About Us

The Peace Officers Research Association of Nevada (PORAN) maintains a presence at the Nevada Legislature and actively monitors legislation which affects the ability of law enforcement officers to protect the public and do their job. PORAN also participates in legislation to increase training, professionalism, and effectiveness of law enforcement while seeking to improve the social and economic welfare of personnel and their families. PORAN has retained Ron Dreher as its Government Affairs Director and remains a 99% volunteer organization. PORAN represents thirty-five professional peace officer associations statewide.

PORAN was incorporated in 1990 as a professional federation of local and state law enforcement associations. PORAN was formed by peace officers for peace officers. From its inception, PORAN’s objectives have always been the professional, economic, and social welfare of law enforcement. Representing 36 Nevada Law Enforcement Associations and more than 1,500 law enforcement officers, PORAN’s objectives are clear and simple as stated in the bylaws. PORAN is proud to be represented in Washington DC by the Steptoe and Johnson Firm.

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