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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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  • Jul 19, 2019
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – JUNE 2019

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Ninth Circuit upholds decision finding former city manager violated former police chief’s …

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    Pitchess Motion Update - Pacific Grove

    LOCATION: Pacific Grove, CA
    DATE: 09/17/2019

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

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  • Jul 19, 2019
    News

    THE DOJ’S INCLUSION OF IMMIGRATION-RELATED SCORING FACTORS IN IMPLEMENTING THE COPS GRANT WAS CONSTITUTIONAL AND WITHIN ITS STATUTORY AUTHORITY

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In July 2019, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in City of L.A. v. …

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    Pitchess Motion Update - UC MERCED

    LOCATION: Merced, CA
    DATE: 11/07/2019

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

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  • Jul 19, 2019
    News

    WHEN A DRIVER IS UNCONSCIOUS, AND THEREFORE CANNOT BE GIVEN A BREATH TEST, THE EXIGENT-CIRCUMSTANCES EXCEPTION WILL USUALLY PERMIT A BLOOD TEST WITHOUT A WARRANT

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In a plurality opinion, the United States Supreme Court recently held, in the opinion …

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    Records Release Mandates: Law Enforcement’s New Normal - Westminster

    LOCATION: Westminster, CA
    DATE: 08/12/2019

    With the passage of several public records reform legislation in 2018, law enforcement agencies must change the way they respond …

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  • Jul 3, 2019
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    NINTH CIRCUIT UPHOLDS DECISION FINDING FORMER CITY MANAGER VIOLATED FORMER POLICE CHIEF’S CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In June 2019 in Greisen v. Hanken,[1] the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed …

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    Public Records Act - Roseville

    LOCATION: Roseville, CA
    DATE: 10/09/2019 - 10/10/2019

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

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  • Jul 3, 2019
    News

    POLICE DEPARTMENT MAY PROPERLY CONSIDER OFFICER’S PREPROBATIONARY CONDUCT IN RESCINDING OFFICER’S PROBATIONARY PROMOTION

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In June 2019, the California Second District Court of Appeal held, in Conger v. …

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    Pitchess Motion Update - Fontana

    LOCATION: Fontana, CA
    DATE: 10/09/2019

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

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  • Jul 3, 2019
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    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – MAY 2019

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Trial courts possess inherent authority to impose reasonable bail conditions related to …

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    Critical Legal Issues Update: - Sacramento (and Mixer)

    LOCATION: Sacramento, CA
    DATE: 08/13/2019

    $65 Member
    $85 Non-member

    The concepts included in the program are considered to be innovative and revolutionary in the approach to teaching law and …

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  • Jun 26, 2019
    News

    TITLE VII’S CHARGE-FILING REQUIREMENT IS NOT A JURISDICTIONAL PRESCRIPTION AND MUST BE TIMELY ASSERTED BY A DEFENDANT

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In a unanimous decision, entitled Fort Bend Cty. v. Davis,[1] the United States Supreme …

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    Leading in Crisis: Response and Mitigation of Critical Incidents - Santa Cruz

    LOCATION: Santa Cruz, CA
    DATE: 10/21/2019 - 10/23/2019

    This "updated" course enhances the capabilities of FTO's, Corporals, Sergeants, and Team Leaders* responsible for the resolution of critical incidents …

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  • Jun 25, 2019
    News

    TOTALITY OF CIRCUMSTANCES DID NOT PROVIDE OFFICERS WITH THE REQUISITE REASONABLE SUSPICION OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY TO STOP DEFENDANT

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In June 2019, United States v. Brown,[1] the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held …

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    Use of Force/Liability/Litigation - Ripon

    LOCATION: Ripon, CA
    DATE: 09/04/2019 - 09/05/2019

    The Legal Implications of Use of Force reviews recent court cases covering use of force, utilizes video to fully understand …

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  • Jun 21, 2019
    News

    UNDER HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTION 11362.1, POSSESSION OF LESS THAN AN OUNCE OF CANNABIS IN PRISON IS NO LONGER A CRIME

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In People v. Raybon,[1] the California Third District Court of Appeal held the plain …

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    Transformational Leadership (Supervisors) - San Bernardino

    LOCATION: San Bernardino, CA
    DATE: 10/03/2019

    Transformational Leadership provides an approach that causes change in individuals and social systems.  This course will synthesize the instructor’s training, …

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  • Jun 13, 2019
    News

    SUPREME COURT HOLDS THAT PROBABLE CAUSE TO ARREST DEFEATS FIRST AMENDMENT RETALIATION CLAIM

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. On May 28, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States, in Nieves v. …

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    Transformational Leadership (Line Level) - San Bernardino

    LOCATION: San Bernardino, CA
    DATE: 10/02/2019

    Transformational Leadership provides an approach that causes change in individuals and social systems.  This course will synthesize the instructor’s training, …

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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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