On the Job with PORAC
Episode 29 – Meet Social Media Influencers Deputy Hook’em and Deputy Miss Demeanor

Episode 29 – Meet Social Media Influencers Deputy Hook’em and Deputy Miss Demeanor

February 14, 2020
On this episode of On the Job With PORAC, President Brian Marvel and Vice President Damon Kurtz sit down with social media influencers and PORAC members Deputy Hook'em and Deputy Miss Demeanor. Take an inside look about what it's like to balance humorous skits and police work, and how the two can work hand-in-hand to shine a positive light on our nation's law enforcement.
 
Deputy Hook'em, his partner Deputy Book'em, and Deputy Miss Demeanor have over 500,000 subscribers across their social media pages. Be sure to check them out below:
 
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Episode 28 – Newly Elected Region IV Executive Committee Member Brian Avera

Episode 28 – Newly Elected Region IV Executive Committee Member Brian Avera

January 15, 2020

On this episode of On the Job With PORAC, President Brian Marvel and Vice President Damon Kurtz sit down with newly elected Region IV PORAC Executive Committee member Brian Avera. Avera, a member of the San Diego POA and Director at Large, sits down to talk about his new position and upcoming goals with PORAC. Learn about his story of how he became involved in law enforcement and what advice he has for the next generation of Association and PORAC leaders.

Episode 27 – Leadership & Community Communication through Social Media

Episode 27 – Leadership & Community Communication through Social Media

December 17, 2019

We have a special episode of On the Job With PORAC, recorded on-site in Palm Springs during the PORAC 67th Annual Conference of Members! PORAC President Brian Marvel and Vice President Damon Kurtz sat down with special guest Deputy Police Chief Chris Hsiung of the Mountain View Police Department, who was also one of our training session presenters at Conference. Chief Hsiung commands the Special Operations Division for the department and crafted its digital communications strategy to focus on engagement, trust-building, and real-time crisis communications. Learn about how their model became a standard for law enforcement community communication and engagement across the country. 

Be sure to follow Deputy Chief Hsiung on all his social media platforms for great information and insight on community engagement.

Twitter: @chMtnViewPD

Facebook: @ChrisHsiung.MVPD

Instagram: @chief_hsiung

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrishsiung/

Episode 26 – Life Beyond the Badge with Odie Gallop from TV’s SWAT

Episode 26 – Life Beyond the Badge with Odie Gallop from TV’s SWAT

December 16, 2019

On this episode of On the Job With PORAC, PORAC President Brian Marvel and Vice President Damon Kurtz sit down with special guest Otis "Odie" Gallop of the hit TV show SWAT on CBS to talk about life beyond the badge. Before becoming an Actor, Technical Consultant, and Costume Advisor for the show, Odie was an actual SWAT officer with the San Diego Police Department. Odie spent 28 years with the San Diego PD and he had various assignments from Patrol, Narcotics, Beach Team, SWAT and even Executive Protection for the city Mayor’s office! Hear about his past with the department and how he impacts the direction of SWAT to bring the most realistic feel to the TV show. 

Be sure to catch SWAT on CBS, Thursdays at 10/9c and follow Odie on Instagram @odiegallop for behind the scenes pics and videos!

Episode 25 – Hanging Out with TV & Movie Star Joe Mantegna

Episode 25 – Hanging Out with TV & Movie Star Joe Mantegna

November 15, 2019

On this episode of On the Job With PORAC, PORAC President Brian Marvel and Vice President Damon Kurtz bring in special guest Joe Mantegna of the hit TV series Criminal Minds. Mantegna, known for his roles in films such as Godfather Part III and Searching for Bobby Fischer, and TV shows such as The Simpsons, goes through his journey to becoming a television star. His stories include why he originally wanted to become a police officer, why he named his Criminal Minds character after a real police officer, and what he does to support our Nation's law enforcement and military.

Special Episode 24 – AB 392 & SB 230 | What They Mean for California Law Enforcement

Special Episode 24 – AB 392 & SB 230 | What They Mean for California Law Enforcement

November 11, 2019

On this special episode of On The Job With PORAC, PORAC President Brian Marvel and Vice President Damon Kurtz sit down with Rick LaBeske, President of the California Association of Highway Patrolmen, and Ronald Lawrence, President of the California Police Chiefs Association to discuss the passage of AB 392 and SB 230. What happens from here and how will the new laws ensure that California officers receive cohesive training in de-escalation and interacting with vulnerable populations throughout the state.

Episode 23 – Sitting Down With Erik Estrada

Episode 23 – Sitting Down With Erik Estrada

October 15, 2019

On this episode of On The Job With PORAC, PORAC President Brian Marvel and Vice President Damon Kurtz sit down with TV star Erik Estrada, known for his role in the TV show "CHiPs," to discuss his background with law enforcement and his acting journey from start to finish. 

Don't miss Erik at Conference in the CAHP Booth! register today at www.porac.org

Episode 22 – PORAC P.O.W.E.R. Project

Episode 22 – PORAC P.O.W.E.R. Project

September 16, 2019

P.O.W.E.R. stands for Peace Officer Wellness, Ethics, & Resilience. In our latest episode, PORAC President Brian Marvel and Vice President Damon Kurtz talk about our POST Innovations Grant and the importance of creating of our new wellness course. The PORAC POWER Project is a FREE, POST Certified course available to ALL ACTIVE CALIFORNIA Law Enforcement. There are 3 one-day classes scheduled for November 4th, 5th, and 6th of 2019, near San Diego, at the Coronado Community Center. Additional classes will be announced for 2020 soon!  You can find more info and register at https://porac.org/training/porac-power-project/ 

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Episode 21 – Overview of an Independent Reviewer

Episode 21 – Overview of an Independent Reviewer

August 15, 2019
On this episode of On The Job With PORAC, PORAC President Brian Marvel and Vice President Damon Kurtz sit down with John Gliatta, an Independent Reviewer for the Fresno Police Department. Gliatta took the time to explain what the position entails, the benefits of working at the Office of Independent Review (OIR) and how he approached the role. Gliatta also provides an overview of his law enforcement background and describes the difference between being a police officer and an independent reviewer.
 
Click Here to learn more about the OIR and Gliatta's position.
Episode 20 – The Importance of PORAC Membership & What We Do

Episode 20 – The Importance of PORAC Membership & What We Do

July 17, 2019
On this episode of On The Job With PORAC, PORAC President Brian Marvel and Vice President Damon Kurtz sit down to discuss the benefits and importance of being a PORAC member and what the organization represents. Marvel, from the San Diego POA, and Kurtz, of the Fresno POA, agree that the goal of PORAC is not to represent specific locations of law enforcement, but law enforcement as a whole on both a state and nation-wide level.
 
Click Here to learn more about the benefits of being a PORAC member!