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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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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