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On the Job with PORAC – Hosted by PORAC President, Brian Marvel. This podcast addresses a wide variety of topics ranging from legislation to public safety while providing up-to-date information on officer benefits, training and advocacy. It is a place for our members, other law enforcement professionals, as well as the public to hear directly from the source concerning law enforcement and the issues that matter. Listen along as we host a variety of guest speakers and interviewees and tune in for fun and inspiring stories from our law enforcement family! We invite you to join the discussion by submitting topics and ideas for future episodes to MPC@porac.org

On the Job with PORAC – Hosted by PORAC President, Brian Marvel. This podcast addresses a wide variety of topics ranging from legislation to public safety while providing up-to-date information on officer benefits, training and advocacy. It is a place for our members, other law enforcement professionals, as well as the public to hear directly from the source concerning law enforcement and the issues that matter. Listen along as we host a variety of guest speakers and interviewees and tune in for fun and inspiring stories from our law enforcement family! We invite you to join the discussion by submitting topics and ideas for future episodes to MPC@porac.org
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On the Job with PORAC – Hosted by PORAC President, Brian Marvel. This podcast addresses a wide variety of topics ranging from legislation to public safety while providing up-to-date information on officer benefits, training and advocacy. It is a place for our members, other law enforcement professionals, as well as the public to hear directly from the source concerning law enforcement and the issues that matter. Listen along as we host a variety of guest speakers and interviewees and tune in for fun and inspiring stories from our law enforcement family! We invite you to join the discussion by submitting topics and ideas for future episodes to MPC@porac.org

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Episodes

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

7/17/2019
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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...

Duration:00:17:47

Episode 19 – Money Management & Financial Wellness

6/14/2019
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On this episode of On The Job With PORAC, PORAC President, Brian Marvel and Vice President, Damon Kurtz sit down with Jill Alves from the CAHP Credit Union to discuss the importance of managing your finances wisely and how to build your credit capacity. Listen now to find out how you can improve and build financial knowledge.

Duration:00:18:03

Episode 18 – SB 230: Setting a National Precedent to Reduce Use of Force

5/15/2019
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On this episode of On The Job With PORAC, PORAC President, Brian Marvel and Vice President, Damon Kurtz sit down with Ron Lawrence, President of the California Police Chiefs Association and Rick LaBeske, President of the California Association of Highway Patrolmen to discuss the latest updates on SB 230 following the major amendments made on April 11 and further amendments on April 23. Tune in now to hear more about our statewide law enforcement leadership and collaboration to establish the...

Duration:00:18:42

Episode 17 – Pay Parity in Houston with Joe Gamaldi of the Houston POU

5/1/2019
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It’s finally here! Our special edition of On The Job With PORAC featuring Joe Gamaldi (President, Houston POU) is a can’t miss. We were lucky enough to have Joe as a speaker at Symposium-Impact 2019 this year and Monterey was buzzing for days after his riveting case against pay parity. Brian and Damon sat down with Joe at Symposium to discuss what’s happening in Houston and whether something similar will be just around the corner for California. It’s important to understand how parity...

Duration:00:19:53

Episode 16 – Policing in a Hostile Climate: Where Do We Go from Here?

4/2/2019
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On this episode of #OnTheJobWithPORAC, Sacramento POA President and PORAC Treasurer Timothy Davis sits down with President Brian Marvel and VP Damon Kurtz to discuss the Sacramento Police Department response to the Stephon Clark shooting fallout, Department efforts to create better relationships with community members despite media bias, and how comprehensive use-of-force legislation like SB230 is the right answer going forward. Tune in now – you don’t want to miss this one!

Duration:00:17:35

Episode 15 – PORAC's Use of Force Bill SB 230

3/12/2019
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On this episode of On The Job With PORAC, Brian Marvel and Damon Kurtz continue the discussion on use of force legislation - specifically PORAC supported SB 230. This is a plan to address the issue comprehensively with training, updated policies, etc., versus AB 392 which would simply criminalize officers. It’s vital that we all understand what’s at stake here and that everyone does their part to urge elected officials to support this legislation that will actually improve outcomes for...

