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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.

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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.

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CPOA’s CareerCENTER offers you the opportunity to search for jobs, post your resume and register for job alerts. Posting a job with CPOA means your position will be sent to more than 3,000 law enforcement professionals.

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News & Events

  • Aug 20, 2018
    News

    PLAINTIFF ENTITLED TO NEW TRIAL WHERE SUBSTANTIAL EVIDENCE SHOWS JAIL OFFICIALS NOT ENTITLED TO DEFERENCE BY JURY ON CONDITIONS OF CONFINEMENT AND EXCESSIVE SEARCH CLAIMS

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In a case entitled Shorter v. Baca, (9th Cir. 2018) 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS …

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    Leading in Crisis: Response and Mitigation of Critical Incidents - Ukiah

    LOCATION: Ukiah, CA
    DATE: 02/26/2019 - 02/28/2019

    This "updated" course enhances the capabilities of FTO's, Corporals, Sergeants, and Team Leaders* responsible for the resolution of critical incidents …

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  • Aug 20, 2018
    News

    WARRANTLESS ENTRY BY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS INTO AN INHABITED DWELLING DEEMED THE PROXIMATE CAUSE OF THE PLAINTIFFS’ INJURIES SUSTAINED FOLLOWING SHOOTING INCIDENT

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. On remand from the United States Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals …

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    Patrol Ops - Field Leadership - Ukiah

    LOCATION: Ukiah, CA
    DATE: 01/08/2019 - 01/10/2019

    Gain the tools you need to be competent and confident as a sergeant through adult learning activities, scenario-based training and …

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  • Aug 17, 2018
    News

    CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS PUBLIC AGENCY PURSUIT IMMUNITY ACCORDED BY CALIFORNIA VEHICLE CODE SECTION 17004.7

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. On August 13, 2018, the Supreme Court of California held, in Ramirez v. City …

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    Public Records Act - Vacaville

    LOCATION: Vacaville, CA
    DATE: 11/08/2018 - 11/09/2018

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

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  • Aug 13, 2018
    News

    Key Public Safety Bills Face Critical Hearings This Week

    By Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director. On Thursday of this week some of the biggest bills that CPOA has been lobbying …

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    Public Records Act - Merced

    LOCATION: Merced, CA
    DATE: 12/13/2018 - 12/14/2018

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

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  • Aug 3, 2018
    News

    OFFICERS HAD REASONABLE SUSPICION TO BELIEVE THAT SUSPECT WAS ENGAGED IN CRIMINAL ACTIVITY UNDER THE TOTALITY OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES

    Courtesy of: James R. Touchstone, Esq. In a decision entitled United States v. Luckett, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 18456 (9th Cir. …

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    Pitchess Motion Update - Vacaville

    LOCATION: Vacaville, CA
    DATE: 10/09/2018

    This course will update you on handling a Pitchess Motion, both procedurally and substantively, from the time a motion is …

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  • Jul 31, 2018
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – JUNE 2018

    Courtesy of: James R. Touchstone, ESQ. POLICE CONDUCT/CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Existence of probable cause does not preclude a plaintiff’s First Amendment …

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    Pitchess Motion Update - Weaverville

    LOCATION: Weaverville, CA
    DATE: 10/12/2018

    This course will update you on handling a Pitchess Motion, both procedurally and substantively, from the time a motion is …

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  • Jul 31, 2018
    News

    POBRA STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS ACCRUAL DATE NOT APPLICABLE AT THE POINT IN TIME WHEN A SENIOR OFFICER, WHO WAS NOT A PERSON “AUTHORIZED TO INITIATE AN INVESTIGATION”, RECEIVED EVIDENCE OF MISCONDUCT

    Courtesy of: James R. Touchstone, Esq. and Paul R. Coble, Esq. In Daugherty v. City and County of San Francisco, 24 …

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    Public Records Act - Redwood City

    LOCATION: Redwood City, CA
    DATE: 10/24/2018 - 10/25/2018

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

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  • Jul 31, 2018
    News

    NINTH CIRCUIT RULES THAT SECOND AMENDMENT PROTECTS THE RIGHT TO OPEN CARRY OF FIREARM

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. and Keith F. Collins, Esq. On July 24, 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals …

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    Public Records Act - Chico

    LOCATION: Chico, CA
    DATE: 08/23/2018 - 08/24/2018

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

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  • Jul 31, 2018
    News

    Bill Seeks to Limit Liability for Felony Murder. What’s Next?

    By Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director. Just when we think criminal justice reforms in California cannot get any worse, a bill …

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    Public Records Act - Pittsburg

    LOCATION: Pittsburg, CA
    DATE: 08/21/2018 - 08/22/2018

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

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  • Jul 24, 2018
    News

    DISTRICT COURT ORDER IN IMMIGRATION CASE DENIES, IN PART, AND GRANTS, IN PART, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In the case of United States v. California, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 112055 (E.D. Cal. …

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    Public Records Act - Delano

    LOCATION: Delano, CA
    DATE: 08/30/2018 - 08/31/2018

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

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CPOA provides progressive, ethical leadership development through the training, technology, advocacy and mentoring of our future leaders.

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