Press Releases

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 »

Opioid Policy Steering Committee

The Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) appreciates this opportunity to provide comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on questions relevant to FDA’s newly established Opioid Policy Steering Committee (OPSC) and how FDA can or should use its authorities to address this crisis. Read More »

PORAC Is Disappointed Over Signature Of SB 620

Yesterday, Governor Brown signed SB 620 by Senator Steven Bradford (D-Compton) and it will become law January 1, 2018. PORAC cannot understand why the Governor and democratic leaders would pass a law that allows criminals using a firearm in the commission of a crime to not be charged with the use of that firearm. Read More »