Duration:00:16:50

Episode 14 – The Future of AB931

2/6/2019
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On this episode of On the Job with PORAC Brian Marvel, Damon Kurtz, Randy Perry (Aaron Read & Associates), and David E. Mastagni (Mastagni Holstedt, A Professional Corporation) dive into the future of use-of-force legislation, compared to last year's AB931. As we’ve heard in previous podcasts, this type of legislation will have considerable impacts on law enforcement officers; therefore, it is critical that we have a seat at the table in getting it right. This is one of the biggest fights...

Duration:00:27:28

Episode 13 – Welcoming in PORAC’s New VP and Treasurer w/ Special Guests, Damon Kurtz and Tim Davis

1/8/2019
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On this episode of “On the Job with PORAC,” Brian has PORAC’s recently elected Vice President, Damon Kurtz, and recently elected Treasurer, Timothy Davis, on the show to talk about their history in law enforcement and how they are looking ahead to a new year for PORAC. Damon Kurtz is a 24-year veteran who started as a Deputy in Santa Barbara and has now been with Fresno PD for the past 14 years. Damon was formerly President of Fresno POA and Chairman of PORAC’s Insurance and Benefits Trust....

Duration:00:14:52

Special Episode – PORAC’s Work Comp Legislative Victories w/ Special Guest, Randy Perry

12/19/2018
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Today, President Marvel and Randy, with Aaron Read & Associates (ARA), talk about PORAC’s 2018 legislative victories. In a time where law enforcement is constantly playing defense against bad bills, PORAC continues to work with our legislative advocates at ARA to sponsor and support critical public safety measures. In 2018, PORAC sponsored two work comp bills that made it successfully to the governor’s desk and received a signature. The first bill, AB 1749 by Assemblymember Daly, was a...

Duration:00:11:45

Episode 12 – A Proper Send-off w/ PORAC’s Outgoing VP, Brent Meyer

12/13/2018
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On this episode of “On the Job with PORAC,” Brian Marvel talks with PORAC’s outgoing Vice President, Brent Meyer. Brent is stepping down from his role at PORAC to go back to where it began as a cop for Sac PD. Tune in to hear how Brent first got involved in police union politics with Sac POA and followed his calling to be on the PORAC Board in 2010 and then VP in 2013. Brent brought a bold vision with him to PORAC, which resulted in remarkable membership growth, a new approach to...

Duration:00:20:35

Episode 11 – Legislative Year in Review w/ Randy Perry, Aaron Read & Associates

12/5/2018
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On this episode of “On the Job with PORAC,” Brian sits down with PORAC’s legislative advocate, Randy Perry, with Aaron Read & Associates (ARA), to discuss PORAC’s priority bills in the recent legislative session. ARA monitors the thousands of bills introduced each year to ensure that PORAC is represented at the Capitol on all matters of public safety. Outside of bills such as AB 931, SB 1421, and AB 748, as we discussed in previous podcasts, PORAC faces many other legislative issues such as...

Duration:00:25:55

Episode 10 – Ethics and Police Management w/ Special Guests Ed Mullins and Andrew Quinn, SBANYPD

11/15/2018
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Brian sits down with Ed Mullins, President of the New York Sergeants Benevolent Association and Andrew Quinn, the SBA’s General Counsel to discuss the high profile case of NYPD Sergeant, Hugh Barry. Make sure to listen in to hear how the case against Sgt. Barry turned into political prosecution of extreme measures and why it is critical to have the protection and security of your association. What happened in New York can happen anywhere, and it will. Law enforcement must stick together to...

Duration:01:00:28

Episode 9 – What’s going on in the North Valley Chapter w/ Special Guest Peter Durfee

10/26/2018
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Join Brian and Brent as they bring on special guest, Peter Durfee (Chico PD, PORAC Director, and past President of the North Valley Chapter of PORAC). On this episode, Peter talks about the North Valley’s staffing issues and how collaborating with the Chamber of Commerce and local businesses will help grow departments, and in turn, build relationships within our communities. Peter emphasizes the importance of family, friendships, and why we do what we do. Many of our members have been...

