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Responding to COVID-19

Coronavirus’s Impact on Law Enforcement The term “March Madness” has taken on an entirely different meaning in 2020. Instead of describing the fanaticism focused on college basketball tournament brackets, it’s an apt descriptor of the public’s focus on the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This is a novel version of the more common coronavirus, […] Read More »

Out of Tragedy, Purpose

Out of tragedy, sometimes organizations find purpose. That’s the case for PORAC and its Fund a Hero platform. For me, the tragedy was a night in August 2018 when a young rookie Oakland police officer named Jordan Wingate was involved in a very serious on-duty vehicle collision. Jordan was the sole occupant of a police car that struck a big rig, and he suffered a traumatic brain injury in the accident. In the days, weeks and months that followed, there was an outpouring of support for Jordan from his colleagues and the community. My association, Oakland POA, set up an account at our local credit union to take monetary donations to aid his recovery. While many sent donations to the account, others wanted Jordan’s dad, a veteran Oakland police captain, to set up a modern, online and convenient way to donate to Jordan’s recovery fund. In response, a GoFundMe account was created, and generous online donations flooded in. Read More »

PORAC Committee Profile – Bylaw Committee

Want to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes at PORAC? We’re turning the spotlight on each of the specialized committees that are working hard to serve our members. This month, we focus on the Bylaw Committee. As PORAC constantly evolves and strives to fulfill the needs of its members and affiliates, so […] Read More »