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News & Events

  • 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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    Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact - Webinar

    LOCATION: Virtual
    DATE: 12/02/2021

    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 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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    Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact - Elk Grove

    LOCATION: Elk Grove, CA
    DATE: 11/17/2021

    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 23, 2021
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    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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    CP21 Primer

    LOCATION: Live Webinar
    DATE: 12/09/2021

    A Collaborative Forum for Exchanging Ideas, Best Practices, and Answering Questions During the COVID-19 Pandemic brought to you by the …

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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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    Investigating Fentanyl Overdoses as 2nd Degree Murders

    LOCATION: Live Webinar
    DATE: 11/02/2021

    A Collaborative Forum for Exchanging Ideas, Best Practices, and Answering Questions During the COVID-19 Pandemic brought to you by the …

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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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    Patrol Ops - Field Leadership - Sierra Madre

    LOCATION: Sierra Madre, CA
    DATE: 10/25/2021 - 10/27/2021

    Gain the tools you need to be competent and confident as a sergeant through adult learning activities, scenario-based training and …

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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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    Public Records Act - Antioch

    LOCATION: Antioch, CA
    DATE: 10/28/2021 - 10/29/2021

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

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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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    Region V - Resiliency Tools for Personal Success - Madera

    LOCATION: Madera, CA
    DATE: 09/10/2021

    $25 – Member
    $45 – Non-Member

    The core of resiliency is using psychological skills to navigate through difficult times. This training will include information about specific …

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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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    Region VI - Homeless Liaison Officer - Ontario

    LOCATION: Ontario, CA
    DATE: 09/27/2021

    $60 – Members
    $1000 – Non-Members

    Police agencies will learn best practices on how to effectively deal with their respective homeless population. Collaborating with various non-profits, …

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  • May 25, 2021
    News

    Detectives Were Entitled to Qualified Immunity Because it Was Not Clearly Established That Their Interrogation Tactics Shocked the Conscience

    Provided by James R. Touchstone, Esq. In Tobias v. Arteaga,[1] the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the denial of …

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    Officer Involved Shooting - Supervisor & Management Responsibility - Riverside

    LOCATION: Riverside, CA
    DATE: 10/05/2021 - 10/06/2021

    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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  • May 25, 2021
    News

    Supreme Court Rejects Broad Application Extending Community Caretaking Exception to Warrantless Searches and Seizures in Home in Certain Circumstances

    Provided by James R. Touchstone, Esq. In a unanimous 9-0 decision, the United States Supreme Court in Caniglia v. Strom[1] …

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    Legal Advisors Group Meeting-November

    LOCATION: Virtual
    DATE: 11/11/2021

    The CPOA Legal Advisors Group is a mixture of sworn personnel, city and county attorneys and legal experts who meet …

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