Duration:00:18:49

Episode 8 – PORAC’s Insurance & Benefits Trust w/ Special Guest Damon Kurtz

10/8/2018
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On this episode of “On the Job with PORAC,” Brian and Brent invite outgoing Chairman of the Insurance & Benefits Trust (IBT), Damon Kurtz, to talk about his role in the trust and the issues law enforcement is facing in the Central Valley. Damon is a 24-year law enforcement veteran, current President of the Fresno POA, and has recently been sworn in as a PORAC Director. Tune in to hear more about PORAC’s IBT, concerns with law enforcement funding and pensions, and what you can do to...

Duration:00:12:47

Episode 7- Legislation Update

9/18/2018
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If you’re a California peace officer, you’ll want to listen to this podcast. On this episode, PORAC President, Brian Marvel, provides an important update on critical legislation that could impact you, including: Fortunately, AB 931 was defeated for the year, but the issue remains. On this podcast, President Marvel discusses PORAC’s commitment moving forward and our determination to continue to highlight the honest and professional work our officers do. Tune in to get a more in-depth look...

Duration:00:21:26

Episode 6 – Special Guest Pat Withrow

8/20/2018
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On this episode of “On the Job with PORAC,” Brian and Brent welcome special guest, San Joaquin County Sheriff-elect, Pat Withrow. Sheriff-elect Withrow discusses the road leading up to his election, his 28 years in the department, his involvement in his union and the importance of PORAC. Coming from his position as a Sergeant, Sheriff-elect Withrow understands the ins and outs of law enforcement on the street, in custody and the civilian staff. Tune in to hear how Sheriff-elect Withrow got...

Duration:00:23:23

Special Episode "California Wildfires"

8/7/2018
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As the devastating wildfires continue to ravage California, all hands are on deck to keep our communities safe. Tune in to hear how PORAC is getting involved and how you can help support our members impacted by the fires. Link to make a California Casualty Claim: https://www.calcas.com/web/ccmc/affinity?id=156687 Donate to the PORAC/POREF Wildfire Relief Fund: https://cahpcu.org/wildfireReliefFund Attorney General Price Gouging Resource Page: Click Here or call (800) 952-5225 to file a...

Duration:00:06:09

Episode 5 - "Peer Support" with Sgt. Ron Chesterman & Officer Krissy Sundby, SacPD

7/17/2018
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On episode five of On the Job with PORAC, Brian invites special guests Sergeant Chesterman and Officer Sundby with SacPD’s Peer Support Unit to discuss their role in the unit and the importance of officer wellness. With the growing pressure and exposure law enforcement faces on a daily basis, a peer support officer is becoming more and more a vital part of a department. They are who support an officer, on and off duty. A peer support officer’s main concern is the health and well-being of the...

Duration:00:25:26

Episode 4 - "How Janus vs. AFSCME Affects You" with Bob Bonsall, Corporate Counsel

7/3/2018
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The Supreme Court ruling on the case of Janus vs. AFSCME continues to make headlines as public sector labor unions across the country deal with the implications of the slight majority decision. On this podcast, Brian invites special guest Bob Bonsall, PORAC’s Corporate Counsel, to share his expertise on the history of labor unions, the ramifications of the Supreme Court’s decision, and the importance of aligning with your associations and unions. Although this is a debate that will continue...

Duration:00:13:11

Episode 3 - "Why Communication Matters"

6/29/2018
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In this episode of On the Job with PORAC, Brian and Brent discuss the importance of communication. The PORAC membership (of over 70,000 men and women) is a diverse and multi-generational family; therefore our outreach must cast a wide net. In a media world that does not sleep, PORAC understands the need to get our message out quickly and effectively. Tune in to hear how PORAC is increasing our communication on issues that matter by utilizing social media, podcasts, PORAC LE News Magazine,...

Duration:00:13:55