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 (PORAC) was incorporated in 1953 as a professional federation of local, state and federal law enforcement associations. PORAC was formed by peace officers for peace officers. PORAC’s objective has always been the welfare of law enforcement- economic, professional and social.
With more than 930 member organizations representing over 70,000 public safety members, PORAC is the largest law enforcement association in California and the largest statewide law enforcement organization in the United States.
PORAC’s goals and policies are established at our Annual Conference of Members. Between conferences, PORAC is governed by a Board of Directors elected from different geographical chapters, together with “at-large” directors, who are appointed by membership associations having more than 500 members.
PORAC’s Executive Committee is responsible for PORAC’s affairs when the Board of Directors is not in session. This 11-member committee is made up of the president, vice president, treasurer, secretary and eight regionally-elected representatives.
As representatives of PORAC, under the Corporations Code, the corporate officers, directors and chapter presidents have the sole responsibility and authority to represent PORAC.