Recessions, global pandemics, anti–law enforcement legislation, the list goes on and on. Since being founded in 1953 — when less than three dozen California peace officers formed a special association, collectively motivated to professionalize our occupation, with service at the core — PORAC and its members have met every challenge throughout the past 67 years with resiliency, determination and courage.
For well over a century, women have been breaking down barriers in law enforcement so that female peace officers can continue forging a path that promotes diversity, utilizes their talents and perspectives, and pushes the entire profession to be better. As we celebrate National Police Women’s Day on September 12, PORAC would like to thank the countless women who have elevated our profession and helped make our organization what it is today.
When Dawn Morabe first began attending local PORAC chapter meetings a little over a decade ago, she initially felt shy and reserved. But the more Morabe was around like-minded individuals who shared her desire to better the law enforcement profession, the more she began to open up and grow as a PORAC member and San Diego County Sheriff’s Department deputy.
A two-year legislative session never ends the way it begins, but 2019–20 is one for the records. The last six months have flipped everyone’s lives upside down, but we are grateful and honored to be working with an organization that so seamlessly transitioned through state closures and openings, shifts in the legislative calendar, drastically amended bills and varying media requests.
August, when temperatures in Washington make the city nearly uninhabitable, is traditionally the month when Congress recesses, returning to their districts to engage with their constituents. Despite the unprecedented circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic downturn, 2020 has been no different.
To PORAC Members … Have You Been Impacted by the Wildfires? If you or another PORAC member of your association have been impacted by the wildfires and need relief fund assistance, please contact Kim Busman at email@example.com PORAC stands ready to help. For each PORAC member household lost in the fires PORAC will immediately provide […]