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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

  • Nov 15, 2017
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – OCTOBER 2017

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. PEACE OFFICER PERSONNEL RECORDS Prosecution’s notice to defense counsel that officer’s personnel file contained …

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    Legislative Update - French Camp (12/15/17)

    LOCATION: French Camp, CA
    DATE: 12/15/2017

    How will 2018 legislation impact what you do everyday?  Legislative Update informs you of changes in statutory law enacted in …

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  • Nov 15, 2017
    News

    CPOA Board Approves 2018 Legislative Platform

    By Shaun Rundle, Legislative & Region Affairs Representative. At its annual COPSWEST meeting, CPOA’s Board of Directors reviewed and approved …

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    Public Records Act - Napa

    LOCATION: Napa, CA
    DATE: 12/19/2017 - 12/20/2017

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

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  • Oct 18, 2017
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    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – SEPTEMBER 2017

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Summary judgment properly denied on deputy’s defense of qualified immunity in excessive …

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    Police Sergeant Promotional Workshop - Santa Clara

    LOCATION: Santa Clara, CA
    DATE: 11/29/2017

    What you will learn: Are you ready for promotion? Captain (Ret.) Andy Borrello (Author of Police Promotion Super Course) will …

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  • Oct 11, 2017
    News

    2017: Another Legislative Year of Favoring Offenders Over Victims

    By Shaun Rundle, Legislative & Region Affairs Representative. The last few years of criminal justice reform in California has appeared …

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    Police Lieutenant Promotional Workshop - Fairfield

    LOCATION: Fairfield, CA
    DATE: 03/28/2018

    What you will learn: Are you ready for promotion? Captain (Ret.) Andy Borrello (Author of Police Promotion Super Course) will …

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  • Sep 28, 2017
    News

    NINTH CIRCUIT REVERSES DENIAL OF QUALIFIED IMMUNITY TO OFFICERS INVOLVED IN FATAL SHOOTING

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. On September 15, 2017, a panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in Woodward …

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    Police Sergeant Promotional Workshop - Fairfield

    LOCATION: Fairfield, CA
    DATE: 03/27/2018

    What you will learn: Are you ready for promotion? Captain (Ret.) Andy Borrello (Author of Police Promotion Super Course) will …

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  • Sep 28, 2017
    News

    JURY IMPROPERLY CONSIDERED THE RACE OF A POLICE SHOOTING VICTIM IN DECIDING THE DEPARTMENT DISCRIMINATED AGAINST THE INVOLVED OFFICERS

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. and Keith F. Collins, Esq. On September 14, 2017, the California Court of Appeal held, …

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    Critical Incident Response for Supervisors and Managers - El Segundo

    LOCATION: El Segundo, CA
    DATE: 03/05/2018 - 03/07/2018

    Enhances the capabilities of Corporals, Sergeants, and Command Officers responsible for the resolution of critical incidents in a patrol environment. …

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  • Sep 25, 2017
    News

    Membership Vote for 2017-18 Board of Directors

    September 22, 2017 Dear CPOA Voting Member: Back in April, a call for nominations was disseminated.  Upon close of the …

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    Critical Incident Response for Supervisors and Managers - Livermore

    LOCATION: Livermore, CA
    DATE: 12/11/2017 - 12/13/2017

    Enhances the capabilities of Corporals, Sergeants, and Command Officers responsible for the resolution of critical incidents in a patrol environment. …

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  • 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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    FTO Adult Learning Techniques - Elk Grove

    LOCATION: Elk Grove, CA
    DATE: 03/29/2018 - 03/30/2018

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

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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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    Leadership Primer for Commanders - Elk Grove

    LOCATION: Elk Grove, CA
    DATE: 02/26/2018 - 02/27/2018

    Now, more than ever, law enforcement needs leaders who can motivate, inspire, and influence others to improve their organizations’ performance …

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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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    Internal Affairs Investigations - Gilroy

    LOCATION: Gilroy, CA
    DATE: 04/16/2018 - 04/18/2018

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

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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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