Press Releases

California’s Law Enforcement Community Sends Open Letter in Support of SB 230

When it comes to protecting our communities, we have an opportunity, and more importantly, a moral responsibility to chart a new path forward. An officer’s use of force impacts Californians throughout the state and Americans throughout the country – it is arguably the most important and serious issue under consideration by California’s legislature. It impacts families who have lost loved ones, communities who feel unrest and the officers who put themselves in harm’s way to keep us safe. Read More »

SB 230 Major Amendments Announcement

California law enforcement and Senator Anna Caballero (D – Salinas) announced sweeping amendments to SB 230 – the California use of force bill that will set a national precedent by requiring consistent policies and mandatory training standards for all 500 California law enforcement agencies. 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 »

PORAC Opposes the First Step Act

As longtime opponents to AB 109, Proposition 47 and 57, it would be inconsistent to now support a federal version of these bills. PORAC relayed our concerns to those involved in the crafting of this legislation and the advocates have taken some steps to improve the bill. Yet, a number of serious felonies, including violent crimes, are still eligible for early release. Read More »

Newly Appointed PORAC Secretary Announced

Congratulations to Randy Beintema, the newly appointed PORAC Secretary! The long-serving Executive Committee Member and Director-at-Large for the San Joaquin Co DSA, graciously accepted the appointment by President Marvel to take on the duties of PORAC Secretary. Read More »

PORAC Calls Lethal Force Legislation a Dangerous Rush to Judgment

PORAC has supported policies in the past to increase transparency and enhance community trust. However, Assembly Bill 931 deceptively pretends that creating a checklist of what constitutes necessary force instead of reasonable force is something more than irresponsible legislation. The end result is that the public will be placed at greater risk. Read More »

PORAC Endorsement for Governor

Today, the Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) endorsed Antonio Villaraigosa for Governor citing his record in dramatically reducing crime as Mayor of Los Angeles. Read More »