Last month, Brent and I traveled to our nation’s capital for a fly-in to meet with members of the California Congressional delegation and other policymakers. As the new PORAC president, I, along with our federal legislative advocates at Steptoe & Johnson, thought it was important that I introduce myself to lawmakers and outline our legislative priorities for the year, which were determined by the Board of Directors.
One of my central goals as PORAC president is to utilize all of our communication resources to further strengthen the relationships between the Board of Directors, association leadership and, most importantly, our members. As part of that effort, we’ve been taking a close look at PORAC Law Enforcement News and how it can better serve our purpose. Read More »
Ronald Reagan, who knew a thing or two about politics, once said, “You and I are told we must choose between left or right, but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right.” As the new year gets underway and the 2018 campaign season kicks offs in earnest, PORAC must make the hard decisions regarding who we endorse for elected office. The stakes are high, as every constitutional office, the entirety of the Assembly and half the Senate will go before the voters. Read More »
Welcome to the New Year! I hope you all had a great Christmas and were able to spend time with loved ones to strengthen the bonds of family and friendship. This holiday season, I was able to reflect on my time leading the San Diego Police Officers Association — the successes, the failures and the ideas that took time to come to fruition. I wonder how nine years went by so quickly, but I realize that some of the issues we faced had a dramatic effect on people’s careers and life choices. I know I raised the bar higher than my predecessor, and I wish my successor all the best and hope they raise the bar even higher. Read More »
I wish you all happy holidays and a happy new year! As we look to turn the page to begin 2018, I hope you were able to spend some quality time with family, friends and colleagues. Our chosen career of being a public safety professional often means that time is limited and sometimes means celebrating after the actual holiday, while we protect and serve others as they enjoy theirs. Read More »