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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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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

  • Oct 8, 2018
    News

    POLICE OFFICER BODY CAMERA VIDEO AND AUDIO RECORDINGS OF “CRITICAL INCIDENTS” ARE DISCLOSABLE UNDER THE PUBLIC RECORDS ACT

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. & Keth F. Collins, Esq. On September 30, 2018 Governor Brown signed into law …

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    Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact - Grass Valley

    LOCATION: Grass Valley, CA
    DATE: 12/17/2018

    How will 2019 legislation impact what you do everyday?  Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact informs you of changes in statutory …

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  • Oct 3, 2018
    News

    RECORDS OF OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTINGS, USES OF FORCE RESULTING IN GREAT BODILY INJURY OR DEATH, AND SUSTAINED INCIDENTS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT AND DISHONESTY ARE SUBJECT TO DISCLOSURE UNDER THE PUBLIC RECORDS ACT

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. & Gregory P. Palmer, Esq. Governor Brown recently signed into law Senate Bill 1421 …

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    Crisis Intervention Training - Sonora

    LOCATION: Sonora, CA
    DATE: 11/28/2018

    The purpose of this 8 hour training course is to provide public safety personnel with the knowledge and skill to …

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  • Oct 2, 2018
    News

    Governor Signs Policing Transparency Measures into Law

    By Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director. Cementing the final criminal justice components of his legacy of his Governorship, which spreads over …

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    Legislative Summit 2019

    LOCATION: Sacramento, CA
    DATE: 03/12/2019 - 03/13/2019

    Collaborate with fellow public safety professionals at the 27th Annual Law Enforcement Legislative Summit, March 12-13, 2019 in Sacramento. Speakers …

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  • Sep 28, 2018
    News

    DISTRICT COURT ORDER IN IMMIGRATION CASE GRANTS CITY’S APPLICATION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION WHERE ATTORNEY GENERAL SEEKS TO IMPOSE IMMIGRATION CONDITIONS ON FEDERAL GRANTS FOR CITY

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. On September 13, 2018 in the case of City of Los Angeles v. Jefferson …

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    Crisis Intervention Update - Vacaville

    LOCATION: Vacaville, CA
    DATE: 01/29/2019 - 02/01/2019

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

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  • Sep 28, 2018
    News

    CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT DENIES REVIEW OF COURT OF APPEAL DECISION ON POBRA STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. & Paul R. Coble, Esq. As reported to you in an earlier Client Alert …

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    CP21: Community Policing in the 21st Century to Reduce Conflict - San Pedro

    LOCATION: San Pedro, CA
    DATE: 01/23/2019

    After his involvement in police use of force incidents, Long Beach Police Officer Jason Lehman created this unique, award-winning program to better …

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  • Sep 28, 2018
    News

    A REVIEW OF THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS SAFETY ACT AND RECENT CASE DEVELOPMENTS

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. The Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (“LEOSA”) is a federal law that was enacted …

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    Internal Affairs Investigations - Hercules

    LOCATION: Hercules, CA
    DATE: 01/14/2019 - 01/16/2019

    Learn the differences between civil and criminal liability and acquire a strong working knowledge of the Peace Officer Procedural Bill …

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  • Sep 28, 2018
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – AUGUST 2018

    POLICE CONDUCT/CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Defendant may be found guilty of resisting arrest, even where officer subsequently uses excessive force to effect …

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    Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact - Fresno

    LOCATION: Fresno CA
    DATE: 12/10/2018

    How will 2019 legislation impact what you do everyday?  Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact informs you of changes in statutory …

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  • Sep 24, 2018
    News

    CPOA Use of Force Town Hall Proved Issue is a Legislative Priority

    By Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director. With a membership of over 32,000 peace officers of all ranks and agencies, CPOA has …

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    Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact - Redding

    LOCATION: Redding, CA
    DATE: 01/07/2019

    How will 2019 legislation impact what you do everyday?  Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact informs you of changes in statutory …

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  • Sep 13, 2018
    News

    THE EIGHTH AMENDMENT’S PROHIBITION ON CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT BARS CITY FROM PROSECUTING INDIVIDUALS CRIMINALLY FOR SLEEPING OUTSIDE ON PUBLIC PROPERTY WHEN NO SHELTER AVAILABLE

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In Martin v. City of Boise, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 25032 (9th Cir. Sept. …

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    Public Records Act - Stockton

    LOCATION: Stockton, CA
    DATE: 01/03/2019 - 01/04/2019

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

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  • Sep 4, 2018
    News

    Public Safety Handed Both Wins and Defeats as Legislature Wraps

    By Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director. Last Friday the Legislature cast their final votes for the 2017-18 legislative session. Some of …

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    Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact - Ukiah

    LOCATION: Ukiah, CA
    DATE: 12/18/2018

    How will 2019 legislation impact what you do everyday?  Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact informs you of changes in statutory …

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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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