On the Job with PORAC

Episode 10 – Ethics and Police Management w/ Special Guests Ed Mullins and Andrew Quinn, SBANYPD

Brian sits down with Ed Mullins, President of the New York Sergeants Benevolent Association and Andrew Quinn, the SBA’s General Counsel to discuss the high profile case of NYPD Sergeant, Hugh Barry.  Make sure to listen in to hear how the case against Sgt. Barry turned into political prosecution of extreme measures and why it is critical to have the protection and security of your association.  What happened in New York can happen anywhere, and it will.  Law enforcement must stick together to protect our officers when they need it the most. 

Episode 9 – What’s Going on in the North Valley Chapter w/ Special Guest Peter Durfee

Join Brian and Brent as they bring on special guest, Peter Durfee (Chico PD, PORAC Director, and past President of the North Valley Chapter of PORAC).  On this episode, Peter talks about the North Valley’s staffing issues and how collaborating with the Chamber of Commerce and local businesses will help grow departments, and in turn, build relationships within our communities.  Peter emphasizes the importance of family, friendships, and why we do what we do.

Many of our members have been affected by the California wildfires.  Please consider donating here: https://porac.org/2018/08/important-information-impacted-recent-fires/

Episode 8 – PORAC’s Insurance & Benefits Trust w/ Special Guest Damon Kurtz

On this episode of “On the Job with PORAC,” Brian and Brent invite outgoing Chairman of the Insurance & Benefits Trust (IBT), Damon Kurtz, to talk about his role in the trust and the issues law enforcement is facing in the Central Valley.  Damon is a 24-year law enforcement veteran, current President of the Fresno POA, and has recently been sworn in as a PORAC Director.  Tune in to hear more about PORAC’s IBT, concerns with law enforcement funding and pensions, and what you can do to help.

To learn more about PORAC’s IBT go to https://ibtofporac.org/

Episode 7 – Legislative Update

If you’re a California peace officer, you’ll want to listen to this podcast.  On this episode, PORAC President, Brian Marvel, provides an important update on critical legislation that could impact you, including:

  • SB 1421 by Senator Skinner, relating to the release of records (on Governor’s desk)
  • AB 748 by Assemblymember Philip Ting, relating to the disclosure of video and audio recordings (on Governor’s desk)
  • AB 931 by Assemblymember Shirley Weber, relating to use-of-force (held in Senate Rules Committee)

Fortunately, AB 931 was defeated for the year, but the issue remains.   On this podcast, President Marvel discusses PORAC’s commitment moving forward and our determination to continue to highlight the honest and professional work our officers do. 

Tune in to get a more in-depth look at these bills and the future of law enforcement.

Episode 6 – PORAC President Brian Marvel with special guest, Sheriff-Elect Pat Withrow

On this episode of “On the Job with PORAC,” Brian and Brent welcome special guest, San Joaquin County Sheriff-Elect, Pat Withrow. Sheriff-Elect Withrow discusses the road leading up to his election, his 28 years in the department, his involvement in his union and the importance of PORAC. Coming from his position as a Sergeant, Sheriff-Elect Withrow understands the ins and outs of law enforcement on the street, in custody and the civilian staff. Tune in to hear how Sheriff-Elect Withrow got involved in order to make the necessary changes for his department. We’re excited to see what’s next for San Joaquin County!

On the Job with PORAC – Special Episode, California Wildfires

As the devastating wildfires continue to ravage California, all hands are on deck to keep our communities safe.  Tune in to hear how PORAC is getting involved and how you can help support our members impacted by the fires. 

Link to make a California Casualty Claim: Click Here 

Donate to the PORAC/POREF Wildfire Relief Fund: Click Here 

Attorney General Price Gouging Resource Page: Click Here or call (800) 952-5225 to file a complaint

Episode 5 – PORAC President Brian Marvel with special guests, Sergeant Ron Chesterman and Officer Krissy Sundby – SacPD Peer Support Unit

On episode five of “On the Job with PORAC,” Brian invites special guests, Sergeant Chesterman and Officer Sundby with SacPD’s Peer Support Unit to discuss their role in the unit and the importance of officer wellness.  With the growing pressure and exposure law enforcement faces on a daily basis, a peer support officer is becoming a more vital part of a department. 

Episode 4 – PORAC President Brian Marvel with special guest PORAC Corporate Counsel Bob Bonsall

The Supreme Court ruling on the case of Janus vs. AFSCME continues to make headlines as public sector labor unions across the country deal with the implications of the slight majority decision.  On this podcast, Brian invites special guest Bob Bonsall, PORAC’s Corporate Counsel, to share his expertise on the history of labor unions, the ramifications of the Supreme Court’s decision, and the importance of aligning with your associations and unions.  

Episode 3 – PORAC President Brian Marvel with special guest PORAC Vice President Brent Meyer

In this episode of On the Job with PORAC, Brian and Brent discuss the importance of communication. The PORAC membership (of over 70,000 men and women) is a diverse and multi-generational family; therefore our outreach must cast a wide net. 

Special Episode On AB 931 – PORAC President Brian Marvel with special guest PORAC Vice President Brent Meyer

On this special report of On the Job with PORAC, President Brian Marvel and Vice President Brent Meyer discuss Assembly Bill 931 by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber (D-San Diego).  This bill would limit the use of deadly force by a peace officer to those situations where it is “necessary” to prevent imminent and serious bodily injury or death to the officer or to a third party.