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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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News & Events

  • Sep 30, 2021
    News

    Governor Signs Package of Public Safety Reform Measures

    By: Shaun Rundle, CPOA Deputy Director. In Gardena, home district of Senator Steven Bradford, Governor Newsom signed a package of …

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    Region IX - Community Policing in the 21st Century (CP21/WYSM) - Westminster

    LOCATION: Westminster, CA
    DATE: 11/10/2021

    $0– Members
    $0– Non-Members

    An engaging course providing officers with effective, real-life tools and strategic communication techniques to enhance officer safety and improve interactions …

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  • Sep 27, 2021
    News

    CPOA Case Summaries – August 2021

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW/POLICE CONDUCT A. CDCR officials who adopted regulations that were later voided entitled …

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    Region IX - Community Policing in the 21st Century (CP21/WYSM) - Westminster

    LOCATION: Westminster, CA
    DATE: 11/09/2021

    $0– Members
    $0– Non-Members

    An engaging course providing officers with effective, real-life tools and strategic communication techniques to enhance officer safety and improve interactions …

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  • Aug 9, 2021
    News

    CPOA Case Summaries – July 2021

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW/POLICE CONDUCT A. Killgore decision re massage establishments and closely regulated inspections. Killgore …

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    Region IX - Community Policing in the 21st Century (CP21/WYSM) - Westminster

    LOCATION: Westminster, CA
    DATE: 11/08/2021

    $0– Members
    $0– Non-Members

    An engaging course providing officers with effective, real-life tools and strategic communication techniques to enhance officer safety and improve interactions …

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  • Jul 27, 2021
    News

    Kilgore Decision RE Massage Establishments and Closely Regulated Inspections

    Provided by Gregory P. Palmer, Esq., James R. Touchstone, Esq., & Veronica R. Donovan, Esq. Background The Ninth Circuit Court …

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    Region VII - Police Promotion Preparation & Command Staff Panel - Solvang

    LOCATION: Solvang, CA
    DATE: 11/29/2021

    $60 Members
    $80 Non Members

    Are YOU ready for promotion? Our promo panel course covers tips, techniques and preparation for the promotional oral interview. A …

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  • Jul 23, 2021
    News

    CPOA Case Summaries – June 2021

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW/POLICE CONDUCT A. The Supreme Court clarifies the extent of authority of Indian …

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    Region VI - Community Policing in the 21st Century (CP21/WYSM) - Ontario

    LOCATION: Ontario, CA
    DATE: 02/21/2022

    $0 – Members
    $50 – Non-Members

    An engaging course providing officers with effective, real-life tools and strategic communication techniques to enhance officer safety and improve interactions …

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  • Jul 15, 2021
    News

    Ninth Circuit Stays District Court Ruling Holding that California Assault Weapons Laws are Unconstitutional

    Provided by James R. Touchstone, Esq. In the June 2021 case of Miller v. Bonta,[1] the United States District Court …

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    Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact - Fresno

    LOCATION: Fresno, CA
    DATE: 11/19/2021

    The Legislature was certainly busy in 2021! This course informs you of changes in statutory law enacted in the current …

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  • Jul 14, 2021
    News

    Under the Fourth Amendment, Pursuit of a Fleeing Misdemeanor Suspect does not always Justify a Warrantless Entry into a Home

    Provided by James R. Touchstone, Esq. In Lange v. California,[1] the United States Supreme Court held that an officer’s pursuit …

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    Region V - Transparency Engagement: Best Practices Communicating in a post George Floyd World - Madera

    LOCATION: Madera, CA
    DATE: 11/09/2021

    $100 – Member
    $150 – Non-Member

    What is transparency engagement? Best practices for a critical incident video. How to message during a crisis or an incident …

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  • Jul 14, 2021
    News

    Qualified Immunity Bill Gets Amended, As Does Cop Minimum Age

    By: Shaun Rundle, CPOA Deputy Director. Two of the bills that CPOA’s Law & Legislation Committee felt to be of …

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    Officer Involved Shooting - Supervisor & Management Responsibility - Long Beach

    LOCATION: Long Beach, CA
    DATE: 11/16/2021 - 11/17/2021

    This course covers Legal Aspects and Investigation of an Officer Involved Shooting.  Discuss public perceptions, criminal/administration investigations, case law, and …

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  • Jun 16, 2021
    News

    CPOA Case Summaries – May 2021

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW/POLICE CONDUCT A. Persistent odor of unspecified smoke did not allow for warrantless …

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    Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact - Fontana

    LOCATION: Fontana, CA
    DATE: 11/30/2021

    The Legislature was certainly busy in 2021! This course informs you of changes in statutory law enacted in the current …

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  • Jun 14, 2021
    News

    Few Public Safety Bills Remain Unchanged as Year Progresses

    By: Shaun Rundle, CPOA Deputy Director. As a result of our lobbying work during the many legislative deadlines that occur …

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    Pitchess Motion Update - Escondido

    LOCATION: Escondido, CA
    DATE: 11/18/2021

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

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