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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

  • May 15, 2020
    News

    Legislature Focuses on Budget, COVID and 19-24year old Minors

    By: Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director While COVID-19 has derailed much of the legislative activity in the deserted Capitol, the Legislature …

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  • Event

    Training Manager Roundtable

    LOCATION: Live Webinar
    DATE: 06/25/2020

    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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  • May 15, 2020
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – APRIL 2020

    Provided by CPOA Legal Counsel, James R. Touchstone, Jones & Mayer CONSTITUTIONAL LAW A. Reasonable suspicion for a traffic stop …

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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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  • May 14, 2020
    News

    The Judicial Councils Emergency Rule 4s Bail Schedule Sets Presumptive Bail Amount for Covered Offenses and Violations Which May be Modified by Superior Court

    Provided by CPOA Legal Counsel James R. Touchstone, Esq., Jones & Mayer  As part of California's response to the COVID-19 …

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    Leadership During a Crisis

    LOCATION: Live Webinar
    DATE: 06/18/2020

    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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  • May 5, 2020
    News

    Supreme Court "Ducks" Concerning Whether New York City Ordinance Imposing Travel Restrictions Upon Handgun Licensees Violates the Second Amendment

    Provided by CPOA Legal Counsel James R. Touchstone, Esq., Jones & Mayer In a 6-3 decision on April 27, 2020, …

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  • Event

    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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  • May 5, 2020
    News

    Eighth Amendment Prohibits Prison Officials from Disregarding Known Substantial Risk of Serious Harm to Inmate

    Provided by CPOA Legal Counsel James R. Touchstone, Esq., Jones & Mayer On April 23, 2020, the Ninth Circuit Court …

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    CPOA Classes POSTPONED until Further Notice

    LOCATION: California
    DATE: 03/16/2020 - 06/30/2020

    CPOA's # 1 priority is the health and safety of our members and instructors. Due to recent events we are …

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  • May 1, 2020
    News

    Law Enforcement Evaluation of COVID-19 Health Order Protests

    Provided by CPOA Legal Counsel, James R. Touchstone, Esq. and Richard A. Lucero, Esq. The COVID-19 pandemic has altered many of …

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  • Event

    Public Records Act - Davis

    LOCATION: Davis, CA
    DATE: 07/29/2020 - 07/30/2020

    $250

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

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  • Apr 28, 2020
    News

    Southern District of California Grants Preliminary Injunction Enjoining Ammunition Background Check and Ammunition Anti-Importation Laws

    Provided by CPOA Legal Counsel James R. Touchstone, Esq., Jones & Mayer On April 23, 2020, the United States District …

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  • Event

    Public Records Act - Carlsbad

    LOCATION: Carlsbad, CA
    DATE: 07/09/2020 - 07/10/2020

    $250.00

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

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  • Apr 28, 2020
    News

    Governor's Executive Order N-54-20 and its Effect on Reasonable Suspicion for a Traffic Stop for Registration Violations

    Provided by CPOA Legal Counsel, Paul R. Coble and James R. Touchstone, Jones & Mayer On April 22, 2020, Governor …

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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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  • Apr 15, 2020
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – MARCH 2020

    Provided by CPOA Legal Counsel, James R. Touchstone, Jones & Mayer CONSTITUTIONAL LAW A. Search of parolee’s cellphone did not …

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  • Event

    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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  • Apr 8, 2020
    News

    Reasonable Suspicion for a Traffic Stop may Exist when an Officer Reasonably Believes that the Registered Owner's Driver's License has been Revoked

    Provided by CPOA Legal Counsel James R. Touchstone, Esq., Jones & Mayer In an 8-1 decision, in Kansas v. Glover,1 …

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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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