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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

  • Sep 13, 2018
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    THE EIGHTH AMENDMENT’S PROHIBITION ON CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT BARS CITY FROM PROSECUTING INDIVIDUALS CRIMINALLY FOR SLEEPING OUTSIDE ON PUBLIC PROPERTY WHEN NO SHELTER AVAILABLE

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In Martin v. City of Boise, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 25032 (9th Cir. Sept. …

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    Internal Affairs Investigations - Hercules

    LOCATION: Hercules, CA
    DATE: 01/14/2019 - 01/16/2019

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

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  • Sep 4, 2018
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    Public Safety Handed Both Wins and Defeats as Legislature Wraps

    By Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director. Last Friday the Legislature cast their final votes for the 2017-18 legislative session. Some of …

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    Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact - Fresno

    LOCATION: Fresno CA
    DATE: 12/10/2018

    How will 2019 legislation impact what you do everyday?  Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact informs you of changes in statutory …

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  • Aug 27, 2018
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    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – JULY 2018

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. POLICE CONDUCT/CONSTITUTIONAL LAW District Court order in immigration case denies, in part, and grants, …

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    Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact - Redding

    LOCATION: Redding, CA
    DATE: 01/07/2019

    How will 2019 legislation impact what you do everyday?  Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact informs you of changes in statutory …

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  • Aug 23, 2018
    News

    MEET AND CONFER DUTY ATTACHES WHERE LOCAL OFFICIAL WITH RESPONSIBILITY OVER LABOR RELATIONS USES POWER OF OFFICE TO LEAD PROMOTION OF BALLOT INITIATIVE AFFECTING PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In Boling v. Public Employment Relations Board, 2018 Cal. LEXIS 5674 (Cal. Aug. 2, …

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    Public Records Act - Stockton

    LOCATION: Stockton, CA
    DATE: 01/03/2019 - 01/04/2019

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

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  • Aug 20, 2018
    News

    PLAINTIFF ENTITLED TO NEW TRIAL WHERE SUBSTANTIAL EVIDENCE SHOWS JAIL OFFICIALS NOT ENTITLED TO DEFERENCE BY JURY ON CONDITIONS OF CONFINEMENT AND EXCESSIVE SEARCH CLAIMS

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In a case entitled Shorter v. Baca, (9th Cir. 2018) 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS …

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    Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact - Ukiah

    LOCATION: Ukiah, CA
    DATE: 12/18/2018

    How will 2019 legislation impact what you do everyday?  Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact informs you of changes in statutory …

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  • Aug 20, 2018
    News

    WARRANTLESS ENTRY BY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS INTO AN INHABITED DWELLING DEEMED THE PROXIMATE CAUSE OF THE PLAINTIFFS’ INJURIES SUSTAINED FOLLOWING SHOOTING INCIDENT

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. On remand from the United States Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals …

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    Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact - Walnut Creek

    LOCATION: Walnut Creek, CA
    DATE: 12/13/2018

    How will 2019 legislation impact what you do everyday?  Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact informs you of changes in statutory …

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  • Aug 17, 2018
    News

    CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS PUBLIC AGENCY PURSUIT IMMUNITY ACCORDED BY CALIFORNIA VEHICLE CODE SECTION 17004.7

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. On August 13, 2018, the Supreme Court of California held, in Ramirez v. City …

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    Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact - Salinas

    LOCATION: Salinas, CA
    DATE: 12/11/2018

    How will 2019 legislation impact what you do everyday?  Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact informs you of changes in statutory …

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  • Aug 13, 2018
    News

    Key Public Safety Bills Face Critical Hearings This Week

    By Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director. On Thursday of this week some of the biggest bills that CPOA has been lobbying …

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    Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact- Simi Valley

    LOCATION: Simi Valley, CA
    DATE: 12/06/2018

    How will 2019 legislation impact what you do everyday?  Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact informs you of changes in statutory …

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  • Aug 3, 2018
    News

    OFFICERS HAD REASONABLE SUSPICION TO BELIEVE THAT SUSPECT WAS ENGAGED IN CRIMINAL ACTIVITY UNDER THE TOTALITY OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES

    Courtesy of: James R. Touchstone, Esq. In a decision entitled United States v. Luckett, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 18456 (9th Cir. …

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    Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact - Fontana

    LOCATION: Fontana, CA
    DATE: 12/05/2018

    How will 2019 legislation impact what you do everyday?  Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impacte informs you of changes in statutory …

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  • Jul 31, 2018
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    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – JUNE 2018

    Courtesy of: James R. Touchstone, ESQ. POLICE CONDUCT/CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Existence of probable cause does not preclude a plaintiff’s First Amendment …

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    Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact - Irwindale

    LOCATION: Irwindale, CA
    DATE: 12/04/2018

    How will 2019 legislation impact what you do everyday?  Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact informs you of changes in statutory …

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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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