Press Releases

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 »

PORAC Statement On The Tragedy In Las Vegas

Today, across our nation, we stop to grieve the loss of 58 innocent lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. The likelihood is that the number will rise, as hundreds have been wounded, many with life-threatening injuries. Read More »

PORAC Seeks Peace in Tragedy

Law enforcement has been targeted for simply answering the call of duty. This is a tragic trend in the course and scope of an officer’s daily duties. Read More »

PORAC Seeks to Strengthen Community Trust with New Transparency Bill

The Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) has introduced legislation to increase positive communication between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Numerous discussions between rank and file law enforcement agencies resulted in the drafting of Assembly Bill 1428, relating to peace officer transparency Read More »

An Open Letter to Congressman Lacy Clay

PORAC understands that members of the U.S. House of Representatives are asked to select artwork created by students in their districts to be displayed in the United States Capitol. The idea is to recognize the talents and achievements of young constituents, and promote artistic expression and discussion. It has not been seen as a way […] Read More »

An Offensive Painting is Removed

Missouri Congressman, Lacy Clay, sparked a controversy when he decided to hang an obviously offensive painting from a local art contest on the walls of the United States Congress[…] Read More» Read More »

Statement by President Durant – Removal of offensive painting at the U.S. Capitol

For Immediate Release: January 6, 2017 Contact: Terry McHale (916) 448-3444 The Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC), representing more than 69,000 California law enforcement personnel throughout the state, is pleased that an offensive piece of artwork that depicts police officers as gun-toting pigs has been re-moved from the U.S. Capitol.  PORAC members […] Read More »

PORAC Opposes H.R. 699 / E-Mail Privacy Act

On behalf of the Peace Officers Research Association of California (“PORAC”), the
nation’s largest statewide public safety association, representing over 66,000 members in
California and Nevada, I write to oppose H.R. 699, the “the Email Privacy Act,” which seeks to
update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (“ECPA”) for the digital age.

PORAC supports reforming ECPA and acknowledges the need for renewing this
outdated law, but H.R. 699 is not the answer. The ability to access electronic communications is
critical for law enforcement to ensure public safety efficiently and effectively. As written, H.R.
699 places an undue burden on law enforcement’s ability to gather digital evidence, providing Read More »