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Nearly 70 Years Later and Still Going Strong

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. Read More »

Straight Talk on Police and Suicide

These are uniquely stressful and difficult times for police officers and their families. In my 25-year law enforcement counseling career, I have never seen anything like it. The effects of the COVID-19 era have been hard for everyone, but for first responders they have been especially hard. Read More »

Danielle Ferrara: Recognizing one of PORAC’s own for National Police Women’s Day

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. Read More »

PORAC Director Profile: DAWN MORABE

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. Read More »

Capitol Beat – Closing Out the 2019–20 Legislative Session

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. Read More »

Federal Legislation – Issues Unresolved as Congress Leaves Washington

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. Read More »