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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

  • Sep 27, 2016
    News

    Advice For New Sergeants

    By: Michael Fernandez Are you a new sergeant? Or are you thinking of promoting to sergeant? Use this advice. Some …

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    Winning the Battle - Concord

    LOCATION: Concord, CA
    DATE: 11/14/2016

    Registration Fee
    $40 / Members
    $60 / Non-members

    Winning the Battle is a nationally recognized training seminar designed to help law enforcement deal with issues that result from …

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  • Sep 26, 2016
    News

    More CPOA-Supported Bills Signed by Governor

    Week of September 26, 2016  By Shaun Rundle, Government Affairs and Public Safety Specialist Within the last few days Governor …

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    COPSWEST Training & Expo 2017

    LOCATION: Palm Springs Convention Center
    DATE: 10/30/2017 - 11/01/2017

    To understand the present and shape the future, we must confront and critique the past. During COPSWEST, Rewind - Pause …

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  • Sep 20, 2016
    News

    CPOA Case Summaries - August 2016

    CONSTITUTIONAL LAW  Police officers violated Siebert v. Missouri by deliberately employing a two-step interrogation technique and not taking appropriate curative …

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    Public Records Act - San Francisco

    LOCATION: San Francisco, CA
    DATE: 11/03/2016 - 11/04/2016

    Registration Fee $250.00

    Learn the statutory and case law requirements in the dissemination of public records to protect your agency.

  • Sep 19, 2016
    News

    Local News Agree: Prop 64 is Bad for Public Health

    Week of September 19, 2016  By Shaun Rundle, Government Affairs and Public Safety Specialist Over the weekend the Sacramento Bee …

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    Officer Involved Shooting - Supervisor/Manager Responsibility - Redding

    LOCATION: Redding, CA
    DATE: 11/02/2016 - 11/04/2016

    Registration Fee $226.00

    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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  • Sep 13, 2016
    News

    5 Action Steps to Reframe Police Thinking for a Wise Transition Toward Becoming a 21 Century Policing Organization

    By: Lt. Brian Ellis, MS, Sacramento PD  and Terry D. Anderson, PhD, Chief Leadership Officer, International Academy of Public Safety Abraham Maslow once …

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    Public Records Act - Burbank

    LOCATION: Burbank, CA
    DATE: 01/25/2017 - 01/26/2017

    Registration Fee $250.00

    Learn the statutory and case law requirements in the dissemination of public records to protect your agency.

  • Sep 13, 2016
    News

    CA DOJ Rolls Out Use of Force Reporting System

    Week of September 12, 2016  By Shaun Rundle, Government Affairs and Public Safety Specialist In October of 2015 Governor Brown …

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    Internal Affairs Investigations - Santa Rosa

    LOCATION: Santa Rosa, CA
    DATE: 02/21/2017 - 02/23/2017

    Registration Fee $220.00

    What you will learn: Learn the differences between civil and criminal liability and acquire a strong working knowledge of the …

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  • Sep 9, 2016
    News

    City’s Bankruptcy Plan Doesn’t Discharge Personal Damages Award Against Officer

    On September 8, 2016, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals held, in Deocampo v. Potts et al, that “. …

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    Legislative Update - Chico

    LOCATION: Chico, CA
    DATE: 12/15/2016

    Registration Fee $90.00

    Become informed of the changes in statutory law enacted in the current California legislative session that will impact law enforcement …

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  • Sep 6, 2016
    News

    Legislative Session Ends; Public Safety Issues Now Before Governor

    By Shaun Rundle, Government Affairs and Public Safety Specialist. Lawmakers burned away the midnight oil on August 31st wrapping up …

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    Critical Incident Response for Supervisors and Managers - Fountain Valley

    LOCATION: Fountain Valley, CA
    DATE: 10/11/2016 - 10/13/2016

    Registration Fee $282.00

    What you will learn: Enhances the capabilities of corporals, sergeants, and command officers responsible for the resolution of critical incidents …

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  • Sep 6, 2016
    News

    Federal Ban On The Sale Of Firearms To Medical Marijuana Card Holders Does Not Violate The Second Amendment

    On August 31, 2016, a three judge panel of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeal in Wilson v. Lynch …

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    Legislative Update - Santa Ana

    LOCATION: Santa Ana, CA
    DATE: 12/06/2016

    Registration Fee $90.00

    Become informed of the changes in statutory law enacted in the current California legislative session that will impact law enforcement …

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  • Sep 6, 2016
    News

    Pink Patch Project

    By: Sergeant Angela Voorhees, CSU Northridge Police Department, CPOA Region X Membership & Communications Officer In October 2015, the Pink Patch …

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    Law Enforcement Marketing - Santa Maria

    LOCATION: Santa Maria, CA
    DATE: 11/03/2016

    Registration Fee $45.00 / Members; $85.00 / Non-members

    What you will learn: This course shows you how to identify your brand as a law enforcement agency, how to …

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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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