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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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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. View Job Postings

News & Events

  • Aug 6, 2020
    News

    THE CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS THE “CALIFORNIA RULE” IN CASE OF ALAMEDA COUNTY DEPUTY SHERIFF’S ASSOCIATION V. ALAMEDA COUNTY EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. Background The California Supreme Court recently reviewed the validity of the “California Rule” in …

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    Less Lethal 2020

    LOCATION: Live Webinar
    DATE: 08/27/2020

    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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  • Jul 29, 2020
    News

    DISTRICT COURT ABUSED ITS DISCRETION IN GRANTING NATIONWIDE INJUNCTIVE RELIEF BARRING DOJ FROM USING THREE NEW CONDITIONS AS FUNDING REQUIREMENTS FOR EDWARD BYRNE MEMORIAL JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANTS

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In the July 2020 case of City & Cnty. of S.F. v. Barr,[1] the …

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    Legal Advisors Group Meeting

    LOCATION: Live Webinar
    DATE: 08/13/2020

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

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  • Jul 13, 2020
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – JUNE 2020

    Presented by James R. Touchstone, Esq. COVID-19 EMERGENCY Health quarantines to prevent spread of infectious diseases have long been recognized …

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    Crisis Intervention Training (40-hour) - San Pablo/October

    LOCATION: San Pablo, CA
    DATE: 10/06/2020 - 10/09/2020

    The purpose of this 40 hour training course is to provide public safety personnel with the knowledge and skill to …

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  • Jul 13, 2020
    News

    Legislature Makes Last-Minute Changes to Carotid, UOF and More

    By: Shaun Rundle, CPOA Deputy Director. Just prior to breaking for their summer recess, legislators in Sacramento hustled to amend …

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    Crisis Intervention Training (40-hour) - San Pablo/September

    LOCATION: San Pablo, CA
    DATE: 09/01/2020 - 09/04/2020

    The purpose of this 40 hour training course is to provide public safety personnel with the knowledge and skill to …

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  • Jul 7, 2020
    News

    Press Release: CPOA Launches Association App Designed Pro Bono by Cordico

    Sacramento, California June 29, 2020   CPOA Launches Association App Designed Pro Bono by Cordico The California Peace Officers Association …

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    Civil Unrest Virtual Debrief- August 11, 2020

    LOCATION: Live Webinar 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
    DATE: 08/11/2020

    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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  • Jun 15, 2020
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – MAY 2020

    Provided by CPOA Legal Counsel, James R. Touchstone, Jones & Mayer  COVID-19 EMERGENCY The Judicial Council’s Emergency Rule 4’s bail …

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  • Event

    Public Records Act - Fresno

    LOCATION: Fresno, CA
    DATE: 09/24/2020 - 09/25/2020

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

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  • Jun 12, 2020
    News

    Headlines Force U.S. and California to Tackle Carotid Restraint and More

    By: Shaun Rundle, CPOA Deputy Director. Although the terrible and unnecessary murder of George Floyd was committed without either the …

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    Leadership Development Course - Fall 2020

    LOCATION: Riverside, CA
    DATE: 10/26/2020 - 11/20/2020

    Today, more than ever, law enforcement commands are looking for the next generation leaders, in all levels and departments of …

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  • Jun 10, 2020
    News

    Administrative Warrants Impermissible to Search Premises if Primary Motivation is Search for Evidence in Criminal Investigation

    Provided by CPOA Legal Counsel James R. Touchstone, Esq. and David R. Demurjian, Esq., Jones & Mayer In the case …

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    Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact - Online Class

    LOCATION: Online
    DATE: 03/18/2020 - 12/31/2020

    $95

    Missed our “Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact” classes last December, or our Law Enforcement Legislative Summit earlier this month? You’re …

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  • Jun 3, 2020
    News

    Curfew Enforcement

    Provided by CPOA Legal Counsel, James R. Touchstone, Esq., Jones & Mayer California and the nation are experiencing large-scale community …

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    ICLD Leadership Courses

    LOCATION: Online Course
    DATE: 01/01/2020 - 06/30/2021

    The Credible Leadership Series of courses is delivered on-line, can dramatically reduce training costs, is interactive, self-paced and intended to …

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  • Jun 3, 2020
    News

    A City's Efforts to Redact Electronic Data Prior to Delivering Responsive Records in Response to a Public Records Act Request is not Compensable

    Provided by CPOA Legal Counsel, Gregory P. Palmer, Jones & Mayer On May 28, 2020, the California Supreme Court issued …

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    Leadership Development Course

    LOCATION: Sacramento, CA
    DATE: 03/09/2020 - 07/24/2020

    Today, more than ever, law enforcement commands are looking for the next generation leaders, in all levels and departments of …

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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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