Brian Marvel is a Police Officer III with the San Diego Police Department (SDPD). After joining in 1999, he served 10 years in patrol operations at several divisions. He worked in several specialized assignments that included the Bravo Team (demonstration control unit), the Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (PERT), and eight years as a Terrorism Liaison Officer. His last assignment was in the Wellness Unit and as the Military Liaison officer for the department. He is a veteran and an adjunct professor at the San Diego Regional Police Academy.
Brian’s first elected PORAC position, in 2015, was President of the San Diego-Imperial Counties chapter of PORAC, covering federal, state and local associations from the Pacific Ocean to Arizona along the California-Mexico border.
In 2017, Brian was overwhelmingly elected President of PORAC. He also serves on the Governor’s Medal of Valor Review Board. Brian is the fourth PORAC President from the SDPOA.
Prior to his election as PORAC President, Brian was elected in 2009 to the first of five two-year terms as President of the San Diego Police Officers Association (SDPOA), representing 1,850-plus members. He was the longest-serving President in the 108-year history of the SDPOA. He was originally elected to the board in 2007 as a director.
Brian is the Past President of Californians Against Slavery, which spearheaded the passage of Prop 35 (2012), the Californians Against Sexual Exploitation Act, which was the most successful ballot initiative since California began the process in 1914.