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COMMITTEE PROFILE: Specialized Police Associations Coalition (SPAC)

SPAC COMMITTEE MEMBERS P.J. Webb (chairman) Region III, Los Angeles School Police Management Association Michael Maximovich Region I, Santa Clara County Park Rangers Association Jim Bock Region II, San Joaquin Delta College Police Management Association Danielle Ferrara Region IV, San Diego County Public Assistance Investigators Association Want to learn more about what goes on behind […] Read More »

Capitol Beat – California’s 40th Governor and His Budget

It was a busy start of the year for our newly elected governor, Gavin Newsom. On Sunday, January 6, he hosted a family day at the California Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento and an evening concert benefiting those impacted by the California wildfires. The following day, he and his family took center stage at his inauguration ceremony, and just three days later, Newsom unveiled his first budget as governor of California. Read More »

Federal Legislation – Congress Opens; Government (Partially) Closed

On January 3, representatives-elect were sworn in for the 116th Congress. After the November 2018 midterm elections, Republicans retain control of the Senate, but Democrats are now the majority party in the House of Representatives. Both parties are eager to begin working on implementing their top legislative priorities. Instead, due to the partial government shutdown,1 members of Congress have been focused on negotiating a funding deal with President Trump. Read More »

Comprehensive Use-of-Force Legislation

Today we join the California Police Chiefs Association in announcing the introduction of Comprehensive Use-of-Force Legislation, authored by Senator Anna Caballero, which presents a comprehensive package of changes to California’s use-of-force statutes, law enforcement agency policies, and training. Read More… Read More »

CHAPTER PROFILE: SOUTH SAN JOAQUIN

Bringing Members Together To help you learn more about where and who your fellow members are, PORAC Law Enforcement News will regularly profile one of the 14 chapters up and down the state. We hope that reading about each chapter’s challenges and achievements will bring us all closer together and inspire you, your association and […] Read More »

Capitol Beat – New Legislature, New Era

As we head into the new year, it is important to remember that PORAC will continue to be on the forefront of all matters of public safety. The current political and social climate has law enforcement playing defense on legislative issues; however, it is critical we work with policymakers and stakeholders to share our message, introduce sponsored legislation and work to reach common ground. Read More »

Federal Legislation – Lame Duck Session of Congress Ends With Long To-Do List, Little Time

Following the midterm elections on November 6, Congress returned to Washington, D.C., with a list of items to tackle, including passing bills to fund the government and avoid a government shutdown — with little over one month to complete the job. In addition to the scheduled week where members were back in their districts for the Thanksgiving holiday, Congress spent four unplanned days out of session to honor former President George H.W. Bush, who passed away November 30. Read More »