President’s Message

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. Read More »

Vice President’s Message

The latter part of February and the beginning of March were busy months for Brian and me, as we represented and spoke out on behalf of our membership in our nation’s capital and in Los Angeles County. Read More »

Treasurer’s Message

CalPERS has been in the limelight lately. Not only for its dismal returns in the past few years, but also for its investments in firearms. After the unfortunate act by a lunatic in Florida, there is a group out there stooping so low as to use shooting victims to try to shame CalPERS into divesting from firearms and other weapons. Read More »

President’s Message

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 »

Vice President’s Message

As Brian details in his President’s Message this month, we’re excited to be bringing you some updates to this magazine that we hope will keep you even more interested and informed regarding the work of PORAC and the latest law enforcement topics. As I continue to focus on recruiting new members to join our organization, it’s an invaluable asset to have professional communications platforms that clearly and effectively express what PORAC is all about. Read More »

Treasurer’s Message

Wow, it seems as if it was yesterday that we were exchanging gifts and making New Year’s resolutions. Yet we’re now gathering receipts and preparing tax returns. Some of you may have filed your returns already and are using your refund constructively or you are preparing a payment plan. Read More »

President’s Message

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 »

Vice President’s Message

With so much going on in our profession today, it can be difficult to keep up with it all. So often, if it’s not condensed into 140 characters or less, it isn’t important enough to grab my attention and I just miss it. Where I used to get the newspaper and a cup of coffee is now where I pick up my to-go order and quick-charge my device. We are all on the move. Read More »

Treasurer’s Message

Start 2018 on the financial “right foot.” Early in the year is the best time to make sure your association and chapter’s financial business is in order. If your association has a new treasurer, this is a good opportunity to make sure they are aware of your financial and reporting requirements. Read More »

President’s Message

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 »