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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

  • Dec 5, 2018
    News

    WITHOUT SUBSTANTIVE CHANGES, MERE RESTATEMENT OF STATE PROVISION IN SUBSEQUENT BALLOT MEASURE DOES NOT TERMINATE STATE OBLIGATION TO REIMBURSE COUNTIES FOR COSTS INCURRED IN COMPLIANCE WITH PROVISION

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. On August 16, 2018 in the case of County of San Diego v. Commn …

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    Canine Program Management - Redding

    LOCATION: Redding, CA
    DATE: 05/29/2019 - 05/31/2019

    Updated and Revised! Gain insight into creating a program, improving an existing one and meeting standards to make your program successful. …

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  • Nov 26, 2018
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – OCTOBER 2018

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. As part of an officer’s total observations in evaluating whether a suspect was possibly …

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    Use of Force/Liability/Litigation - Hanford

    LOCATION: Hanford, CA
    DATE: 03/04/2019 - 03/05/2019

    Don’t play the probability game – a high-profile use of force incident could happen to your agency. Be prepared. The …

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  • Nov 7, 2018
    News

    A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION IS NO LONGER PENDING — AND THE TOLLING PERIOD IN POBRA’S SECTION 3304(D)(2)(A) ENDS — WHEN A FINAL DETERMINATION IS MADE NOT TO PROSECUTE ALL OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS IMPLICATED IN THE MISCONDUCT AT ISSUE

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In the case of Bacilio v. City of L.A., 2018 Cal. App. LEXIS 968 …

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    Bulletproof Spirit: Emotional Survival and Wellness Training - Visalia

    LOCATION: Visalia, CA
    DATE: 02/28/2019

    Without emotional survival training, officers are vulnerable to becoming seriously victimized by the job. • Suicide is the #1 Cause …

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  • Nov 7, 2018
    News

    Public Safety Organizations Drafting UOF Legislation

    By Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director. It is no secret that Assembly member Shirley Weber will be introducing a 2019 version …

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    Advanced Training Officer - Concord

    LOCATION: Concord, CA
    DATE: 02/11/2019 - 02/12/2019

    CPOA is excited to present this Advanced Training Officer enhancement course designed for certified Field Training Officers to bring their instructional …

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  • Oct 30, 2018
    News

    PETITIONER ENTITLED TO RETURN OF SEIZED MARIJUANA PROPERTY UNDER CALIFORNIA LAW

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. On August 16, 2018 in the case of Smith v. Superior Court of San …

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    Recreational Marijuana and Changing Laws - What Cops Need to Know - Fontana

    LOCATION: Fontana, CA
    DATE: 02/04/2019

    $10 – Members
    $40 – Non-Members

    In January 2018 many activities involving marijuana became legal in California under the voter approved Proposition 64. This does not mean …

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  • Oct 26, 2018
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – SEPTEMBER 2018

    POLICE CONDUCT/CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Individual has established Fourth Amendment right to privacy against intrusion involving visual search of naked body, where …

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    Oral Interview Dynamics: Promotional Preparation - Long Beach

    LOCATION: Long Beach, CA
    DATE: 01/07/2019

    The goal of this course is to help you showcase your individual supervisory & management potential through any selection process. …

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  • Oct 26, 2018
    News

    DUE TO THE PASSAGE OF PROPOSITION 57, ALL NONVIOLENT STATE PRISONERS, INCLUDING “THIRD STRIKE” OFFENDERS, ARE ELIGIBLE FOR PAROLE CONSIDERATION

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. On September 7, 2018 in In re Edwards, 26 Cal. App. 5th 1181 (2018), …

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    Use of Force/Liability/Litigation - Newport Beach

    LOCATION: Newport Beach, CA
    DATE: 01/28/2019 - 01/29/2019

    Don’t play the probability game – a high-profile use of force incident could happen to your agency. Be prepared. The …

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  • 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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    Public Records Act - Newport Beach

    LOCATION: Newport Beach, CA
    DATE: 01/30/2019 - 01/31/2019

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

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  • 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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    Public Records Act - Fullerton

    LOCATION: Fullerton, CA
    DATE: 12/11/2018 - 12/12/2018

    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 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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    Promotional Preparation - Bakersfield

    LOCATION: Bakersfield, CA
    DATE: 01/25/2019

    Are YOU ready for promotion? Come join CPOA and Captain Andy Borrello, Ret. (Author of Police Promotion Super Course) for a presentation …

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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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