President’s Message

President’s Message

September 10, 2021, marked the end of the first year of a two-year state legislative session. Needless to say, we were in the breach again. Police reform and public safety issues were a key focus among legislators, who introduced over 44 bills proposing new public safety and law enforcement policies. Read More »

President’s Message

It’s hard to believe 20 years have passed since the terror attacks on September 11, 2001. It was a day that I am sure everyone can remember exactly what they were doing when the news broke. The devastation, loss of life and how our lives dramatically changed on several levels after that attack will never be forgotten. As the solemn 9/11 anniversary fast approaches, lets come together, united, to honor the victims, including the occupants of the twin towers, the Pentagon, the passengers inside the hijacked airplanes, the heroes who stood up against the terrorists and all the incredible first responders who ran unflinchingly into the burning and collapsing buildings to save lives. As we commemorate this fateful day, let’s be resolute in defending and keeping America safe from future terror attacks. Never forget! Read More »

President’s Message

Last month, California’s Attorney General (AG) Rob Bonta announced the release of initial guidelines and protocols for the implementation of Assembly Bill 1506. I wanted to take this month’s message to provide you with some background on this legislation and explain how it will be implemented, as I think it is important for our members and the law enforcement community to understand. I would also like to point out that while PORAC did not support this bill or agree to the protocols now being implemented by the attorney general’s office, California law enforcement has an obligation to comply with the new law. Read More »

President’s Message

For this month’s message, I want to provide you with an update on the work PORAC is doing on the legislative front, reinforce the value of PORAC’s trusts that all members should be taking advantage of and share with you some of the work we are doing to proactively promote the PORAC brand in California and also nationally. Read More »

President’s Message

No sooner did we kick off Police Week on May 13 than two California officers, San Luis Obispo Police Detective Lucas “Luca” Benedetti and Stockton Police Officer Jimmy Inn, were killed in the line of duty. These two officers dedicated their lives to serving and protecting their community and our nation. They were also true professionals, dedicated to their agencies, and hardworking who made their community safer for everyone. They served and sacrificed for a purpose far greater than themselves. I can think of no truer definition of a hero. May God bless Luca and Jimmy. We shall never forget the memory of our heroes. Read More »