From the Leadership

President’s Message

PresidentAfter well over a year of advocacy, legislative drafting, research and extensive collaboration with law enforcement supporters and with those across the aisle, SB 230 was finally signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom on September 12. California can now proudly proclaim that it has the most robust use-of-force training programs in the nation. This landmark bill will require consistent policies and training from every agency in the state, so the training I receive in San Diego will be consistent with the training in Crescent City. As a profession that continuously strives to improve, this is a natural progression in that evolution. Read More »

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Vice President’s Message

Executive BoardAs vice president, I focus much of my time on the recruitment and retention of our associations. One of the “perks” of the job is getting to talk to members about PORAC and the benefits of membership. In my time as an association leader and later in my involvement in PORAC, it was always comforting to know we had protections and benefits available to us. This is where the saying “membership has its privileges” holds true. When someone asks, “Why PORAC?” it’s an easy conversation. Read More »

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Treasurer’s Message

Executive BoardLaw enforcement officers are often exposed to events and situations that the human mind is not made to process. Most officers can name at least one call that changed them, a call that they still can see clearly in their mind, a call that will forever impact them. Unfortunately, some officers have several of these calls still playing inside their head. My call occurred around midnight in the early morning hours of a Sunday in the fall of 2001. While the details of that night are not critical to my message here, I can tell you that the images and feelings I had that morning are forever burned into my mind. Read More »

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