PORAC is the largest law
enforcement association in the
state and the largest statewide
association in the nation.
The Peace Officers Research Association of California represents over 890 associations and more than 64,000 public safety members. It is the largest statewide association representing public safety personnel in the nation.
Our very own Mike Durant, Senior Deputy and former SBCDSA President, serves as the PORAC President. Mike devotes his time and efforts to strengthening the public safety family through continued member recruitment and legislative efforts.
PORAC was founded in 1953 as a professional federation of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. Our duty is to provide Californians with the safety and security they need to feel protected in their homes and on our streets. It is PORAC’s mission to identify the public safety needs in our communities and provide programs to adequately meet those changing needs.
With more than 880 member organizations, representing 64,000-plus officers, PORAC is the largest law enforcement association in the state and the largest statewide association in the nation.
Peace officers collectively join PORAC directly through their local peace officers’ association.
PORAC members are spread throughout California and Nevada and are divided into four geographic regions and subdivided into 15 chapters.
PORAC has always known the necessity of keeping a strong presence in federal legislation and has worked diligently to strengthen its national position. PORAC has retained the services of a premier Washington, D.C. lobbying firm, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, to represent PORAC, track bills, and assist us in Congress. We also publish a monthly report on these activities in the PORAC Law Enforcement News to keep our members updated on federal legislation.
Each year PORAC Directors also take an active role in lobbying federal legislators. Directors travel to D.C. to meet with Senators and U.S. Representatives to keep them personally informed of our position on federal legislation. While in D.C. our lobbying firm sets appointments with the White House, select committees, and key congressional leaders. In essence, PORAC has also become influential on the national level.