Union’s PORAC Legal Defense Fund Critical Incidents

An important benefit you have as a member of the National Border Patrol Council is the Union’s PORAC Legal Defense Fund which is activated when you are involved in a CRITICAL INCIDENT.

This important benefit provides you with attorney representation for any conduct related to the course and scope of your duty that might subject you to civil and/or criminal action for simply doing your job.

What is a Critical Incident?Any sudden event involving an agent that results in an immediate investigation with no advance notice to the subject agent and potentially resulting in arrest, suspension, termination of and/or civil lawsuit against the subject agent.

Specifically, the Legal Defense Fund is activated when you are involved in critical incidents such as: Agent involved shootings (whether on or off duty); In-custody deaths;Discharge of a firearm; Use of Force;Vehicle Accidents while transporting suspects or result in death/serious injury; and/or Any other allegation of on-duty criminal conduct.

If you are involved in a critical incident, please contact your Union Representative immediately so we may assist you.Thank you for your continued support!