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.