On the Job with PORAC

Episode 28 – Newly Elected Region IV Executive Committee Member Brian Avera

Episode 27 – Leadership & Community Communication through Social Media

We have a special episode of On the Job With PORAC, recorded on-site in Palm Springs during the PORAC 67th Annual Conference of Members! PORAC President Brian Marvel and Vice President Damon Kurtz sat down with special guest Deputy Police Chief Chris Hsiung of the Mountain View Police Department, who was also one of our training session presenters at Conference.

Episode 26 – Life Beyond the Badge with Odie Gallop from TV’s SWAT

On this episode of On the Job With PORAC, PORAC President Brian Marvel and Vice President Damon Kurtz sit down with special guest Otis "Odie" Gallop of the hit TV show SWAT on CBS to talk about life beyond the badge. Before becoming an Actor, Technical Consultant, and Costume Advisor for the show, Odie was an actual SWAT officer with the San Diego Police Department. Be sure to catch SWAT on CBS, Thursdays at 10/9c and follow Odie on Instagram @odiegallop for behind the scenes pics and videos!

Episode 25 – Hanging Out with TV & Movie Star Joe Mantegna

On this episode of On the Job With PORAC, PORAC President Brian Marvel and Vice President Damon Kurtz bring in special guest Joe Mantegna of the hit TV series Criminal Minds. Mantegna, known for his roles in films such as Godfather Part III and Searching for Bobby Fischer, and TV shows such as The Simpsons, goes through his journey to becoming a television star.

Special Episode 24 – AB 392 & SB 230 | What They Mean for California Law Enforcement

On this special episode of On The Job With PORAC, PORAC President Brian Marvel and Vice President Damon Kurtz sit down with Rick LaBeske, President of the California Association of Highway Patrolmen, and Ronald Lawrence, President of the California Police Chiefs Association to discuss the passage of AB 392 and SB 230.

Episode 23 – Sitting Down With Erik Estrada

On this episode of On The Job With PORAC, PORAC President Brian Marvel and Vice President Damon Kurtz sit down with TV star Erik Estrada, known for his role in the TV show "CHiPs," to discuss his background with law enforcement and his acting journey from start to finish.

Episode 22 – PORAC P.O.W.E.R. Project

P.O.W.E.R. stands for Peace Officer Wellness, Ethics, & Resilience. In our latest episode, PORAC President Brian Marvel and Vice President Damon Kurtz talk about our POST Innovations Grant and the importance of creating of our new wellness course.

Episode 21 – Overview of an Independent Reviewer

On this episode of On The Job With PORAC, PORAC President Brian Marvel and Vice President Damon Kurtz sit down with John Gliatta, an Independent Reviewer for the Fresno Police Department.

Episode 20 – The Importance of PORAC Membership & What We Do

On this episode of On The Job With PORAC, PORAC President Brian Marvel and Vice President Damon Kurtz sit down to discuss the benefits and importance of being a PORAC member and what the organization represents.

Episode 19 – Money Management & Financial Wellness

On this episode of On The Job With PORAC, PORAC President, Brian Marvel and Vice President, Damon Kurtz sit down with Jill Alves from the CAHP Credit Union to discuss the importance of managing your finances wisely and how to build your credit capacity.