we are able to give a voice to the issues of the smallest associations with fewer than 10 officers to the large associations with more than 1,000.
- Treasurer’s Message - May 2019
Every May, those of us in the law enforcement community and those who support us join together to remember and honor our fallen officers. At ceremonies in our local communities, at the State Capitol in Sacramento and at the National Peace Officers Memorial Day in Washington, D.C., we take a moment of silence and then add the names of our fallen brothers and sisters to memorials, vowing to always remember their sacrifices.