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News & Events

  • Aug 4, 2022
    News

    Back From Summer Recess: Legislature Wraps Up

    By: Shaun Rundle, Executive Director. On Monday, August 1st the Legislature returned from their month-long Summer Recess. They now have …

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    Region IV: Promotion to Sergeant & Lieutenant Panel - Elk Grove - 10/13/2022 (In-Person)

    LOCATION: Elk Grove, CA
    DATE: 10/13/2022

    $0 Members

    $25 Non Members

    Are YOU ready for promotion? Come listen to Police Administrators discuss “What is the role of a Lieutenant or Sergeant?” …

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  • Jul 28, 2022
    News

    CPOA Case Summaries-June 2022

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. The following Case Summaries have been provided by Jim Touchstone, CPOA’s General Counsel. CPOA …

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    Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact - Virtual - November 3, 2022

    LOCATION: Virtual
    DATE: 11/03/2022

    The Legislature was certainly busy in 2022! This course informs you of changes in statutory law enacted in the current …

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  • May 12, 2022
    News

    CPOA Case Summaries-March/April 2022

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. The following Case Summaries have been provided by Jim Touchstone, CPOA's General Counsel. CPOA …

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    Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact - Visalia - November 10, 2022

    LOCATION: Visalia, CA
    DATE: 11/10/2022

    The Legislature was certainly busy in 2022! This course informs you of changes in statutory law enacted in the current …

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  • Mar 14, 2022
    News

    CPOA Case Summaries-February 2022

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW/ POLICE CONDUCT Court extends the Bivens remedy to allow suit against a …

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    Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact - Anaheim - November 8, 2022

    LOCATION: Anaheim, CA
    DATE: 11/08/2022

    The Legislature was certainly busy in 2022! This course informs you of changes in statutory law enacted in the current …

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  • Jan 24, 2022
    News

    2022 Legislative Year: Retail Theft, Murder Liability, Fentanyl and More

    By Shaun Rundle, CPOA Executive Director Legislators feeling frustrated by their failed 2021 bills have reintroduced some of those measures. …

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    Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact - Napa - November 15, 2022

    LOCATION: Napa, CA
    DATE: 11/15/2022

    The Legislature was certainly busy in 2022! This course informs you of changes in statutory law enacted in the current …

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  • Jan 24, 2022
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – DECEMBER 2021

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq.   CONSTITUTIONAL LAW/ POLICE CONDUCT   Defendant’s murder conviction was reversed because the police …

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    Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact - Virtual & Recording- November 29, 2022

    LOCATION: Virtual
    DATE: 11/29/2022

    The Legislature was certainly busy in 2022! This course informs you of changes in statutory law enacted in the current …

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  • Dec 16, 2021
    News

    CPOA Case Summaries – November 2021

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – NOVEMBER 2021 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW/POLICE CONDUCT   A. Plaintiff raising his …

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  • Event

    Patrol Ops - Field Leadership - October 17-19, 2022

    LOCATION: Westminster, CA
    DATE: 10/17/2022 - 10/19/2022

    Gain the tools you need to be competent and confident as a sergeant through adult learning activities, scenario-based training and …

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  • Dec 16, 2021
    News

    California Statute Prohibiting Possession of Large-Capacity Magazines is a Reasonable Fit for the Important Government Interest of Reducing Gun Violence

    Provided by James R. Touchstone Esq In Duncan v. Bonta,[1] the en banc Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that …

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    Public Records Act - Fresno- September 28-29, 2022

    LOCATION: Fresno, California
    DATE: 09/28/2022 - 09/29/2022

    $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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  • Dec 16, 2021
    News

    A Plaintiff Failed to Plausibly Allege That an Officer Violated a Detainee's Constitutional Right to Adequate Medical Treatment

    Provided by James R. Touchstone Esq In J. K. J. v. City of San Diego,[1] the Ninth Circuit Court of …

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    Public Records Act - Fontana- October 6-7, 2022

    LOCATION: Fontana, California
    DATE: 10/06/2022 - 10/07/2022

    $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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  • Nov 12, 2021
    News

    Statutory Change Broadening Requirement to Release of Peace Officer Records

    Provided by James R. Touchstone Esq On September 30, 2021, Senate Bill 16 (“SB 16”) was signed and chaptered into …

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    Public Records Act - Fairfield - August 17-18, 2022

    LOCATION: Fairfield, California
    DATE: 08/17/2022 - 08/18/2022

    $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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