Mike Durant Brings Santa Barbara County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association to Frontline as First Member to be Elected PORAC President

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Senior Deputy and former President of SBCDSA inaugurated as Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) President on November 23, 2013

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We are excited to see Mike make the transition into this historic role

The Santa Barbara County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association (SBCDSA) is proud to announce the election of Mike Durant as PORAC's president, effective after the inauguration ceremony on November 23, 2013.

Santa Barbara County Senior Deputy Sheriff Mike Durant, a former SBCDSA President, is the first SBCDSA member to be elected President of PORAC. PORAC provides Californians with the safety and security personnel and necessities to help their local counties feel protected. It is the largest statewide association representing public safety personnel in the nation.

“We are excited to see Mike make the transition into this historic role,” said Todd Johnson, secretary of the SBCDSA “I am confident that Mike’s results-oriented approach and ability to think communally will play a pivotal role in extending our track record of promoting public awareness and empowering and representing the interests of rank and file peace officers.”

With over 430 members, the SBCDSA is strengthening their partnership with PORAC, an organization of over 64,000 members, with the election of Durant as PORAC president. The inauguration ceremony and appointment of Durant will bring to light issues important to Santa Barbara County and SBCDSA members. SBCDSA board members attended Durant’s inauguration ceremony on November 23, 2013.

Members of the SBCDSA continue to support their community not only with their service but with their active partnerships with local organizations. For more information about partnering with the SBCDSA or to learn more about how the SBCDSA serves their local communities, visit http://www.sbcdsa.org.

About The Santa Barbara County Sheriffs’ Association

Formed in 1971, the Santa Barbara County Deputy Sheriffs' Association (SBCDSA) represents the more than 460 dedicated and professional members of the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Department and District Attorney Investigators. The SBCDSA serves to advance the interests of the professionals represented by the SBCDSA and the community it serves through legislative and legal advocacy, political action, and education.

About Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC)

PORAC represents over 910 associations and more than 64,000 public safety members. We are the largest statewide association representing public safety personnel in the nation.

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.

PORAC works to increase better communication between officers, investigators, prosecutors and judges to ensure proper sentencing. This teamwork helps to keep the rate of recidivism as low as possible.

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