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For many PORAC members, Shawn Welch needs no introduction. He’s been a member of the organization since 2003, joined the leadership of the Contra Costa County Deputy Sheriffs Association in 2012 and became a PORAC director in 2014. Since then, he’s served in many roles, including as president and director-at-large for his DSA, Bay Area Chapter director and Bay Area Chapter president. His hard work in advocating for law enforcement made him a familiar name and face even before his election to the Executive Board in late 2020, and you may have read our profile about him in the pages of our October issue.
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Redwood Chapter Director Gary Frace wants PORAC members to know that they don’t have to come from a large, prominent local law enforcement group to make their mark on the future of the profession. “I believe PORAC is here to help speak for the associations that do not have thousands of members,” he explains. “That is why we have to be united, so we all have an equal voice and can all be heard.”