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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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Relevant and Up-To-Date Training

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

  • Jan 15, 2019
    News

    Use of Force Legislation Negotiations Prove Nothing Has Changed

    By Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director. We would like to think the Legislature learns its lessons when one of their priority …

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    Public Records Act - La Mesa

    LOCATION: La Mesa, CA
    DATE: 06/04/2019 - 06/05/2019

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

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  • Jan 8, 2019
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – NOVEMBER 2018

    CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Traffic stop was not unconstitutionally prolonged by dog sniff where the motorist was cited for a tinted-window infraction, …

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    Public Records Act - Napa

    LOCATION: Napa, CA
    DATE: 03/04/2019 - 03/05/2019

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

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  • Jan 8, 2019
    News

    CALIFORNIA DOJ PROMULGATES GUIDELINES REGARDING RETENTION REQUIREMENTS FOR RECORDS PURSUANT TO SENATE BILL 1421

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. On January 3, 2019, the Division of Law Enforcement of the California Department of …

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    Canine Program Management - Fullerton

    LOCATION: Fullerton, CA
    DATE: 04/29/2019 - 05/01/2019

    Updated and Revised! Gain insight into creating a program, improving an existing one and meeting standards to make your program successful. …

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  • Jan 3, 2019
    News

    2019 Legislation: Mentally Ill & Homeless Among Expected Topics

    By Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director.  In preparation for the 2019-2020 Legislative session beginning on January 7th, legislators both returning and …

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    Leadership Strategies and Dealing with Problem Employees - Santa Monica

    LOCATION: Santa Monica, CA
    DATE: 04/22/2019

    This energetic course in leadership and supervision training focuses on human relationships, which are foundational to supervision , leadership and …

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  • Dec 5, 2018
    News

    WITHOUT SUBSTANTIVE CHANGES, MERE RESTATEMENT OF STATE PROVISION IN SUBSEQUENT BALLOT MEASURE DOES NOT TERMINATE STATE OBLIGATION TO REIMBURSE COUNTIES FOR COSTS INCURRED IN COMPLIANCE WITH PROVISION

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. On August 16, 2018 in the case of County of San Diego v. Commn …

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    Public Records Act - Clovis

    LOCATION: Clovis, CA
    DATE: 02/19/2019 - 02/20/2019

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

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  • Nov 26, 2018
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – OCTOBER 2018

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. As part of an officer’s total observations in evaluating whether a suspect was possibly …

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    Officer Involved Shooting - Supervisor & Management Responsibility - Irwindale

    LOCATION: Irwindale, CA
    DATE: 03/27/2019 - 03/28/2019

    Legal Aspects: Current Public Perceptions Criminal/Administrative Investigations Case Law Risk Management Issues Media Relations: Controlling the Flow of Information Press …

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  • Nov 7, 2018
    News

    A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION IS NO LONGER PENDING — AND THE TOLLING PERIOD IN POBRA’S SECTION 3304(D)(2)(A) ENDS — WHEN A FINAL DETERMINATION IS MADE NOT TO PROSECUTE ALL OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS IMPLICATED IN THE MISCONDUCT AT ISSUE

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In the case of Bacilio v. City of L.A., 2018 Cal. App. LEXIS 968 …

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    Mid-Level Leadership Workshop - Santa Barbara

    LOCATION: Santa Barbara, CA
    DATE: 02/28/2019

    The Mid-Level Leadership Workshop inspires mid-level law enforcement leaders to advance officer safety and wellness strategies within their own agencies. This one-day …

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  • Nov 7, 2018
    News

    Public Safety Organizations Drafting UOF Legislation

    By Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director. It is no secret that Assembly member Shirley Weber will be introducing a 2019 version …

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    Executive Leadership - Santa Barbara

    LOCATION: Santa Barbara, CA
    DATE: 01/24/2019

    The VALOR Executive Leadership Workshop INSPIRES, EDUCATES, and CHALLENGES  law enforcement executives to advance officer safety and wellness strategies within their own …

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  • Oct 30, 2018
    News

    PETITIONER ENTITLED TO RETURN OF SEIZED MARIJUANA PROPERTY UNDER CALIFORNIA LAW

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. On August 16, 2018 in the case of Smith v. Superior Court of San …

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    Officer Involved Shooting - Supervisor & Management Responsibility - La Mesa

    LOCATION: La Mesa, CA
    DATE: 04/02/2019 - 04/03/2019

    Legal Aspects: Current Public Perceptions Criminal/Administrative Investigations Case Law Risk Management Issues Media Relations: Controlling the Flow of Information Press …

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  • Oct 26, 2018
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – SEPTEMBER 2018

    POLICE CONDUCT/CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Individual has established Fourth Amendment right to privacy against intrusion involving visual search of naked body, where …

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    Officer Involved Shooting - Supervisor & Management Responsibility - Walnut Creek

    LOCATION: Walnut Creek, CA
    DATE: 03/11/2019 - 03/12/2019

    Legal Aspects: Current Public Perceptions Criminal/Administrative Investigations Case Law Risk Management Issues Media Relations: Controlling the Flow of Information Press …

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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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