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The California Peace Officers’ Association has developed progressive leadership in California law enforcement for nearly 100 years. CPOA’s membership program strives to develop your leadership skills through training, advocacy and networking. Become A Member

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CPOA provides relevant and up-to-date training to the law enforcement, legal and public safety professions throughout the state of California, most of which are POST certified. Register For Training

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News & Events

  • Apr 21, 2021
    News

    THE COURT OF APPEAL RESOLVED THE CONFLICT BETWEEN AN SB1421 DISCLOSURE WHICH VIOLATED A PROVISION OF A SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT IN A DISCIPLINARY ACTION AND DECIDED WHAT THE “FINAL DETERMINATION OF SUSTAINED DISCIPLINE” MEANS IN SB1421

    Provided by Gregory P. Palmer The First District Court of Appeal in Collondrez v. City of Rio Vista, (2021) 61 …

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    Officer Involved Shooting - Supervisor & Management Responsibility - Riverside

    LOCATION: Riverside, CA
    DATE: 07/13/2021 - 07/14/2021

    This course covers Legal Aspects and Investigation of an Officer Involved Shooting.  Discuss public perceptions, criminal/administration investigations, case law, and …

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  • Apr 21, 2021
    News

    REHEARING EN BANC, NINTH CIRCUIT COURT CONCLUDES THAT INDIVIDUALS DO NOT HAVE A SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHT TO CARRY FIREARMS OPENLY IN PUBLIC

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq., Jones & Mayer In Young v. Hawaii,[1] the en banc Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals …

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    Public Records Act - Carlsbad

    LOCATION: Carlsbad, CA
    DATE: 09/28/2021 - 09/29/2021

    Learn the statutory and case law requirements in the dissemination of public records to protect your agency. Topics covered include: …

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  • Apr 19, 2021
    News

    Police Reform Bills Move Along with Strong Support

    By: Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director. To little surprise, the 2021 legislation proposing the biggest changes to modern policing have been …

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    Current Legal Issues in Law Enforcement - Fontana

    LOCATION: Fontana, CA
    DATE: 06/02/2021

    Keep your agency out of court with Legal Update training! Find out the latest legal updates on hiring, harassment, release …

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  • Mar 15, 2021
    News

    NO CLEARLY ESTABLISHED LAW GOVERNED THE REASONABLENESS OF USING A CANINE TO SUBDUE A NON-COMPLIANT SUSPECT

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In Hernandez v. Town of Gilbert,[1] the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that …

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    2020 Impacts on Effective Leadership & Roles of the Sergeant & Lieutenant

    LOCATION: Live Webinar 1:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m
    DATE: 05/19/2021

    A Collaborative Forum for Exchanging Ideas, Best Practices, and Answering Questions During the COVID-19 Pandemic brought to you by the …

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  • Mar 12, 2021
    News

    Here We Go Again: Decertification, ALPRs, and Records Release

    By: Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director. Public safety bills have been begun hearings in Senate and Assembly policy committees, such as …

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    Public Records Act - Suisun

    LOCATION: Suisun, CA
    DATE: 06/23/2021 - 06/24/2021

    Learn the statutory and case law requirements in the dissemination of public records to protect your agency. Topics covered include: …

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  • Mar 10, 2021
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – FEBRUARY 2021

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Nervous and evasive behavior is a pertinent factor in determining whether suspicion …

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    Public Records Act - Auburn

    LOCATION: Auburn, CA
    DATE: 06/21/2021 - 06/22/2021

    Learn the statutory and case law requirements in the dissemination of public records to protect your agency. Topics covered include: …

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  • Feb 16, 2021
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – JANUARY 2021

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW District Court erred by applying the subjective deliberate indifference standard to plaintiff’s …

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    Region X- Homeless Liaison Officer - Beverly Hills

    LOCATION: Beverly Hills, CA
    DATE: 05/19/2021

    $90 – Members
    $110 – Non-Members

    Police agencies will learn best practices on how to effectively deal with their respective homeless population. Collaborating with various non-profits, …

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  • Feb 12, 2021
    News

    Legislation 2021: Just When We Thought They Ran Out of Ideas

    By: Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director. Criminal justice reform since 2014 has been a ping pong game between the Legislature and …

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  • Event

    Region IX - Genetic Genealogy for Investigators - Carlsbad

    LOCATION: Carlsbad, CA
    DATE: 05/13/2021 - 05/14/2021

    $149– Members
    $179 – Non-Members

    This course  will explore and discuss the application of Forensic Genetic Genealogy (FGG) and the ways it aids in investigations. …

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  • Feb 3, 2021
    News

    FACTUAL DISPUTES PREVENTED COURT’S DETERMINATION OF PLAINTIFF’S FIRST AMENDMENT CLAIM UNDER PICKERING BALANCING TEST

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In Moser v. Las Vegas Metro. Police Dept., the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals …

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    Legal Advisors Group Meeting-June

    LOCATION: Virtual
    DATE: 06/10/2021

    The CPOA Legal Advisors Group is a mixture of sworn personnel, city and county attorneys and legal experts who meet …

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  • Jan 26, 2021
    News

    VOLUNTARY VACCINE AND WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

    Courtesy of Paul R. Coble, Esq. & Richard A. Lucero, Esq. of Jones & Mayer While the distribution of the …

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    Legal Advisors Group Meeting-May

    LOCATION: Virtual
    DATE: 05/13/2021

    The CPOA Legal Advisors Group is a mixture of sworn personnel, city and county attorneys and legal experts who meet …

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