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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

  • Sep 19, 2017
    News

    FAILURE TO PROVIDE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER TO COUNTY JAIL INMATE MAY VIOLATE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq., and Keith F. Collins, Esq. On August 31, 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals …

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    Use of Force/Liability/Litigation - Breaching the Minefield - Elk Grove

    LOCATION: Elk Grove, CA
    DATE: 01/25/2018 - 01/26/2018

    Registration Fee: $112.00

    Don’t play the probability game – a high-profile use of force incident could happen to your agency. Be prepared. The …

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  • Sep 19, 2017
    News

    Sanctuary State Bill Leads Legislation Going to Governor

    The end of the 2017 legislative session went well into early Saturday morning as lawmaker burned away the midnight oil …

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    Promotional Preparation - Beverly Hills

    LOCATION: Beverly Hills, CA
    DATE: 10/13/2017

    Are YOU ready for promotion? Come join CPOA and Captain Andy Borrello, Ret. (Author of Police Promotion Super Course) for …

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  • Sep 13, 2017
    News

    COURT OF APPEAL HOLDS THAT VEHICLE CODE SECTION 17004.7(b)(2) DOES NOT REQUIRE A PUBLIC AGENCY TO PROVE THAT EACH OF ITS OFFICERS HAS RECEIVED AND READ THE AGENCY’S PURSUIT POLICY

    Courtesy of  James R. Touchstone, Esq. and Brittany E. Roberto, Esq. On August 23, 2017, the Second District Court of …

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    Peace Officers' Bill of Rights - Elk Grove

    LOCATION: Elk Grove, CA
    DATE: 11/30/2017

    Whether you are the subject of an IA investigation or conducting the questioning, it is important to fully understand the …

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  • Sep 12, 2017
    News

    Legislature Wraps Up Heated 2017 Session This Week

    By Shaun Rundle, Legislative & Region Affairs Representative. As soon as legislators were sworn in last December for the 2017-18 …

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    Promotional Preparation - Escondido

    LOCATION: Escondido, CA
    DATE: 11/17/2017

    Are YOU ready for promotion? Come join CPOA and Captain Andy Borrello, Ret. (Author of Police Promotion Super Course) for …

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  • Sep 6, 2017
    News

    CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT RULES ON PUBLIC ACCESS TO AUTOMATED LICENSE PLATE SCANNER DATA

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. and Deborah P. Knefel, Esq. On August 31, 2017, the California Supreme Court, in ACLU …

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    Use of Force/Liability/Litigation - Breaching the Minefield - Santa Cruz

    LOCATION: Santa Cruz, CA
    DATE: 11/30/2017 - 12/01/2017

    Registration Fee: $112.00

    Don’t play the probability game – a high-profile use of force incident could happen to your agency. Be prepared. The …

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  • Sep 5, 2017
    News

    Intrusive and Burdensome Public Safety Legislation Defeated

    By Shaun Rundle, Legislative & Region Affairs Representative. For a nearly a year, legislators in Sacramento worked and amended their …

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  • Event

    FTO Adult Learning Techniques - Santa Cruz

    LOCATION: Santa Cruz, CA
    DATE: 11/27/2017 - 11/28/2017

    CPOA is excited to offer an Advanced Field Training course to enhance the training skills of training officers beyond mandatory …

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  • Aug 30, 2017
    News

    NINTH CIRCUIT RULES NO QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFF-DUTY POLICE OFFICER WORKING AS PRIVATE SECURITY GUARD

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. of Jones & Mayer On August 23, 2017, the Court of Appeals for the …

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    Public Records Act - Napa

    LOCATION: Napa, CA
    DATE: 10/23/2017 - 10/24/2017

    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 29, 2017
    News

    Bail Reform Proposal Put on Hold Until 2018

    By Shaun Rundle, Legislative & Region Affairs Representative. One bill in the California Legislature that gained much media attention recently, …

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    Pitchess Motion Update - Vacaville

    LOCATION: Vacaville, CA
    DATE: 12/07/2017

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

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  • Aug 29, 2017
    News

    CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT HOLDS PROPOSITION 66 IS CONSTITUTIONAL

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. & Keith F. Collins, Esq. of Jones & Mayer On August 24, 2017, the …

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    Bridging the Racial Divide - Rancho Cordova

    LOCATION: Rancho Cordova, CA
    DATE: 10/20/2017

    Learn the principles of Transformational Policing Model (TPM). TPM is a hybrid version of Community Oriented Policing that includes additional …

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  • Aug 22, 2017
    News

    Several Public Safety Bills Sent to Dreaded Suspense File

    With one month remaining before 2017 bills must be on the Governor’s desk, several legislative measures were heard this week …

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    Public Records Act - Irwindale

    LOCATION: Irwindale, CA
    DATE: 10/05/2017 - 10/06/2017

    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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