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From the Leadership
- President’s Message - March 2019
As many of you may recall, last year was tough for law enforcement on the legislative front. Assembly Bill 931 — which sought to limit officers’ use of force and ultimately criminalize you for split-second decisions under tense and rapidly evolving incidents — led the pack of measures that were not friendly to peace officers and public safety. We fought tooth and nail to make sure that AB 931 would not be passed.
- Vice President’s Message - March 2019
With the recent legislative activity regarding criminal justice reform at the state capitol and in Washington, D.C., I think it’s important to discuss advocacy and what that means. Every year, whether it’s at the local POA, DSA or here at PORAC, we as association leaders advocate for our members. This often means meeting with our elected officials and lobbying on your behalf to push through legislation we want or to kill legislation we don’t.
- Treasurer’s Message - March 2019
Law enforcement officers are often criticized for their interactions with three groups of people that continue to fill our streets and communities: the homeless, the mentally ill and those who are drug and/or alcohol dependent. There certainly are grounds to argue that many of these people are where they are because of the choices they have made, but we, as law enforcement officers, cannot ignore the fact that these groups draw away resources that traditionally have been used elsewhere.