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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

  • Feb 17, 2017
    News

    CPOA Case Summaries - January 2017

    By: Jim Touchstone and Brittany Roberto of Jones & Mayer CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Statute prohibiting grand jury from inquiring into officer’s …

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    Role of the Lieutenant - Anaheim

    LOCATION: Anaheim, CA
    DATE: 04/11/2017

    Are you ready for Promotion? Come listen to the evaluators discuss: "What is the role of the Lieutenant?" This is …

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  • Feb 13, 2017
    News

    California Court Strikes Down Law That Barred Grand Juries in Fatal Police Shooting Cases

    On January 10, 2017, a California Court of Appeal found that it was unconstitutional to prevent a grand jury from …

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    Public Records Act - Ventura

    LOCATION: Ventura, CA
    DATE: 06/28/2017 - 06/29/2017

    Learn the statutory and case law requirements in the dissemination of public records to protect your agency.

  • Feb 8, 2017
    News

    Legislators and Public Safety Leaders to Be Heard at Legislative Day

    By Shaun Rundle, Legislative & Region Affairs Representative. The biggest societal and public policy topics facing law enforcement will be …

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    P.E.P: Force Use for the 21st Century - Cypress

    LOCATION: Cypress, CA
    DATE: 04/17/2017

    This class introduces officers to the Platform-Efficiency-Proficiency (P.E.P.) philosophy, which is aimed at reducing the number of force incidents and …

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  • Jan 31, 2017
    News

    Martin J. Mayer's Passing

    To:            All Sheriffs & Chiefs of Police From:       James R. Touchstone, Paul R. Coble and Gregory P. Palmer MARTIN …

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    Public Records Act - San Rafael

    LOCATION: San Rafael, CA
    DATE: 06/22/2017 - 06/23/2017

    Learn the statutory and case law requirements in the dissemination of public records to protect your agency.

  • Jan 30, 2017
    News

    New Leadership Takes the Helm at CPOA

    Commitment to the CPOA Board of Directors is an ongoing process.  Our leadership has a long history of committing many …

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  • Event

    Maritime Smuggling Indicators - San Luis Obispo

    LOCATION: San Luis Obispo, CA
    DATE: 03/09/2017

    The curriculum includes a history of maritime smuggling, a description of the local coastal environment, criminal indicators, situational awareness of …

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  • Jan 30, 2017
    News

    Marijuana, Firearms and Community Relations Among Topics for Legislative Day

    By Shaun Rundle, Legislative & Region Affairs Representative. Nearly 200 public safety colleagues will gather in Sacramento on March 14-15th …

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    Police Sergeant Promotional Workshop - San Bernardino

    LOCATION: San Bernardino, CA
    DATE: 05/02/2017

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

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  • Jan 23, 2017
    News

    Public Safety Bills Head to Policy Committee

    By Shaun Rundle, Legislative & Region Affairs Representative. Several dozen pieces of law enforcement legislation have been assigned to Assembly …

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    Patrol Ops - Field Leadership - Fairfield

    LOCATION: Fairfield, CA
    DATE: 05/03/2017 - 05/05/2017

    What you will learn: Gain the tools you need to be competent and confident as a sergeant through adult learning …

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  • Jan 20, 2017
    News

    December 2016 Case Summaries

    Prepared By: Brittany E. Roberto and Martin J. Mayer of Jones & Mayer CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Officers’ warrantless search of defendant’s …

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    P.E.P: Force Use for the 21st Century - Rancho Cordova

    LOCATION: Rancho Cordova, CA
    DATE: 03/27/2017

    This class introduces officers to the Platform-Efficiency-Proficiency (P.E.P.) philosophy, which is aimed at reducing the number of force incidents and …

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  • Jan 17, 2017
    News

    Governor Releases Budget Proposal: Public Safety Monies Dismal

    By Shaun Rundle, Legislative & Region Affairs Representative. On January 10th Governor Jerry Brown released his proposed 2017-2018 budget, with …

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  • Event

    Officer Involved Shooting - Supervisor/Manager Responsibility - Cypress

    LOCATION: Cypress, CA
    DATE: 03/27/2017 - 03/29/2017

    Legal Aspects: Current Public Perceptions Criminal/Administrative Investigations Case Law Risk Management Issues Media Relations: Controlling the Flow of Information Press …

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  • Jan 9, 2017
    News

    New Bill Requires Public Notice of Agency Surveillance Use

    By Shaun Rundle, Legislative & Region Affairs Representative. To build upon the Legislature’s desire for more law enforcement transparency, Senator …

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    Current Legal Issues in Law Enforcement - San Pablo

    LOCATION: San Pablo, CA
    DATE: 03/28/2017

    Keep your agency out of court with Legal Update training! Find out the latest legal updates on hiring, harassment, release …

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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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