For Immediate Release: January 6, 2017 Contact: Terry McHale (916) 448-3444 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 […]
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outdated law, but H.R. 699 is not the answer.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
Sacramento, CA – The Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) represents over 67,000 public safety members in over 910 local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
As a career cop, and as the President of PORAC, I join other law enforcement officers around the country in condemning the terribly irresponsible comments by film director Quentin Tarantino.
After months of working together, the Peace Officers Research Association of
California (PORAC), representing 67,000 public safety members and 915 associations, appreciates
the considerable efforts of Attorney General Kamala Harris on the launch of Open Justice, a website
clearinghouse for public safety data in California.
In response to concerns of those they serve, PORAC has been conferring with Attorney General
Harris on ways to improve transparency in reporting of law enforcement interactions with the public.
“Every member of our community matters to us,” said PORAC President Mike Durant. “We feel the
frustrations of our neighbors and we want to be part of the solution. Solving the problem begins with
having the data to know how to approach those concerns. Open Justice will give us a more detailed
roadmap so we can be pragmatic moving forward.”
Sacramento, CA: Legislators and stakeholders today discussed the importance of increasing the use of Abuse-Deterrent Formulas to curb prescription drug abuse. Brent Meyer, Vice President of the Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC), representing 67,000 public safety members and 910 public safety associations testified in support of the measure.
Sacramento, CA: PORAC leadership, representing 67,000 public safety members and over 915 associations in California, will testify at a hearing of the California State Assembly Public Safety Committee tomorrow that will be weighing the benefits of law enforcement wearing body cameras to the potential disadvantages
Sacramento, CA: The Legislature today held an important in-depth discussion on the relationship between law enforcement and the communities we serve. As the largest statewide association of public safety personnel in the nation, the Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) attended the hearing to listen and contribute to the discussion. PORAC wants to be part of the solution.